Thursday, August 26, 2010

The 7th Annual Rising Star Awards

One of our 2008 CFI Alumni has been nominated as an FGI Rising Star!
Congratulations to Kate Coxworth of Kate Boggiano!  We're so proud of all of your accomplishments!

Join FGI and celebrate all of Chicago's Rising Stars!

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Hotel SAX Chicago
333 N Dearborn Chicago, IL
Cocktails: 6:30pm
Dinner: 7:15pm
Presentation: 8:30pm

Tickets: $135 per person

To make reservations go to
Information call 312-527-7751 

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Have an industry or business question and don't know who to ask?  We are so lucky to have a city full of amazing resources! Here are just a few of the websites and organizations we work with.  Have the following websites on your favorite list to have at your fingertips:

Women's Business Development Center
City of Chicago
Chicago Fashion Resource
Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center
Illinois Department of Commerce
Illinois Business Portal
SCORE Chicago
Chicago Community Ventures
Chicago Center for Green Technology
Fashion Group International Chicago
Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center at IIT
Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at Depaul University
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
Accion Chicago
Illinois SBDC Duman Microenterprise Center

Registration Open for Chicago TechExpo

Chicago's 2nd annual TechExpo will be held at the UIC Forum on October 6, 2010.  This is a one day conference and workshop exposition that will be dedicated to teaching small business owners how to effectively use technology to grow their company.  The exhibits will focus on web development, e-marketing, e-commerce as well as business management tools for day-to-day operations.  To effectively compete in today's market, it is crucial that our small business (even our fashion designers) keep up with all the advancements in technology.  

Follow the link to find out more event details!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Spotlight on Leah Fagan

Did you see our very own Leah Fagan of PELOTON on by New City? Thanks again Nicole Briese for another great interview of CFI 2010 DIR!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Macy’s Passport invites you to attend 2010’s Glamorama on August 18th at 8:30pm. This event features fashions from world renowned designers Marc Jacobs, Sonia Rykiel, Issey Miyake, Just Cavalli, Sportmax, Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti, Tommy Hilfiger, Material Girl, Jezebel, Felina, 2(X)ist, and Jean Paul Gaultier. This years event benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

For more inforamation visit

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Open House in Qlix Mag

Thanks Qlix magazine for the great coverage of our open house last month. If you missed the meet-and-greet, check out the story below.