Toast to Community Business

Celebrate with us on October 26! Your partnership helps A4CB serve entrepreneurs who create jobs and wealth in their communities.

Join us! A4CB’s Toast to Community Business will gather small business owners, funders, community leaders, and organizational partners to celebrate local entrepreneurs who strengthen our communities. The event will feature a silent auction, and A4CB clients will provide the food and beverages. Thanks to partners like you, we will also toast to A4CB’s forthcoming 30th year of service to local entrepreneurs in 2024!

Ticket prices are $150 for general admission and $75 for nonprofit employees and A4CB clients.

You can learn about sponsorship opportunities at Toast here. For more information, please contact Lauren Davis at or (773) 839-9714.

We look forward to seeing you at Toast to Community Business on October 26


Toast to Community Business Menu Preview

Enjoy bites and drinks from over 10 A4CB client caterers!

ArePA George

Bani’s Beets

Hollingworth Candies

Saigon Sisters

Toast to Community Business Keynote Speaker

Toast’s short program will feature inspiring words from award-winning chef and A4CB client, Tigist Reda. Born in Tigray, Ethiopia, Tigist learned the secrets of traditional Ethiopian cuisine at a young age. In 2007, Tigist opened Demera Ethiopian Restaurant in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood and recently opened a second location in Time Out Market in Chicago’s Fulton Market.

By purchasing your ticket for Toast to Community Business, you support A4CB’s work with local entrepreneurs, like Tigist, who are creating jobs and economic growth in their neighborhoods. 

Silent Auction

Bid on over 20 unique items from A4CB clients!


BCG Baskets

Bright Endeavors

Chocolat Uzma

Keep It Savory Salt Co

Kendi Amani

Spilt Milk Pastry

Taylor’s Tacos

Thank you to our Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Client Tasting Table Sponsor

Dessert Table Sponsors

Silent Auction Sponsors

Friend of A4CB

Beverage Sponsor