LOMBARD — Small-business owners are being invited to a free networking event with officials from the Illinois Tollway to learn about chances to bid on road work.
The "professional services networking event" especially targets minority- and women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprise firms.
The events will be Oct. 2 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard.
The afternoon event will be for firms interested in participating in the toll road system's 15-year, $12 billion capital program called "Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future."
Participants may meet with larger consulting firms currently doing Tollway work.
These attending will also have the opportunity to learn what the Tollway looks for in a proposal and how to participate.
Advance registration closes at noon Oct. 1. On-site registration is also available.
For information, visit http://www.illinoistollway.com