Small Business Connect Fest

Explore online content of the Small Business Connect Fest, in partnership with the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce. (Topics added throughout the year).

Connect Fest 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.

View available spaces and other opportunities for your business venture.

Experts TBA

Starting a Small Business | Jim Boyd | IL SBDC

How to Manage Remote Work | Diana Mast | BCBS

Branding | Abby Schlueter | Entrepreneur

Small Business Banking & Finance | Jana Hattey | Community Bank President

Connect Fest Speakers | Learn About

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

More Speakers TBA Throughout the Year

Connect Fest Experts | Participate

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

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.