UBR Spotlight: Restaurateur Quentin Love - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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I Love Food Group CEO Quentin Love (Image: Courtesy of Subject)

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita D. Young sits down with Chicago restaurateur Quentin Love. An interior designer, community developer, professional musician and barber, Love is a man of many talents and passions, but none more dear to him than his role as founder and CEO of the I Love Food Group. His company boasts a portfolio of several restaurants throughout Chicago, including Soul Xpress, Brown Sugar Bakery, Brother Tim’s Vegetarian Fast Food, 5 Loaves Breakfast Cafe, and the Quench! chain. Love launched his first restaurant, Quench!, 10 years ago in 2001.

Love is also the founder of the Love Foundation, a not-for-profit with the mission of enriching the lives of young people in the community. He joins the Roundtable to share how he parlayed his love for his community into business success.

Also, UBR Contributor Stephen Lewis talks with Morgan Stanley Investment Management Managing Director Carla Harris, author of the book Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving In The Workplace (Plume). Harris, named among the Black Enterprise 75 Most Powerful Women in Business, heads the emerging manager platform at Morgan Stanley. She joins Lewis at the Roundtable to provide valuable insight into how to win in business.

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Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Alfred Edmond Jr. is SVP/Editor-at-large of BLACK ENTERPRISE. He is a content leader, brand representative and expert resource for all media platforms under the BLACK ENTERPRISE brand, including the magazine, television shows, web site, social media and live networking events. From 2008 through 2010, Edmond was SVP/Editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, helping to lead the transition of BLACK ENTERPRISE from single-magazine publisher to digital-first multimedia company. From 1995 through 2008, Edmond was chief editor of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. He also hosts The Urban Business Roundtable on WVON-AM in Chicago and Money Matters, a syndicated radio feature of American Urban Radio Networks.


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