Arab American Business & Professional Association

The Arab-American Business and Professional Association is proud to present the inaugural ABPA emPOWER Network Event March 31, 2022 @ 5:30pm at Chicago’s iconic Walnut Room. The ABPA emPOWER Network event will feature a combination of networking, an expo-style set up exclusive for women owned businesses to sell products and services, a fashion show featuring Macys latest styles, and portions of event proceeds will go towards the creation of a grant program for young aspiring women entrepreneurs who need financial assistance to start their business. The event will feature prominent speakers and a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in the Professional or Business field. The ABPA emPOWER Network Event is a night full of festivities for all attendees. Sponsorship opportunities for the ABPA emPOWER Network Event are available at Here We look forward to sharing with you more details leading up to the event.

ABPA Empower Event to feature emPOWEREXpo for women business and professional exhibiters

Do you have a product or service you would love to introduce to an in-person audience?

The Arab-American Business and Professional Association is proud to introduce emPOWER Expo. This initiative is designed for female owned business and professionals to showcase, sell, or simply inform attendees by having an expo booth at the inaugural ABPA Women Empower Event March 31, 2022. Exhibitors have the option to sell products and services or have an information booth only. Attendees will receive an event swag bag and exhibitors are required to hand out a least one free small gift to place in the bag.  This will ensure guests will visit all expo booths! All proceeds from emPOWEREXpo will go towards the creation of the ABPA emPOWER grant program for young aspiring women entrepreneurs who need financial assistance for a start-up business based in Illinois.

-Vendors have the option to set up one table for $350 or a two-table set up for $500.

-Vendors must provide one small gift item for the event swag bag to attract attendees to booth

-Vendors can sell products or services during the entirety of event. Vendor must provide all payment methods

-Electric is available upon request

-It is encouraged for all expo booths to have someone present, but it is not mandatory 

-All vendors are responsible for loading and unloading their goods and materials with no acceptations