DCEO Employee Recipient of Southland Black Chamber Award – Matthew J. Simpson, an employee with the Office of Minority Economic Empowerment of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) was the recipient of the Who’s Who in the Community Award from the Southland Black Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Dr. Cornel Darden Jr., President & CEO of the Southland Black Chamber of Commerce, stated that the award was given to Mr. Simpson to recognize his extraordinary efforts in providing awareness of his office and the various services they provide. “Before Mr. Simpson came on board, DCEO was a little-known office of the State of Illinois, especially to the black business population. It was like a highly guarded secret. Mr. Simpson has done a tremendous job at bringing awareness to the existence of the office and has been extremely accessible to all people. We have worked closely with him over the last several months are excited to continue working with him and his office to bring opportunity to the Southland.”
Video footage of the award exchange can be seen here:
DCEO Employee Recipient of Southland Black Chamber Award