WDB Marketing Group celebrates its 10 year anniversary of becoming the south suburbs first African American owned full service printing manufacturer. The celebration will take place with a Gala and L.E.G.A.C.Y. Awards Ceremony this Thursday, November 10, 2016. The event takes place from 7p-10p at the Harold Washington Cultural Center located in the Bronzeville neighborhood, 4701 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL.
Six business owners and community leaders will be honored for building L.E.G.A.C.Y (Leadership- Education, Growth, Advocacy-Community- Youth). Awardees include City Treasurer Kurt Summers, Diane Latiker- Kids Off the Block, Emile Cambry- Blue 1647, Phillip Jackson- Black Star Project, Cameka Smith- The BOSS Network and there will be a special award for Mary Lindsey- Founder of Jokes and Notes.
The event is sponsored by Senator Napoleon Harris, Harold Washington Cultural Center, Seaway Bank, Grant’s Financial, Touch with Love, Fort Smith Boutique and Coy’s Production. Media sponsors include Rolling Out Magazine, AC Green Radio, True Star Magazine, WVON 1690AM, What’s Da Bizniz Newspaper, TBT News, Bean Soup Times, Urban Grind TV, Proximity Media, What U Need Is and Christi with an Eye PR.
As WDB Marketing celebrates black entrepreneurship and leadership we have ensured that all food stations are black owned entities. There will be a wine tasting for all VIP attendees provided by Love Cork Screw and Remy Martin. The company is proud to announce food will be provided by the following restaurants: Lisa Kaye Catering, Ain’t She Sweet, JR’s Jerk, Just Turkey, Original, Soul Vegetarian, B Creative Desserts, Jordy Cakes, Kymmies Sweets and Chef Corey Rice.
“We are here to tell another side of Chicago, the Chicago that is rising, that is creating jobs, that is fighting to change the trajectory of our community by providing not only hope, but opportunity for a greater tomorrow,” explains Keeana, founder and CEO of WDB Marketing. “Over the years we have had the pleasure of serving over 2,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs. Our business philosophy is focused on helping fellow small business owners build legacy through sustainable business models. This event is as much of a celebration for them as it is for us.”
WDB Marketing will also provide an emerging youth entrepreneur with $5,000 in cash, professional consulting and marketing service to support their business dreams and sustained success. The top 3 finalist will pitch live during the ceremony and be chosen by the audience
“Shark Tank” style.
The celebration will also connect more than 500 start-up and seasoned business owners together for exchange of ideas and strategic networking.
About WDB Marketing
WDB Marketing is a full-service marketing company established in 2006. Our services include graphic design, brand management, marketing solutions and full service printing. In 2017 our
goal is to manufacture all of our print services in house, making us the first African-American owned full-service printing manufacture in the South Suburbs. To date, WDB Marketing has
proudly serviced over 2,000 businesses and entrepreneurs across industries including retail, professional and not for profit. Our past and current client portfolio includes Chicago Urban
League, Flavor Restaurant, the Chicago Defender, Just Turkey franchises, and WVON 1690AM. Read more of our story at www.wdbmarketing.com