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The Coleman Foundation - Chicago, IL

 

The Coleman Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking foundation established in Illinois in 1951. The Foundation supports educational institutions offering entrepreneurship education, organizations providing cancer treatment, education and support, and agencies providing services for individuals with developmental disabilities only in the Chicago Metropolitan area - its primary geographical focus.

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North Central College - Naperville, IL


Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in seven areas. North Central College is committed to academic excellence; a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service; a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation; and a caring environment with small classes.

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John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes Charitable Foundation

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John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes Charitable Foundation

 

 

The John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation, Inc., is a private, charitable family foundation engaged in a range of philanthropic programs, primarily for entrepreneurship awareness and education. Mr. Hughes was the founder and Senior Partner of the John E. Hughes & Co., C.P.A. Firm, and the former CEO and President of the Archibald Candy Corporation and Fannie May Candy Shops, Inc. 

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The Illinois Arts Council Agency  was created as a state agency by the Illinois General Assembly in 1965 through legislation sponsored by Senators Paul Simon, Thomas McGloon, and Alan Dixon. The agency is governed by up to twenty-one private citizens chosen for their demonstrated commitment to the arts and appointed by the Governor. Council members serve in a voluntary, non-paid capacity and are charged with developing the state’s public arts policy, fostering quality culturally diverse programs, and approving grants expenditures. A small professional staff with in-depth knowledge of the arts develops and administers the agency’s programs, provides technical assistance, and ensures the responsible and impactful distribution of all funds. Resources to support the Illinois Arts Council Agency are provided by the Governor and General Assembly of Illinois and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Mission is: To build a strong, creative, and connected Illinois through the arts.

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Guident Business Solutions LLC

 

 

"Guident Business Solutions is a management development firm dedicated to guiding the successful growth of organizations through the sharing of knowledge and teaching of key business practices."

 

Guident Business Solutions, LLC was founded in February 2009 by Gary Vaughan.  He spent his entire career teaching – both in the classroom and in business. Having spent many years in business himself, including being a business owner, Gary realized that there was a need for additional training among business owners; there was a lack of some of the fundamentals needed to run a successful business – understanding financials, human resource practices and management skills, to name a few. Although it would be ideal if owners could attend classes to learn these best business practices, in reality they do not have the time. Seeing this gap between running a business and learning how to run a business, Gary decided it would be ideal if the training could come to the business owners. He formed Guident Business Solutions, LLC to address that need.

 

 

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Millikin University has one of the leading multi-disciplinary arts entrepreneurship programs in the country, utilizing three student-run ventures and two learning laboratories within the fine arts to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Artists are passionate about what they do. Passion is the key ingredient in Entrepreneurship. Students within the arts are generally focused entirely on their craft and often form a sort of "knowledge tunnel" within their area of study. Becoming an expert in a craft is absolutely necessary. But what happens when artists graduate?

 

 

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Ace Metal Refisnishers, Inc.

 

 

Ace Metal services a niche industry, performing architectural metal restoration on commercial, government and historic buildings, as well as hotels, and condominiums throughout the United States.

 

 

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Beloit College

 

 

CELEB will help you start your own business. The Center for Entrepreneurship in Liberal Education is a Place.  It is a professional but cozy, newly renovated space, loaded with technology, equipment, and amenities, that features total access to any Beloit student.  Here, students can originate, plan, and execute their own entrepreneurial projects.  CELEB is a place that encourages students to develop the skills necessary for self-employment through actual practice. 

 

Illinois State University

 

 

The George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies was established through a planned gift of the late George and Martha Means. The goal of the new center is twofold: to enhance academic and business experiences for students and to serve as a research and consulting resource for local businesses. 

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Located in the heart of Chicago, the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center is where you will find real-world guidance about starting or growing a business. At Coleman, we do good by believing in creating sustainable business models that do well for the organization, community and all stakeholders. Connecting our DePaul community with the strong entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chicago provides a hub for you to build, connect and launch your next business. The experiential skills we offer focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity in all realms of business.

 

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We are the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our faculty are leaders in their fields — and they're within reach. Our 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio means professors know their students' names and take mentorship seriously. Learn more

 

 

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We are excited and pleased to have Columbia College host our 2020 SEA Conference. For more information about Columbia College and their programs, click HERE.

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The Best Art Supplies...at the best discounts!

Since 1911, artists have turned to Dick Blick Art Materials for dependable savings, a huge selection, and fine customer service on art supplies.

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We’ve remained Chicago’s leading printer for over 30 years, because we know that when you have ideas, ink, and innovation, nothing is impossible.

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Interested in Sponsorship for 2019-20?
E-mail info@selfemploymentintheart.com
 

 

 

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