Just Do Business: Celebrating Black Excellence through the Lead Partner Program
In partnership with the Business Leadership Council
Promoting Black-owned companies and their contributions to our vibrant business community will be critical to Chicago’s economic recovery and to our future prosperity.
Chicago, once the center of black economic progress in the US, is taking action to prove that the Free Enterprise System works for everyone, including our black community. This webinar will spotlight the “Just Do Business” Movement; a chain reaction approach that starts with an organization committing to working with Black-owned Companies, who then take on a responsibility to pull other members of the black community forward with them.
Your organization can participate in the Business Leadership Council’s newest initiative, the Lead Partner Program, by evaluating your current vendor partnerships and finding areas where you can make the commitment to working with Black-owned companies. This conversation is for the key decision makers or those looking for a way to start a conversation in their organization to commit to supporting the Black community through economic participation.
Attendees will hear directly from executives and civic leaders who are currently working with the Black Leadership Council and be provided with access to the Lead Partner Program. Join us and make the commitment today to Just Do Business.
Robert Blackwell Jr.
CEO, EKI Digital
U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly
Illinois – 2nd District
Chief Information Officer, Mutual of Omaha
Richard S. Price
Chairman & CEO, Mesirow
Global Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Avis Lavelle | Moderator
Executive Director, Business Leadership Council
President & CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
About the Business Leadership Council: The BLC builds bridges in every arena to attain a strong foundation for business growth and development within the Black community. For more information, visit https://www.blcchicago.com/.
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