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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...
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...
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...
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 highlight the grand re-opening of the Chase Stony Island branch in the South Shore neighborhood,...
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...
Goalsetter aims to narrow the wealth gap between Blacks and whites. By Christian Spencer, The Grio Black families could save money on Black Friday by using a Black-owned app called Goalsetter. Created by Tanya Van Court, Goalsetter.co is a financial literacy app geared for children and aimed at narrowing the wealth...
ABC 7 More people are expected to do their Black Friday shopping online this year due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Cyber Monday is also an option. If you're in that category, there's a new warning about scams you should know about. Steve Bernas of the Better Business Bureau said because Friday...
By Jobina Fortson, ABC7 News Facebook launched its "Buy Black Friday" initiative and a corresponding gift guide on Friday as a way to celebrate and support Black-owned businesses during the holiday season. The initiative is a part of a larger three-month "Season of Support" program to help small businesses impacted by...
OneUnited, the largest Black-owned bank in the country, revealed it has reached a customer milestone of 100,000 clients. By DeMicia Inman, TheGrio As the country’s largest Black-owned bank, OneUnited announced it has reached 100,000 customers across America. A press release cited recent efforts towards social justice activism supported by the bank as...