SAME Chicago Post September Meeting: Diverting a River – The Albany Park Stormwater Diversion Tunnel – September 18, 2019

Where: Tetra Tech, 1 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606, 37th Floor, (Bring your photo ID as you will need to sign in at the lobby
Time: 11:30am (There will be a Board Meeting at 10:30am)
Lunch Fee: $20 (on RSVP form, please indicate if any dietary restrictions)
RSVP Before Noon on Monday, September 16th.

See more info HERE


MARKETPLACE Wisconsin – October 23-24, 2019

Each year, the MARKETPLACE conference helps Wisconsin business owners learn about doing business with state, federal and local agencies as well as corporations, which represent billions of dollars of annual purchasing power. During this two-day event, businesses can meet with government and corporate buyers and connect with other small businesses and service providers from across the state.

While the conference is open to all Wisconsin business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, conference content is specifically crafted for minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned and LGBTQ-owned business enterprises and HUBZone businesses. These companies can connect with resources and potentially make a deal or lay the framework for a future contract.

The first day includes afternoon workshops featuring a series of presentations and panels on public and private contract opportunities. The workshops will be followed by an evening networking reception.

The second day begins with the Governor’s Awards Breakfast. Afterward, the Expo Hall opens, featuring exhibitors, networking and one-on-one buyer meetings. The lunchtime program features business owners sharing stories of their companies’ founding, growth and success. The Expo Hall and one-on-one buyer meetings continue after the lunchtime program.


CLC 2019 Engineering Night – October 3, 2019

College of Lake County, 19351 W Washington St, Grayslake, IL 60030

CLC Engineering will host Engineering Night, October 3rd from 5:30-9:00pm. We are looking once again for engineers who can come and tell their story to high school and college students. These students are trying to decide if engineering is the right major for them and which field of engineering is the best fit. They are looking to learn about what you do every day, what led you here and any advice you may have.

From 5:30 to 7:00 pm, we will have round tables set up for you where the students can stop by and chat.

Please respond via this form – by Sept. 20, 2019!

SAME Rock Island – Commanders’ Briefing Webinar – June 12, 2019

USACE District Engineer Briefings will be held via webinar on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Cost will be $100 for private sector participants and free for public sector participants.

All proceeds will go to support the Rock Island Post scholarship fund!

This year we will have District Engineers from:

  • Rock Island District
  • Chicago District
  • Omaha District
  • Kansas City District
  • Saint Paul District
  • Saint Louis District
  • Louisville District

These Districts will be presenting their FY19, FY20 and out-year programs for the benefit of our members, especially the Architect/Engineer community.


SAME Industry, Government and Small Business Engagement Series

RuthAnne Hall, Purchasing Manager at Lake County, gave a presentation on opportunities with Lake County, IL at the SAME Industry, Government and Small Business Engagement Series on May 23, 2019!

View presentation HERE

Free Webinar –  Engineering and Construction Due Diligence: What to Know When Working at or with Closely Held Companies – June 12, 2019

Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is offering on June 12th from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM Central Time a no cost live webinar for which 1.5 PDHs will be awarded.

PDH certificates will be emailed by Dr. Raymond Krizek’s office.

Link to the Blue Jeans Live Webinar: Engineering and Construction Due Diligence: What to Know When Working at or with Closely Held Companies:

Link to view the pre-recorded video by Karen Layng:

SAME LMP Annual Golf Outing – June 21, 2019

10:30 am at Midlane Golf Resort – Wadsworth, IL

Cost: $80 per person, $50 for Young Members and NCOs (Includes cart, drink and dog)

Format: Best Ball Scramble with prizes included for Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Winning Team and more!

To register for the tournament, call or submit this form to Steve Blinderman at or (312) 982-2602.

CLICK HERE to view Sponsorship opportunities.

13th Annual Chicago River and Lake Michigan Boat Cruise Fundraiser – Tuesday, July 30, 2019

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Board at: Wendella Boats Trump Tower Dock, 401 North Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

Since its launch in 2007, this annual event has raised over $35,000 for veteran and military family support organizations. Proceeds from the cruise have also supported Post scholarships and other critical Post activities.

Our goal for this 13th Annual Cruise is to raise $10,000 through corporate sponsorships and attendance. We are continuing our long-standing support to Fisher House – Illinois, and this year, also plan to raise enough to send one or two Chicago-area veterans on an “Honor Flight” to Washington, DC.

View more information  HERE

Online registration available HERE

Cost: $65 General Admission – Private Sector

$50 – General Admission – Public/Military

Early Bird Discount – Save $10/ticket by registering by July 1! (Online sales only)

Questions – please contact Anngie Richter –; (708) 516-2544 or Rob Foster –; (708) 533-7111