University of Illinois System

Regarding Central Illinois Higher Education Diverse Business Opportunity Fair (HEDBOF)

Posted on 06/16/2015

Diverse business opportunity fairs invite minority, female and veterans business owners in a region to meet buyers and procurement staff at higher ed institutions, state agencies, and private businesses that support and encourage procurement with diverse vendors. A unique feature of these business opportunity fairs is to provide resources for diverse business owners from advocacy and assist agencies such as Small Business Administration, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center(s), Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Business Development Center, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, etc.

The next Higher Education Diverse Business Opportunity Fair (HEDBOF) will occur on July 21 at the “I” Hotel and Conference Center at the University of Illinois, 10am—3pm. Registration for individuals and business vendors that plan to attend is at this website: The University of Illinois and its Office of Procurement Diversity is taking the lead on planning this HEDBOF for central Illinois. For additional information contact: Donna Ingersol at 312-996-2971 or

Higher Education Diverse Business Opportunity Fair Flyer