It says 2020 in the email address
Walchit said:
Is it gonna be this year?
Because of the planning involved and the cost / available assets, it is planned for 2020. That could change quickly if the dates are available and bank balance does like the Trump stock market. 
I did a Google search to see if Chili-Con ended up becoming a thing. I visit Chicago pretty frequently and would absolutely attend. It's only a 2 hour drive from Grand Rapids. I'm sure things got stalled a bit because of everything going on.

If this does move forward in the future, another company that would probably sponsor would be Grow Green Wellness. They're a new shop in the area looking to expand and I'm sure they'd be interested in gaining more visibility across the lake.