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

Let's Do It Again!

We invite you to L.E.G.A.C.Y. Awards Weekend 2022, a 3-day event, “Celebrating the Impact of Black Entrepreneurs.” The L.E.G.A.C.Y. Awards has become a meeting ground for aspiring and established entrepreneurs to network, collaborate and celebrate each other.  This event is one of the top celebrations for Black Entrepreneurs in the City of Chicago, attracting over 700 businesses annually, with an anticipated attendance of 1,000 entrepreneurs this year. The event features a Black Restaurant Showcase, Young Entrepreneur Contest, an Awards Gala and added this year a POWER Conference to support the growth of Black-Owned businesses.  One of the highlights of the weekend is awarding a Young Entrepreneur a prize worth over $15,000.  Buy your tickets now for the POWER Conference, Awards Gala or the entire weekend!

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2022 Honorees

The L.E.G.A.C.Y. Awards is excited to announce our All-Star Line up of entrepreneurs and community leaders!

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

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!