ABC 7 Eyewitness News spotlights 3rd installment of Black-owned businesses with live, week-long series

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Monday, September 21, 2020

CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7, Chicago's Number One station for news, will present the third installment of Black Owned, a series of LIVE interviews spotlighting Chicagoland's diverse Black-owned business community the week of September 21 on the station's 11 a.m.newscast. Anchor Terrell Brown will lead daily discussions with Black business owners representing businesses that include construction, fitness, gynecological services, vegan meals on the go and items to pamper your skin. Terrell Brown and Tanja Babich anchor ABC 7 Eyewitness News in the Morning and at 11 a.m.. Black Owned will be exclusively streamed live on and ABC 7's connected TV Apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.

The following is the list names/locations of businesses featured during the series, BLACK OWNED:

Monday, September 21

GMA Construction (Chicago)

From the first national monument in Chicago, to housing for Illinois veterans, the library redesign in the suburbs, GMA Construction is behind big projects across the area.

- Black owned construction firm, working on projects like "Pullman National Monument," Old Cook County Hospital and University of Chicago. For more information on jobs at the company, visit

Tuesday, September 22

Fitness Defined (Evanston)

- Finding ways to motivate/ exercise through a pandemic. Fitness Defined is in Evanston. The owner and trainer Dyrick Pompey is trying to help people shed those pandemic pounds.

ABC 7 Eyewitness News spotlights 3rd installment of Black-owned businesses with live, week-long series

Wednesday, September 23

The Gynecology Institute

(South Loop & Hazel Crest)

- Dr. Nicole Williams: Doctor helping women locally and in impoverished areas

Dr. Nicole Williams, a doctor helping women locally and in impoverished areas, joined ABC 7 Chicago.

Thursday, September 24

Moon Meals


- Provides vegan meals on-the-go.

Moon Meals provides vegan meals on-the-go.

Friday, September 25

Luxurious Lathers (

Hinsdale/Orland Park)

- 27-year-old entrepreneur specializing in lotions, soaps and salts. Despite stores shutting down, saw big increase in online sales during pandemic/unrest

Luxurious Lathers specializes in lotions, soaps and salts.

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