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ILLINOIS MINORITY GROWERS ASSOCIATION

BOBBY SIMMONS

A well-respected NBA standout, small forward Bobby Simmons has spent 12 years in  the elite league, where he has played for the Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers,  Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets and San Antonio Spurs, as well as one season with  the NBDL’s Reno Bighorns. In addition, Bobby’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to open  several businesses in the Chicago area. Currently, he is the owner of Succezz, a thriving  sneaker and apparel boutique; CEO of Simmons Entertainment & Marketing/Society  2201. With an NBA Career spanning from 2001-2012, Bobby Simmons is very familiar  with hard work, diligence and dedication to tasks set before him. Aside from being a  well-respected NBA standout, and after leaving the league and being one of NBA’s Most  Improved Players in 2004-2005 season, Bobby then successfully transitioned into the  entrepreneurial world, offering his customers the benefit of over eight years experience in  fashion design, high end retail, styling, and travel apparel. He currently owns a few  businesses that speak to his fashion and hospitality expertise. SuccezZ, a designer sneaker  boutique which opened in June of 2008 (located in Chicago’s South Loop). 

In addition to fashion and retail, Bobby is also the owner of Society 2201, an elite events  venue located in Chicago’s West Loop. Established in 2012, Society has opened doors to  share its secret of luxury, exclusivity, and style. This elite venue is filled with exquisite  décor, an elite champagne list, customized specialty drinks, and a renowned atmosphere  radiating with a state-of-the-art audio-visual experience. Society is open for special  events and private parties to celebrate any occasion. Delivering elegant accommodations  and service, an elite venue, like Society, is set to make a permanent mark on Chicago's  entertainment scene.  

Committed to improving the lives of underprivileged families in his Chicago hometown,  Bobby founded the non-profit organization, The Bobby Simmons Rising Stars  Foundation, in 2005. Which endows Scholarships at DePaul University to students whom  works to address the educational and social needs of urban communities by developing  programs and supporting community-based organizations.

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