Friday, March 2, 2012


Alderman Michael D. Chandler, in conjunction with the Lawndale Business & Local Development Corporation (LBLDC), presented a breakfast forum meet & greet for West Side businesses at The Roscoe Company headquarters, located at 3535 West Harrison Street. The breakfast was convened to give 24th Ward businesses an opportunity to discuss concerns, obtain valuable information on city and state small business programs and assistance. Representatives of the Chicago Police Department were also present to field questions about crime and public safety, and discuss programs available to local businesses. More than 60 business owners, government employees, and representatives of community organizations and agencies attended the breakfast. “I am delighted to have this opportunity to interact with our local businesses in this type of forum,” Alderman Chandler said. “It is important for me to hear your concerns, and to discuss with organizations like the Lawndale Business & Local Development Corporation programs and services available to local businesses to help improve and enhance the climate of the 24th Ward.” Eric Strickland, LBLDC Executive Director, responded, “We are pleased to partner with 24th Ward Alderman Michael D. Chandler and The Roscoe Company to sponsor this important event. We thank Alderman Chandler for his leadership and commitment in working to bring local businesses together to enhance, promote, and expand the business development climate and opportunities here in the 24th Ward.” James Buik, President of The Roscoe Company, said it was a pleasure hosting the breakfast and his company looks forward to working closely with the Alderman and area businesses. Among businesses attending the breakfast were: Jimmy G’s Restaurant, Creative Hair Salon, Safeway Construction Company, Saint Anthony Hospital, Nationwide Furniture Wholesalers, MAACO Auto Body, Charter Steel Corp., Commonwealth Edison, Able Electropolishing, United Quick Corp., GATTO Industries, as well as the Chicago Dept. of Housing & Economic Development, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, U.S. Postal Service, and Ill. Dept. of Employment Security. Alderman Chandler concluded the breakfast saying, “It is my intention to have this type of business forum on a quarterly basis as I work with the local businesses in the 24th Ward to become more successful now and into the future. I am committed to providing every possible business development resource we can identify to maintain, increase, and expand business and employment opportunities within the 24th Ward.”

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