For Immediate Release
October 29, 2010
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Danyele Davis or Victoria Whitsett
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ABLE Insights to Feature National Business Leaders

(BLACK PR WIRE) CHICAGO– The Alliance of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE) will launch ABLE Insights on Wednesday, November 10th at 6 p.m., at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue. ABLE Insights is a series of business forums that will be hosted quarterly beginning in 2011, and will feature notable business leaders who will provide insights on focused strategies to help attain and sustain business success. The inaugural forum will feature a panel with James Reynolds, Jr., Quintin E. Primo III, and John W. Rogers, Jr. The topic of their discussion will be “Leadership in an Uncertain Business, Economic, and Political Environment: Navigating Through a Perfect Storm.”

Quintin E. Primo III is co-founder, chairman, and CEO at Capri Capital Partners, a major equity and debt investor in U.S. property markets founded in 1992, headquartered in Chicago. The company has more than $2.7 billion in real-estate assets under management. He oversees all business activities at Capri Capital Partners, and has over 28 years of real estate experience, including serving as vice president for Citicorp's Chicago lending team, completing over $2.5 billion in office, retail, industrial, hotel and residential financings.

James Reynolds, Jr. is co-founder, chairman and CEO of Loop Capital Markets, a global investment banking and brokerage firm. He is responsible for overseeing all investment banking and institutional sales and trading activity at the firm. Loop Capital Markets is the largest minority-owned investment banking firm in the United States, with more than 100 professionals located in its Chicago headquarters and across the country.

John W. Rogers, Jr. is chairman, CEO, chief investment officer for Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves institutional clients through separately managed accounts, as well as individual investors and 401(k) plans, through its no-load mutual funds. Following the election of President Barack Obama, he served as co-chair for the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009.

“ABLE understands the role that the small business owner plays in economic recovery, so ABLE Insights is strategically designed to create business opportunities. We are dedicated to establishing connections and collaborations among business leaders and entrepreneurs within the national and global business communities,” said Donna Gaines, president of ABLE.

For more information, including tickets, please visit, or call (312) 624-7733.

About ABLE: The Alliance of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 and located in the City of Chicago. ABLE is comprised of a select group of leading African-American entrepreneurs representing a broad spectrum of business enterprises nationally and internationally, and providing products and services to many Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies. ABLE provides mentoring, individually and collectively, to the men and women who represent the next generation of African-American entrepreneurs and business leaders. For more information about ABLE, visit To connect with an ABLE member, call Donna Gaines, president, at (312) 624-7733.