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Through 1871’s ChiBuys initiative we can put our money where our mouth is – literally! And encourage our partners to join us. Each year we develop relationships with local, minority or women-owned caterers in Chicago to hire for our signature events and to recommend to clients for events hosted at 1871. 

Every aspect of our organization is an opportunity to foster diversity and inclusion. ChiBuys is one way that we commit to this important mission. 

1871 will invest upwards of $50,000 each year in our ChiBuys partners, not to mention the investment from our partners, providing an opportunity to showcase their food and drink, gain exposure in the tech community, and continue to grow their business. 



Take the Pledge

Currently, organizations and businesses can take the pledge to support ChiBuys food vendors. By taking the pledge, you commit to any of the following actions:

  • Eat! Order from one of these ChiBuys food vendors, all of whom are highly recommended by the 1871 team. Organizations who patronize ChiBuys vendors will receive a digital sticker for placement on digital or physical materials to inform guests that the organization supports local, diverse vendors.
  • Share! Send the ChiBuys list to colleagues, clients, family and friends.

Organizations and businesses who do any of the four actions above are eligible to sign on as an official ChiBuys partner by pledging their commitment.

Take the Pledge

For Vendors 

Are you a local woman- or minority-owned vendor in catering, printing, promotional items, or gifting?

We would love to connect! Applications to be a featured vendor will be open January 1-31, 2020. Applications to be a featured vendor will be open January 1-31, 2020. Please check back then or contact our team at the email below!

Questions? Email [email protected]