PEORIA — Individuals seeking to learn more about the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certification process may attend an event from 2:45 - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 W. Main St.

The session, for which pre-registration is required at, is sponsored by the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center and SCORE Peoria, and affects for-profit small businesses in which socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51 percent interest and control management and daily business operations.