CIBC recognizes Entrepreneur Training Program graduates

“We are pleased to recognize November’s ETP graduates,” says Beth Witczak, head of CIBC US Community Development. “Assisting local business owners achieve their ambitions and create economic opportunities in their communities is something we take pride in.”

Qualified ETP graduates are eligible for the CIBC Entrepreneur Loan Program, which provides affordable financing to start-up and early-stage small businesses in Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and Detroit. CIBC works with with a variety of organizations to offer entrepreneur training programs.

Last month, over 30 graduates began the process of establishing new businesses, and several community partners in Chicago hosted ETP graduation ceremonies, including:

Rogers Park Business Alliance. Among the 11 graduates they celebrated were:

  • I&B Cleaning 
  • Fabulash
  • Craving Good Vibes

Chicago Sky recognized the following graduates: 

  • Pennie’s Tea 
  • Woods Residential Engineering and Inspection
  • Mercer Upfitters Truck and Van Equipment, LLC
  • Millennial Enterprises
  • Miles Development, Inc.

Greater Englewood Bootcamp and the YWCA hosted ceremonies for the following graduates:

  • Amah Health
  • The Women’s Health Initiative
  • Amrayco, LLC
  • SMART Charts
  • SpotSum
  • Pain Navigator
  • Connect Care Hero
  • Grapefruit Health
  • Silverberry GenomiX
  • Sipstory

In Milwaukee, the Multi-cultural Entrepreneurial Institute (MEI) celebrated the graduations of the following small businesses, among a few others:

  • Jojuama Screen Printing, LLC
  • Elysium Farming
  • Elly’s Hair Creations, LLC
  • Shweet Dreamz
  • Two Brother’s Pizza 1
  • Boutique MFH, LLC

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 14 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients. CIBC offers a full range of advice, solutions and services in the United States, across Canada and around the world. In the U.S., CIBC Bank USA provides commercial banking, private and personal banking and small business banking solutions and CIBC Private Wealth offers investment management, wealth strategies and legacy planning. To learn more, visit the CIBC US homepage.

Kristy L. Daube, Director, U.S. Media Relations

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