2024 Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce Annual Pre-Convention Kickoff Cruise

  • June 27, 2024 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Spirit of Navy Pier

    600 East Grand Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60611
Ticket Price $175.00 Register Now

Welcome aboard the 2024 Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce's Annual Pre-Convention Dinner Kickoff Cruise! Join us for a fun-filled evening on the beautiful Spirit of Navy Pier. Get ready to network and unwind as we kick off this year's convention in style. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow Chamber members, businesses, and corporations from around the state while enjoying the scenic views of Chicago as we sail along Lake Michigan. Secure your spot now!


Parking: Navy Pier's West Garage is the closest to the Spirit of Navy Pier.



6:00 PM General boarding

7:00 PM Ship sets sail promptly and Dinner is served.

9:30 PM Return to the dock and disembark.


For more information on this cruise and the Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce's Convention on August 7-8, 2024, visit us at www.ILBCC.org or call 309-740-4430.  

Date & Time

Thu, Jun 27, 2024 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Venue Details

Spirit of Navy Pier

600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611 Spirit of Navy Pier
Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (ILBCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) business organization dedicated to fostering a more inclusive and prosperous Illinois. As the preeminent Black trade organization in the state, we wholeheartedly advocate for minority businesses and entrepreneurship across local, state, regional, and national levels. Our fundamental mission centers on empowering small businesses by offering strategic support that enhances their competitive capabilities and capacity. By equipping them to flourish in local, state, federal, and commercial contracts, we actively contribute to their sustained success.


Since our inception in 1997, we have diligently navigated the dynamic crossroads of public and private sectors, championing sustainable opportunities for Black, women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses. Our unwavering commitment has fueled steady growth, and through our extensive membership base and network of local chapters, agencies, organizations, businesses, and corporations, we proactively cultivate a healthier business climate. Our collective endeavors aim to reduce economic disparities in underserved communities, fostering a more equitable and prosperous landscape for all.


Our vision is crystal clear. We strive to witness these businesses flourish and evolve into viable, high-growth enterprises. Through our steadfast commitment, we have emerged as the foremost champion for the over 132,000 Black-owned businesses across Illinois. Together, these businesses form a rich tapestry of industries, reflecting the diversity and resilience of our state’s entrepreneurial spirit.