Category: Diversity

7 Ways to Support the Small Businesses in Your Community

Article by Jason Aten, Tech Columnist for Inc.com “An increasing number of states have now ordered many small businesses–including restaurants and bars–to close for the foreseeable future. That comes after the CDC issued guidance to eliminate all gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks. That can be devastating to communities and the individuals who own…
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The Political Climate’s Impact on Your Business in 2020 & Beyond

This week, Irma V Bates and Angelina Bates attended NAWBO Chicago‘s event focusing on The Political Climate’s Impact on Your Business in 2020 & Beyond hosted by BMO Financial Group. Presenter, Mary Kenney is the Director of U.S. Government Affairs for BMO Harris. She shared with us her insight on what’s happening in D.C., and…
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2019 Business Leaders of Color Reception

Congratulations to this year’s Business Leaders of Color! It has been our privilege to be a member of this organization for over 10 years. A special thank you to Chicago United for continuing to create a stronger and more inclusive business environment throughout Chicago.

Small Business Week 2019

Yesterday kicked off National Small Business Week and we are proud to be a small business! Shop local and small businesses to support companies like Montenegro https://www.sba.gov/national-small-business-week

International Women’s Day

Wishing women everywhere a powerful International Women’s Day! At Montenegro, we wanted to take today to reflect on the accomplishments of and thank, the amazing, powerful women in our lives. We are so grateful to be apart of the Itasca Bank & Trust Co. Women’s Initiative Program where we are inspired by so many different…
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Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!

As a Minority Business Enterprise, Montenegro is a proud supporter of equality in the workplace! September 15 marks the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras—places from which many Latin Americans in the US and their ancestors have immigrated. National Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizes the vital contributions…
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Montenegro celebrates Small Business Week!

Happy Small Business Week! Stop by our office until 5/5/2017 for a FREE ream of paper! Thank you for supporting our business!

Daily Herald Feature “Seminar Helps Women Develop CEO Skills”

Women who graduated in October from the first Project CEO, talk to Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall. Irma Bates sought “affirmation, to make sure I was doing everything correctly.” Vice president at Montenegro Inc., a Roselle supplier of paper, printing, packaging and facilities supplies, Bates and her partner “were for a longtime working out of…
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Montenegro, Attended IHCC Roundtable Meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Chicago IL – Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with IHCC President & CEO Omar Duque and 25 members of the IHCC to discuss key initiatives, the state of Hispanic business in Chicago, and areas of opportunity for commercial growth and job creation. The 25 IHCC businesses that met with Mayor Emanuel have a combined workforce of…
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Top 100 List – Among Good Company!

Eight IHCC Members were ranked HispanicBusiness.com’s prestigious list of the top 100 fastest growing companies. The companies include: #19: United Building Maintenance Inc., #23: CivCon Services Inc., #29: Montenegro Paper, #36: VisionIT, #46: EBCO, Inc., #61: Monterrey Security, #91: Primera Engineers Ltd., #95: Group O Inc. Learn more here