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Ray Arceo, Teacher and Spokesperson for NFL Fuel Up to Play60 Speaks to Chicago High School for Agricultural High School Students particpating in the Summer Sustainable Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program at Wright College and Eli’s Cheesecake

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Ray Arceo is a physical education instructor at Miguel Juarez Middle School and a spokesperson for the NFL Fuel to Play60 Program. Ray is married to Eli’s Food service Sales Director, Erin Arceo, and is responsible for the partnership between Juarez and Eli’s for the Spruce-Up of Seneca Park and the Eli M. Schulman Playground each year.

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Ray spoke to the students about the importance of a well balanced diet and exercise in keeping with the First Lady’s Goals on the “Let’s Move” web site. Ray concluded his remarks by having the students do some exercises in place.

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This has been the most successful year in the history of Eli’s, Wright and CHSAS Partnership for the Summer Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program with outstanding speakers, special guests and engaged students. This year we really put all the pieces together as we saw the links between business, education and public policy.

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Chicago Tribune Food Policy Writer Renee Enna Speaks to Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Students as part of the Summer Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program sponsored by Eli’s, Wright College and CHSAS

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Dr. Bechara Choucair, Director of the Chicago Board of Health Speaks to the Chicago High School for Ag Sciences Summer Sustainable Agricultural Students at the Eli’s/Wright College Farmers Market

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We were honored to have Dr. Bechara Choucair, the Director of the Chicago Board of Health,  speak at the Eli’s/Wright College Farmers Market to the Chicago High School for Agriculture  Students in the Summer Sustainable Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program.

Dr. Choucair has a global perspective to public health issues and inspired the students with his background and the innovative programs that he is developing for Chicagoans.

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Dr. Choucair with the CHSAS students following his talk.

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Dean Molly Jahn of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agriculture & Life Sciences visits Eli’s Cheesecake, Wright College and meets with Chicago Ag Summer Fellows

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Dean Jahn congratulates the students from Vaughn High School on their participation in the Eli’s/Wright College Farmers Market.

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Each week students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences bring produce and crafts to the Eli’s/Wright Farmers Market.

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Dean Jahn is greeted by CHSAS graduates Michael Funk, Dantrell Cotton, Eli’s Jeff Anderson and CHSAS Master Ag Teacher Sheila Fowler

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Dean Jahn met with a student leaders and supporters at Wright College. From left to right, Assistant Dean Maria Llopiz-Rosas Landa, Eli’s and Wright Grad, Keyla Torres, Wright President Charles Guenerich, Wright Vice President Cynthia Cordes, Dean Jahn, Wright Advisor Susan Calabrese and Eli’s Jeff Anderson.

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Dean Jahn had a forum with the student leadership at Wright on their interests and goals.

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This was the fifth of six weeks in the Summer Sustainable Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program with CHSAS and the last week of the speakers program. It has been a great summer of speakers and special visitors.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman Delivers Keynote Address for City of Chicago Business Works Seminar at Wright College


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Opening Day for the 11th Annual Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market–Now Every Thursday this Summer

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West Argyle Street in Chicago named as a National Historic District; Eli’s Ogden Huddle was at the corner of Argyle & Sheridan in the 1950′s

We are delighted to see West Argyle Street and the surrounding blocks named to the National Register of Historic Places. In the 1950′s, our founders, Eli and Esther Schulman, opened Eli’s New Ogden Huddle at the corner of Argyle and Sheridan. Now the site of a retirement home, Eli and Esther brought the menu from the Ogden Huddle on the west side at Ogden & Kedzie. This was a time that many families relocated from the west side to the new apartment buildings of Uptown with the lake nearby and the Outer Drive. Prices were a bit more reasonable as a complete dinner—including dessert, beverage, entree, potato and cole slaw was around $2.

Chicago Sun-Times, June 16,..

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Commencement Day 2010 at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

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One of Eli’s Cheesecake’s longest and most important partnerships is with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Located in the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood on the far south west side of Chicago on the last working farm in the City, CHSAS is a national model for its success in producing leaders in food science, animal sciences, life sciences and the over 200 careers related to agriculture.

Commencement Day is always a special occasion for Eli’s President, Marc Schulman, who serves as a co-chair of the Business Advisory Board for the school.

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For the 2010 commencement ceremony, CHSAS was honored to have Dr. Molly Jahn, the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and former Deputy Secretary for Research, Education and Economics at the US Department of Agriculture deliver the commencement address. Dr. Jahn has been a strong supporter of the mission of CHSAS and it was great to have her share an inspiring message with our graduates and their families. In the photo above, Dr. Jahn recognizes the “Top Ten” for their academic accomplishments. It is most fitting that CHSAS Valedictorian, Dantrell Cotton, will be entering Dr. Jahn’s College at UW-Madison.

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David Gilligan, former Principal of CHSAS and Senior Officer of the Chicago Public Schools, Principal William Hook, and Business Advisory Board Co-Chairs Rouhy Shalabi and Marc Schulman thank Dr. Jahn for her speech at the 2010 graduation.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman and Master Ag Teacher, Lucille Shaw, thank Dr. Jahn for her support of student scholarships and leadership opportunities for CHSAS students to pursue their educational dreams at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman will deliver the keynote address for the City of Chicago’s “Business Works Seminar” at Wright College on June 17, 2010


June 8, 2010

City Offers Free Business Seminar Geared Towards Helping New Business Owners

Keynote speaker Marc Schulman of Eli’s Cheesecake, will share his cheesecake success recipe, Thursday June 17, 2010

Efrat Stein    312.744.5365

The  City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) reminds entrepreneurs about the upcoming free business works seminar geared towards helping new business owners with access to resources and financing.

The seminar will be offered on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett at 5:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public, registration is not required.

At the event, entrepreneurs will connect with nearly 30 government and non-profit agencies that assist small businesses with licensing, business planning, small business loan resources, financial incentives and more.

Three workshops will be offered that begin at 7:15pm on how to write a business plan, how to finance your business, and how to use email marketing to boost your business.

“Business Works is a great resource for anybody interested in starting a business. Even established businesses can benefit from the workshops and by connecting with resources to grow an existing business” said Commissioner of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, Norma I. Reyes.

The evenings keynote speaker will be a well known local Chicago business owner Marc Schulman, President  of The Eli’s Cheesecake Company, who will share his business success story.

At the event, entrepreneurs graduating from the Business Start-Up Program will be presented with certificates.  The Business Start-Up Certificate Program, offered by BACP and City Colleges of Chicago, is a free program for entrepreneurs that offers a curriculum of classes that cover all the basics of starting or growing a business.  Classes are held at City Hall and are offered twice a week.

Business Works Seminars will be offered throughout the year:

Thursdays, 5:30pm -9:00pm

June 17, 2010 – Wright College – 4300 N. Narragansett

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Eli’s, Wright College, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and Local Beet Announce Summer Lecture Series in Sustainable Agriculture in connection with the Thursday Eli’s/Wright Farmers Market (from June 24 to July 22)

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