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Illinois Attorney General Madigan sues Chicago man for Immigration Fraud

Posted by Admin On September - 23 - 2011 Comments Off on Illinois Attorney General Madigan sues Chicago man for Immigration Fraud

Chicago, IL — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed suit against a Chicago man for cheating consumers out of at least $10,000 for help with their immigration applications that he never provided.

Madigan filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court alleging Vytautas Lekarauskas fraudulently charged immigrant consumers upfront fees ranging from $40 to more than $1,000 each to assist with services and document preparation.

“Too often I see scam artists target immigrants with the promise of helping them navigate a very complicated legal process,” Attorney General Madigan said. “The scammers take large sums of money upfront but then disappear without ever providing help on immigration applications.”

The lawsuit alleges Lekarauskas deceptively marketed and represented his website, www.USAimmigrationsupport.com, as an official government site. The website features a logo that closely mimics a federal seal next to the title “United States Immigration Organization,” and attempts to make consumers believe it is an official government site where they can obtain passports, visa and citizenship applications.

Lekarauskas’ website encourages consumers to apply for these federal documents, which are available for free through legitimate government sources, and charges substantial fees to simply apply – $149 for passport applications, $450 for green card applications, $680 for citizenship applications, for example. Consumers never received the documents for which they applied, according to the complaint.

Madigan said Lekarauskas misled consumers in Illinois and across the country to believe they were hiring an attorney to assist with document preparation, application filing and other services through that site and his United States Immigration Organization Inc. In fact, Madigan said, Lekarauskas is not a licensed attorney.

The Attorney General received 11 complaints against Lekarauskas from consumers who reported losing at least $10,000. The Better Business Bureau has also received 52 consumer complaints against the defendant.

Madigan is asking the court to ban Lekarauskas from the business of immigration service in Illinois and cease operating his website or any variation of it under a different domain name or URL. The lawsuit also asks the court to void pending consumer contracts and order the defendant to pay restitution to consumers. Madigan also asked the court to impose civil penalties on Lekarauskas of $50,000 for violating the Consumer Fraud Act and an additional $50,000 for each violation committed with the intent to defraud.

Attorney General Madigan offered consumers the following tips to learn how to identify potential immigration scams. By state law, Madigan said immigration service providers should:

  • Provide a written contract in English and in an applicant’s native language;
  • Provide a three-day right to cancel a contract;
  • Return all documents upon demand; and
  • Register with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

Madigan urged consumers who believe they may have been the victim of a scam to contact her Consumer Fraud Hotline, (800) 386-5438, and (866) 310-8398 for Spanish speakers.

Assistant Attorney General Adam Sokol is handling this case for Madigan’s Consumer Fraud Bureau.

Loop Doctor seeks pledges for his “Heart Walk” this Friday (9/23/2011

Posted by Admin On September - 23 - 2011 Comments Off on Loop Doctor seeks pledges for his “Heart Walk” this Friday (9/23/2011

littoffDr. Litoff builds clinics in Africa, too

 

By Chinta Strausberg

 

This is a plea on behalf of my personal physician, Dr. Daniel Litoff, who 12-years ago saved my life. Three internists misdiagnosed my symptoms saying all I needed was a bottle of Pepto Bismo or Maalox when in fact I had stomach cancer.

It turns out my fears were legitimate. I had an eight-pound tumor growing on the backside of my stomach that three specialists from two hospitals missed with all of their X-Rays.

I had no idea I had cancer. I let those three internists go and found Dr. Litoff at 111 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life.

Dr. Litoff and Dr. Kaplan, now a retired Army surgeon, removed that cancer described by Litoff as growing like “wildfire.”

They stitched me back up, sent me home WITHOUT a prescription or a pain pill and I am alive today ONLY because Dr. Litoff believed in me.

This Friday, Dr. Litoff s going on a “Heart Walk” to benefit the American Heart Association. He is trying to raise funds for much needed cardiovascular research and education.

Every year, Dr. Litoff goes to Africa and helps build clinics for poor Africans at his expense.

Won’t you please sponsor Dr. Litoff’s efforts for this project? Don’t forget. Early detection saves lives. He is a superb physician and an awesome man with a heart as big as Africa.

The importance of early detection is something I know first-hand and I urge you to see your physician today.  I am the daughter of a nurse and because of my being in that health and hospital setting, I knew something was wrong with me. Follow your first mind but always keep your doctor appointments and again never forget early detection saves lives.

Here is a message from Dr. Litoff:

The Heart Walk is this Friday but your donation will still count even after the walk so donate today!

Chinta,

I am walking in this year’s Heart Walk, a walk benefiting the American Heart Association. I have set a personal goal to raise funds that are needed for critical cardiovascular disease research and education.

You can help me by making a donation. Click the link below to visit my personal Webpage where you can make a secure, tax-deductible online donation. The American Heart Association’s fundraising website has a minimum donation amount of $25.00. If you prefer, you can also mail me a donation directly..

Heart disease and stroke are the nation’s number one and three killers. Here are some ways that you can help!

– $25 gives 50 people educational materials that teach them how to personally reduce their risk of Heart Diseases and Stroke.

– $50 delivers the message of healthy nutrition to elementary school students through lesson plans and activity guides.

– $100 allows one hospital to teach its patients, caregivers, and health professionals about the risks of Stroke – the nation’s #3 killer.

Please feel free to forward this message on to your friends and family who also might want to a make a difference. Thank you, in advance, for your support.

(I have sent this out to my office email list. Just send a message to the office if you don’t want to be on this list)

Daniel Litoff M.D.

111 N Wabash Suite 1710

Chicago, IL 60602

Daniel.Litoff@advocatehealth.com

THIS IS DR. LITOFF’s PERSONAL ‘HEART WALK’ PAGE:

http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=446231&lis=1&kntae446231=857DC6EC24A7465C945DA3A1DC2C5B56

Photo Caption: Dr. Daniel Litoff is participating in Friday’s “Heart Walk” and is asking for donations for this worthy cause. Litoff, who every year goes to Africa to build clinics for poor African communities, rides his bicycle every day to work. He is a strong advocate for healthy eating and exercise and he lives by example. (Photo by Chinta Strausberg)

Chinta Strausberg is a Journalist of more than 33-years, a former political reporter and a current PCC Network talk show host.

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation announces recipients of the Phoenix Award

Posted by Admin On September - 23 - 2011 Comments Off on The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation announces recipients of the Phoenix Award

 

Recipients will be honored during CBCF’s Phoenix Awards Annual Dinner, which concludes four-day conference

 

Award recipients are: EPA’S Lisa P. Jackson, Athlete, Entrepreneur & Humanitarium George Foreman, Civil Rights Activist, the Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery; and Congressman & Civil Rights Activist John Lewis

 

Washington, IL – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) announced the 2011 recipients of the Phoenix Award as part of the 41st Annual Legislative Conference (ALC).  The four distinguished individuals who will receive the prestigious Phoenix Award during the fundraiser dinner are: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson; Athlete, Entrepreneur & Humanitarian George Edward Foreman, Sr.; Civil Rights Activist The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery; and U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Activist John Lewis.  Each of the honorees was chosen for the tenacity and leadership they have shown in improving the human condition for African Americans. 

President Barack Obama will attend the Awards Dinner.  In 2008, the president received the award during his tenure in the U.S. Senate.  The “Phoenix Award” was named to echo the statement           Rep. George H. White expressed in 1901 when his departure from Congress commenced a 27-year drought of black representation in the House.  In his farewell speech he said in part, “phoenix-like the (Black members of Congress) will rise up some day and come again.” 

The dinner closes out  the four-day ALC, a venue that convenes the nation’s largest gathering of policy makers, business and community stakeholders, activists, and local, state, regional and national grassroots individuals, to discuss the Black experience in America and to chart a course of action for the coming year. 

More than 4,000 people are expected to attend the dinner.  “This event is the culmination of four days of discussion and planning for the future,” said CBCF Chairman Rep. Donald M. Payne, of New Jersey.  “These are tough times for the country, particularly Black America – ALC provides an excellent forum to explore policy issues in order find solutions to some intractable problems, and plan for a better tomorrow.” 

“ALC is a diverse gathering of some of the nation’s most powerful African Americans, Members of Congress, the nation’s top business leaders, civic activists,  and young leaders,” said Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer for CBCF.  “It offers one of the most visible ways in which we carry out the Foundation’s mission to develop leaders, inform policy and educate the public.”

ALC also provides more than 80 forums to address the critical challenges facing the African American community.  The Foundation will offer numerous sessions to present high-level, thought provoking and useful information to engage African Americans in the process of moving our communities forward. 

This year’s theme, “iLlead/iServe” captures and promotes the spirit of community engagement, advocacy and positive change.  The conference will be held, September 21 -24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  

To learn more about the CBCF, visit www.cbcfinc.org 

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Lt. Gov. Simon creating panel to improve EMS access

Posted by Admin On September - 23 - 2011 Comments Off on Lt. Gov. Simon creating panel to improve EMS access

 

Members to tackle response times, retention and other pressing issues

 

Springfield, IL – Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon is now accepting applications for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) subcommittee of the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council (GRAC), which will work to improve EMS services throughout rural Illinois.

The subcommittee is charged with identifying barriers to providing adequate EMS service in rural Illinois. Among those challenges are long ambulance response times that put patients at risk and recruiting and retaining the qualified emergency medical service personnel necessary to provide life-saving care to citizens in need.

“Rural Illinois faces many challenging obstacles in the effort to provide timely and necessary emergency response services,” Simon said. “This subcommittee will bring together a devoted group of volunteers that will ensure all Illinois citizens have access to the care they require.”

The EMS subcommittee will also join GRAC members and Simon in participating in the upcoming legislative hearings on EMS issues held by the House EMS Taskforce. The legislative panel is holding public hearings across the state and will make legislative recommendations upon completion of their hearings at the end of the year.

Applicants to the subcommittee must have experience working for or on behalf of an EMS organization serving a rural population or must be from a rural area serviced by an EMS organization. Applications can be found at http://www2.illinois.gov/ltgov/pages/RuralAffairs.aspx and must be submitted to laura.kessel@illinois.gov by Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

Simon serves as chair of the 25-member GRAC which is tasked with improving delivery of state services to rural Illinois and expanding opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for rural residents. The council holds quarterly public meetings across the state.

American Heart Association offers scholarships to multicultural women

Posted by Admin On September - 23 - 2011 Comments Off on American Heart Association offers scholarships to multicultural women

Go Red For Women and Macy’s Join Forces to Drive Diversity in Medicine

 

Dallas, TX (BlackNews.com) — The American Heart Association is offering national scholarships to multicultural women interested in healthcare careers. As part of its Go Red For Women awareness campaign, the association hopes to expand the much-needed pipeline of diverse nursing and medical students and increase cultural competence in health care. Information about the Go Red(TM) Multicultural Scholarship Fund is at www.GoRedForWomen.org/GoRedScholarship.

Sixteen females will receive a $2,500 scholarship to support them in their studies. Deadline for entry is November 30, 2011. Demand on health care continues to increase, but the number of multicultural women working in U.S. hospitals and medical schools is low – even as the U.S. population becomes increasingly diverse. “Macy’s is proud to have helped launch the Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund to encourage students nationwide to explore career opportunities that make a direct impact in their communities by joining the fight against heart disease in women,” said Bill Hawthorne, Macy’s Senior Vice President of Diversity Strategies.

“Health care is always in need of talented people. If we can get more deserving, diverse females into the medical pipeline through the Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund, then it helps our industry and it helps society,” said Karol Watson, M.D., associate professor of cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Vice President of the Association of Black Cardiologists and American Heart Association spokesperson.

Research shows that numerous ethnic groups – including African-Americans and Hispanics – are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease and risk factors, confront barriers to diagnosis and care, and experience worse health outcomes than their Caucasian counterparts.

“Heart disease is largely preventable if you know the risk factors and take the necessary steps to keep your heart healthy, but this only happens if someone provides the education and awareness,” said Denise Hargrove, 57, an African-American nurse in Pikesville, Md. who struggles with high blood pressure. “Many minority nurses and physicians are advocates in their communities for improved health care. Conversely, patients become very close with people who they feel can relate to them and who understand them in the doctor’s office or at the bedside.”

“Factors that contribute to poor health outcomes among minorities include insufficient diversity among medical students and healthcare professionals and inadequate cultural competency training,” said Icilma Fergus, M.D., director of the Cardiovascular Disparities Center at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Last year, only 6.7 percent of African-Americans and 7.5 percent of Hispanics made up the total number of medical school graduates, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

“The American Heart Association is in a unique position to be a leader in helping to eradicate cardiovascular disease and health disparities by providing scholarships to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine,” said Fergus, chair of community programming for the Association of Black Cardiologists. “Moreover, the scholarship offers a window of opportunity to those who believe medical or nursing school is unattainable.”

The Go Red(TM) Multicultural Scholarship is made possible by the Macy’s Multicultural Fund. Macy’s is a national sponsor of Go Red For Women and Go Red Por Tu Corazón and has helped raise more than $24 million for the cause since 2004. For more information and to request an application, visit www.GoRedForWomen.org/GoRedScholarship.
About Go Red For Women
Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s solution to save women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer that is preventable. GoRedForWomen.org, a premier source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into life-saving actions. We encourage women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. For more information please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278). The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.americanheart.org.

Three Mo' Tenors returning to NYC area by popular demand

Posted by Admin On September - 23 - 2011 Comments Off on Three Mo' Tenors returning to NYC area by popular demand

Coming to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College at 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364 on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 3:00 PM

 


(left to right) Phumzile Sojola, Victor Robertson, and Kenneth Alston, Jr.

New York, NY (BlackNews.com) — Three Mo’ Tenors returns to the New York area by popular demand to play the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, in Bayside, NY, at 3pm on Sunday, October 16, 2011 for one performance only. Three Mo’ Tenors is produced by Willette Murphy Klausner and conceived, directed and choreographed by Marion J. Caffey.

Three Mo’ Tenors brings the house down with thrilling performances of opera, Broadway, jazz, gospel, soul, spirituals and blues music. The show begins with Verdi, and soon the music of Motown, Ray Charles and Usher has the tenors grooving on the stage. Three Mo’ Tenors is an extraordinary musical event…all music and all passion.

Three Mo’ Tenors has been captivating audiences and receiving rave reviews around the globe since 2001, when the show as televised on PBS “Great Performances” and RCA released the recording of the show. Standing ovations have greeted Three Mo’ Tenors everywhere they have appeared – in Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Toronto, Edmonton, Canada, Henley-on-Thames, UK, Edinburgh, Scotland (The Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Armenia and Paraguay (hosted by the U.S. State Department). In 2007, Three Mo’ Tenors completed a triumphant run at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City where it won the prestigious Audelco award while critics hailed the show as “A joy ride” (Roma Torre, NY1) and “Vocal fireworks” (Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News). “A Taste of Three Mo’ Tenors,” a live CD recorded in Chicago at Nederlander’s Oriental Theatre, is available on CD Baby, Amazon.com and ITunes.

Three Mo’ Tenors tenth anniversary season will conclude with a New Year’s Eve concert at Moscow’s famed International House of Music, preceded by concerts in Hays, Kansas at Fort Hays University; San Antonio, Texas at the Carver Community Center, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at Rose State University.

Tickets for Three Mo’ Tenors are $40.00 orchestra and $35.00 mezzanine. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling the box office at (718) 631-6311 or going to www.visitQPAC.org. Tickets can also be purchased by going to the theatre Box Office located at 222-05 56th Avenue on the ground level of the Library building.

For more information about Three Mo’ Tenors, please visit:
www.ThreeMoTenorsOnTour.com
BIOGRAPHIES:
MARION J. CAFFEY (Conceiver, Director and Choreographer)
Although Mr. Caffey began his career as a song and dance man performing in the US and around the world, he now completely dedicates himself to conception, writing and directing. Cookin’ at the Cookery, his first writing effort, has played more than 35 productions, and counting and has garnered many awards and nominations including New York’s Drama Desk, Drama League and The New York Times critics choice as best musical of 2003. He has served as director and/or choreographer on Bowfire, Blackbirds of Broadway, Chicago, Forever Plaid, Jelly Roll: The Music and the Man, Little Shop of Horrors, Tintypes, The All Night Strut, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Purple Victorious, Ruthless, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Spunk, The Colored Museum and 1940’s Radio Hour.

Three Mo’ Tenors opened in New York City to critical and audience acclaim in August 2000. Three Mo’ Tenors is a theatrically staged concert celebration of the African-American tenor voice, crossing eight musical forms and spanning 400 years of music in one evening. These forms include opera, Broadway, jazz, blues, soul, spiritual, new school and gospel. Three Mo’ Tenors has appeared on NBC’s “Today Show, “The White House, Kennedy Center, The Mark Twain Awards, Fox News, NAACP Image Awards Show and recorded a CD and DVD for RCA. The concert was awarded its own TV special on PBS.
JOSEPH JOUBERT (Musical Director/Orchestrator/Arranger)
Mr. Joubert is currently the pianist for Elton John’s Broadway Musical Billy Elliot and was previously pianist/ associate conductor for Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple on Broadway and has credits for additional orchestrations. His Broadway and regional credits include serving as musical director (New York’s Shakespeare Festival Gala), orchestrator (Caroline or Change), orchestrator, musical director and pianist (3 Mo’ Divas world premiere), conductorl arranger/pianist (Three Mo’ Tenors PBS special, and CD on BMG), staff pianist (Porgy and Bess, Metropolitan Opera Company), assistant musical director (Five Guys Named Moe) and assistant conductor/pianist (Big River).

Joseph Joubert began playing the piano at the age of eight’ and graduated with a Masters Degree in Music from the Manhattan School of Music. He won the piano competition of the National Association of Negro Musicians, received Drama Desk Award nominations for Violet at Playwrights Horizons, and multiple Grammy Awards nominations for Best Classical Cross-Over Album and Best Instrumental Accompanying Vocalists.

As a solo artist, Joubert has appeared in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. He has collaborated with such luminaries as Judy Collins (musical director), Kathleen Battle, Ashford and Simpson, Diana Ross, George Benson, Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Holiday, Dionne Warwick, Luther Vandross, Patti Austin, Diane Reeves, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and The Boy’s Choir of Harlem.
WILLETTE MURPHY KLAUSNER (Producer)
Willette Murphy Klausner has produced Three Mo’ Tenors since 2001. The show has traveled nationally as well as internationally in Edinburgh, Scotland the UK, Paraguay and Armenia. Klausner produced the Three Mo’ Tenors CD “A Taste of Three Mo’ Tenors,” which was recorded at The Oriental Theatre in Chicago. Three Mo’ Tenors have performed at the NAACP Image Awards, NAACP Theatre Awards, Minorities in Business Prism Awards, Mayor’s Arts Awards at The Kennedy Center, as well as Jazz Meets Pop Series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Currently, Ms. Klausner is co-presenting the 75th Anniversary US and International Tour of the opera Porgy and Bess and she is co-producing the Broadway-bound musical Twist – An American Musical, an American version of Oliver Twist. Ms. Klausner also co-produced Kat and the Kings on Broadway; Twist, at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia and the George Street Playhouse in New Jersey; and Hurlyburly starring Sean Penn and Danny Aiello in Los Angeles.

Willette was the first African-American woman in fashion merchandising at Bloomingdale’s in New York and the first female corporate VP at MCA Universal Studios. Ms. Klausner serves on the Board of Directors of the American Cinema Foundation and has served on the Boards of Directors of the Los Angeles Music Center, the Women in Film Foundation, the Audrey Skirbal-Kenis Theatre and the Constitutional Rights Foundation. She is a member of The Women’s Trusteeship for the Betterment of Women and the National Women’s Forum.

Ms. Klausner is married to attorney Manuel S. Klausner and they are co-founding members of the American Institute of Wine and Food. They have eaten their way through over 50 countries, and have been featured in many prestigious articles on food and wine.

Better Business Bureau Says a lost wallet could mean a stolen identity

Posted by Admin On September - 23 - 2011 Comments Off on Better Business Bureau Says a lost wallet could mean a stolen identity

 

(From the Better Business Bureau)

 

CHICAGO, IL – The Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and northern Illinois (BBB) is advising consumers to avoid identity theft by taking non-essential items out of their wallets. Losing your wallet and money is not only a hassle; it can also lead to serious identity theft issues if you do not take precautionary steps. In 2010, more than 9.9 million American’s were victims of identity theft, a crime that costs roughly $5 billion.     

“When someone loses a wallet, not only have they lost the money it contained, but they have also handed access to their identity over to potential identity thieves,” said Steve J. Bernas, President & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and northern Illinois. “Before you leave the house, it’s important to know what to remove from your wallet to help protect your finances and identity.”

The BBB advises not to carry the following items:

  • Social Security Card: This is the number one thing to NOT keep in your wallet, and if stolen will make you most vulnerable to identity theft. A thief can open credit cards, take out loans or even buy a car. There is no need to carry this around as an extra form of ID. This should be left at home in a secure place.
  • Checkbook: It may seem safe to carry your checkbook; however these checks contain your bank account number, address and possibly imprints of your signature. Blank checks can be easily cashed if in the wrong hands. Just carry a single check if you plan on writing a check that day. 
  • Passport: Not only is it a time consuming and expensive to obtain a new passport if it is stolen, it also can carry serious risks of identity theft. If you’re traveling internationally, leave your passport in the hotel safe. Losing your passport in a foreign country is a terrible hassle.
  • Too Much Cash: Try to carry only as much cash as you are willing to lose. You should always have some cash on you in case of an emergency, but you don’t want to feel a huge hit if your wallet is lost or stolen.
  • Too Many Credit Cards: Carry only the credit cards you plan on using, or only one of two of your main cards. Keep the backup cards in a safe place at home.
  • A Non-Password Protected Phone: If your smart phone has the option for password protection, use it. Many people forget that their smart phone may provide access to personal email, bank accounts, medical records, PayPal accounts and much more.
  • Receipts: Many of us use our wallet or bag as a receipt-holder. This can seem harmless, but receipts can sometimes have credit card information or your signature. Lost receipts make it difficult to return merchandise.

For more information on how to avoid identity theft, visit www.bbb.org

South Shore Chamber of Commerce presents The Legacy of Business by Legacy Revolution, September 28th

Posted by Admin On September - 23 - 2011 Comments Off on South Shore Chamber of Commerce presents The Legacy of Business by Legacy Revolution, September 28th

The Legacy of Business, by Legacy Revolution, a not-for-profit organization, will be presented by the South Shore Chamber of Commerce at its Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, September 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 1750 E. 71st St, Chicago.

 

One’s legacy is their wisdom and their wealth passed down in such a way that they are an inspiration for generations. Business owners face unique challenges in reference to passing down their legacies. Typically, a successful business owner has created their life around their business. The owner has been integral to the success of the business. But what happens if the owner should become disabled or pass away. Will the owner’s business and his/her legacy be carried forward?

This 90-minute Legacy Revolution workshop addresses the following points:

  • What is one’s legacy?
  • How difficult is it to plan, build and protect a legacy?
  • What happens to a business owner’s legacy if he/she doesn’t create a plan?
  • For the aging business owner, are there ways to NOT lose the business to healthcare expenses?

This workshop will be presented by Kimberly Jean Brown and Julie Jones. Kimberly and Julie are both Legacy Attorneys with Protecting Legacies LLC and present workshops through the Legacy Revolution, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. To learn more about Legacy Revolution, go to www.LegacyRevolution.org.

All are welcome to attend. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more info: www.southshorechamberinc.org
                        www.LegacyRevolution.org

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