Business Spotlight

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tekies, llc

Zabdi Ek and Anayeli Crisantos, Tekies, LLC

A systemic disadvantage is faced by Black, Brown, and Queer creatives world-wide: unfair wages and lack of entrepreneurial opportunity. Tekies is a social enterprise, created to help address this systemic issue. Tekies is a creative marketing agency, specializing in digitalizing businesses; and, Tekies is a catalyst for an inclusive entrepreneurial...

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Terrand Smith 37 Oaks

Terrand Smith, Founder and CEO, 37 Oaks Consulting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGve0Cg1d9U Spotlight Interview with Terrand Smith, 37 Oaks Consulting A consummate retail professional, Terrand Smith oversaw close to $1 Billion in revenue during her decade long career in corporate retail. Working at the headquarters of CVS, Sears/Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Steelcase, she managed, grew, and restored categories with thousands of products and hundreds of vendor partners...

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Sam Letcher, Bossy Chicago

Sam Letcher, Founder, Bossy Chicago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlySfWgycFQ&t=276s Sam Letcher, Bossy Chicago Sam Letscher (she/her) is the founder of Bossy Chicago, a platform that helps Chicagoans shift their purchasing power to local womxn and non-binary small business owners. She started Bossy, now a thriving community of over 1,000 Chicago-based womxn-owned small businesses, in 2017 because she’s inspired by...

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