nextONE, CUL, Chicago Urban League
The Chicago Urban League is inviting Black small business owners in food services, technology, professional services, and cannabis-adjacent businesses to form the 2021-22 cohort of nextONE. To be considered, applicants must be the primary owner and/or co-owner and key decision maker of a business that generally meets the following...
Curtis Reed, Chicago Region Manager for Middle Market Banking at JPMorgan Chase, shares his perspective on some of the pressing challenges facing Black entrepreneurs today and the role that the business community can play in elevating Black businesses and driving future growth. The disruptions of the past year have cast...
Money Smart Week
In response to the devastating impact of the pandemic on people’s lives and businesses, City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin and the Chicago Treasurer’s Office is presenting six programs to connect working families, Individuals and students with the resources and information they need to improve their financial health. Theprograms are part...
AKA, AKArama, Credit Card Debt, webinar,
Credit cards. They’re easy to use, they’re convenient, and when money is tight, they’re a great go-to source for purchasing food, clothes, electronics – ANYTHING! But credit cards can drive one into debt and bankruptcy. Misuse and abuse of credit cards can even destroy lives. Once credit card control is lost,...
By Curtis Reed Curtis Reed, Chicago Region Manager for Middle Market Banking at JPMorgan Chase, shares his perspective on some of the pressing challenges facing Black entrepreneurs today and the role that the business community can play in elevating Black businesses and driving future growth. The disruptions of the past year...
Industry leaders convened to address lack of minority talent in their industry Most industries have made progress in their efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in their ranks. Chicago’s developer industry isn’t one of them. A group of established Chicago real estate professionals recently launched the Chicago Emerging Minority Developer Initiative (CEMDI) to...
Chicago’s South Side revitalization is getting more momentum as Seaway Bank expands its investment in the community resources, including employment and housing opportunities and other needed services with the renovation of its headquarters. Since its founding in the mid-60s, Seaway Bank, now a division of Self-Help Federal Credit Union, has...
DURING A PANDEMIC, THE WALKERS ARE WALKING INTO THEIR DESTINY WITH THE GRAND OPENING OF THEIR 2ND RESTAURANT IN 4 MONTHS  Mark Walker traded his 9 to 5 blue-collar job to become a 24/7 entrepreneur and now a restaurateur.  Mark has always had a passion for creating a delectable plate to...
Jennifer Roberts, CEO, Chase Business Banking and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Founder, Our Fair Share, entrepreneur and media mogul In just four months last year, more than 5 million U.S. businesses received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. That helped them pay their workers, their mortgage or rent, and their...
Illinois State Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza requested that former Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt, in the spirit of good governance, decline the full month's salary he was entitled to under current Illinois law for the days he served.  She is pleased to announce that Kodatt informed the Comptroller’s office via email today that, “In...