For additional information regarding this event, contact Larry Herrera at 414-270-3600.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required, and the registration fee does not include transportation or lodging.

CLICK HERE for Registration Information

Local Lodging:
Room rates are available at the conference location for $129/night. Please call (847) 480-7500 to book your stay. Click here to book your hotel room.

Questions? Click here to contact Larry Herrera for further information.


The 2017 SAME Midwest Small Business Expo will take place at the

Hilton Chicago/Northbrook.
2855 N Milwaukee Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062

Please click here for directions!

Thank you for attending the SAME Midwest Small Business Expo 2017!

Presentations from the conference can be accessed by CLICKING HERE

This year’s SAME Midwest Small Business Expo 2017 – hosted by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Chicago and Lake Michigan Posts – is scheduled for March 29 and 30, 2017 at Hilton Northbrook, IL.  This is a MUST ATTEND event for businesses in architecture/engineering, construction, environmental and related trades.

Online registration is now closed. You may still attend this year’s event by registering on site.

Newly confirmed participants include:

  • John Dickert Current Mayor of Racine, WI & recently announced President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative
  • Pam Sydelko, Director Systems Science Center, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Donn Stiner, Facilities Management Division Director, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
  • Kenneth Seymour, Contracting Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)

This year’s SAME Midwest Small Business Expo 2017 will focus on CHANGE and OPPORTUNITY.

On the first day – a full day and two tracks of workshops presented by legal professionals and industry experts. On the second day we will focus on agency opportunities and challenges.
This year – two full days of EXHIBITS and of course the traditional RECEPTION.

New this year the SAME Posts invite College level Engineering Students to a mentoring session at the March 29 reception. Students will have the opportunity to network with agency representatives, large and small businesses and organizations supporting the SAME mission. Students, please contact Emma Kowalenko at if you are interested.

Business and agencies – we encourage you to attend the reception and meet with the attending students. ALSO, if you have interns on your staff or know of college level engineering students, please extend the invitation. Students will attend as guests (at no charge to the student) of the SAME Chicago and Lake Michigan Posts. Students will need to register to attend.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be available for some of the sessions at the Midwest Small Business Expo 2017.

Joining us this Year will be:

  • Aldridge Electric
  • Belonger Corporation
  • Blinderman Construction
  • Eaton Corporation
  • C&H Distributors
  • Cathodic Protection Management
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Environmental Monitoring Technologies
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Gourdie-Fraser
  • HGA Architects & Engineers
  • Kowalenko Consulting Group Inc.
  • Michels Corporation
  • Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Public Works
  • Rose Consulting Law
  • SCS Engineers
  • Siemens
  • SourceAmerica
  • Syte Corporation
  • Syte Paschen JV
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • US Coast Guard
  • Woolpert
  • And more!

Aina Vilumsons
Executive Director, Wisconsin Procurement Institute
Secretary, SAME Lake Michigan Post