Cook County Commission on Social Innovation

Cook County Commission on Social Innovation The Commission makes actionable policy recommendations to the Cook County Board and the County’s agencies and departments related to social enterprises
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Cook County is taking a page out of the social enterprise playbook. The county’s new Commission on Social innovation is chartered to incubate actionable policy recommendation that would create and sustain innovative solutions to increasingly daunting social problems. And if a social enterprise is defined the way Social Enterprise Alliance sees it — as an initiative that marries the social mission of a nonprofit or government program with the market-driven approach of a business — the Commission on Social Innovation certainly qualifies. While public- and social-sector programming has improved the lives of countless people, increasingly so have market-based strategies. So the commission — as thought leader, convener, collaborator and catalyst — will empower social-purpose businesses, impact investors, nonprofits and philanthropists, each defining success in terms of both financial and social returns. The commission’s tools include all those that social enterprises customarily put to work. It will catalyze impact investment. It will leverage philanthropy. It will be guided by empirical data. It will hear from subject-matter experts and will seek to apply models that have been effective elsewhere. And it will scale those solutions that prove out. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, chair of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation. The commission has its work cut out for it. The nation’s second largest county, serving 5.25 million residents including all the residents of Chicago, is under enormous stress. The Cook County Department of Public Health recently reported that the county’s south and west districts suffered an unemployment rate of around 12 percent. Nearly 30 percent of the population lives at less than 20 percent of the federal poverty level, and roughly 26 percent of adults over the age of 25 in the Department’s jurisdiction don’t have a high-school diploma. Violent crime plagues the county, particularly in its poorest precincts where too many people are incarcerated and too few rehabilitated. Yet the commission has good reason to believe its efforts will effectively drive positive social change. Its members are visionary disruptors. And the county’s resources are rich; its talent pool abundant; and its nonprofit, business and investment communities deeply committed to social progress. So, multi-stakeholder and cross-sector social ventures are well within the commission’s reach. Among the commission’s targets are the Illinois Medical District, the largest in the nation, which the commission plans to help spawn mission-driven, health-related business; and the Illinois International Port District with which the commission intends to collaborate to revitalize the Port of Chicago, collateral damage of de-industrialization. The goal is not only to maximize its commercial potential in concert with other Great Lakes ports, but also to maximize its social potential as an engine of economic development in the distressed communities it borders. Marc J. Lane, vice chair of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation. Marc J. Lane, vice chair of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation. The commission will evaluate opportunities to help county residents in food deserts band together to build and maintain neighborhood stores. They might adopt membership models, connect with local businesses or nonprofits, and even rely on newly sanctioned crowd-funding opportunities. The commission also intends to work constructively with the Cook County Land Bank Authority, supporting the efforts of social entrepreneurs and investors eager to redevelop and reuse vacant, abandoned, foreclosed and tax delinquent properties throughout the county in an effort to promote affordable housing, economic development, conservation and job creation. And in conjunction with the Chicago chapter of Social Enterprise Alliance, the commission will soon offer capacity building workshops for nonprofit leaders throughout the county. These initiatives and others the commission considers won’t be zero-sum transactions. The commission’s aim is nothing short of transformation.

Mission: The Commission makes actionable policy recommendations to the Cook County Board and the County’s agencies and departments to create, scale, sustain and fund novel solutions to social problems.

The Lane Report, July 2020
07/01/2020
As COVID-19 spreads, Chicago's economic sectors converge

The Lane Report, July 2020

Government is expanding its function beyond funding the programs it supports and tightening or loosening regulations. Increasingly, it’s stepping up as an innovative and disruptive agent of change.

Small business owners are encouraged to join Cook County Government tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.to learn about how to get your...
06/24/2020

Small business owners are encouraged to join Cook County Government tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.to learn about how to get your Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiven during the "Loan Forgiveness for the Paycheck Protection Program" webinar.

This webinar will be presented in Spanish. Materials will available in English, Mandarin, Hindi, and Polish in the coming weeks following the webinar.

Hosted by Cook County, National Partnership for New Americans, and Self-Help, as part of the Community Recovery Initiative technical assistance program.

Register here: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1338517&tp_key=6b0efbf7ab&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Join Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, and other municipal e...
06/22/2020

Join Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, and other municipal economic development leaders tomorrow for a webinar on the County's equitable economic recovery plan and response to COVID-19.

Register at the following link:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/990935262150529291

As COVID-19 spreads, Chicago's economic sectors converge
06/12/2020
As COVID-19 spreads, Chicago's economic sectors converge

As COVID-19 spreads, Chicago's economic sectors converge

Government is expanding its function beyond funding the programs it supports and tightening or loosening regulations. Increasingly, it’s stepping up as an innovative and disruptive agent of change.

The Lane Report, June 2020
06/02/2020
Let’s rethink 'Rebuild Illinois'

The Lane Report, June 2020

To fund the program, the state planned to rely on bond proceeds and revenue from increased taxes, fees and gambling. But that was before the Governor predicted that COVID-19 will leave Illinois with a $7 billion budget shortfall over the next two years. Although Congress is being pressed to pass an....

Let’s rethink 'Rebuild Illinois'
05/12/2020
Let’s rethink 'Rebuild Illinois'

Let’s rethink 'Rebuild Illinois'

Illinois’ crumbling infrastructure represents the best opportunity to rebuild the state’s struggling communities.

Tomorrow: Friday, April 24th at 10:00 am, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Illinois Business Immigra...
04/23/2020

Tomorrow: Friday, April 24th at 10:00 am, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition will host a webinar entitled "Document Preparation for the Paycheck Protection Program 2.0" to provide application assistance and updates on the renewal of the Paycheck Protection Program.

Register Here to Join: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1309060&tp_key=52882d38ae

Next Tuesday, Social Innovation Ex-Officio Advisor Peter Creticos will be facilitating "Organizing for the Day After: Wo...
04/17/2020
Organizing for the Day After: Work After the Pandemic Crisis

Next Tuesday, Social Innovation Ex-Officio Advisor Peter Creticos will be facilitating "Organizing for the Day After: Work After the Pandemic Crisis" a webinar with civic leaders in social innovation and entrepreneurship; community-based services; workforce, community and economic development; and government.

The webinar will be hosted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 3:00PM to 5:00PM

The webinar presenters will be:
Facilitator: Peter Creticos, Institute for Work and the Economy
Presenter: Hye Jin Rho, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
Presenter: Geoffrey Hewings, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignl

Register at the eventbrite link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organizing-for-the-day-after-work-after-the-pandemic-crisis-tickets-2260292596?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTk0ODcxMjIvTmFkaWEuSXNtYWlsQGNvb2tjb3VudHlpbC5nb3YvMA%3D%3D%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend

Eventbrite - Institute for Work and the Economy - Achieving the Promise of Work presents Organizing for the Day After: Work After the Pandemic Crisis - Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - Find event and ticket information.

Commission Member Geri Aglipay will be featured in webinars today and tomorrow, April 13th and 14th, regarding COVID-19 ...
04/13/2020

Commission Member Geri Aglipay will be featured in webinars today and tomorrow, April 13th and 14th, regarding COVID-19 and small businesses.

April 13, 2:00PM -
Senator Tammy Duckworth, Small Business Majority, and the Illinois SBDC Network for "Illinois Small and Micro-business Online Roundtable in response to COVID-19.
Register at
https://app.livestorm.co/small-business-majority/illinois-small-and-micro-business-online-roundtable-in-response-to-covid-19

April 14 , 10:00AM-
Small Business Majority and the US Small Business Administration has a national webinar that will go more in-depth with updates.

To register for the small Business Majority online events with Senator Duckworth on April 13 and the SBM-SBA webinar on April 14, visit: https://smallbusinessmajority.org/covid-19-daily-updates-for-small-businesses

The Paycheck Protection Program is part of the Federal #CARES Act, created to support small businesses that need assista...
04/06/2020
WEBINAR: Paycheck Protection Program Implementation and Troubleshooting - 1301194

The Paycheck Protection Program is part of the Federal #CARES Act, created to support small businesses that need assistance to pay their employees during the COVID-19 Crisis.

There are two upcoming webinars for those looking to learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program:

- April 7th at 12:00PM

American Business Immigration Coalition - ABIC, National Partnership for New Americans, Illinois Restaurant Association and national partners will host: "The Paycheck Protection Program Implementation and Troubleshooting".
Register at this link: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1301194&tp_key=6b313585e3
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- April 8th at 9:30AM

Cook County Bureau of Economic Development will host "How the Paycheck Protection Program Impacts Small Businesses in Cook County"
Register at this link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2327011213033337867

Social Innovation Commission Member Geri Aglipay will be a guest speaker at a webinar hosted by Small Business Majority ...
03/27/2020

Social Innovation Commission Member Geri Aglipay will be a guest speaker at a webinar hosted by Small Business Majority and the U.S. Small Business Association today at 3:00pm.

This webinar will feature experts in small business assistance and advocacy who will provide information for small businesses in our region regarding what options are available to help them address the impacts of COVID-19.

Register here: https://app.livestorm.co/small-business-majority/resources-and-policy-updates-for-midwest-great-lakes-small-businesses-impacted-by-covid-19

Cook County has begun a new COVID-19 response page with information on efforts to support small businesses. This site in...
03/25/2020
COVID-19 Response - Information for the Business Community | CookCountyIL.gov

Cook County has begun a new COVID-19 response page with information on efforts to support small businesses. This site includes informative webinars, including a webinar tomorrow from 12:00-1:00PM on business responses to COVID-19.

Please visit the site link below for more details: https://www.cookcountyil.gov/content/covid-19-response-information-business-community

This is a challenging time and an ever-changing landscape for our communities. Business as usual no longer exists. Business owners are worried about keeping their businesses afloat and families are worried about how they’ll pay rent and other necessities in the coming weeks. The purpose of this pa...

I was deeply saddened to learn this past week of the passing of Marc Loveless. For years, I have worked with Marc on the...
03/13/2020

I was deeply saddened to learn this past week of the passing of Marc Loveless. For years, I have worked with Marc on the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation. He was a trailblazing and devoted leader and civil and LGBTQ rights activist, and a pleasure to be around. Marc's presence will be missed by many, but the impact of his service and the inspiration of his legacy will live on.

My thoughts are with Marc's family and loved ones. May he rest in eternal peace.

-Commissioner Alma Anaya, Chair of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation

Our very own Social and Human Capital Committee Chair, Rodger Cooley of the Chicago Food Policy Action Council, was a pa...
01/25/2020

Our very own Social and Human Capital Committee Chair, Rodger Cooley of the Chicago Food Policy Action Council, was a panelist at the 10th Annual UIC Urban Innovation Symposium.

He, along with representatives from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Urban Growers Collective, discussed the fight for food justice, Good Food Purchasing policies in Chicago and Cook County, and applying racial & social equity frameworks to urban planning in order to increase food access for all communities.

During the December meeting of the Commission on Social Innovation we welcomed new Commissioner, Kristi De Laurentiis of...
12/18/2019

During the December meeting of the Commission on Social Innovation we welcomed new Commissioner, Kristi De Laurentiis of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association. Our presenter, Jay Readey, the Managing Director of RW-ventures, discussed the plans of the Southland Development Authority.

Thank you to all who joined.

Cook County Commission on Social Innovation's cover photo
12/18/2019

Cook County Commission on Social Innovation's cover photo

In last month's meeting of the Commission on Social Innovation we were joined by a representative of the City of Chicago...
10/03/2019

In last month's meeting of the Commission on Social Innovation we were joined by a representative of the City of Chicago Clerk Anna Valencia's Office and we learned from the expertise of our Commission member Christyn Freemon.

Join us for this month's meeting on October 17, 2019. Cook County Commission on Social Innovation October Meeting

The Lane Report, October, 2019
10/01/2019
#MeToo Safeguards Come to Illinois

The Lane Report, October, 2019

Illinois has joined a growing list of states that have enacted laws to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Effective January 1st, the Workplace Transparency Act will prohibit the use of nondisclosure or non-disparagement agreements that prevent employees, contractors and consultants from maki...

09/17/2019

Many thanks to my friend Scott M Curran for inviting me to guest lecture at his “Lawyers as Social Innovators” Course at Chicago-Kent College of Law on October 16.

The Lane Report, September, 2019
09/05/2019
Is Shareholder Primacy Dead?

The Lane Report, September, 2019

In a 1970 essay for The New York Times, economist Milton Friedman famously argued that a company has no "social responsibility" to the public or society; its only responsibility is to its shareholders, a view he justified by considering to whom, in his judgment, a company and its executives are acco...

Many thanks to Elena Hermanson for her very generous review of The Mission-Driven Venture: Business Solutions to the Wor...
08/20/2019
Nonprofit Book Review: The Mission Driven Venture

Many thanks to Elena Hermanson for her very generous review of The Mission-Driven Venture: Business Solutions to the World’s Most Vexing Social Problems.

The Mission-Driven Venture: Business Solutions to the World’s Most Vexing Social Problems is for anyone not satisfied with the current…

Thank you to our July Social Innovation meeting presenter, Alberto Rincon. A recent Harvard Kennedy School graduate, Alb...
07/25/2019

Thank you to our July Social Innovation meeting presenter, Alberto Rincon. A recent Harvard Kennedy School graduate, Alberto researched how the Commission on Social Innovation can serve as a driver of equity initiatives in Cook County.

Mr. Rincon shared his findings in a report entitled "Equity in Cook County" and engaged Commission members with potential paths on developing equity-driven legislation.

The Lane Report, June, 2019
06/04/2019
The United Nations Empowers Young Corporate Leaders to Drive Positive Social Change

The Lane Report, June, 2019

By Marc J. LaneBy Marc J. LaneCorporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. By incorporat...

05/09/2019

On May 28 I’ll be honored to host a delegation of prominent Chinese social entrepreneurs including Ruoyun Wang, co-founder of Gobeyond, and Miao Shiming, founder of WABC, to highlight American efforts to foster a thriving Social Impact Ecosystem.

Thank you for another successful and productive year at the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation! Our annual repo...
11/30/2018
Meetings

Thank you for another successful and productive year at the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation! Our annual report was recently released and can be found at the link below.

A special thanks to all of the Commissioners, partner organizations, and members of the public who have guided our work and brought fresh and important ideas to Cook County.

http://www.cookcountymission.com/meetings.html

The Commission recommended that Cook County agencies and departments, led by the Cook County Department of Public Health, create a multi-year plan to address inequities in food purchasing and food systems. The Resolution was approved by the Cook County Board in May 2018.

We are thrilled that the Commission on Social Innovation unanimously approved the Proposed Resolution Supporting the Dev...
09/26/2018

We are thrilled that the Commission on Social Innovation unanimously approved the Proposed Resolution Supporting the Development of Worker Cooperatives in Cook County, IL and the proposal has now been filed for consideration with the Board of Commissioners for the October meeting.

This is a groundbreaking proposal for the worker cooperative movement and we are honored to be a part of this effort. Thank you to the members of the Financial Capital Committee (Wendy Kroeker Raymer, Ana Guajardo Carrillo, Xochitl Espinosa, Morgan Malone), the expertise of Prof. Renee Camille Hatcher from the Business Enterprise Law Clinic - BELAW at The John Marshall Law School, Dr. Stacey Sutton from University of Illinois at Chicago, and the support of Social Innovation Commissioner and Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza, 10th Ward.

On August 16, 2018, the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation learned that there are currently an estimated 350 wo...
08/17/2018

On August 16, 2018, the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation learned that there are currently an estimated 350 worker cooperative enterprises throughout the country, with over 60% owned by people of color and women. Worker cooperatives can serve as a tool for workforce and job creation that can empower populations that traditionally have limited access to employment.

The Commission will continue discussing the Financial Capital's Proposed Resolution which would formalize support for worker cooperatives in Cook County.

The Commission on Social Innovation would like to thank the public who attended the meeting and their support for this effort. We are also grateful to the Illinois Worker Cooperative Alliance, the Business Enterprise Law Clinic - BELAW at The John Marshall Law School, and the leadership of our Financial Capital Committee Members for their work promoting the conversation on worker cooperatives in Cook County.

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Capital way to end 2019 Chicago Hip-Hop Heritage Month and Cook County Urban Fine Arts Month Thursday at Powderhorn Lake in suburban Burnham with DJ Titan accompanying the footwork and other hip-hop dance and acoustic West African instrumentation to capoeira at the very first Teen Exploration Day Hip-Hop. Pavilion partner Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago helped everyone from their tent to MWRD's pharmaceutical drop-off program to assure an untainted potable Lake Michigan water supply. Chicago Urban Fine Arts Commonwealth went into July 13-Aug. 1 after getting the Cook County Urban Fine Arts Month and 606 Chicago 20th anniversary resolutions approved and presented at the Cook County Board of Commissioners consent calendar meeting. During the observances, CUFAC's autonomous child organization Chicago Film Action Board began chiseling out its 2020 agenda during an annual caucus at Northeastern Illinois University's North Park campus that NEIU Rotaract Club sponsored and staged and filmed the Pagaent of Cook County History re-enactments at Kickapoo Woods in southwest suburban Riverdale depicting Jean Baptiste Point du Sable and his Potowatami wife Kitihawa, Mary Jane Richardson Jones and Susan B. Anthony and Frederick B. Douglass. CUFAC also successfully petitioned for approval and presentation of the Foreign Exchange World Music party 20th anniversary resolution at the Cook County Board's consent calendar meeting and delivered annual Cook County Urban Fine Arts Month addresses before the board and the open soapbox of the Bughouse Sq. Debates at Washington Sq. Park. Special thanks to. Titan (Maurice Davis), MC Zulu (Dominique Rowland) of Boutique Network, Tommy Sigmon and Sarah Falkiner of Chicago Screenwriters Network, U.S. Rep. Jesus "Chuy"Garcia (D-Chicago), Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President Pro Tempore and Commissioner Deborah Sims (D-Chicago), Cook County Commissioners Dennis Deer (D- Chicago) and Alma Anaya (D-Chicago), Cook County Innovation Commission Vice Chair Marc Lane, Cook County Forest Preserve District top brass Cynthia Moreno, Jacqui Ulrich, Alfred Saucedo of MWRD, Torrence Smith of "Eye On Chi"/Bird's Eye View Productions and Arnold Randall and Rujanee Mahakanjana of Nebula Creatives. On to a final cut of the filmed Kickapoo Woods re-enactments, status reports to the Cook County Board and Cook County Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners, more sustainable civic engagement projects with Cook County and energy civic engagement projects with the city of Chicago, especially through the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Park District.
Preproduction done, principal production wrapped and on to a postproduction rough cut and final cut for Chicago Film Action Board:s Pageant of Black Cook County History re-enactment shoot in Cook County Forest Preserve District's Kickapoo Woods in southwest suburban Riverdale. Jean Paul Baptiste Point du Sable, Kitihawa (Catherine), Charles/Trapper/Voyageur and Mary Jane Richardson Jones re-enactment screenplays by Sarah Falkiner. Frederick B. Douglass and Young Man re-enactment screenplay by Tommy Sigmon. The filmed re-enactments reflect a civic engaging partnership CFAB, the Cook County Social Innovation Commission, Cook County Board of Commissioners and Cook County Forest Preserve District especially supported by board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Commissioner and board President Pro Tempore Deborah Sims (D-Chicago), Cook County Commissioners Dennis Deer (D-Chicago) and Alma Anaya (D-Chicago) and launched by U.S. Rep. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (D-Chicago) when he was chair of the Cook County Social Innovation Commission chair and nurtured by commission Vice Chair, attorney and social innovation expert Marc Lane. The re-enactments are also among the official events Cook County is supporting for 2019 Cook County Urban Fine Arts Month and Chicago Hip-Hop Heritage Month. Other special thanks to Nebula Creatives, Boutique Branding Network, Bird's Eye View Productions and the Chicago Urban Fine Arts Commonwealth.
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We back! August 10th, 2019! Thank you all that have continued to support, and to all those who have reached out to us. We're so excited to partner up with Marz Community Brewing and Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 S. Morgan, Chicago, IL 60608, for our next #chimaq. New venue, bigger space, but we haven't forgotten what makes Chiquita Maquinita so magical, so special, so important, so original. YOU! The #filmmakers, the video content creators, the #documentarians, the #animators, the music video creators, all the #artist, we do this for you! There is no other night like this in #Chicago. #chiquitamaquinita the anti film festival. First come first screen. Submit your short film/video/animation today at ChiquitaMaquinita.org #animation #animator #productioncompany #indiefilmaker #film #filmmaker #contentcreator #visualstoryteller #chicagofilm #actor #actress #screenwriter #pizza #editor #cinematographer #cinematography #filmediting #Chicago #musicvideo #cinema #documentary
Annual Chicago Film Action Board Caucus, 1-4 p.m. Sat., Jul. 13, at Northeastern Illinois University, North Park Campus, Lech Walesa Hall, LWH 1001, 5550 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. Greater Chicagoland's world-class independent film industry as a deliberative body shall shape and define its business and economic development policy goals during a panel discussion and select film screenings. End of year report and hearing, chaired by CFAB Co-Secretary Mark F. Armstrong, shall detail CFAB's accomplishments in it's first year of existence ranging from its "We Ain't Your First Damn Archivists" protest flier campaign to it's flourishing independent film business and economic development initiative with the Cook County Social Innovation Commission and Cook County Forest Preserve District in cooperation with the Cook County Board of Commissioners Business and Economic Development Committee. CFAB chair Rujanee Mahakanjana and CFAB vice chair Tommy Sigmon will co-moderate the open discussion on making Illinois viable for Greater Chicagoland's independent filmmakers, accompanied by film screenings partly selected by A Chiquita Maquinita. CFAB co-secretary Mr. Armstrong shall also moderate the caucus. The event is sponsored by the NEIU Rotaract Club. A wonderful opportunity for film and business students to learn about the motion picture industry off the set and off the red carpet and how to run a business meeting according to parliamentaty procedure. Contact [email protected] for more info or to RSVP.
Annual Chicago Film Action Board Caucus, 1-4 p.m. Sat., Jul. 13, at Northeastern Illinois University, North Park Campus, Lech Walesa Hall, LWH 1001, 5550 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. Greater Chicagoland's world-class independent film industry as a deliberative body shall shape and define its business and economic development policy goals during a panel discussion and select film screenings. End of year report and hearing, chaired by CFAB Co-Secretary Mark F. Armstrong, shall detail CFAB's accomplishments in it's first year of existence ranging from its "We Ain't Your First Damn Archivists" protest flier campaign to it's flourishing independent film business and economic development initiative with the Cook County Social Innovation Commission and Cook County Forest Preserve District in cooperation with the Cook County Board of Commissioners Business and Economic Development Committee. CFAB chair Rujanee Mahakanjana and CFAB vice chair Tommy Sigmon will co-moderate the open discussion on making Illinois viable for Greater Chicagoland's independent filmmakers, accompanied by film screenings partly selected by A Chiquita Maquinita. CFAB co-secretary Mr. Armstrong shall also moderate the caucus. The event is sponsored by the NEIU Rotaract Club. A wonderful opportunity for film and business students to learn about the motion picture industry off the set and off the red carpet and how to run a business meeting according to parliamentaty procedure. Contact [email protected] for more info or to RSVP.
Annual Chicago Film Action Board Caucus, 1-4 p.m. Sat., Jul. 13, at Northeastern Illinois University, North Park Campus, Lech Walesa Hall, LWH 1001, 5550 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. Greater Chicagoland's world-class independent film industry as a deliberative body shall shape and define its business and economic development policy goals during a panel discussion and select film screenings. CFAB chair Rujanee Mahakanjana will moderate the panel discussion and with A Chiquita Maqunita select film screenings, CFAB co-secretary Mark F. Armstrong will moderate the caucus. The event is sponsored by NEIU Rotatact Club. Contact [email protected] for more info or to RSVP.