Friday, March 5, 2021
As part of an ongoing sponsored series on Black financial health, we are exploring the racial wealth gap, its impact on our community, and what’s being done to address it. In today’s column, we focus our conversation on access to homeownership, with tips for interested readers on how to...
Former CEO of the Illinois Medical District Brings Decades of Public Health Expertise and Leadership as Sterling Bay Plans to Expand Life Science footprint in Chicago and Across the Country  Sterling Bay recently announced that Dr. Suzet McKinney has joined as Principal and Director for Sterling Bay’s Life Sciences Division. In...
Multi-year Program Opens Eligibility to Small Businesses Owned by Black, Indigenous and People of Color Comcast announced on January 17, 2020, more than 50 Black-owned small businesses in the Chicago area have been selected among the first round of Comcast RISE award recipients. The Chicago-area recipients are among more than...
By Charlene Crowell Although a new year has begun, many American consumers and small businesses continue to feel a financial hangover from the challenges of 2020. As the global pandemic reveals a still soaring American infection rate, the nation has also surpassed 350,000 related deaths, added more workers to the ranks...
Gwendolyn Hatten Butler to Bring Financial Expertise and Diversity Wells Enterprises, Inc. announced recently the appointment of Gwendolyn Hatten Butler, President and Chief Investment Officer of Capri Investment Group, to its board of directors. The board met Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 to elect Hatten Butler. Hatten Butler will be the second...
The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) hosted two days of insightful symposiums and impactful workshops during its annual convention, themed “Surviving the Pandemics Virtual State Convention.” While the current climate has forced most organizations to scale down operations considerably, the Chamber has been able to continue providing...
By Patrice Nkrumah The number of African-American women filling important positions in the sports landscape has been increasing in the past few years. Former Chicago Sky player Swin Cash is now the vice-president of basketball operations for the New Orleans Pelicans. In February, Ohio native Blake Bolden became a pro scout...
Families Can Enter Drawing to Receive $1,000 in Relief The Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) announced that it will give away $25,000 in funds for mortgage and rent relief to Cook County residents. The Land Bank’s “Home for the Holidays Mortgage and Rent Relief Giveaway” drawing will be open...
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is reminding small businesses to submit for a grant through the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program before it closes Tuesday, December 15 at 5 p.m. BIG grants are available in amounts ranging from $5,000-$150,000, and may be used toward operational expenses, including...
Crusader Staff Report Andrea Zopp is stepping down at the end of the year as CEO of World Business Chicago (WBC) after three years on the job, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday, December 7. Lightfoot and WBC Vice Chair Mellody Hobson said Zopp has accepted a position with Cleveland Avenue, a...