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A street sign honoring longtime UBAM member Richard Techman was erected on Feb. 11 on the southeast corner of 53rd Street and South Mobile Avenue. Participants in the ceremony unveiling

"Richard Techman Way" near his home included (from left) Ald. Silvana Tabares (23rd), his wife, Michelle Techman and UBAM Executive Director Anita Cummings. Mr. Techman, who died suddenly Oct. 15, 2022, at age 65, was very active in numerous organizations in Garfield Ridge and Clearing.

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A very successful meeting with

Chicago mayoral candidate

Paul Vallas talked about his goals of improving public safety, reducing crime and property taxes at the UBAM breakfast meeting held Feb, 8 at The Red Barrel restaurant, 5214 S. Archer Ave. He also took questions from the audience of about three dozen local business owners, residents and police.

Students at Hale School in Clearing collected thousands of items in a food drive that became a community event last week when the United Business Association of Midway coordinated the delivery of the goods to local food pantries. Seventh and eighth graders in the student leadership team organized the food drive for the school at 6140 S. Melvina Ave., collecting more than 4,000 non-perishable food items donated by students of all ages—much more than they expected. “We were talking about doing this for a while. Our goal was to get 500 items. So we are really happy to see what we got,” said eighth-grader Cori Hundt, as she and other members of the leadership team helped carry the donations from the school vestibule into vans for transport to local food pantries. “It was amazing to see how much all the classes were bringing in when we checked in with them each week,” said Cori. Just as school was about to let out on Feb. 27, the students on the leadership team carried the last of the donations to a rear hallway, already piled high with bags and boxes of food—everything from cereal to canned vegetables. They were joined by sixth-grade teacher Rob Bendik and Samantha Kyme, the dean of students, who oversee the team. The hallway served as the staging area where the students and UBAM members helped carry the donations into waiting vehicles. Kyme turned to UBAM to help distribute the food to local food pantries because the business organization coordinated the successful expansion of a community garden on the school grounds.“We figured local food pantries would appreciate these donations more than just bringing them to the Greater Southwest Food Depository, which gets several trucks delivered daily,” said UBAM Board member John Marusarz. He and JoAnn Williams, president of the Hearst Community Organization, then arranged for much of the donations to go to the food pantry at the Academy for Global Citizenship, a public charter school 4941 W. 46th St.. ACP is also a member of UBAM.

Your business or organization is invited to join the United Business Association of Midway. A few of the key benefits of membership, include:

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​The purpose of the Association shall be to encourage, support and to develop a strong and active business community in the Midway Airport Area.


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