resolution praising his efforts and proclaiming June 14, 2012 as “The Business Event Day”. Klein later addressed the meeting and answered questions from the trustees about the free event, taking place in Lincolnwood, and the ways that people can get involved in the organization. Registration for the event is at www.TheBusinessEvent.com
The full text of the resolution follows:
WHEREAS, small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms in the United States, employ just over half of all private sector employees and pay 44 percent of total U.S. private payroll; and
WHEREAS, unemployment currently averages 8.3 percent representing over 12.8 million Americans that are out of work and seeking work; and
WHEREAS, Jewish B2B Networking, under the direction of Mr. Shalom Klein, was founded in June 2010 to connect and empower small business, service the needs of individuals in transition, and develop programming that has successfully brought together thousands of individuals, put over 127 people to work in this tough economic climate; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Lincolnwood remains committed to economic development, bringing new businesses to our community, and creating an environment friendly to small businesses which make up 98 percent of Illinois employers; and
WHEREAS, the Jewish B2B Networking Organization deserves our support and we invite our community to join their upcoming free business and employment expo, The Business Event, which will be held in the Lincolnwood Town Center, June 14, 2012 – an event that is expected to draw over five thousand business networkers, 100 exhibitors, and 30 employers, with workshops dedicated to assisting small business owners and job seekers.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I Gerald C. Turry, President of the Village of Lincolnwood do hereby proclaim June 14, 2012 as the
BUSINESS EVENT DAY
And congratulate the Jewish B2B Networking organization for their continued service to the small business community, the Village of Lincolnwood, and all of its citizens. Their efforts and commitment exemplify the spirit of our community and we wish them success in all their future efforts.
DATED this 3rd day of April, 2012
Beryl Herman, Village Clerk
Gerald C. Turry, Village President