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Diamonds in the Rough: Creating Sustainable Businesses in Tough Markets

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Upon first glance, the North Lawndale community does not seem to be a place budding entrepreneurs would look to start a business. Indeed, there are challenges on every front. Where others see problems, Dr. Dennis Deer and Rodney Brown see potential.  Tune in to find out how they are working with local businesses and residents, one by one to revitalize the business climate in North Lawndale.  Dr. Dennis Deer, CEO of Deer Rehabilitation Services, Inc., will talk about the relationships between mental health and economic development. Rodney Brown, Vice President of the Board of Directors for New Covenant CDC will share lessons learned from his work with the chamber of commerce and business development center.

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