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Employment Champions Breakfast

September 10, 2024 | Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk

Relive 2023!

2023 Employment Champions Breakfast

On October 4th, we hosted our Annual Employment Champions Breakfast at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk. We honored our partners, cheered on the hard work of our job seekers, and celebrated the new chapter of Skills.

Congratulations to the 2023 Awardees!

Champion for the Unemployed

This award is given to an employer partner that has hired a significant number of placements through Skills, provides quality job opportunities, and retains the talent it hires while also serving as an overall corporate advocate.

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Advocate for the Unemployed

The award is given to a community or non-corporate partner of Skills who has served as an advocate for the unemployed and a champion of Skills. The awardee must be a strong referral partner and be a collaborator with Skills to drive results.

 

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Champion for Community Impact

This award is given to a partner who demonstrates support for Skills and has taken significant steps to infuse their business operations into Chicago’s community, leading by example and focusing on creating positive local change in underinvested neighborhoods.

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Program Highlight

Economic Impact from Macro to Micro

This year's breakfast will feature a panel of heavy hitters exploring the current economic landscape on a national scale and its profound influence on corporate entities and the communities of Chicago.

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Bridget Altenburg

President & CEO

Skills for Chicagoland's Future 

Moderator

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Ralph Martire

Executive Director 

Center for Tax and Budget Accountability 

Panelist

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Malaika Myers

Chief Human Resources Officer

Hyatt Hotels Corporation 

Panelist

Marisa Novara

Marissa Novara

Vice President of Community Impact

Chicago Community Trust

Panelist

THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 SPONSORS

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Champion

Ambassador

Advocate

Supporter

Partner

Friend

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Boston Consulting Group

Michele Carlin

CBRE

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Chicago Community Trust

Jeff and Connie Childs

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Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago

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Marmon Group

Mondelez

Nixon Peabody

Northwestern Medicine

ORBA

Patzik, Frank & Samonty Ltd.

 

 

 

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Protiviti Inc

Mike Scimo

Sagin LLC

Mike Scimo

Shaker Recruitment Marketing

Glenn Tilton

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