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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Assistance Agencies

The following agencies provide various types of assistance to DBE firms with respect to the certification process to become a DBE, bidding on construction contracts, and bid notifications.

Arquitectos

Loop Station,
PO Box 2587
Chicago IL 60690
Contact: Jose Espejo
Phone: (773) 716-6042
Email: arqincchicago@gmail.com
Website: www.arquitectoschicago.org

Services

  • Business Development
  • Technical Assistance

Association of Asian American Construction Enterprises (AACE)

712 W. Root St
Chicago, IL 60609
Contact: Christine Chung
Phone: (312) 595-2010
Email: admin@aacechicago.com
Website: www.aacechicago.com

Services

  • Business Development
  • Technical Assistance

Austin African American Business Networking Association (AAABNA)

5820 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651
Contact: Malcolm Crawford
Phone: (773) 626.4497
Email: aaabna@yahoo.com
Website: www.aaabna.org

Services

  • Business Development
  • Technical Assistance

Black Contractors, Owners, and Executives (BCOE)

7811 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60649
Contact: Angela Drexel
Phones: (708) 535-6001 ext 304
Email: adrexel@livewire-systems.com
Website: www.bcoechicago.org

Services

  • Business Development

Black Contractors United (BCU)

12000 S. Marshfield Ave.
Calumet Park, IL 60827
Contact: Ed McKinnie
Phone: 708-389-5730
Email: mckinnie@blackcontractorsunited.com
Website: www.blackcontractorsunited.com

Services

  • Business Development
  • Technical Assistance
  • Bidding Assistance

Chatham Business Association (CBA), Small Business Development, Inc.

800 E. 78th St.
Chicago, IL 60619
Contact: Pattilyn Beals
Phone: (773) 994.5006
Email: pattilynbeals@cbaworks.org
Website: www.cbaworks.org

Services

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
  • Bidding Assistance

Chicago Urban League (CUL) – Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

4510 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653
Contact: Kevin Davenport
Phone: (773) 451.3559
Email: kdavenport@thechicagourbanleague.org
Website: www.chiurbanleaguecei.com

Services

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
  • Bidding Assistance

Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC)

105 W. Adams St.
Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60603
Contact: Neda Sharp
Phone: (312) 755.8880
Email: nsharp@chicagomsdc.org
Website: www.chicagomsdc.org

Services

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
  • Bidding Assistance

Contractor Advisors Business Development Inc.

1507 E. 53rd St.
Suite 906
Chicago, IL 60615
Contact: Suzaane F. Stanley
Phone: (312) 436.0301
Email: sfstanley@contractoradvisors.us
Website: www.contractoradvisors.us

Services

  • Business Development
  • Bidding Assistance

Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce

1633 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
Contact: Rhonda McGowan
Phone (312) 971.9594
Email: rmcgowan@coscmochamber.org

Services

  • Business Development
  • Bidding Assistance

Federation of Women Contractors (FWC)

4210 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60641
Contact: Jaemie Neely
Phone: (312) 360.1122 (o) (630) 728.1992 (c)
Email: beth@fwcchicago.com
Website: www.fwcchicago.com

Services

  • Business Development

Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation (GECDC)

815 W. 63rd St.
Chicago, IL 60621
Contact: Tamora Hughes
Phone: (773) 651.2400
Email: thughes@gecdc.org
Website: www.gecdc.org

Services

  • Business Development

HIRE360

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Lakeside Center 
Chicago, IL 60616 
Contact: Ashley Nicoson 
Phone: (312) 575-2500 
Email: anicoson@hire360chicago.com  
Website: www.HIRE360Chicago.com  

Services

  • Business Development
  • Technical Assistance 

Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA)

650 W. Lake St.
Unit 415
Chicago, IL 60661
Contact: Juan Calahorrano
Phone: (312) 575.0389
Email: jcalahorrano@haciaworks.org
Website: www.haciaworks.org

Services

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
  • Bidding Assistance

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC)

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 1212 c/o 1871
Chicago, IL 60654
Contact: Angie Alonso-Cone
Phone: (312) 425.9500
Email: aalonso@ihccbusiness.net
Website: www.ihccbusiness.net

Services

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
  • Bidding Assistance

Latin American Chamber of Commerce (LACC)

3512 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Contact: D. Lorenzo Padron
Phone: (773) 252.5211
Email: d.lorenzopadron@laccusa.com
Website: www.laccusa.com

Services

  • Business Development
  • Technical Assistance
  • Bidding Assistance

LGBT Chamber of Commerce

3179 N. Clark St.
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60657
Contact: Jerome Holston
Phone: (773) 303.0167
Email: jholston@lgbtcc.com
Website: www.lgbtcc.com

Services

  • Business Development
  • Technical Assistance

MBDA Business Center Chicago

105 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Contact: David Thomas
Phone: (312) 755.8880
Email: dthamoas@chicagombdacenter.com
Website: www.mbda.gov

Services

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance

National Association of Minority Contractors Chicago (NAMCC)

4455 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60653
Contact: Curtis Thompson
Phone: (708) 439.4517
Email: curtis@namcchicago.org
Website: www.namcchicago.org

 Services

  • Business Development
  • Technical Assistance

National Organization of Minority Engineers (NOME)

33 W. Monroe St.
Suite 1540
Chicago, IL 60603
Contact: Diana Hennington
Phone: (312) 960.1239
Email: grandevents1@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.nomeonline.org

Services

  • Business Development
  • Technical Assistance

U.S. Minority Contractors Association (USMCA)

1250 South Grove Ave.
Suite 200
Barrington, IL 60010
Contact: Ashley Washington
Phone: (847) 852.5010
Email: admin@usminoritycontractors.org
Website: www.usminoritycontractors.org

Services

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
  • Bidding Assistance

Women Construction Owners & Executives (WCOE)

308 Circle Ave
Forest Park IL 60130
Contact: Mary Kay Minaghan
Phone: (708) 366.1250
Email:mkm@mkmservices.com
Website: www.wcoeusa.org

Services

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
  • Bidding Assistance

Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)

8 S. Michigan Ave.
4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Contact: Freida Curry
Phone: (312) 853.3477
Email: fcurry@wbdc.org
Website: www.wbdc.org

Services

  • Business Development
  • Certification Assistance
  • Technical Assistance

Specialty Assistance Agencies

Lambent Risk Management Services Inc.

33 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60602
Contact: Junior Pierre
Phone: (312) 220.9200
Email: junior_pierre@lambent-rms.com
Website: www.lambent-rms.com

Services

  • Risk Management

Reyes Kurson, Ltd.

328 S. Jefferson St.
Suite 909
Chicago, IL 60661
Contact: Lauren Mack
Phone: (312) 332.0055
Email: lmack@rkchicago.com
Website: www.rkchicago.com

Services

  • Legal Assistance

Chicago Transit Authority
Project Information

Purchasing Department
567 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60661-1465
Fax: (312) 681-2405

John Reinitz
Director, Purchasing

Phone: (312) 681-2420
E-mail: jreinitz@transitchicago.com

Chicago Transit Authority
Diversity Programs Information

Diversity Programs Department
567 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60661-1465
Fax: (312) 681-2495

JuanPablo Prieto
Director, Diversity Programs
DBE Liaison Officer (DBELO)

Phone: (312) 681-2600
E-mail: jprieto@transitchicago.com