The following is the list names/locations of businesses featured during the series, BLACK OWNED:
Monday, September 21
GMA Construction (Chicago)
– Black owned construction firm, working on projects like “Pullman National Monument,” Old Cook County Hospital and University of Chicago. For more information on jobs at the company, visit GMAConstructiongroup.com.
Tuesday, September 22
Fitness Defined (Evanston)
– Finding ways to motivate/ exercise through a pandemic.
Wednesday, September 23
The Gynecology Institute
(South Loop & Hazel Crest)
– Dr Nicole Williams: Doctor helping women locally and in impoverished areas
Thursday, September 24
– Provides vegan meals on-the-go.
Friday, September 25
Luxurious Lathers (
– 27-year-old entrepreneur specializing in lotions, soaps and salts. Despite stores shutting down, saw big increase in online sales during pandemic/unrest
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