Charging through our 50th Year

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Letter from the President & CEO, Shelia Morgan from the Summer 2017 edition of the ChicagoMSDC Magazine.

ChicagoMSDC is charging through its 50th year, seeing hard work lead to success and change throughout the organization. We are excited to host this year’s Scholarship Classic and Clubhouse Casino. With proceeds going to support budding minority entrepreneurs, the ChicagoMSDC games are no gamble. Last year, funds raised from the Scholarship Classic were awarded at CBOF50 to five bright minority high school students. Each of the selected students boasted high achieving academic records, as well as an unmatched entrepreneurial spirit. The scholarships they received will make all the difference in aiding them in their college careers. We are excited and honored to be able to continue our scholarship tradition in 2018. 

Reaching out to the next generation of entrepreneurs is important to the future of our country. Young minority professionals need to know that they are going to be supported in their efforts to benefit their communities, and grow our economy. Your participation today, and at many events throughout the year, is critical to the success of the council, and the future we are building for our children.

In addition to supporting young entrepreneurs through our scholarship fund, the Council has begun to implement technological changes that will allow our staff to meet entrepreneurs and business owners wherever they are. In participation with the University of Phoenix, the council will soon offer on-line classes and professional development for MBEs. We are also increasing our social media and on-line presence, and we are developing an up-coming web series that strives to show millennials the accessibility of business ownership. Our MBDA Advanced Manufacturing, Capital, Export, and Business Centers in Chicago and St. Louis continue to help source and finance opportunities in the new economy.

On behalf of the entire ChicagoMSDC team, board of directors, suppliers, and scholarship recipients, I would like to give a special thank you to the Scholarship Classic Planning Committee. Your hard work and commitment makes this event a success year after year. To every participant and sponsor this year, we also thank you. Your dedication to our Council is appreciated.


Shelia Morgan

President & CEO



To read the entire Summer 2017 edition of the ChicagoMSDC Magazine,click here.