Saturday, January 16, 2021
Enjoy refreshments and learn about community resources available to you and financial topics including budgeting, savings, establishing or re-building credit, avoiding scams and how to be homebuyer ready. Many community organizations will come together to present these available resources at the First Financial Bank community room location in Gary, IN...
By Sequoia Blodgett, Black Enterprise The Black Women Talk Tech conference is back for its 3rd annual conference, and this year it’s jam-packed with great speakers, lots of motivation, and a $100,000 pitch competition. The conference was built from the perspective of women, and the goal is to showcase the brilliance of Black women...
Wanting to demonstrate that they are more than just a coffee shop, NWI Starbucks District 688 gave back to veterans for their years of service. Partners from 13 NWI Starbucks businesses united to beautify Veterans Life Changing Services (VLCS) in Gary with coats of paint, carpet cleaning, reorganization and a...
It’s been almost six months since J’s Breakfast Club moved into a larger, more accommodating space in Gary’s Glen Park section (3669 Broadway). As a result, business has increased and so has the interest for special events and live entertainment. Restaurant owner Joslyn Kelly has answered the call. Known...
By David Denson, Gary Crusader Building programs initiated during the previous year, along with efforts to enhance city services and economic development will continue to be the priorities of mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and her administration in 2018. During an appearance before local business leaders attending the Gary Chamber of Commerce’s Monthly...
By Delta Jones-Walker, Gary Crusader Some say home ownership is one of the clear signs of adulthood. Well, I don’t know about all that, but it definitely offers some stake in the game when it comes to building your assets and creating a financial legacy. Purchasing a home or any...
  The Gary Chamber of Commerce recently announced one of the featured speakers for the 3rd Annual World Civility Day – one of the Nation’s experts on Civility, Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, Executive Director, National Institute for Civil Discourse. The organization works to reduce political dysfunction and incivility in the...
In response to the questions of what it really means to “break down diversity and inclusion, ”Dr. Vanessa Allen, President and CEO, Urban League of NWI recently said the following: “Here at the Urban League, we continue to focus on core issues that affect the Region’s communities. Access to high-quality...
On Protecting and Maximizing City Money; Neighborhood Banking Dollars & Sen$e is a series of public town halls to engage citizens about the health of the City’s investment portfolio and introduce them to stakeholders and resources in banking and economic development. Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin is about transparency. These meetings will...
Founder and CEO of Flowers Communications Group, Michelle Flowers Welch, was recently honored with the 2017 Distinguished Senior Leader Award by the Public Relations Society of America Chicago Chapter. Recognized for her work in the multicultural space, Flowers Welch shared her journey to create one of today’s leading agencies that...