What we're about

Formerly created by Black Expo America Inc the Chicago Black Entrepreneurs Network will continue the purpose of organizing a worldwide network of Black business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals. With the new organizer, Sonia Kennedy, Business Strategist, Author, & Speaker, upcoming events will continue to include business expos, networking mixers, business conferences, seminars, business brunches, power networking lunches, a future monthly business book club/newsletter, and business/corporate events. Newly added to the meetup are virtual/online meetups, podcasts, business quizzes/audits and business webinars. A bonus and newly added benefit of this meetup will be networking with the opportunity to expand your business/brand globally. Some of the events will be free, others will be an investment in you and your business-we know this is required of us as entrepreneurs and business owners. There will also be a Facebook Group developed for the Meetup, so we can stay connected!

The meetup and platform will focus around creating opportunities to connect and build with like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners dedicated to referring business, sharing ideas and working together to achieve our individual business goals. The objective will be to continue to Promote, Market, Advertise and Support Black Owned Businesses.

We will also be providing opportunities/special events for business owners and entrepreneurs to network, market, & sell products/services.

If you are interested in having your business, event, book, etc featured on the Meetup Calendar and promoted in the Meetup, please contact/message me.

If you know of any businesses/events, etc that would be of benefit to the meetup, please contact me directly. We are open to collaborating with and supporting other businesses. Please do not post events without approval, as they will be immediately deleted.

If you are interested in becoming an event organizer or would like to host an event please feel free to contact me.

We are also looking for writer, contributors, authors, speakers, who would like to contribute to the business book club/newsletter and or be featured within the business newsletter.

Your organizer Sonia Kennedy






Make sure you subscribe to the meetup board as messages and events will also be sent via email.

Lets Network & Build!

In Prosperity & Success!


Past events (22)

What You Need to Know About Your Business & Taxes

City of Chicago - City Hall

Small Business Expo

Kennedy-King College

Starting A Business in Illinois

City of Chicago - City Hall

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