Small Business SharkTank

6 slots available to participate in the Small Business SharkTank

Date TBA

Check back for application form.

Who: Small Business & Entrepreneurs looking to start or advance their businesses. Open to the community including students (undergrad and graduate), as well as new and expanding businesses.

What: Small Business & Entrepreneur competition with a chance to win $10,000 in services, and prepare for the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce

Small Business ConnectionFest

Join us for Small Business ConnectionFest, in partnership with the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce


Kroc Center | 405 Vermont St. | Quincy, IL 62301

Admission is FREE and open to the public

ConnectionFest Vendor Hall

Meet with the experts from finance, marketing and bookkeeping to legal, insurance and real estate. Learn more about starting and growing your businesses.

Experts TBA



ConnectionFest Speakers | Learn About

  • 1. Owning your own business,
  • 2. Growing your business,
  • 3. Succession Planning and what pitfalls to avoid.

More Speakers TBA

12:00 – 12:45 PM: Sally Kintz – Poole Communications

1:00 – 1:45 PM: Speaker – U.S. Small Business Administration

2:00 – 2:45 PM: Chip Owens – Hauk & Owens, LLC

3:00 – 3:45 PM: Speaker – Starting & growing a local small business


ConnectionFest Experts | Participate

Your expertise is needed at Small Business ConnectionFest. Help the next generation of small businesses and entrepreneurs achieve their new business adventure from concepts and ideas through retirement!

Sign up and reserve your table today. $25 fee includes table and chairs.

  1. Fill out | Registration Form
  2. Pay via PayPal below

All service industries welcome to join our partners; marketing, finance, legal, banking, real estate, accounting etc.(217) 223-4313 |

Organizing Partners:
GREDF & Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce

Adams County Works Team Organizations:
John Wood Community College, Quincy University, West Central Region Education for Employment System #240, United Way of Adams County, Inc. (Adams County, IL), and Workforce Board of Western Illinois.