Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Leading Architect Dina A. Griffin

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, Dywaine Betts  Jr., sits down with leading architect Dina A. Griffin, President of Interactive Design/Eight Architects (IDEA). With over 15 years of experience in architecture and design, Griffin explains how she is making her mark in a male-dominated field.

Griffin started out in the facilities department of a major retail chain, before launching out on her own with Interactive Design. Since then, her firm has worked on major projects, including Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo and the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. Under Griffin’s leadership, Interactive Design has earned numerous prestigious awards, including The Distinguished Builders Award and The Merit Award for New Construction of the Chicago IP Business Congress. Griffin sits down with Young to share how her talent and passion helped her to become a formidable leader in architecture.

Also, UBR Contributor Samantha Pass talks with Exavier Pope, the principal owner of The Pope Firm, a boutique firm specializing in sports and entertainment law. Pope’s firm provides comprehensive advisory, contract negotiation and financial services.

Then in our new segment ASK THE COACH, our highly skilled business coaches offer tips, answer listener business questions and encourage you to move your business forward. This week’s coach is financial expert Bahiyah Shabazz of Shabazz Management Group. Shabazz helps lay out a game plan and strategies designed to help achieve success as an entrepreneur.

And finally, every week on UBR, you’ll hear Pepper Miller’s Y.O.U.-TURN  segment, get motivation and inspiration from author and entrepreneurial icon Farrah Gray a weekly wrap-up of business news from USA Today business correspondent Charisse Jones, our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments and key economic intelligence for small business owners from our UBR economists Derrick Collins and Rashid Carter.

Pepper Miller is the Founder and President of The Hunter Miller Group and the host of The Urban Business Roundtable, a weekly radio show, sponsored by Ariel Investments, airing CST Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on WVON-AM 1690, the Talk of Chicago. You can also listen live online at WVON.com. Check back each week for UBR Spotlight, which features additional resources, advice and information from and about the topics, entrepreneurs and experts featured on the show. If you have a question you want answered or a topic you want addressed on The Urban Business Roundtable, connect with us on Twitter @UBR1690.