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Magic Johnson and City of Chicago Partner for Wealth Building Conference

Magic Johnson and City of Chicago Partner for Wealth Building Conference

WBLS Staff
09/14/2023 10:03 PM EDT

Magic Johnson is now part of the largest financial education summit and career fair in the Chicago area. The announcement was made via a new press release.

Johnson will keynote the third annual Building Wealth Today for Tomorrow Career Fair and Financial Empowerment Summit (BWTT) on October 5 and 6th. The city's treasurer, Melissa Conyears-Ervin said that she was inspired to start this conference by what she has seen throughout her career.

Magic Johnson and The Conference

“I learned first-hand how responsible financial services and products can make a difference in a person’s life, especially among those who struggled against the roadblocks to building wealth and building a better life for themselves and their families,” said Treasurer Conyears-Ervin in a statement. “That’s why I am committed to providing programs like BWTT for more Chicagoans and helping them see the life-changing results of financial education.”

Johnson has been touted as one of the NBA's most prolific businesspeople. He said that he giving back is very important to him.

“Breaking barriers for others is important to me, and financial education is key to that process,” Johnson said. “I’m thrilled to take part in this important event and share my journey with those who are working to create opportunities and build wealth in their own lives.”

During the conference, Johnson will lead conversations with financial services experts across. The topics will range from accessing capital for growing small businesses, raising credit scores, finding financial assistance and more, according to the release.

“Magic’s life has gone from the basketball court to the boardroom by parlaying the skills and tenacity he acquired on the court into a game plan for his successful business ventures that are providing the products and services that are revitalizing under-resourced and disinvested communities from L.A. to Chicago and beyond,” Conyears-Ervin shared. “Listening to Magic talk about how he overcame barriers and broke glass ceilings will be inspiring and will encourage others to get on the pathway to building a prosperous life.