Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Media Contact: For Immediate Release
Deena Marie Carr, Financial Expert, Author and Speaker
“Wealth Empowerment Camp” for Youth
July 7 – July 25, 2014
Chicago, IL. June 26, 2014. Chicago area youth have traded their hoop dreams and video games for a chance to expand their vision with real life financial skills. Dr. Deena Marie Carr—Economist, Author, Speaker and Television Host is helping to ‘Stop the Violence’ one child at a time by working with youth ages 10 to 12 years old. The financial expert believes ‘when you change your education—you change your economics’ and is conducting a 4-week summer camp to show Chicago youth cutting edge techniques to become economically viable influences. “We are not just going to deal with financial literacy, but also, what it take to be an economic force globally,” said Carr. “It is to really help them understand wealth—how to create it and how to sustain it,” she continued, “By the time they finish, they can teach their parents how to invest.”
The author of several books including, The Carr Guide to Personal Wealth, has dedicated her knowledge and wisdom to help ordinary people learn the language of finance by offering free classes well over a decade. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business graduate has developed a curriculum to equip children with easy and practical steps in their formative years. “When you think of the top billionaires—they got it from science and technology,” said Carr, who received the 2013 Business Leaders of Colors Award from Chicago United. The North Park Adjunct Professor will integrate practical experience with faith, humor and real life financial aids for tweens. “We can’t keep raising our children for last century—we must raise them for the next century. We are empowering our youth to bypass all the mistakes and really concentrate on building a new focus of how to understand and sustain wealth.”
The summer camp will continue weekdays through July 25, 2014 at Christian Heritage Training Center, 160 East Marquette Road in Chicago. This event is sponsored by Center for Wealth Education and Management as well as Finance: According to Your Faith. For an interview please contact312-590-3486.
About Dr. Deena Marie Carr
With over 20 years in the finance industry, Carr is a Principal with one of the world’s leading global professional services firm. She specializes in helping Fortune 500 companies in the financial services industry develop and implement growth strategies which expands their market share, customer penetration, and improve their financial performance.
The Chicago native received an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a concentration in Econometrics from Northwestern University. She continues her education via the Executive Program at the London School of Economics. For the past 10 years, she has shared her passion with millions on television and radio while teaching step-by-step financial matters to build wealth. Additionally, Dr. Carr has authored two books including Wealth Grow It God’s Way. To schedule an interview with Dr. Carr, please call (312) 590-3486.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
10 Green Smoothies That Won't Break The Bank
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Higher Learning Network,NFP Receives 2014 Best of Chicago Award
Chicago Award Program Honors the Achievement
CHICAGO July 7, 2014 -- Higher Learning Network,NFP has been selected for the 2014 Best of Chicago Award in the Mass Media category by the Chicago Award Program.
Each year, the Chicago Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Chicago area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Chicago Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Chicago Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Chicago Award Program
The Chicago Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Chicago area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Chicago Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Chicago Award Program
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
New York Film Academy Releases Black Inequality in Film Infographic
The New York Film Academy has released a new and comprehensive Black Hollywood infographic on the current state and history of African Americans in Hollywood.
"It is imperative that the next generation of young black filmmakers realize that their power is in their unique perspectives, unique skill sets, and unique stories. Standing out is a good thing in Hollywood," says Ride Along and Think Like a Man producer.
Following the monumental year that was 2013 for Black film and the recent Best Picture Oscar win for "12 Years a Slave," the Academy decided to take a closer look at the surge in critical and commercial success of Black film. As such, the Academy compiled a series of statistics and research studies to highlight both the modern challenges and advancements of Black filmmakers and actors while looking at one hundred years of Black film to place modern Black Hollywood in a greater historical context. The infographic highlights such figures as the profound disparity between the amount of speaking parts Black Characters receive compared to their White counterparts while also analyzing the significant global profitability of Black films that have substantially smaller budgets and appear on far less screens.
In addition to highlighting the abundant disparity African Americans encounter both on screen and behind the camera, the infographic also highlights the accomplishments of influential filmmakers and producers including Steve McQueen, Will Packer, and Gina Prince-Bythewood along with new voices such as Ryan Coogler and Lena Waithe. In assembling this information, the Academy hopes to help keep the topic of equality and black film in Hollywood at the forefront of the cultural discussion, as history shows that Hollywood has gone through such boom periods of Black film before, only to shy away from such films once the hype passes.