Video courtesy of Obama Foundation/YouTube:

President Obama met with South Side Chicago business owner Eric Williams, founder of The Silver Room and the upcoming Bronzeville Winery.

In conversation, Eric talked about his passion for creating opportunities in his own community and President Obama discussed ways to leverage the expected boost in tourism from the future Obama Presidential Center to help small business owners like Eric.

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Eric Williams comments courtesy of The Silver Room

“It was an honor (and surprise) when I was contacted by The Obama Foundation a few weeks ago and told the President wanted to speak with me. He acknowledged the positive impact the Silver Room has had on the Hyde Park community and greater South Side as a whole and wanted send a personal thank you. We also talked in length about small businesses and how the Obama Presidential Center can play a role in supporting entrepreneurs on the South Side.”

“I’d like to thank President Obama and The Obama Foundation for their commitment in seeking allies and partners to insure the Obama Presidential Center will have a positive impact in our community.” – Eric Williams

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