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Community Business Workshop: Networking for Small Businesses

About the workshop: Finding the right connections can prove to be exhausting and maybe overwhelming. However, if we pay close attention, we realize that we are making connections every day. Whether it is taking a stroll in the park or getting a cup of coffee, we will most likely run into someone and start a conversation. At this workshop, you’ll learn tips to networking with the goal of creating meaningful connections whether it’s a professional or personal setting. We will discuss types of networking and where to find opportunities to socialize. 

About the speaker: Anna Maria is a recognized community and business leader with integrity. She not only is an expert in the insurance field but also enjoys mentoring, businesses development and networking with seasoned entrepreneurs and start-ups to improve their understanding of risks associated with insurance. She also developed a startup division at The Viti Companies to specifically educate and provide solid insurance advice for new businesses. Entrepreneurs rely on her unique expertise and customized solutions. 

About the series: The Community Business Workshop Series is a joint collaboration of Polsky Exchange, the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship and the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement. The goal of the series is to provide South Side businesses and entrepreneurs with substantive and actionable programming to grow and sustain their businesses. This series is intended for South Side community entrepreneurs looking for support and connections in starting up their small businesses. The Community Business Workshop Series is made possible with the generous support of MUFG Union Bank, N.A. For more information, please visit: UnionBank. 

How to Register: Register online to reserve your spot. Space is limited and registration is recommended. 

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