GreenTek Packaging Launches First-Ever Non-Plastic Disposable Utensils Made from Hemp

Made from all natural elements, including U.S.-grown industrial hemp, GreenTek Packaging LLC’s newly launched Hemptensils™ is the first in-kind brand of plant-based disposable utensils that, unlike wasteful plastic end-use products, won’t harm the environment, according to a news release.

Byron Allen Promotes The Weather Channel’s Melody Smalls To Executive Vice President Of Global Human Resources For Allen Media Group

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group recently announced the elevation of Melody Smalls to the new position of Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources. Smalls previously held the position of Chief Human Resources and Compliance Officer & Vice President/Head of ...

Work, Reimagined: ManpowerGroup Research Reveals What Workers Want Post COVID-19

Most workers believe the COVID-19 crisis marks the end of full-time work in the office and are looking for a hybrid model that blends work and home finds new research from ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN)

102% Upsurge in Risk for Depression Among U.S. Workers Since February

The risk for depression among U.S. workers has risen an alarming 102% since February, according to findings from the Mental Health Index. The escalating threat of developing a depressive mood disorder shows little sign of abating. Between June and July, ...

Walsh Construction completes historic transformation of Chicago’s old Cook County Hospital into dual branded Hyatt hotel

Walsh Construction, one of the largest contractors in the City of Chicago and across the United States, has completed the historic rehabilitation of the 104-year-old Cook County Hospital building, converting the building into a dual branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt ...

Ford and National Urban League Launch $600,000 Initiative to Help Black Small Business Owners Hardest Hit By COVID-19

The New York Urban League is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from Ford and The National Urban League to continue its work in support of small businesses in the wake of COVID-19.

50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned and -Led Companies Honored

The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), in collaboration with American Express, recently released the 13th annual ranking of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies. The companies on this year’s 50 Fastest list span a range of industries, including healthcare, technology, and consulting. ...

Wells Fargo Launches $400 Million Small Business Recovery Effort

Following an April 2020 industry-leading commitment to donate all gross processing fees from the Paycheck Protection Program, Wells Fargo recently unveiled the details of an approximately $400 million effort to help small businesses impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic keep ...

IDOT awards $38 million for local planning grants

The Illinois Department of Transportation recently announced the award of 52 grants totaling more than $38 million to support the planning efforts of long-range transportation projects across the state. New criteria this year provides funding to create economic opportunity and ...

Lowe’s opens applications for the first wave of its $25 million in minority small business grants

As thousands of small businesses struggle to keep their doors open and their employees paid amid economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) recently opened its first round of grant applications in its previously announced ...

Entrepreneur Empowering Millennials Through Real Estate and Financial Literacy

Pongee Barnes, born and raised on the south-side of Chicago, is a political-science graduate of Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. Barnes embarked on her real estate career as a college student in 2005 at the age of 20, buying her ...

Poets&Quants Names Best & Brightest MBAs For 2020

Poets&Quants, a news source for graduate business education, has released its 6th annual “Best & Brightest MBAs” feature, which honors 100 of the most accomplished full-time MBAs from the Class of 2020.

Essence Ventures Hires Caroline Wanga as New Chief Growth Officer

Essence Ventures, the independent Black-owned consumer technology company focused on merging content, community and commerce to meet the evolving cultural and lifestyle needs of people of color, recently announced that Caroline Wanga will be joining as Chief Growth Officer, effective ...

Study: The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Led to a Surge of Socially Responsible Behaviors

COVID-19 has had a radically positive impact on socially responsible behaviors, according to a special release of the Conscious Consumer Spending Index (#CCSIndex).

ESSENCE Study Reveals Key Insights Into the Impact of COVID-19 on the Lives, Behaviors and Outlooks of Black Women in the U.S.

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the nation in varying degrees, it is having a major impact on the daily lives of Black women