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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Unleash Launch Conference Kicks-off in Chicago — Launching 1,000 Black Businesses!

— The 10-city tour features a business competition offering $15,000 in start-up capital —

Robert Johnson, Managing Partner, The Solomon Group

Robert Johnson, Managing Partner, The Solomon Group

Chicago, ILUnleash Launch 2017 kicks-off in Chicago with a powerful two-day conference to help Black professionals unleash their dreams and launch their businesses. The Lead Well Institute, PICO National Network, and the Solomon Group joined forces to create Unleash Launch; a 10-city tour to help build 1,000 Black-owned businesses that will generate an estimated $5 million in new revenue in the cities of Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Memphis with more cities to be announced.

The 2-day conference commences on March 21 – 23, 2017, at the beautiful 19 East Event Gallery. Attendees will have access to world-class speakers, thought leaders and investors who represent a variety of professional sectors from retail to franchising, social enterprises and tech. Conference attendees will enjoy panel discussions, peer-to-peer training, and pragmatic real world insights designed to jumpstart and sustain their ventures. Unleash Launch will also feature, Entre-SLAM, a business story-telling competition where 10 cutting-edge tech and social companies will compete for up to $15,000 in start-up capital in each city.

“Our goal is to Unleash the talent in 1,000 individuals who are yearning for a positive change in their lives and to Launch the dreams of 1,000 entrepreneurs who are seeking to impact culture through enterprise,” said Robert Johnson, Managing Partner of the Solomon Group. For more information on Unleash Launch 2017 and the Entre-SLAM business competition, please visit www.unleash2017.com.


About the Solomon Group
The Solomon Group, LLC, provides business management, consulting, coaching and strategy development to emerging and existing companies. We also assist companies grow through franchising or help existing franchisors grow or operate more profitably in new or underserved markets. For more information, visit www.solomongroupint.com.


About the LEADWell Institute
The LEADWell Institute exists to unleash the talent within individuals and organizations and to empower others to positively transform society. The purpose of Lead Well Institute is to teach individuals and leaders to not only lead, but to lead well. Leading is an action, and leadership must be governed by values that seek a positive impact. For more information, visit www.leadwellinstitute.com.


About the PICO National Network
PICO is a national network of faith-based community organizations working to create innovative solutions to problems facing urban, suburban and rural communities. PICO helps ordinary people in public life; build a strong legacy of leadership in thousands of local communities across America. For more information, visit www.piconetwork.org.


Robert Johnson