A Greater Chatham Initiative program

Media – Info

For 22 food business entrepreneurs we’ll create business income growth, higher wages for workers and decrease local restaurant leakage in 2020. Providing integrated services to largely mature food businesses owned by people of color, addressing acute barriers that hamper their growth.

FoodLab Chicago Info Sheet

FoodLab Chicago will build upon FoodLab Detroit’s strong record. FoodLab Detroit has served over 100 Detroit food businesses. 55% were operated by people of color. FoodLab Chicago’s business curriculum will highlight best practices that have been executed by African American entrepreneurs who have mature businesses and the elite group that has achieved $1 million in annual sales.

8/21/20 WGN News

How 75th Street is surviving –
Henry Grabar

9/5/20 ABC 7 Chicago

75th Street Boardwalk opens in Chatham made from recycled plywood

10/30/20 CBS News

Chatham Businesses Thriving Despite Indoor Dining Ban – Steven Graves

10/30/20 ABC

Restrictions on bars and restaurants take effect Josephine’s, Lem’s BBQ

10/31/20 NBC

Celebrating Halloween Safely on 75th Street

5/7/21 CBS

South Side Entrepreneurs – Jaidah Wilson-Turnbow – Frances Cocktail Lounge