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Michele Santiago
Black Wall Street USA
Midwest Regional Director
midwest@blackwallstreet.org
630.923.1454

Midwest Regional Board

Cherrard Cohen, MI
Maurice Mitchell, MI
Kristen Pierce, IL
Jemaine Thomas, MO
Mikkell White, IL

Midwest Regional Initiatives:

- A. BWS District Development
- B. 2016 African Progress Project
- C. 7THSEAL Stop The Killing Movement Tour
- D. BWS School Supply Drive
- E. Financial Literacy Program
- F. 7THSEAL Non-Profit
- G. 7THSEAL ORG. Relief Fund for Louisiana and Mississippi

Black Wall Street USA Midwest Region
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin

January 19th Power Luncheon

Black Buying Power Will Reach $1.3 Trillion in 2017

Paystack Helps African Businesses Accept Online Payments

God's Will Vs. Our Bullshit

2017 Top Black Business Events

New Member Book: Living Freedom: A Paradigm Shifter's Guide to Ending African American Genocide

America Without Black People

Black Independence Day

Black Wall Street Illinois 1st Annual State Convention in Greenwood Tulsa Oklahoma

Black Wall Steet Illinois convention & Tulsa Juneteenth celebration

Midwest Regional Brief

Black Wall Steet Chicago Honors Women's History Month

'Black Wall Street' targeting financial trading institutions
ABC News Chicago

$2.8 Trillion Black Wall Street Earning Potential

BWS Detroit: Community Empowerment Conference

BWS Milwaukee: Black Owned Business Round Table

Black Wall Street USA Global Conference Call - RECAP

Black Wall Street USA National January Power Lunch
National Office in Chicago

'Black Wall Street' targeting financial trading institutions
ABC News Chicago

$2.8 Trillion Black Wall Street Earning Potential

BWS Detroit: Community Empowerment Conference

BWS Milwaukee: Black Owned Business Round Table

Black Wall Street USA Global Conference Call - RECAP

Black Wall Street USA National January Power Lunch
National Office in Chicago

Black Wall Street National Power Lunch in Chicago

  Black Wall Street USA National Power Lunch
National Office in Chicago

Black Wall Street USA National Power Lunch
National Office in Chicago

  March Black Wall Street USA National Power Lunch
National Office in Chicago

Citibank sponsors National Power Lunch in Chicago

Former 9th Ward Alderman Robert Shaw at Power Luncheon

Black Wall Street USA National Holiday Mixer - Chicago |

Black Wall Street Midwest Regional Economic Summit - November 10th
Chicago, IL

Black Wall Street Districts In Chicago Summit
Chicago, IL

Rev. Willie T. Barrow to be Honored at Black Wall Street Chicago Fundraiser

National Black Wall Street USA October Women's Power Lunch
Thursday, October 24 at 1:00pm in CDT 4655 S. King Drive Suite #203

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
Business Plan Workshop Thursday, June 27, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. IL SBDC/Duman Center at JVS Chicago, 216 W. Jackson, 2nd Flr Training Room

Black Wall Street Chicago Midwest Power Luncheon
Power Luncheon
The National Black Wall Street USA Chicago Office invites you to a "Free June Power Lunch". Learn from the inventors that will be accompanying Ms. Opal Freeman (Board Member of the Chicago Inventors Association). They will share how they took their idea from cradle to a finished marketable/tangible product. Join us for a powerful afternoon of networking. Also learn about our Affordable Small Business Virtual Office Program. 4655 South King Drive suite #203

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
Business Plan Workshop
Thursday, June 6, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Chicagoland Chamber, 200 E. Randolph Street

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
Franchising Options for Entrepreneurs
There are over 3,000 franchises is the United States, in this workshop you will learn how to find and finance the franchise that meets your lifestyle and financial goals. Presented by John McLellan, President of FranNet Chicago. Tuesday, May 7, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. JVS Chicago, 216 W Jackson, 2nd Floor Training Room

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
Business Plan Workshop Thursday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Chatham Business Association, 806 E. 78th Street

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
Working Your Way Toward Financial Fitness
Are you ready to overcome the barriers to effective budgeting; to take control of your credit card debt and tackle the growing pile of bills on your desk? Then this innovative program is essential -it gives you the tools to take charge of your financial health and create your own plan for financial wellness. Following the presentation our Financial Fitness Team will be happy to make an appointment with you for an individualized, free financial fitness consultation. This free program is open to the community, and professionals who serve an older adult population. All programs subject to change. Thursday, May 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W Touhy Avenue. FREE.

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
Effectively Dealing with a Financial Crisis
Financial Crisis is a problem that many have never faced in their lives until now. What should you do about missing mortgage payments or mounting credit debt? How can you economize without destroying your lifestyle? Denial is not an option. Find out more in this very timely seminar. Thursday, April 25, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. JVS, 216 W. Jackson, 2nd Floor Training Room - FREE.

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
Small or Developing Businesses: The Cost of Labor & Employment Law & HR
In this workshop, learn how much misunderstanding or mishandling labor and employment law & human resources related matters can cost your small or developing business. Presented by Charles A. Krugel, Human Resources Attorney & Counselor; Labor & Employment Law on Behalf of Management. Thursday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. JVS Chicago, 216 W. Jackson, 2nd Floor Training Room FREE.

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
To Your Credit and Money Matters
This workshop will help you to understand your credit report, score and your current financial position. The instructor will also provide information on how to build and repair your credit history using the appropriate resources and tools so that you can be in the best financial position to open/start a business. Wednesday, April 24, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. JVS, 216 W. Jackson, 2nd Floor Training Room - FREE

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
Creating Wealth
This workshop will provide an overview of personal wealth-building strategies which includes setting financial goals, budgeting, and saving. Also included in this program is discussion on managing debt and understanding a credit report and credit scores. Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, IL - FREE.

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
How to Write a Business Plan
Want to launch or grow your business? Attend this seminar to receive insight, advice and guidance to prepare a business plan. You will save money and avoid countless mistakes by learning to plan from the ground up and write about your business. According to Ben Franklin, "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Let us help you prepare not to fail! Sponsored by Citi Community Development. Tuesday, April 23, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. JVS Chicago, 216 W. Jackson, 2nd Floor Training Room - FREE.

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
How to Write a Business Plan
Want to launch or grow your business? Attend this seminar to receive insight, advice and guidance to prepare a business plan. You will save money and avoid countless mistakes by learning to plan from the ground up and write about your business. According to Ben Franklin, "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Let us help you prepare not to fail! Sponsored by Citi Community Development Tuesday, April 23, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Skokie Public Library, 2nd Floor Business Center, 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL FREE.

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
Planning for Unmarried Couples Who Are Preparing for the Future
Keating Financial Advisory Services and Mark T. Neil and Associates will provide a two hour session on the topic of financial planning for federally unmarried couples and singles, including asset protection strategies, estate planning and asset sharing while living. This is a great opportunity to learn more about available financial strategies and to participate in a Q&A session with Vicki Dorgan and Mark Neil, a financial planner and attorney who concentrate on planning for singles and cohabitants. Monday, April 22, 5:00 pm JVS Chicago, 3525 W Peterson, Suite 400 FREE.

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
Cracking the Code: Social Media 101
Starting a business is daunting. Adding a social networking plan can be time consuming, but it doesn't have to be. Learn to use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in this beginner's social media workshop for business owners. Discover how to create an account and write an interesting profile. Bring your laptops or tablets to get started that day and increase your bottom line. Presented by La'Shon Anthony of visuals4u. She has over 15 years of experience as a consultant for small businesses & non-profits. Sponsored by Citi Community Development. Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 p.m. JVS Chicago, 216 W Jackson, 2nd Floor Training Room FREE. Due to the popularity of this workshop, you must RSVP.

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
How to Write a Business Plan
Want to launch or grow your business? Attend this seminar to receive insight, advice, and guidance to prepare a business plan. You will save money and avoid countless mistakes by learning to plan from the ground up and write about your business. According to Ben Franklin, "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Let us help you prepare not to fail. Presented during Encore Entrepreneurship Month. Thursday, April 18, 10:00 a.m. JVS Chicago, 216 W. Jackson, 2nd Floor Training Room FREE.

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
Starting a Small Business in Illinois
This workshop will acquaint you with the basic procedures for opening a business in Illinois. You will also receive information designed to answer your questions about the legalities, regulations, and requirements of operating a small business. Presented during Encore Entrepreneurship Month. Sponsored by Citi Community Development. - Thursday, April 11, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - JVS Chicago, 216 W Jackson, 2nd Floor Training Room - FREE.

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
Introduction to QuickBooks
QuickBooks has become the industry standard for businesses of all sizes to track their income, expenses, and banking. Find out if this is something you need as you create and grow your business. Tuesday, April 9, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - JVS Chicago, 216 W Jackson, 2nd Floor Training Room FREE.

Black Wall Street Chicago 47th Street
Business Plan Workshop
Thursday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Quad Communities Development Corporation SSA #47 Held at Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL 60653 - FREE

Dr. Michael Carter Addresses the Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Chicago's WVON-AM

New Black Wall Street District Chicago 47th St. Facebook Page

Black Wall Street Chicago Black Economic and Public Policy Summit

New Black Wall Street District Chicago 47th St. Facebook Page

National Black Political Convention held in Gary, IN on March 10, 1972

Open House: New BWS Chicago and Black Wall Street USA Midwest Regional Office

Black Wall Street USA opens Midwest Regional Office

2011 Black Wall Street USA Convention Recap

New Black Wall Street District Kansas City Facebook Page

Buying Black Makes Good Sense

Chicago Defender: 2010 Convention looked at "State of Black Businesses"

USAToday: Prayer Breakfast For Black Wall Street USA National Leader

Chicago Now!: Black economic empowerment and the effort to sustain an increase Black owned businesses

New Black Wall Street District Chicago/Midwest Facebook Page

Remembering Black Wall Street

National Symposium on racial violence and reconciliation slated in Tulsa

Go Fund the Movement for the Next 300 Years

Black Wall Street USA National March Power Lunch
Chicago | Recap

Black Wall Street USANational February Power Luncheon
Chicago

Chicago Defender: Black Wall Street District gets nod from state Senate

Black Wall Street USA National Mixer - Chicago  

Black Wall Street Chicago Midwest Regional Economic Summit

Black Wall Street Districts In Chicago Summit

Black Wall Street Chicago Fundraiser

Black Wall Street Chicago Black Economic and Public Policy Summit

Black Wall Street Peoria Million Father March

Black Wall Street Peoria River City Soul Fest

Black Wall Street Chicago Summit
4th Year Anniversary Black Wall Street Chicago

Illinois Fathers 3rd annual Fatherless Day Rally
The bill, HB1604, is a parental visitation interference bill and Illinois Fathers are hoping to have the shared parenting bill passed Illinois Fathers wishes to name in honor of NBA star Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat. Illinois Fathers encourages everyone to come out and support them on May 10, 2011 at 9:30 at the State Capitol Building on the corner of 2nd and Capitol Ave. State Capitol Building, Springfield, IL Details

Black Wall Street Chicago Summit XV

Black Wall Street Chicago  Professional Business Mixer

Black Wall Street Chicago Summit XIV Black Wall Street Chicago Meet & Greet  Dr. Michael Carter, national president's welcome reception

Circuit Court of Cook County Black Wall Street District Chicago Proclamation

Illinois Senate Passes Resolution SR 0432 Recognizing Black Wall Street District Chicago

Dr. Michael Carter @ Black Wall Street Chicago Summit I
Sankofa Culture Center
5820 W Chicago  - Chicago

State Senator Donne Trotter of Illinois issued a proclamation recognizing the Black Wall Street District in Chicago.

Black Wall Street Chicago
Dr. Michael Carter gave Keynote Address at Black Wall Street Chicago Summit XI
"Possess the Land". Homan Square
3333 West Arthington - Chicago

Dr. Carter Visits Black Wall Street Chicago

Economic Summit Series
Dr. Michael Carter, Sr. National Chairman Keynote Address Black Wall Street Chicago Summit at the Prince Hall Masonic Temple at 809 East 42nd Place

Black Wall Street Economic Summit - Chicago

Dr.. Michael Carter, Sr. to Keynote Economic Summit in Chicago

 


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