CHICAGO (CBS) — City officials have organized a major Small Business Expo for African-American entrepreneurs on Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the expo will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the South Shore Cultural Center, at 71st and South Shore Drive.
Business Affairs Commissioner Maria Guerra Lapacek said her agency regularly works with minority-owned businesses.
“The reason we’re doing this expo is to take all of the resources that we have at City Hall, and more, and bring them into the communities; and in particular, Saturdays for the African American community,” she said. “We’re very proud of the fact that Chicago has the largest number of African American-owned businesses of any geographic area.”