Colette Holt & Associates
Colette Holt & Associates is a national law and consulting firm specializing in issues related to Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs, business diversity initiatives, and affirmative action issues. The firm has conducted court-approved disparity studies and designed court-approved programs for over 25 years, including for numerous governments in Illinois and across the nation. We also provide training, monitoring and investigative services to agencies and businesses. The firm has counseled Illinois governments for over 25 years. More information is available at our website: www.mwbelaw.com or on our Facebook page.
Sandi Llano & Associates, Inc.
With more than 30 years of experience, Sandi Llano established Sandi Llano & Associates, Inc. to continue advocating for equal access to business opportunities for disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned firms. After retiring as the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Director for Metra, Ms. Llano provides consulting services to governments and firms on compliance with contracting equity requirements, best practices for M/W/DBE programs, and representation for M/W/DBEs as their mentor and advocate. She has worked with CHA on our Chicago area studies.
L. Binder, Inc.
L. Binder, Inc., founded by LaTasha Binder in 2014, is a full-service marketing research firm. Ms. Binder has partnered with several organizations for strategic projects, program management, and technical assistance services, such as the Small Business Development Centers, State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services, the City of Chicago, the Women Business Development Center, the Chicago Urban League, National Association of Minority Contractors and more.