CHICAGO -- Bill Rancic, the first winner of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice,” shared his story of success with Club Industry 2010 attendees this morning at McCormick Place.

Rancic recounted his early entrepreneurial pursuits, including his cigar-of-the-month company that eventually led to an audition for “The Apprentice.” He also talked about Trump, other well-known entrepreneurs and what it takes to get ahead in business.

Rancic flew in from New York on Thursday night, then headed back to the airport after his presentation to do more talk-show interviews for his show “Giuliana and Bill,” which begins its third season on Monday.

Read more about Rancic’s presentation on our blog.