Arab American Business & Professional Association

Be careful and protect yourself, your family,

your community, and your business.

Earlier today, media outlets have released footage of the shocking death of 13 year old Adam Toledo.  If you want to see it, you can view it here.  Warning it is extremely difficult to watch.

What will happen during the rest of today and in the next few days remains to be seen.  Mayor Lightfoot has held a press conference asking for calm.  However, given the events of the previous summer, it is possible that there will be more civil unrest and rioting.  Please contact your local police department and authorities for emergency plans to ensure that you, your community, and your businesses remain out of harm’s way.

Here are some measures you can take for your business:
– Board up windows
– Rent big box truck to block off entrances/windows
– Check with your business insurance

ABPA and the Small Business Task Force will keep monitoring the situation.  Please be safe and God help us all.

– Ahmad Elkhatib, Chair of the ABPA Small Business Task Force