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African American Business kickoff

6/13/2017, 9:41 a.m.
Joliet—The African American Business Association, a collaboration with the Joliet Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural gathering on July ...
The African American Business Association, a collaboration with the Joliet Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural gathering on July 20 at the Jacob henry Mansion. Joliet Chamber of Commerce

Joliet—The African American Business Association, a collaboration with the Joliet Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural gathering on July 20 at the Jacob henry Mansion.

The group will focus on serving the needs of African American owners, managers, employees, and individuals in Joliet in the areas of business and economic development, job readiness, professional development, and networking and special events.

Some of the goals are to “open new doors, develop future entrepreneurs, strengthen skills, and expand networks,” according to the chamber.

The group’s mission is, “To advocate for the creation, growth, and general welfare of African American businesses throughout the Joliet area, while fostering economic development in the African American communities.”

The event will take place on Thursday, July 20 at the Jacob Henry Victorian Ballroom, 20 S Eastern Ave., from 5 to 7 PM. The evening will include remarks, networking, complimentary hors’ d’oeuvres, and a cash bar.

There will be no charge to attend and participants are encouraged to help in spreading the word, said chamber representatives.

For more information contact the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry at 815.727.5371.