Chicagoland new-car dealers are once again on a summertime mission to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families. On Saturday, July 13, Webb Hyundai Merrillville and Webb Hyundai Highland are firing up the grill to host a community fundraising event with food and fun for all...
The Gary Parks Department will host its first ever “I Love My City” Food Truck Block Festival that will feature some of the best food trucks from Northwest Indiana. Food Trucks will stage outside of the beautiful Marquette Park Pavilion, 1 North Grand Boulevard on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from...
Networking, Domestic and International Connections, Contracting Opportunities The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) convenes in Atlanta, Georgia July 24-27, 2019. The theme: Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurial Pursuits demonstrates the importance of entrepreneurship in economic parity. The conference kicks off with a reception at Hotel Indigo at the Atlanta Airport...
Grocery chain to sell Lottery games at all 44 of its Chicago-area locations The Illinois Lottery and Mariano’s recently announced the availability of Illinois Lottery games at Mariano’s stores across the Chicago area. “We are proud to launch a new partnership with an important retailer such as Mariano’s. This will enable...
In mid-May employees of First Merchant’s Bank dressed “casual for a cause.” As part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Blue Jeans for Blue “Club” Doors, employees paid a small fee to wear Blue Jeans on Friday, May 17. By wearing Blue Jeans, employees raised $450 which...
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering $1 million in prize money that could help Black-owned small businesses locate and hire qualified workers. Finding capable workers is now among the biggest challenges for many of the nation’s small businesses, including African American entrepreneurs. The aid will come from the SBA’s “Makerspace Training, Collaboration and...
Statistics show that in the long run, business owners tend to make more money. The startup costs and growing pains may serve as initial hiccups, but entrepreneurs who stay the course and recruit a team that remains true to the mission typically fair well financially over time. The forecast...
Learn How to Obtain Work on CTA’s Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Project CTA launches the RPM Small Business Educational Series, the newest series of its popular classes  to help local businesses work on the largest project in CTA history. CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. recently announced an exciting new...
Contributed By:The 411 News Financial recovery plan will create a level playing field for incoming administration  Mayor Freeman-Wilson plans to leave Gary in a better financial shape than when she took office 8 years ago. “We are trying to leave the next administration with a level playing field. That’s something Mayor Clay did...
Crusader Staff Report Black publishers and journalists from across the country are preparing to attend the annual National Newspaper Publishers Association convention June 25-29 in Cincinnati, OH. Held at the Westin Cincinnati Hotel, the convention will showcase the talent of Black journalists and editors at the anticipated NNPA Merit Awards. The convention...