Save the Date! 2022 L.E.G.A.C.Y. Awards Gala will be on Saturday, February 26, 2022!

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Highlighted In:

720+ in attendance

7 Awards given

15 Restaurants Showcased

3 Young Entrepreneurs Awarded

Thank you for attending L.E.G.A.C.Y. Awards Weekend 2022!

We had an amazing time connecting with Chicago’s most influential event celebrating the contributions and impact of Black Entrepreneurs L.E.G.A.C.Y. Weekend! Check out the official L.E.G.A.C.Y. Weekend Highlight Video!

WDB Marketing and WDB Cares, NFP would like to thank everyone that supported and participated in this year’s L.E.G.A.C.Y. Weekend!

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2022 L.E.G.A.C.Y. Power Conference

If you all missed the second day of the POWER Conference – it was all about personal development. Health, Mental Wellness, Vision Building and Wealth! Check it out now and thank you to all our amazing panelists!

Save The Date for 2023 L.E.G.A.C.Y. Weekend!

That’s right!  Save the Date for L.E.G.A.C.Y. Weekend: Thursday, February 23, 2023 thru Saturday, February 25, 2023!  Mark your calendar and see you there!

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Let's Do it Again!

This years event will be hosted at Malcolm X College on February 29th, 2020. Join us as we celebrate the Legacy of Black Entrepreneurship! The LEGACY Awards will highlight key areas of importance in our communities – Leadership, Education, Growth, Advocacy, Community and Youth. Join us for an inspirational night of connecting and celebrating the impact of Black entrepreneurs!

3 Young Entrepreneurs Pitch

7 Businesses Leaders Awarded

12 Black Restaurants Showcased

20+ Media Interviews

L.E.G.A.C.Y. Awards Gala General Admission

  • February 26th, 2022
  • Includes Reception and Awards Gala
  • General Seating
  • Black Restaurant Showcase

$50.00

plus $1.99 fee

L.E.G.A.C.Y. POWER Conference

  • February 24th & 25th, 2022
  • All-Access to POWER Conference
  • 8 Panels and Breakout Sessions
  • Light Breakfast and Complimentary Lunch
  • Gift Bag

$50.00

plus $1.99 fee

LEGACY Weekend Pass: Conference + Awards Gala

  • Secure your pass for the entire weekend : February 24th - 26th, 2022
  • Includes Reception and Awards Gala
  • General Seating
  • Black Restaurant Showcase
  • All-Access to POWER Conference
  • $100.00

    plus $2.99 fee

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All CDC Guidelines will be followed for both events.

  • Proof of negative COVID test within 48 hours of event
  • Onsite testing will be available, all weekend
  • Vaccination cards will be accepted 
  • Free mask for all guests

Official Sponsors & Partners

Major Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Thank you to the 2022 Table Sponsors and Event Supporters

WDB Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Applicants must be 25 years or younger and have an active business
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED!
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3 Young Entrepreneurs Pitch

7 Businesses Leaders Awarded

12 Black Restaurants Showcased

20+ Media Interviews

Celebrating 5 years of Black Business Excellence!

2022 Black Owned Restaurant Food Showcase

The L.E.G.A.C.Y. Awards 2020 featured over 15 Black Owned Restaurants and products. Our 2022 Black Owned Restaurant Food Showcase vendors will be announced soon so stay tuned!