Have you ever wondered how a company seemingly grew overnight?  Do you want to learn some key decisions or processes others made to effectively impact growth in their company? Dr. Denitra Griffin, CEO of the Always Giving Back Foundation, will be among five female entrepreneurs answering these questions at a panel on Wednesday, October 2.

The National Association of Women’s Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago invites you to engage with a panel of female business owners who are catapulting their businesses to new levels. These entrepreneurs are leading their companies to remarkable growth after completing the 10,000 Small Businesses program. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn valuable lessons from these growth-minded exectuives when they share what helped them rise to the top!

 

Hi world!  I am Kaya Thomas, a rising senior, and AGB Summer Business Intern. Last week on July 25, 2019, I attended the Young Professional Panel hosted by the AGB Foundation. After enjoying some appetizers, meeting some of the AGB scholars and hanging out with my fellow interns, I had the pleasure of hearing the YOUNGEST New York Stock Exchange Trader and trailblazer, Lauren Simmons.

The AGB Foundation did a wonderful job seeking out such an amazing young woman to speak to us. I had the pleasure of not only listening to Lauren Simmons speak, but also meeting her.  Her story really resonated with me. She spoke about growing up as an introvert who later blossomed into a dynamic young woman. She forced herself to network more and get out of her shell.  She was so real about her experiences. Though she worked on the trading floor she surprisingly had a sweet demeanor. In our short conversation about my future plans she actively listened and shared gems I am extremely grateful for.

The night overall was very well organized and enjoyable. Anyone who didn’t come out really missed out on not just free food, but getting to network with some amazing individuals. This was an experience of a lifetime!

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To all potential applicants, that were unable to open the scholarship and internship applications, please download the fillable PDF forms below. Due to this discrepancy, the deadline is now May 6, 2019! 
If there are any questions please feel free to call the office at 773-239-2227.

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AGB Foundation presents a financial literacy event for young minority professionals on April 25, 2019

We all have preconceived notions about money that affect our spending habits. Is your ‘money mindset’ driving you forward or holding you back? If you’re a young, minority professional in Chicago, we invite you to attend the Always Giving Back Foundation’s upcoming workshop on financial literacy, “Money Mindset.” The free event will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 6:30 pm.

Join us for this educational event to gain insight on money management and the fundamentals of wealth, including homeownership, credit repair, and life insurance. You’ll also have opportunities to network, win a raffle, and enjoy complimentary appetizers.

This workshop from the Always Giving Back Foundation is part of our Family First program, which seeks to provide support for young minority professionals and entrepreneurs.

 

 

 

announcing Feb. 7 panel about Love & Business

Can you mix business with pleasure? Find out at the third installment of the AGB Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Panel series. Join us for Love & Business, a workshop that reveals the secrets to successful business launch, management, and growth when your life partner also happens to be your business partner. This free event is ideal for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit who is considering going into business with a loved one.

Love & Business will be held on Thursday, February 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Persona, 408 S. Wells St., in Chicago. Come out to enjoy appetizers, raffle, door prizes and insight from some of Chicago’s business leaders and power couples. The panel includes speakers from AGB Investigative Services and Joshua Mercer Insurance.

SECURE THE BAG! Join Always Giving Back Foundation’s financial literacy discussion tailored for entrepreneurs, where we will review the best tips for budgeting, investing, and retirement. REGISTER TODAY! https://agbfd.z2systems.com/event.jsp?event=2

In case you missed the entrepreneurship jewels dropped at Always Giving Back Foundation’s “Side Hustle 101: Tips to Getting Your Business Off the Ground” September event, click on the link and take a look!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiGF9EP3M2Y

Maybe that will get you to join us Wednesday, October 24 for our Securing the Bag event. You don’t want to miss TWO events.  Register here to attend:  https://agbfd.z2systems.com/event.jsp?event=2&

What a night!  Thank you so much for supporting our mission of providing access and opportunities to inner city Chicago.  We raised money to support the 2018 Summer Business Interns and our AGB Scholars.

We will like to extend a special thank you to Art Norman who served the crowd with humor and excitement along with some of Chicago’s professional athletes who spoke about giving back and their commitment to youth.

The night would not have been complete without our sponsors, AGB Investigative Services, PFS, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois in Chicago.

See the gallery of photos by clicking here.  For those of you who were unable to attend the event and will like to view our VIDEO and contribute DONATE HERE.

Thank you again, and I hope you join us December 2018 as we continue to support the growth and development of our Chicago minority youth.