Finance & Employment (50)
On January 27, 2012, GlossMagazineOnline (GMO) will hold our annual New Year launch party at Chicago’s Society Art Gallery, located in the city’s West Loop. This year, we are presenting a “Salute to Black Media,” and the gallery, which shares a common philosophy with GMO, graciously agreed to host the event. Here, the owner Nikki Burnett tells us more about her “sophisticated art gallery,” its purpose and what patrons can expect when they visit.
During times of an economic downturn, some choose to focus on lack while others decide to look for a business opportunity. Risk is part of the territory of entrepreneurship, but investing in a new business in economically challenging times can be particularly daunting.
At a time when the economy is not in the best shape, you find many people unemployed. However, those who have jobs are seldom in their “ideal” role and struggle to make ends meet. You may know someone who works in sales, but always wanted to be the owner of her own boutique. You may have a chef with a business degree who always wanted to open her own restaurant. In either case, for any particular reason, whether it’s finances, lack of open positions in a desired field, or just a change in career paths, your “dream” job is only a dream.
Entrepreneur Twyler Jenkins never imagined her life would be the way that it is, but she’s enjoying every minute of it. As president and CEO of Strategic Events Solutions, Inc., she has thrived as a successful business owner on Chicago’s South Side for more than 10 years. Although she has experienced several ups and downs along her journey, she has no regrets about where the journey has taken her and what is yet to come.
What do you get when you combine great cuisine and art?
Chicago natives Alicia August-Wright and Patrice Perkins collaborated to create a one-of-a kind recipe in their town. For a city that is well known for its street festivals, Perkins says the two wanted to merge performing arts and food to produce a unique venue.
Earlier this month, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Milwaukee Chapter (NCBW) launched the first part of its three part panel series, “The Un’Corked Truth,” at Vino 100––a well-known wine lounge in Wauwatosa, WI.
Jan Buckner Walker, creator of the number one family crossword Kids Across Parents Down, took some time out with GlossMagazineOnline (GMO) to share a bit of her story as a puzzle maker recognized across the country. She is a gifted businesswoman full of humor and grace from Silver Spring, MD, who finds joy in making puzzles to bring smiles to others. Walker was acknowledged by President Obama after being asked to create custom Kids Across Parents Down puzzles for gift bags in regards to the Children's Inaugural Ball and the State of Illinois Ball, and continues to create puzzles which run weekly in newspapers throughout the United States.
Valerie Warner is known for her bubbly and down-to-earth personality, so it’s no secret that she was a Chicago favorite as co-anchor and traffic reporter on WGN-TV's Morning News. Her warmth, refreshing smile, sparkling and talkative nature made it that much easier for her to be asked to join hundreds of candidates going for the co-host position on Windy City LIVE, a new show that would take over the Oprah Winfrey time slot on ABC 7 Chicago. And it was that much easier for her to be chosen as the female co-host of the most coveted time slot in Chicago.