The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (LGBTCC) is hosting two separate events within the next few weeks.
The organization will hold its annual boat cruise Monday, Aug. 23, 6-9:30 p.m., on The Spirit of Chicago at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. (Boarding will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.)
Guests will experience three hours of Lake Michigan on the boat and will enjoy dinner, premium open bar (spirits, wine and beer) and networking opportunities. Guests are encouraged to wear cocktail or business casual attire.
All guests are required to be vaccinated, or to present a negative COVID-19 test from within the last 72 hours (three days) before boarding. Before boarding, all guests will be required to show one of the following:
Physical vaccination card or picture of card.
Vaccine passport (Clear Health Pass, CommonPass, IBM Digital Health Pass, etc.)
Physical copy of negative test or email confirmation.
Note: Picture ID required along with proof of vaccination or negative test.
LGBTCC is also hosting its fall LGBTQ Business Boot Camp on Oct. 2-Nov. 20.
The boot camp was founded by the LGBT Business Foundation of Illinois in 2019 to assist LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs with launching and growing sustainable businesses that will positively impact local communities. The boot camp is designed for businesses with at least one-year of hands-on experience in operating their business, but all interested applicants are encouraged to apply.
Facilitated by Kristina Wynne of The Wynners Club, the eight-week cohort program will provide participants with broad practical skills and a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge using skills such as critical thinking, communication, and collaboration to help them further develop and define their entrepreneurial journey. Participants will leave the program with a business plan and business pitch deck, while also accessing quality networking through mentorship and guest speakers.
For more information (and the application), visit lgbtcc.com/biz-bootcamp/. The application deadline is Sept. 8.