Uniting Communities & Resources for Business Wealth

Join us tomorrow morning, Saturday, March 18, on “The Wake Up” Radio Show on AM 1690 WVON! You can also listen in on IHeart Radio

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New Co-hosting – The Wake Up Show with the IL State Black Chamber on WVON 1690 from 9-10 am every 3rd Saturday! Tune in for a woman’s view on business!


Loretto Hospital Celebrates 100 Years! Join us on March 23, 2023. Register here!

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As we call attention to the need for more registered donors, we will ask our partners and the public to “Light it Up Purple” during April—to honor donors and their families who have given the gift of hope to those in need of organ & tissue transplants. This means lighting up windows, a front door, buildings, fountains and public spaces with purple light bulbs to publicly support donors and their families. 

There is a toolkit available with the following resources at giftofhope.org that you can use to support the campaign. They include: 

  • An article about National Donate Life Month and graphics you can share on your website, on social media, in a newsletter or in an email message [to your staff, customers, appropriate reference] 
  • An infographic and poster to download and print 
  • Donation and transplantation facts, and links to stories of donors, their families and transplant recipients to share in your communications with the link to register as a donor at www.giftofhope.org

This year, we ask everyone supporting the “Say Yes!” campaign to post messages of support and share stories and photos on social media—using the #SayYestoDonation hashtag and tagging @GiftofHope. Throughout April, we will engage with our #SayYestoDonation partners on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram, and share ongoing highlights, news and updates.  

Help us spread the word, honor donors and their families, and help others to register as organ, tissue and eye donors. 

Look for our new “Young Entrepreneur Magazine” coming soon!

Building supportive ecosystems for Black-owned US businesses –

McKinsey & Company

Entrepreneurship and business ownership—particularly of community-based businesses—are crucial ways to develop community wealth, for both business owners and the people they employ. Healthy Black-owned businesses could be a critical component for closing the United States’ Black–white wealth gap, which we project will cost the economy $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion (in 2018 dollars) per year by 2028. 

 The COVID-19 crisis, however, has further stressed Black-owned businesses and may cause the racial wealth gap to widen. This gap includes a $290 billion—and growing—opportunity to grow overall wealth by achieving revenue parity between Black- and white-owned businesses in addition to providing aid to small and medium-size businesses (SMBs)—those with up to 500 employees—with nonwhite owners… READ MORE

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