Chicago companies invented many of today’s business practices—now C Suite leaders are reinventing them.
Companies are replacing business as usual with new ways to align business operations and equity in hiring, real estate development, procurement, finance and other areas to achieve great results
As one of the first financial institutions to establish a foundation, Fifth Third has a long history of philanthropy. But to make transformative progress toward equity, especially in communities that have experienced sustained disinvestment, they knew they needed a different strategy.
The Chicago Workforce Funder Alliance recently 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. Check it out- and congratulations to all involved in this work!
Congrats to Co-chair Roger Hochschild & Discover on the grand opening last week of the Chatham Customer Care Center, at 85th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. The new call center puts 1,000 jobs in the community and it includes the 13,000 square foot Shine Bright Community Center.
On May 25, the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer, the Chicago Community Trust and the Corporate Coalition of Chicago launched “5/25 Move to Action,” pushing businesses to address systemic racism.
Our final member meeting of the year takes place 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 with reception to follow. Deputy Mayor Samir Mayekar will give us an update on Invest South/West and other City of Chicago priorities. Virtual AND In-person invites have been sent, if you have not done so already, please RSVP via the updated calendar invites. Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.