CEO Roundtable Recap

For the second installment of our CEO roundtable series on leading great teams, nine business owners came together on Wednesday, November 8th at Univision Chicago's studio to discuss the importance of giving power to their employees. Building on the first roundtable discussion, leaders reflected on the difficulty of letting go and delegating key tasks to employees as the business grows.

The CEOs in the group agreed that if you want to grow something  bigger than yourself (like a successful business)  you have to learn to trust your employees. While mistakes can happen, sometimes done is better than perfect and, more often, mistakes can mean employees are taking risks and trying something new and are an important source of learning and growth for the business owner and the team. In the end, employees bring unique talents to the business that fuel its growth.

Want to hear more? Watch out for the full recording of the session and dig into other lessons learned in our upcoming whitepaper!

IHCC to honor Illinois Business Leaders at 2017 IHCC Awards Gala

Tomorrow the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC)  will honor six extraordinary business and nonprofit leaders from the Illinois business community  at the 2017 IHCC Awards Gala. Award winners were chosen for their proven commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as their advocacy efforts  for Hispanic and minority entrepreneurs.

Award winners include:

  • IHCC Chairman’s Award - Alejandra Garza, Former Interim CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino and Founder/President of AGG Consulting
  • IHCC Corporate Leadership Award - Wintrust Community Banks
  • IHCC Government Leadership Award - The Illinois Tollway
  • IHCC Member of the Year Award - Arthur Zayas Miller, President & CEO of MZI Group, Inc.
  • IHCC Partner of the Year Award - 1871 Chicago
  • IHCC Philanthropic Leadership Award- JPMorgan Chase Foundation

“IHCC is proud to recognize this year’s honorees for their dedication to making the business ecosystem a more inclusive space for all business owners. Every award winner has taken important  steps to provide Hispanic and minority business owners access to mentorship, resources and capital,” said IHCC CEO Omar Duque.

The gala is a black-tie event and will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place from 5:30-10:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Lizet Alba, IHCC Communications Coordinator at (312) 425-9500.