2012 Double Chai in the Chi
Shalom Klein is the youngest Double Chai-er. The 23-year-old Skokie resident is the vice president and principal at MK&A, Limited and MKA Receivables. More important - he has helped nearly 100 Chicagoans find jobs and thousands of small business owners dealing with underemployment and financial challenges, according to his father, Moshe Klein, who nominated Shalom.
“As the founder and chairman and Jewish B2B Networking, Shalom spends his days, and most of his nights, making connections for small businesses in the Chicago Jewish community. You might say he was born to schmooze,” Moshe Klein said. “Thousands of people have attended and benefited from his regular programming, including most recently, ‘The Business Event,’ a free business and employment expo that drew more than 3,000 attendees.”
Shalom has also served on JUF’s Government Affairs Committee and on Senator Mark Kirk’s Small Business Advisory Board. He is participating in President Barack Obama’s symposium on job creation.
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