Finance N Illinois
First-of-its-kind loan fund to benefit Chicago minority small business owners

First-of-its-kind loan fund to benefit Chicago minority small business owners

Related Midwest, Magellan Development, Sterling Bay, Clayco, the Chicago Federation of Labor and Chicagoland Associated General Contractors announced the creation of a program to guarantee capital for minority- and women-owned businesses in the construction and professional services industries. This first-of-its-kind, cross-industry effort represents an innovative initiative to increase diversity and inclusion in the development and construction industry by breaking down barriers to capital for small businesses and providing financial and operation support services.

Finance N Illinois
Kimberly Brisky;SomerCor

SomerCor names new managing director of communications and engagement

Chicago-based Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified Development Company (CDC) SomerCor has hired Kimberly Brisky as managing director of communications and engagement. Brisky is a public affairs professional with extensive experience in strategic communications, media relations and external affairs. She joins SomerCor to further elevate the organization’s standing as a leading SBA lender and economic development resource.