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Mark Stedman - Sunday, April 08, 2018

Lawndale Business Renaissance Association (LBRA)

Business Executives Association (BEA)

On May 8, 2018, the Lawndale Business Renaissance Association (LBRA) and the Business Executives Association (BEA) are co-hosting a networking breakfast and social media panel discussion. All businesses in the Chicagoland area that would like to create new business-to-business relationships with LBRA, BEA members, and other business leaders are welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend.

The event will be held at the Garden City Business Center in Chicago at 3333 W. Harrison, formerly the Garden City Laundry and second plant of Roscoe Company. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. and will adjourn at 9:30 a.m. with an optional tour of Roscoe to follow. The networking and complimentary breakfast will run from 7:30-8:15am and will be followed by a panel discussion entitled "Growing Your Business through Social Media."

Roscoe Hosts LBRA Event at Garden City Business Center

Social media panel members include:

  • Rob McMillan: Founder of Dearborn Denim, a a made-to-measure, direct-to-consumer denim company
  • Hagen Kern: Owner of Junk King Chicago, a junk removal and hauling service
  • Kim Deason: General Manager of More Cupcakes, making cupcakes from the finest ingredients that the world has to offer

You don't need to be an LBRA or BEA member to attend, but you do need to RSVP by contacting Bernard Jennings at (312) 925-3186 or

Roscoe's Involvement with LBRA & BEA

Roscoe President Jim Buik is past Chairman of the Board for LBRA, which is proud to help sponsor this event. The LBRA, which has expanded to include Little Village in addition to Lawndale, was created to revitalize, grow and attract new businesses to the area with a mix of networking, problem solving and facilitating of local, state and federal programs and incentives. More than 70 companies are members of the association, which has assisted in efforts resulting in over $14 million in area economic impact since 2014 – including more than $5 million in 2017.

Roscoe is also a member of BEA, a diverse group of business owners and leaders committed to helping each other develop as individuals and grow their businesses through lead generation, mentoring, relationship building and networking. Buik is the current President of BEA and Roscoe has been a member of BEA for decades.

Join Us

Roscoe, LBRA and BEA look forward to your attendance at this event, which will provide you with an opportunity to grow your business for the cost of simply networking. Please feel free to bring other members from your company. We look forward to seeing you there!

To learn more about LBRA and supporting the Lawndale and Little Village communities, please contact Bernard Jennings, LBRA Executive Director, at (312) 925-3186 or

To learn more about BEA and the benefits of membership, please contact Ed Graziano, BEA Executive Director, at (312) 540-9300 or

To learn more about Roscoe, please give us a call at (773) 722-5000.

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