Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely is the featured Power Player on this week’s edition of the Black Enterprise Business Report, hosted by Caroline V. Clarke.Â Neely is one of three citywide elected officers in Chicago city government; the others are mayor and city clerk.
As treasurer, Neely is responsible for investing a portfolio of approximately $7 billionÂ on behalf ofÂ the citizens of Chicago. Her office is also responsible for developing and implementing programs that foster and promote the economic vitality of Chicago’s neighborhoods. The City Treasurer’s Office also maintains programs that improve financial literacy and help strengthen small businesses by providing access to affordable capital. Neely also serves as a trustee on five public pension boards.
Our Entrepreneur of the Week segment featuresÂ Frank Kendrick, CEO of NuJak Companies, winner of the 2010 Black Enterprise Small Business of the Year award. One ofÂ Florida’s fastest growing Black-owned construction firms, NuJak, founded in 1992,Â provides construction management, general contracting and real estate services. Based in Lakeland, FL, the epicenter of the Sunshine State’s high tech corridor, NuJak specializes in the design and construction of commercial facilities, including those for religious, educationalÂ and financial institutions. NuJak implemented an extensive technology enhancement strategy that resulted in savings of about $150,000 per year.
Also this week on the Black Enterprise Business Report tech guru Ken Gibbs reviews the latest trends in technology in our Executive Style segment.
Black Enterprise Business Report is the award-winning weekly, half-hour program offering a mix of one-on-one Power Player interviews with top Black corporate executives, Wealth for Life discussions on personal finance, Entrepreneur of the Week profiles of successful small business owners, Quick Tips providing actionable advice from top business leaders, and Executive Style featuring the hottest lifestyle trends and luxury living for today’s consumer.