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Record #: R2017-309   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/19/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/19/2017
Title: Congratulations extended to Powers & Sons on 50th anniversary
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Dowell, Pat, Austin, Carrie M., Scott, Jr. Michael, King, Sophia D., Burnett, Jr., Walter, Ervin, Jason C., Foulkes, Toni, Mitts, Emma, Harris, Michelle A., Sawyer, Roderick T., Hairston, Leslie A.
Attachments: 1. R2017-309.pdf





April 19,2017














Ladies and Gentlemen:



I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Dowell, Austin, Scott, King, Burnett, Ervin, Foulkes, Mitts, Harris, Hairston and Sawyer, a congratulatory resolution concerning Powers & Sons.


Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.




Very truly yours,


o, Illinois


adopted by of ihe

Aldermen, Pat Dowell, Carrie Austin, Sophia D. King; Roderick T. Sawyer, Michelle A Harris, Tonl Foulkes, Michael Scott Jr., Walter Burnett, Jr., ,      "" ""« ,     . Jason Ervln, Emma Mitts;-and

resented by    Mayor Rahm Emanuel                     ' \:. f.:f   -                     OH       April 1?, 2017



^Qrt&TBClS , Powers & Sons was founded in 1967 by Mamon Powers Sr., who exemplified the American spirit when he came to the Midwest frbrri Mississippi in 1946 as v■■■■C a young "man, possessing only, a dream and a Work ethic, ;dnd through' determination v and persistence built one. of the most respected construction companies'in the-region;

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'   ^WHEREAS, Powers.& Sons began .as a home building firm, and'has now grown to   , ' v-> -become a leading general contractor; construction manager, design builder and ^ company in Illinois and'.arpuhd'the region;;ahd'";'-'


;                     WHEREAS, Powers SVSons' staff-hasgrowr^tdmore.tfidn 70 prbfessibnals, inclucling . *

• .a-support staff of-architects, registered engineers, and other- 'specialists to help- the '
company meet its clients'needs; and   "':       
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: WHEREAS, Powers & Sons/is"toddy d highly respected commercial; industrial, and
(institutional construction company with an unblemished record of integrity, quality
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performance and cost effectiveness;:and .;, :'
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.:'                     WHEREAS) Powers & Sons' skill-and. craftsmanship can be found at'O'.Hare .

> International Airport, The University of Chicago, Hales Franciscan High School; Wabash,, YMCA, Legends South Apartments and mdny other iconic locales-of'Ghicago; and;


WHEREAS, Powers, &. Sons- is - recognized . as one . off. :the largest - African \ f-f American-owned companies in the country; and y>:''~    f .'Y'-'^''- \'" f ' Y


::-    . >,  WHEREAS, Powers-& Sons^s apassipnate-isuppdrte^                     . ffff;

f. empowerment of young people through-its generous funding of'higher education f - ;f
-.-  scholarships
:and organizations like the Chicago Urban'Leqgue^nit^                     f fY'Y-f

Fund, Museum of Science'and Industry, Habitat/fdr Humanity, YWCA, NAACP, The   ,f. '■■ v.-Sa[va-tion- Army, and:the United Way, ampng many 6thers>.a'rad' c>,-     ~y \ -\



WHEREAS, Powers & Sons has provided inspiration; mehtorships, scholarships, and _- \
employment for countless of young people; from middle .school through college, who ... • i
were seeking to: establish their own mark on the. world; and.
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WHEREAS, Powers & Sons, Which today stands as a quintessential^;examp1e'^W                     v .-.". 1

African American entrepreneurship, has provided inspiration to countless of young; •
people who seek to establish their own mark on the world; now, therefore',, '
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BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and Members of the City-Council of the City , K       " !
of.-.Chicago,' assembled this nineteenth day.»of April; 2017, do hereby congratulate., .-- !.' i
Mamon Powers',- Jr., Claude Powers, Mamon.Powers lll, ;Kelly Powers Barid and all the
men 'and women who work for Powers & Sons for 50 years of dedicated and.professional   ' %j
services in the construction industry; and '.   /
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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be prepared and
presented to Powers & Sons as a symbol of.our esteem and respect.
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