Access To Capital: Money to Mainstreet Event at Chicago’s Navy Pier2017-09-14T11:21:01-07:00

One-Day Event in Chicago for Small Businesses Searching for Capital Featuring Access to Over 21 Lending Institutions and over 20 Influential Speakers

WHAT: Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet will be in Chicago on May 22nd at Navy Pier for its second stop on its national tour.  Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet was launched by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. as an initiative to educate and grow local small businesses through a one day event comprised of two main areas – the “town hall” area where speakers, spotlight series, and panels ranging from topics on traditional bank lending to crowdfunding will take place – and the “financial district” area where small business owners can meet one-on-one with various lenders, legal, business resources and advisors.  Key sponsors for the Chicago event include Bank of America, Microsoft, TransUnion, Wintrust, AEO, LegalZoom, and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

Lending appointments for Chicago’s event will include representatives from:

  • Accion Chicago
  • American Chartered
  • AmeriSource
  • Bank of America
  • BMO Harris
  • Business Lending Solutions, Inc.
  • First Eagle Bank
  • Franklin Capital Network
  • Fundwell
  • Inland Bank
  • Merchant Cash & Capital
  • Midland American Capital
  • MultiFunding
  • North Side Community Federal Credit Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Ridgestone
  • SomerCor 504
  • Standard Banks
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wintrust
  • Women’s Business Development Center

WHEN: Wednesday, May 22nd 8:00AM – 5:00PM


Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

*Parking is onsite at the East Parking lot. If the lot is full, you will be directed to the West lot.  The cost of parking is $21.00.

WHO:  The “town hall” area will feature over 20 speakers including:

  • Mark Achler (former SVP, Redbox)
  • Ami Kassar (CEO and Founder, Multi-Funding)
  • Connie Evans (President and CEO, AEO Works)
  • Jennifer Mariani (SVP of Small Businesses, Bank of America)
  • Marc Gorlin (Chairman & Co-Founder, Kabbage)
  • Jonathan Brereton (CEO,  Accion Chicago)
  • Georgia Marsh (Chief Development Officer, Women’s Business Development Center)
  • Dorothy Overal (Acting Illinois District Director,  SBA)
  • Ira Weiss (Director,  Hyde Park Angels)

For a complete list of confirmed speakers and participants, please go to Speakers will be on hand for media requests and interviews.

HOW: Media are invited to attend and meet with small business owners and follow them through the process as they get ready to meet with lenders.  Media are asked to RSVP in advance by email to Lauren Simpson at or call 310-919-2230.

About Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. is the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses. The company helps businesses establish their credit with a D&B D-U-N-S Number and provides the only business credit solution available to companies looking to build, monitor, and impact their business credit and credibility. The company’s headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA with offices throughout the United States. For more information on the company, please visit or follow the company on Twitter via @DandB.