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Membership with the Business Leadership Council provides a number of benefits, including leadership development, increased access to contracting and business opportunities, connections to prominent African-American business leaders and much more.
 
 

Become a Member

We appreciate your interest to join the Business Leadership Council. We invite you to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the organization by reviewing the website, watching the videos and reading the news and information about our members. Prospective members must be recommended by a current member in good standing. We encourage interested business and community people to make contact with members to learn about what it means to join with the Business Leadership Council. Please understand that membership intake is at the sole discretion of the organization.
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Membership Levels

Sustaining Leaders are found in the C-Suite and at the helm of highly successful entrepreneurial ventures. These leaders use their professional expertise to lead civic and community activities for the betterment of the African American community.

Established leaders have more than ten years experience and sought-after business acumen. These leaders aspire to enhance their professional relationships to build business, engage civically and participate in community leadership for the betterment of the African American community.

Emerging Leaders may be new or newly established business owners or corporate professionals who endeavor to excel and consistently strive to enhance his or her business professional acumen necessary to be a business leader engaged in activities for the betterment of the African-American community.

Civic/Community Leaders have a connection to business leaders through government agencies, elected positions, community-based organizations and related not-for-profits

Meeting & Event Views

Each of us has a responsibility, indeed a duty to not only pursue personal, professional excellence, but the seemingly elusive communal excellence which cannot occur without direct and informed engagement.  This further requires a purposeful existence with a clear set of objectives:  focused, deliberate strategies which result in better opportunities in the legal and business professions, proper government services and improvements in the neighborhoods of Chicago. The aforementioned is where my interests can be found.
Mary Richardson-Lowry