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Advancing Business UNusual at our September Meeting in Chatham

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Forging New Pathways in STEM for Chicago Students

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Working Across Your Supply Chain for Collective Change

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Re-envisioning Job Postings to Give a Fair Chance to All Applicants

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Discover revamped its background investigation process to reduce barriers to hiring

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Looking Forward, Looking Back at February Member Meeting

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Rethinking an employee perk uplifts local restaurants and the community

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Accenture and Chicago Apprentice Network Create Career Pathways

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Google Career Certificate holders find career path at Deloitte

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Rethinking Partnering

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Fifth Third Goes Beyond “Writing the Check”

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From Supplier Diversity to Business Diversity: Northern Trust Expands Procurement Beyond MBE/WBE Owners

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Protiviti partners with INROADS for an inclusive recruiting process

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HC3 Podcast: Business Unusual with Brian Fabes, Corporate Coalition of Chicago

‘Why we should give people with a criminal record a fair chance at getting hired’—new op-ed in Chicago Tribune

P33 and World Business Chicago Form Coalition to Help Laid-Off Tech Workers with H-1B Visas Find New Jobs in Chicago

Urban Institute: Exploring Capital Flows in Chicago

RFP for an Evaluation & Learning Partner

Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance celebrates 10 years of impact

Discover opens Chatham customer care and community center

A vibrant, prosperous economy calls for a new approach to business

How inadequate infrastructure fails some Chicagoans

For scalable impact, bigger and bolder actions required

'Coalition of the willing' meets a community in need

Chicago companies step up racial equity efforts to mark anniversary of George Floyd's death

Leaders in Chicago’s Business Community Announce Actions Underway to Advance Racial Equity

‘5/25 Move to Action’ pushing Chicago businesses to keep racial reckoning commitments'

Business UNusual in Chatham with Discover - September Corporate Coalition Meeting
Corporate Coalition member, Discover Financial Services's, hosted us at their Chatham campus to showcase Business UNusual in action. Discover Financial Services has been intentional in investing in community by creating a call center in Chatham and committing to create 1000 jobs by 2025.
Work of the Corporate Coalition- February 2023 Member Meeting
Interviews of Corporate Coalition members during our first meeting of the year highlight our shared vision and values for work to build equity.
31 October, 2022
Business UNUsual at the Blue Door Neighborhood Center Morgan Park
At our September member meeting, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois highlighted their firm's Morgan Park Blue Door community service center as a physical presence in the community and participation in the Corporate Coalition, helping to model Business UNUsual practices.
30 August, 2022
Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance celebrates 10 years of impact
The Chicago Workforce Funder Alliance celebrated their 10th anniversary, and last month they shared a video that highlights the Alliance's approach to its work and impact over the past decade.
16 July, 2020
A Conversation with Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot
Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, spoke to the Executives’ Club of Chicago to discuss building a COVID-19 Recovery Task Force to recover from the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
30 September, 2020
Chicago's Corporate Coalition: How Businesses are Working Together to Address Long-Standing Inequities
Brian Fabes, Cutis Reed of J.P. Morgan Chase, Audrey Williams-Lee of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and Deputy Mayor Samir Mayekar spoke to the Executives’ Club of Chicago about the Corporate Coalition and its goals.
29 July, 2021
Acting Collectively to Support Transformational Community Change
Julia Stasch (Senior Advisor), Denean Pillar-Jackson (Founding Executive Director of the Chicago Resiliency Network), Eileen Mitchell (President of AT&T Illinois) and Eric Patton (Senior Advisor) spoke at ChamberRVA Shared Values forum to discuss the Coalition’s work and the power of acting collectively with other leaders to make region wide progress.
19 January, 2021
Why We All Win with an Equitable Recovery
Gloria Castillo of We Rise Together, David Doig of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Martin H. Nesbitt of The Vistria Group, Anne Vela-Wagner of The Mars Wrigley Foundation, and Helene Gayle of The Chicago Community Trust conducted a roundtable on equitable recovery in Chicago with Executives’ Club.
7 May, 2021
Closing Capital Gaps
Gloria Castillo of We Rise Together, Calvin Holmes of Chicago Community Loan Fund, Curtis Reed of J.P. Morgan Chase, and Lyneir Richardson of Chicago TREND hosted a panel discussion, moderated by Julia Stasch, around ways to close capital gaps that create barriers to catalytic community development.
2 November, 2020
Purpose Driven Implications of a Segregated City
Kendra Freeman of the Metropolitan Planning Council, Paul C. Carlisle of Wintrust, Alden Loury of WBEZ, and Nadia Quarles of the University of Chicago spoke to The Executives’ Club of Chicago to discuss the implications of Chicagoland’s segregation.
11 May, 2021
Discover on Need for Equitable Corporate Commitment to Underinvested Urban Areas
Roger Hochschild, Chief Executive Officer and President of Discover Financial Services, spoke to the Executives’ Club of Chicago on the need for equitable corporate commitment to underinvested urban areas and how Discover is leading by example opening their new call center in Chatham, creating 1000+ jobs.
26th October, 2020
Invest South/West Anniversary
Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, celebrates the 1 year anniversary and accomplishments of Invest South/West.
Virtual Event

Showcasing Promising Talent Solutions 2023

Join the Corporate Coalition, the Executives’ Club, and our 10 partner organizations on Thursday, 9/28 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM for our third annual virtual Workforce Showcase. The Showcase is a business-to-business discussion to help companies create a more equitable, thriving workforces. Participants hear directly from and talk with business leaders who have implemented new practices and those exploring new challenges. This year's showcase includes new topics and new takes on previous topics, for example integrating young workers into the workplace, getting started with fair chance hiring, new models for tech talent, AI in the talent landscape, and more. Expect insights, connections, and practical information to enrich your thinking and inspire action.

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Signature Series - Second Chance Hiring Isn’t Charity, It’s Good Business

Join us for a conversation focused on the regulatory and reputation concerns that come with leveraging the often-untapped talent of those with criminal records. Jeff Korzenik, Chief Economist at Fifth Third Commercial Bank and author of “Untapped Talent: How Second Chance Hiring Works for Your Business and the Community,” will moderate this conversation. Registration & Networking: 4:00pm-4:30pm CT | Program: 4:30pm-5:30pm CT | Reception: 5:30pm-6:00pm CT Fifth Third Bank | 222 South Riverside Plaza, 32nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60606

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Dr. Bruce Perry: Emotional Regulation & Resilience in the Workplace

Dr. Bruce Perry will be joining the Chicago Resiliency Network virtually on Friday, March 3rd from 12:00 - 1:30 PM to discuss emotional regulation & resilience in the workplace.

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Showcasing Promising Talent Solutions

Hear directly from companies including Alinea, Discover, Eaton, Everywhere Wireless, Freedman Seating Company, JLL, Pete's Fresh Market, S&C Electric. They will be discussing new strategies for fair chance hiring, utilizing front-line managers as a key to retention, employer role in support services, becoming an employer of choice, retaining youth of color, public commitments spurring action, utilizing civic engagement to build the talent pipeline, and much more.