or five years, the Northwestern Law Small Business Opportunity Center at the Bluhm Legal Clinic has hosted a Saturday Conference that is open to entrepreneurs and other interested people as well as the Northwestern Law Community. Eli’s Cheesecake provided Dessert for the luncheon held in Lincoln Hall at which Eli’s Marc Schulman delivered the keynote address.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman with NU Law grad, Howard Tullman, the CEO of Flashpoint Academy and a past winner of the Entrepreneur Award, and David Van Zandt, the Dean of Northwestern Law School.

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Eli’s Marc and Maureen Schulman at Lincoln Hall

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Eli’s Marc Schulman expresses his thanks to Esther Barron, the Director of the SBOC, Jennifer Ervin, a NU Law student and Co-Chair of the Conference  and Dean David Van Zandt.

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Attending the Conference was Caroline Shoenberger, former Commissioner of Consumer Services for the City of Chicago and now a Professor at Harold Washington College, and John Chikow, the CEO of the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association. Both Caroline and John have been long time friends and supporters of Marc’s work in the community and at Eli’s.

Eli, Marc and Dean Ruder at Northwstern Law School

With Eli’s the Place For Steak just down the block for Northwestern Law School, the restaurant hosted many NU Law Events. Here Eli comes to an event at the Law School with then Dean David Ruder

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Northwestern’s  Chicago Campus has a rich history that ties in directly to the development of the Magnificent Mile and Streeterville. In his remarks, Marc shared the story of how Nathan MacChesney, an attorney and Northwestern Trustee had advocated back in 1915 to create a unified single campus on the current site. At that time, the land was a “dreary expanse of rubble and mud,” which had been developed and beautified by the mid 1920′s when the postcard above was published.