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Arthur M. Blank, Atlanta Falcons owner and chairman, today announced the addition of four new limited partners to the organization’s ownership group following approval from the NFL’s full ownership at league meetings in Nashville. The new limited partners, pending final closing of the agreements, are Rosalind Brewer, Dominique Dawes, Will Packer and Rashaun Williams. They join the current group of limited partners that includes Brian Barker, Ron Canakaris, Warrick Dunn, Doug Hertz, Alan Kestenbaum, Edward Mendel and Derek Smith. Brewer, Dawes, Packer and Williams have made their marks in corporate business,

The Business Leadership Council recently held its Q2 General Membership Meeting at the iconic Soldier Field. The event was hosted by the Chicago Bears and the team’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Warren. Attendees were treated to an enlightening conversation with Warren and World Business Chicago Board Vice-Chair Charles Smith, which yielded valuable insights on leadership and community engagement strategies. Chicago State University Zaldwaynaka (“Z”) Scott also highlighted the work at CSU and shared how members can advocate for and support the institution’s ongoing success. Here are some

     Today, H. J. Russell & Company (Russell) announced the promotion of Bryant Sharpe from Senior Preconstruction Manager to Director of Preconstruction for the construction division. In his new role, Sharpe manages a team of preconstruction managers and estimators and is responsible for project planning, the preconstruction processes, estimating, value engineering, constructability reviews and developing client proposal packages. "I am excited to see Bryant move into this position as a longtime Russell employee," said Michael Swick, vice president of construction, Russell. "Bryant has demonstrated a strong understanding of estimating, logistics and scheduling. He has also implemented innovative

Alvin Merrifield understands what it means to disrupt. By blending his cultural background and experiences in two dominant industries, technology and finance, Merrifield seeks to bring a unique approach to the social media industry. With his new venture YapIt, Merrifield encompasses content sharing, monetization, and health in one app. Currently in its beta stage, YapIt seeks to change how users benefit from the content they share and time they use on social media. “We use social monetization versus just social media,” Merrifield expressed. “Social media was created solely as

As we celebrate Mother's Day, a day dedicated to honoring the love, sacrifice, and resilience of mothers everywhere, it's imperative that we acknowledge the crisis of increasing preventable deaths among Black mothers. Despite advances in modern medicine, Black women continue to experience alarming rates of maternal mortality and morbidity, highlighting deep-seated disparities in healthcare access and outcomes. The statistics are staggering. The tragic reality is that Black women in Michigan are dying at more than 2.2 times the rate of White women due to pregnancy-related causes and Black

The Council for Quality Growth, in partnership with DeKalb County Government and the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, will host the 2024 State of DeKalb County Address on Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 11:30 AM at the brand new Assembly Studios in Atlanta. This year’s lunch and program is presented by Amazon, Decide DeKalb Development Authority, and the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority and will feature remarks from CEO of DeKalb County, Michael L. Thurmond. More than 650 Council and Chamber members, elected officials, businesses, residents, county staff, and partners

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch was unanimously recommended to serve as the new Proviso Township Committeeman in a meeting held this evening of the Executive Committee, replacing the late Karen Yarbrough. With the support of every local mayor, labor leaders from throughout the state, and active Democrats throughout the township, the Proviso Township Democratic Organization (PTDO) recommended to the Cook County Democratic Party that Speaker Welch be named Proviso Township Committeeman. Their recommendation is expected to be ratified by the full Cook County Democratic Party on Monday. “Karen

Roslyn Ellerbee, a prominent Black woman entrepreneur based in Atlanta who is the owner of three successful businesses, has been awarded the prestigious 2024 Enterprising Woman of the Year title. This esteemed recognition is a testament to her outstanding achievements and leadership in the business community. Roslyn is the owner of three successful businesses, including Express Errands & Courier, Dream Team Digital Marketing, and Manifesting Greatness with Roslyn V-360° Business Coaching, Roslyn Ellerbee has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to excellence and innovation. Her dedication to business development and marketing