2017 Achievement Luncheon | NAWBO

2017 Achievement Luncheon

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 9:30am3:00pm
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
120 E Delaware Pl
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Join us at the table on May 1, 2017 to celebrate the achievements of our exceptional members and the dynamic NAWBO Chicago chapter.


NAWBO Chicago' s Achievement Luncheon historically attracts more than 500 attendees each year. One reason for this exceptional turnout - the high quality of our keynote speakers. In the past, we have been fortunate to feature women of note such as Oprah Winfrey, USA Network Founder Kay Koplovitz, and Enron whistleblower Lynn Brewer. We will continue this tradition of providing the best to our stakeholders by proudly announcing our 2017 keynote speaker, Melody Spann Cooper.

Melody Spann CooperMelody Spann Cooper is Chairman of Midway Broadcasting Corporation, a best-in-class African-American owned media boutique whose properties include radio and interactive platforms. The two properties combine to provide niche programming to Chicago’s thriving Black and Hispanic populations. As Chairman of Midway Broadcasting Corporation, she joined an elite list of America’s female broadcast owners after purchasing the company’s controlling interest in 1999. 

Click here to read Melody's complete bio.  Click here to watch a short video.


Event Schedule 

Registration: 10:30 AM 

Exhibits & Networking: 11:00 AM 

Luncheon & Program: 11:30 AM 

Chocolate Hour & Networking: 2:00 PM 

Event Concludes: 3:00 PM 




to join your entrepreneurial peers and professional networks for this exceptional program offering. Please take a moment to reserve your seat tat the table by clicking on the reservation link in the yellow block at the top of the page.


Please take a moment to reserve your seat at the table today!

NAWBO Members:  $170 per person

Non Members:  $195 per person

Premier Table Sponsor:  $1,500 per table (10 people)


Interested in sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising?

Please click here for more information or contact Wendy Jaehn at wjaehn@nawbochicago.org.

2017 Sponsorship Information

2017 Sponsorship Registration Form

Applications for Member of the Year, Business Owner of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and the Visionary Award are now open!

Members can nominate other members or apply on their own behalf. Applications are due on February 28th.  Download and fill out your application today!

Member of the Year Applicaton

Woman Business Owner of the Year Application

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Applicaton

Visionary Award Application