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Jewel-Osco is First Donor to Rebuilding Fund

In collaboration with The Chicago Community Trust, the city is launching the Together Now fund to unite money raised by Chicago’s philanthropies, corporations and individuals to help small businesses as they begin to rebuild from the past week’s looting and vandalism.

The fund is starting out with a $10-million city commitment to address immediate needs of small businesses, and Jewel-Osco is the fund’s first donor with a $1-million contribution.

“Jewel-Osco has deep roots in Chicago’s South and Southwest sides,” said Mike Withers, president of Jewel-Osco. “We proudly stand with our neighbors as we work together to rebuild these communities. We are thankful for the generous support of our customers during this difficult time.”

In addition to the $1-million donation, Jewel-Osco is also launching a pin pad campaign at all 37 Chicago locations for donations to the Together Now fund. This campaign will run through July 31.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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