A Wine and Spirits Festival Experience


A Wine and Spirits Festival Experience

CLINK FESTIVAL is an annual Chicago-based wine and spirits festival dedicated to highlighting Women, Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the industry.

Less than 1% of wine industry negociants are black women. Our goal is to educate, empower and encourage Minority women to follow their dreams and aspiration even if only 1% of Minority women currently occupy the space. CLINK FESTIVAL is a representation of women collaborating to create an experience that will shine the light on the success of women across the world.

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# Creators

Meet The CLINK Creators

Joyce Dawkins

Founder of S.H.E. Inc 501c3, She ROCKS It-Celebrating Women Who ROCK, Creator of She ROCKS It Magazine, The SHE Lounge Experience and Founder of National I AM DAY.

Chrishon Lampley

Founder of LCS Entertainment Inc, which is a licensed wholesale, importer, and a certified Minority Business Enterprise that features Love Cork Screw wines and the Lampley Collection.

#CLINK Makers

Meet the 2023 Makers. We're adding more every week.

the makers

Chrishon Lampley Read More
Kristin & Macie Read More
Michael Lavelle Read More
Uncle Nearest Read More
Theodora Lee Read More
Phil Long Read More
Mara Smith Read More
Dr. Chris Wachira Read More
Ashley and JeNai Read More
Jesse Steward Jr. Read More
Ana Maria Romero Read More
Moors Brewing Co. Read More
Damon Russell Read More
Nathan Duhon Read More
Dr. Treva Bostic Read More
Carlos Garcia Portillo Read More
Renard Lewis Read More
Cheramie Aho Read More
Chadwick Spell Read More
Stacey Stokes Read More
SOKO Distributors Read More
Molly Matelski Read More
Elise Som Read More
Dr. LaToya Thompson Read More
Tinashe Nyumudoka Read More
Quenjana Adams Read More
Samantha Danielle Read More
Abisola A. Read More
Lashonda Fort Read More
Rick Nesbitt Read More
Noel Alberto Garcia Jr. Read More
Jason Armstrong Read More
Rikki Kelly Read More

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Up and Coming Makers


Brown River Rum Punch Read More
Sherice Henderson Read More

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#CLINK Experts

Meet the Sommeliers & Experts.


Marsha Wright Read More
Regine T. Rousseau Read More
Chasity Cooper Read More

#CLINK Master of Ceremony

Meet the Emcees


#CLINK Experts

Meet the Executive Chefs


Chef Chesaree Rollins Read More
Chef Dominique Leach Read More
Chef Brian Jupiter Read More
Chef Deandre Carter Read More
Old Arthur’s Read More
Good2Go Veggie Read More
Chef Essie Marie Read More
Chef Trish Thomas Read More
Chef Monica Hayes Read More
Chef Ken L. Polk Read More

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Meet The Team


Charrise Gordon Read More
Christian De’Mar Read More

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Meet the Vendors


Mitzi Jackson Read More
HopScotch & Grape Read More
Wine Night Read More
Drinks on Fe Read More
Kristin Andrews Read More
Base Community Cafe Read More
Wine Headz Read More

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Cigar Lounge

Cigar Lounge

Mitzi Jackson Read More

#CLINK Panelists

Meet the She Rocks It: Panelists


Daphne Pinkney Read More
Robiar Smith Read More
Amber Green Read More


#CLINK Festival Packages

Ticket Information

CLINK Experience

$ 65

Wine and Spirit Tasting
Unlimited Small Bites
Gift Bag
Cigar Lounge

CLINK VIP Experience

$ 95

VIP Lounge
Exclusive Reserve Wine & Spirits
All CLINK Experience Perks
Cigar Lounge

#Who Helps Us To Create

2023 Sponsors


Mariano’s is excited to be a sponsor of CLINK. We have had a long standing relationship with Chrishon Lampley and her Love Cork Screw brand. Her and Joyce Dawkin’s vision to showcase and uplift BIPOC and Women Owned products in the Adult Beverage space is visionary, and totally aligns with Mariano’s mission of supporting local, community and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Through the festival we met the team behind Halo 7 Rum and Alexander James Whiskey. We will be featuring them at Mariano’s stores this spring and can’t wait! Amanda Puck, Director of Strategic Brand Development, Mariano.

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Sponsorship Information

Dear Potential Sponsor,

We are excited to share our sponsorship opportunities with your business. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to partner with us by promoting your business/organization and help us shine the light on some amazing up-and-coming minority industry leaders.

In return, your business/organization will be promoted across multiple platforms from She ROCKS It network and LCS Entertainment network that currently exceeds 50,000 individual world wide.

In advance we thank you for taking this time out to read about our sponsorship opportunities and the vision and mission of the CLINK FESTIVAL.  We look forward to discussing our partnership opportunities with your company and we look forward to working with you to promote our efforts.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2023.
Location: Bridgeport Art Center 

CLINK Platinum


  • Company name and logo on all marketing material including social media platforms.
  • Company product and/ or literature included in gift bags
  • 5 V.I.P. guest tickets
  • Product placement in key areas of venue.

CLINK Diamond


  • Company name and logo on all marketing material including social media platforms and on event banner at venue.
  • Company product and/ or literature included in gift bags
  • 3 V.I.P. guest tickets



  • Company name and logo on all marketing material including social media platforms and on event banner at venue
  • V.I.P. ticket.

In-kind Product Sponsorship


  • Donation of a minimum 250 brand products.
  • Company name and logo on event banner at entry of venue.
  • Product placed inside gift bag of all guests.

Event Vendor


  • Company name and logo on all marketing material including social media platforms.
  • Vendor table 2 chairs, logo banner.
  • Vendor products must be approved by the Clink team to ensure it pairs well with the events theme and mission.

#Get there safely

Directions to the Festival


Host Hotel
Godfrey Hotel
127 W. Huron Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (630) 590-1200


Additional Information

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CLINK FESTIVAL Wine and Spirits Festival Experience will be held at the Bridgeport Art Center. This venue is nestled in the heart of Chicago, Il and will provide our guest with both an indoor and outdoor experience. CLINK will showcase wine and spirit makers from California, New York, Atlanta, Indiana and Chicago to name a few. 

This event was created for both men and women and those who prefer a refreshing Mocktail. Our featured waterpark will have a sampling of some delicious non-alcoholic beverages.  There will be a cigar lounge, a beer garden and a DJ with music floating through the venue. There will be panel discussions featuring wine experts and Sommeliers as well as a panel discussion featuring women entrepreneurs who are leveling up in business fields not historically ran by women. 


#Let’s do it hurry

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