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President

Phone: (312) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: k***@***.com
Wessex 504 Corporation
200 E. Randolph Street Suite 2200
Chicago , Illinois 60601
United States

Company Description: Wessex 504 Corporation is a non-profit company certified by the U. S. Small Business Administration to originate and service SBA 504 loans. As an SBA Certified...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BS , mathematics
    University of Illinois at Urbana
  • law degree
    John Marshall Law School
  • MBA
    University of Chicago
  • MS , mathematics
    University of Illinois at Urbana
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Web References
Wessex 504 Staff
www.wessex504.com, 24 Dec 2014 [cached]
Karen Lennon Karen Lennon is the Founder and President of Wessex 504 Corporation, the second certified development company she created to provide SBA loans to expanding businesses in Illinois. In 1992, Karen formed SomerCor 504, Inc. and, under her leadership, grew it to be one of the top ten SBA 504 loan providers in the country. Karen sold her interests in SomerCor in 2001 to the Inland Bank Group, and continued her entrepreneurial adventure as angel investor and co-owner of three manufacturing and design firms. In addition to her law degree, Karen has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Master's Degree in Mathmatics from the University of Illinois. Karen Lennon President, Wessex 504 Corporation 445 E. North Water Street Suite 2703 Chicago, Illinois 60611 Phone: (312) 527-4927 klennon@wessex504.com
Wessex 504 President
www.wessex504.com, 23 Mar 2014 [cached]
Karen Lennon is the Founder and President of Wessex 504 Corporation, a certified development company created to provide SBA 504 mortgage financing for expanding businesses in Illinois. For more than 10 years Karen has been helping small businesses purchase real estate and capital equipment utilizing the fantastic SBA 504 program. Karen is also the angel investor and co-owner of three manufacturing and design firms. Karen serves on the board of directors of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and its foundation, and is also a board member and past chair of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She also served on the Governor's Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes. In 2005, Karen was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. She is past president of the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and previously served on the Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In addition to her law degree, Karen has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Masters degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois. Karen Lennon President, Wessex 504 Corporation 445 E. North Water Street Suite 2703 Chicago, Illinois 60611 Phone: (312) 527-4927 Fax: (888) 252-0506
FootNotes - September 2008
hubbardstreetdance.com, 25 Mar 2011 [cached]
The organization is grateful to Immediate Past Chair Karen Lennon for her leadership through two years of exceptional transition and the 30th anniversary season. Her energy and entrepreneurial spirit have set the institution on a path of growth for its next 30 years.
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Karen Lennon
Karen Lennon , iLight ...
www.nawbochicago.org, 6 May 2006 [cached]
Karen Lennon , iLight Technologies, was featured in the August 29th edition of Crain's Chicago Business in an article about entrepreneurs who cash in. As a result of a press inquiry that came into the NAWBO office, Karen was interviewed for an anecdotal story in about women who have sold their businesses and what they have done with the influx of liquid assets from the sale.Karen has recently been appointed as the Chair-elect & President to Hubbard Street Dance Board of Directors.
FootNotes - October 2008
hubbardstreetdance.com, 1 Oct 2008 [cached]
Immediate Past Board Chair Karen Lennon, who saw this as an opportunity for a fun staff and dancer outing, purchased the item. Through a drawing, two dancers and two staff members joined her for the taping featuring the dancers in their cameos.
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Executive Producer and creator David Manilow, HSDC dancer Laura Halm, Check, Please! host Alpana Singh, HSDC dancer Jason Hortin and HSDC Immediate Past Board Chair Karen Lennon on the set of Check, Please!
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