Emanuel, Gutierrez announce small business series

March 15, 2012 3:57:02 PM PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday that Western Union is going to fund a series of events promoting small business in immigrant communities called the New Americans Small Business Series.

The mayor was joined Thursday at a business roundtable in the Little Village neighborhood by Congressman Luis Gutierrez and other political leaders.

The congressman praised the mayor's pro-immigration efforts.

"You know what, lots of people are coming and they're going to accept that welcoming mat that and it's going to make Chicago a stronger vibrant city," said Gutierrez.

Western Union has agreed to finance 4 small business events a year through 2014.