Building Back Better: Charting Economic Recovery for the Black Business Community & Crafting the Roadmap for Access to Capital for Black Entrepreneurs
Please join the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Groupon for a conversation around driving economic recovery for the Black Business Community which was disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Additionally, access to Capital continues to serve as one of the largest barriers to growth for Black Businesses, we will explore how to foster an inclusive ecosystem of economic support exclusively for the Black Business Community.
J.B. Pritzker, Governor – Video
Brian Fields, Chief Commercial Officer, Groupon – Remarks
Sylvia I. Garcia, Director, DCEO – Remarks – Remarks
Moderator: Yemi Akisanya, Global Head of DEI, Groupon
Ron Busby, President, CEO, and Founder, US Black Chambers, Inc.
Britney Robbins, CEO and Founder, The Gray Matter Experience
Eva Brown, Segment Leader, U.S. Bank
Donald Cravins Jr., Esq., Executive Vice President and COO, National Urban League
Stephen L. Davis, Chairman, The Will Group