Great networking event today at Granite City in Naperville. Organized by Tom Jikomes, the Power Networking Club does a fantastic job getting entrepreneurs and small business owners a chance to meet each other and learn from the others in the group.
Today’s speaker was former Chicago Bear football player Desmond Clark. I have known Dez since approximately 2010 and he was a our celebrity host of a 2011 Sports Philanthropy golf outing.
Dez does fantastic work in the community and keeps as busy as anyone that I have seen. In addition to his financial planning work at Dez has created a course call Total Success Solutions through which he helps entrepreneurs maintain accountability and improve their business performance. He also created the Desmond Clark Foundation which has launched the Pink Tuesday initiative. So next Tuesday, throw on your Pink and post a picture and tag it to Dez so that he sees the momentum that is gathering over social media. He is now collaborating with the American Cancer Society and that partnership should be a terrific way for him to continue to give back to the community.
If you are interested in learning more about Dez and his activities, you can also attend “Breakfast With a Bear” for a more intimate setting with him and the opportunity to get a behind the scenes tour of Soldier Field and the parts that are not typically accessible to the public!