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Dillard & King, Hosts the first deputy speaker of Ghana in Chicago.

The Honorable Joseph Osei Owusu, First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana visits Chicago.

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, September 26, 2018 / -- On September, the 5th, Dillard & King, (DK) a prestigious and internationally known, Chicago and Washington DC-based professional services firm, hosted Joseph Osei Owusu, the First Deputy Speaker of the parliament of Ghana. The firm’s senior principals, Jeff Dillard, and Quintin L King, along with longtime Chicago businessman Frank Antwi Barfi, arranged the visit to promote business relations between the United States and Ghana, with an emphasis on connecting African American owned businesses to opportunities in Ghana. “There are ample opportunities for businesses to do business in Ghana, we just have to build the bridge, “said Quintin L King, DK’s senior partner.

The day began with a breakfast meeting held at the luxurious Drake Hotel. Among the guest in attendance was Joan Sullivan CEO of Kingdom Records and Lester McCarroll, Jr, Managing Director of GP Ventures and of the Mid-South Business Association.

Breakfast was followed by several business office visits, capped off by a visit to United State Senator Dick Durbin’s office.

Later in the day, the Ghanaian Delegation lunched at the Cliff Dweller’s club, one of Chicago’s premier private clubs. The lunch was hosted by Club member-and the Club’s former president- Brian Bernardoni, Senior Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy for the Chicago Association of Realtors. Among the close to 20 business and political movers and shakers at the lunch were Darrell Williams, Managing Partner of Loop Capital, a premier Private Equity firm; Michael Sutton, president and CEO of Infrastructure Engineering, one of Illinois’ largest minority-owned engineering firms; Shakira Motan Trade Consul from the South African consulate office in Chicago; Maria Castro Regional External affairs manager for Comcast; Former State Representative the Honorable David Miller, Henry Butler, President of Cleveland business development firm LCR Enterprises, and well-known political strategist, Tiffany Hightower.
As a result of this visit, future engagements, including a business junket from Chicago to Ghana, are being planned with the Ghanaians.

"It was an honor and a pleasure to have The Honorable Deputy First Speaker here. Our next step is to turn this relationship into opportunities for both Ghana and for American business people. he is a man who understands business and how to get things done. I enjoyed our time together." King stated following the days' events.

Dillard & King is a multidisciplinary professional services firm of lawyers, lobbyist and subject matter consultants best known for opening the doors of government for clients throughout the US, managing political and business crises for a wide array of clients, including politicians, government officials and business owners, and for an extensive risk and insurance advisory practice that counsels commercial insurance companies from across the USA and in Canada, Australia and the UK on limiting risk and liability. From offices in Chicago and on K street in Washington, DC, the firm represents businesses, insurance companies, TPAs, not for profits and trade and professional associations. The firm also manages litigation on behalf of insurance companies, advises clients on business development, government procurement,campaign finance and strategy as well as Political Action Committee formation and compliance.

S. Steven Kildaire
DK consulting
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