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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Season of Giving 2019

Sean Garrett, President & CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, and Tevonne Ellis, Program Director for Claretian Associates in South Chicago talk with Craig Dellimore about the difficulties facing social service groups, as donations decline. But they also discuss Chicago’s efforts to revitalize the South and West sides and why that is a hopeful sign.

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.

Crain’s 40 Under 40 – Sean Garrett

Meet the 2019 class. The one thing they have in common? None has yet celebrated their 40th birthday. Inspiring? You bet. Read on for more on Crain’s 2019 40 Under 40 class.

United Way of Metro Chicago and Ashley Homestores’ Hope to Dream Program Provide Over 140 Childeren with New Beds

With the help of United Way’s community partners, Hope to Dream, the official charity of Ashley HomeStores across North America, provided a bedframe, mattress, sheet set, comforter and pillow to those most in need.

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Lightfoot to shift $750 million to South and West sides

Mayor Lori Lightfoot gave her first hints at what her economic development plans look like, announcing that the city would rechannel $750 million in existing funds to priority areas on the city’s South and West sides. (Crain’s)