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Black-Owned Security Company Celebrate New Headquarters’ Grand Opening

Husband and wife tandem launches podcast to share wisdom on love, entrepreneurship and how they built a multi- million dollar security company from the basement of their home

AGB InviteTo celebrate the grand opening of their new $5.5 million headquarters in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, AGB Investigative Services founders, John and Dr. Denitra Griffin, will launch “Secure,” a podcast focusing on family, love and wealth-building through entrepreneurship.

The Griffins founded AGB in 2001 as an investigation firm, and the company has grown to become a full-service security provider and an operator of Illinois Board of Education-certified training programs. AGB trained over 300 security professionals in 2018. Executive Vice President Denitra Griffin, Ed.D., a former Chicago Public Schools program manager, developed AGB’s management and training systems and led AGB’s expansion into corporate services. Clients include ComEd, Nicor and Walmart.

AGB Founders
AGB Investigative Services founders, John and Dr. Denitra Griffin.


AGB is the only African-American-owned security firm to hold the prestigious ISO 9001 certification for customer focus, consistent execution and continuous improvement. AGB employs Six Sigma  Black Belt project management professionals. In a past performance evaluation conducted by Dun & Bradstreet Open Ratings, clients gave AGB a 94% rating.

What: Pre-Screening of “Secure” Podcast with John & Dr. Denitra Griffin

Who: John Griffin, Jr., President & CEO, AGB Investigative Services

Dr. Denitra Griffin, CEO, Always Giving Back Foundation; Co-Owner & Founder, AGB Institute

When: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Recommended arrival time: 6:15 p.m.

Where: Showplace ICON Theatres 1011 S. Delano Ct. Chicago, IL 60605

Visuals: John & Dr. Denitra Griffin’s “Secure” podcast and Q&A following the viewing


About AGB Investigative Services: AGB provides guard, patrol and remote monitoring for Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies in nine states and the District of Columbia. Services range from background checks and fingerprinting to cyber risk assessment, auditing and compliance, litigation support and work under top-secret and other sensitive security conditions. Clients mitigate risks and control costs using AGB’s state-of-the art equipment and in-depth analysis.

About AGB Institute: AGB’s educational affiliate is approved by IBHE to provide advanced leadership and tactical training for administrative staff and security officers, both in AGB’s workforce and in the community. Its 10-week Emerging Leaders Academy provides instruction from top business coaches in time management, emotional intelligence and de-escalation techniques.

About the Always Giving Back Foundation: The AGB Foundation is dedicated to preparing the next generation of leaders in Chicago’s workforce, providing $45,500 in college scholarships and serving more than 275 youths in summer business internships and other community programs.

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