Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago hosted a forum on the Ownership Conversion Project to inform potential investors and partners. The forum is one of a series of "Community Discussions" hosted by LISC and was held at the corporate offices of Citibank on West Monroe.
The forum was moderated by LISC's Executive Director, Meghan Harte, who posed questions to panelists Ed Hamburg, board chair of Manufacturing Renaissance, Dr. Byron Brazier, Pastor of the Apostolic Church of God in Woodlawn, and Sequane Lawrence, social enterprise activist.
Panelists covered project details and shared their social justice and community wealth building philosophies. Remarks by Ed Hamburg captured the intent and the desired outcomes of the project. The audience included bankers, equity capital professionals, government officials, and many others interested in potential company ownership and community development.
The Ownership Conversion Project is a partnership between Manufacturing Renaissance, LISC Chicago, Safer Foundation, Chicago Federation of Labor, World Business Chicago, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and IL State Treasurer's Office.