Together, let's create

Hy-Vee has committed $50,000 to advancing local minority- and women- owned businesses across Illinois and surrounding states.

If you represent a minority- or woman-owned business, submit a free application to participate in a pitch competition during Hy-Vee’s OpportUNITY Inclusive Business Summit at The University Club on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Selected businesses will be invited to present their products or services to a panel of judges for the chance to win up to $30,000! Additional cash investments may be awarded and select finalists may be invited to participate in a roundtable meeting with Hy-Vee following the summit.

Not interested in pitching? No problem! The summit offers minority- and woman-owned business owners the chance to participate in a full-day of networking and professional development at no cost. Attendees will enjoy an expo that offers resources for small businesses, learning opportunities through presentations and panel discussions, the chance to be inspired by others and more.

Click to see highlights from the last summits in Minneapolis and Madison.


Join Hy-Vee to Help Unify Communities

One way that Hy-Vee helps elevate excellence is by sourcing product from area businesses and farmers. Since 1930, Hy-Vee has been rooted in its local communities to offer products and services that support the varied needs, backgrounds and lifestyles of its customers.

Learn how Hy-Vee’s OpportUNITY Inclusive Business Summit will help advance local minority- and women-owned businesses and support the needs of our evolving communities by clicking the link below.View Frequently Asked Questions
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