Under our new strategic plan, Chicago United’s Minority Business Partnership program, which includes The Five Forward Initiative™, expands our area of focus to a holistic approach to help minority businesses grow.
As revealed during the COVID-19 pandemic and through the trends of the last 10 years, we can see how minority businesses have been disproportionately affected. Through the Minority Business Partnership program, Chicago United will collaborate with strategic partners to provide MBEs programming, workshops and advice on capacity building. Additionally, we will connect MBEs with capital and government assistance for growth opportunities and strategic alliances.
Through The Five Forward Initiative™, Chicago United will continue to engage the corporate community in our common goal of strengthening the local economy and enhancing job creation. We will work one-on-one with your business to develop a customized plan that supports your business’ diversity goals.
To see more growth in the number of MBE launches and partnerships.
Goal #1: Restructure The Five Forward Initiative™ and expand Minority Business Partnerships.
Goal #2: Create a directive approach and customized plan for each partnership.
Goal #3: Connect MBEs to business development resources.
MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
The Minority Business Partnership Program is financially assisted by the Fifth Third Chicagoland Foundation.
Produced in part through funding provided by: