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Profiles in Excellence Celebration

Join us for a tribute to Lake County's African-American business owners at the 31st annual Profiles in Excellence program celebrating black history month.

The program is held from 3–5 pm, Sunday, Feb 2, at the Lake County Forest Preserves’ Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago. The program is free and open to all ages.

The program highlights the contributions African-American businesses have had on bringing jobs and economic vitality to the community. Meet owners of long-time businesses that still thrive in Lake County. Hear the stories behind their successes. Learn about the fascinating history of Madam CJ Walker and other early African-American entrepreneurs who courageously began businesses in the post-slave era.

This inspirational program will provide tips about starting your own business. Guests will receive a resource guide with valuable information to help new-business hopefuls.

Free refreshments will be served. Singers and praise dancers will also perform.

The annual Profiles in Excellence program honors the history and achievements of Lake County African-Americans.

For more information about the program, call the Greenbelt Cultural Center at 847-968-3477.

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Media Contact: Chris Ayers, Manager, Greenbelt Cultural Center , cayers@LCFPD.org, 847-968-3470
News release date: January 12, 2014