Events

Fall Into The County: Vendor Resource and Information Expo

This event provided opportunities to network with Cook County and its sister agencies. The event also included the following workshops: Procurement 101, Advanced Look into 2020 Buying Plan – Capital Planning, Transportation and Highways, M/WBE Certification/Compliance, Growing Your Business – Access to Capital, Working with DHSEM and the Use of Federal Grant Funds and Cook County Dept. of Public Health – Good Food Policy Panel Discussion.

Metra On Track to Success Vendor Fair

Metra, a CREATE Program partner, held a vendor fair on September 4, 2019. This event provided small businesses access to prime contractors and an opportunity to attend free educational workshops. Metra recognized and honored prime contractors, subcontractors, assisting agencies and staff members that have provided exceptional service and promote diversity and inclusion.

CREATE Get On Board

The “Get On Board” business-to-business networking event on January 24 offered an opportunity for certified DBEs and small businesses to engage with public agencies, freight and passenger railroads and prime contractors, to learn about bid or professional services opportunities related to the CREATE Program.

Review the “CREATE Projects for Bid” workshop presentation (PDF).