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10 Chicago Business People to Watch in 2020

Watch how these 10 executives shape Chicago’s business scene in 2020 through legal weed, electric cars and South and West side neighborhood redevelopment

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A New Program Prepares Execs for Nonprofit Boards

Philanthropic business leaders can get a crash course on the basics of serving on nonprofit boards through a new program from the United Way of Metro Chicago and the Northwestern University Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management.

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Austin Group Wins Millions To Bring Community-Driven Projects To Life

Under a new program, the city will be directing $750 million to develop the South and West sides over the next three years, Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently announced. And now corporations are backing the plan, too. (Block Club Chicago)

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CEO Turnover at UWs Hits More than 100

More than 100 affiliates of United Way have new chief executive officers (CEO) in place since the start of 2018. Considering that there are more than 1,100 affiliates in the United States, that might not sound like a lot but more than one-third of the departures are the result of retirements that have already taken effect or have been announced. (Non-profit Times)

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Local United Way merger with Chicago office to help bring 'wealth of resources' to Elgin area

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, COURIER NEWS - A merger set to be completed this summer between the United Way of Elgin and its counterpart in Chicago will result in increased dollars and streamlined services available to local people in need, officials said. (Chicago Tribune)

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United Way of Elgin merging with Metro Chicago agency

After 18 years at the helm of United Way of Elgin, Lynne Bosley will be retiring after an upcoming merger with United Way of Metro Chicago, which she hailed as a positive move. “The question was, ‘Do we want to survive or thrive? We know we can survive, but do we want to grow?'” Bosley said. “For so many reasons, it seemed to make sense.” (Daily Herald)

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United Way of Metro Chicago and United Way of Elgin Announce Merger

United Way of Elgin – which serves Elgin, South Elgin, Hampshire, Burlington, Pingree Grove, and La Fox – and United Way of Metro Chicago announced today that the two local organizations will merge. As of July 1, 2019, United Way of Metro Chicago will assume all responsibilities for the Elgin service area. (PR Newswire)

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Leadership Greater Chicago Announces The Daniel Burnham Fellowship and Inaugural Cohort

Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) unveils The Daniel Burnham Fellowship – an accelerated civic onboarding experience for senior executives, designed to inspire these leaders to mobilize and exert their combined influence and intellect to positively impact Chicago, its future, and the continued economic progress of the region. (Daily Herald)

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Lyft Will Offer Free Rides to Chicago Warming Stations This Week

On Wednesday, Chicagoans will experience record-breaking winter weather as the temperature dips well below zero. (It’ll be colder here than it is in Antarctica, if you haven’t already heard.) To prepare for the extreme conditions, Chicago businesses have shuttered and the city has set up emergency warming stations for those who don’t have a warm place to retreat to. ) (Timeout Chicago)

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United Way of Metro Chicago Welcomes Eithne McMenamin as Director of Public Policy & Advocacy

United Way of Metro Chicago, the largest private funder of human services in the Chicago region, has appointed Eithne McMenamin as Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, serving both United Way of Metro Chicago and United Way of Illinois, a statewide association of 50 local organizations. (United Way)

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Cicero, IL Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize for Efforts to Improve Health and Well-Being

Cicero, a suburb west of Chicago, is one of four winners of the 2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors communities for its unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives. (United Way)

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United Way of Metro Chicago Names Sean Garrett As President and CEO

United Way of Metro Chicago today announced that it has named Sean Garrett as President & CEO. He succeeds Wendy DuBoe, who announced in March that she was stepping down after six years in the role. Sean will assume leadership in October. (Globe Newswire)

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Auburn Gresham Elementary Principals Band Together To Raise Literacy Levels

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and United Way of Metro Chicago are working to transform the lives of neighborhood students, families through new Auburn Gresham GOLD initiative. (Block Club Chicago)

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