This Weekend in Chatham and Surrounding Area

Chatham Business Association Awards Gala
CBA is a Thought Leader in Community Transformation"

Celebration of serving the Business Community for 39 years
Hyatt Regency
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, Il 60601,
Friday September 16th, 2011, starting at 6:00pm
2011 Honorary Chair:The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor City of Chicago
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Chesterfield Community Council will host the 7th Annual "Silas Purnell College Expo"
Sept. 17
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuley Park Fieldhouse
90th and King Dr.

 This event is designed to expose high school students to admissions and financial aide representatives from a variety of Illinois Colleges and Universities and HBCU's. The late Silas Purnell is credited with assisting more than 60,000 students with financial aide and admissions to colleges and universities throughout the country. The event is FREE and open to the public. For more info visit:

September 17
10:30am - 2:00pm
Trinity United Church of Christ
400 W 95h
TUCC Parking Lot
Waste recycling day "CLEAN SWEEP" on this day recycle all used electronics, as well as, shred any documents no longer needed.

Greater Chatham Alliance Community Organization
September 17, 2011
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
St. James Lutheran Church
8000 S. Michigan

WVON 18th Annual Financial Seminar

September 17
9am to 5pm
Malcolm X College
1900 West Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL

Schedule of Events

9am to 10am
Re-Building Credit in a Recession
Many consumers have experienced a reduction in their credit scores due to the economy. This workshop will explain how individuals can improve their credit score while navigating challenging economic times.

10am to 11am
Surviving The First Five Years of Business
90% of new businesses fail in the first five years. Learn long-term strategies for small business survival and growth.

11am to 12:30pm
A Conversation with John Rogers
An interview with John Rogers, chairman and chief investment officer of Chicago-based money management firm, Ariel Investments. Mr. Rogers will cover topics including entrepreneurship, the importance of diversity in the financial market, and the latest trends in for individual investors.

1pm to 2pm
Tax Tips to Protect your Small Business
This workshop will share insights on necessary information to protect and maintain compliance of federal tax guidelines for micro entrepreneurs and small business owners.

2pm to 3pm
Social Media and Beyond - Advancing your business in the Digital Tech Age
In this new age of technology, learn how you and your business can increase clients and revenue through various new media platforms.

3pm to 4pm
Considering the current state of the housing market, this workshop will help attendees analyze the terms of their current mortgage and explore options that may result in loan modification, lower interest rates or a reduced mortgage payment.

4pm to 5pm
Maintaining Consumer Confidence in Urban America
With high unemployment and increasing financial disparities among African Americans, this workshop will explore the shift in spending, and current consumer trends amongst the important target sector.

6pm to 7pm ($30 in Advance; $40 at the Door)**
Keynote Speaker
Chairman and founder of RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television, Bob Johnson, will share his insights on the growing wealth gap amongst minorities and what America must do to protect the financial stability of its citizens.

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