Aligning Business, Education and Talent at the 7th Annual Strictly Business Networking Event

| MSFT Chicago Staff

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 1.01.46 PMThis month, JVS Chicago will be hosting their 7th Annual Strictly Business Networking Event. The event takes place Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:30am and will begin with a networking session followed by a panel discussion featuring experts in the field.

We are pleased to announce that our own Director of Civic Engagement, Shelley Stern Grach, will be on the panel alongside other business leaders in the community. Shelley’s main line of work consists of supporting economic development and growth in STEM education through programs such as Techsoup and Youthspark, which allow students to thrive in innovative education and pursue careers in the STEM field.

This year’s panel topic is Skills Gap Solutions: Aligning Business, Education and Talent — a topic that aligns with Shelley’s mission as she seeks to close the gap through STEM education and careers. Joining Shelley on JVS Chicago’s Strictly Business panel are Anne Edmunds, Regional Vice President of Manpower, Inc., who focuses on talent acquisition and employee retention for her company, and President of Harper College Dr. Kenneth Ender, who trains his students for new economy jobs and forms alliances with businesses to create jobs for students. Susie An of 91.5 WBEZ-FM will be moderating the panel discussion.

Tickets can be purchased for $75 here. We’re looking forward to you joining us!

JVS Chicago is administered through an alliance agreement by Jewish Child & Family Services, a partner in serving our community, supported by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation. For more information, visit

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