Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day is upon us, and what better way to celebrate it by highlighting couples who are successful entrepreneurs, and make it a priority to give back to their communities! The couple at left is Quintin and Diane Primo.

Via Quintin E. Primo III, is Chairman and CEO of Capri Capital Partners. The Harvard Business School grad cofounded his Chicago-based commercial real estate investment management firm in 1992; it now boasts $4.4 billion in assets and major investments throughout the United States. Diane Primo is a chairperson of fund-raising and programming for the Primo Center for Women and Children, a nonprofit homeless center. (She’s also a Harvard grad).

Their favorite causes: The Primo Center and The African-American Legacy Initiative of the Chicago Community Trust, designed to involve more African-Americans in philanthropy. In addition, Quintin founded the Real Estate Executive Council, a nonprofit that focuses on increasing minority participation in commercial real estate. Read more about this couple here.

Tamara and Tim Kimble: Tim is an assistant public defender for the state of Georgia, a former real estate attorney who helped A-list clients navigate Atlanta's real estate boom.

Tamara is VP of strategic marketing and external affairs at The Dawson Company, one of the nation's largest and most successful black-owned real estate development firms. The Harvard Business School grad also oversees The Dawson Family Foundation, which provides scholarships and support to local schools. Read more here.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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