Norman Bolden

Norman Bolden

Norman's Bistro



Norman H. Bolden is a Chicago native who was raised and currently resides in Chicago’s 4th Ward. He is a veteran community activist and leader with a proven track record for working side by side with fellow residents and stakeholders.Norman’s career path at WGCI Radio spanned over 25 years, which earned him an early retirement. Not one to rest on his laurels, he immediately began working full throttle on his business ventures that he had been nurturing for over a decade. In the North Kenwood community that he loves so much, he opened Room 43, an entertainment venue in the same building where his father formerly owned a radio and television repair shop. Norman also owns and manages an anchor property at 43rdand Ellis that houses several other small businesses and Norman’s Bistro, his upscale restaurant.The Outstanding Young Men of America, Gannett Radio, and the Near North Health Service Corporation are a few major organizations that have acknowledged Norman for his outstanding achievements and generosity during many years of business and community service. He is a current Board member of Near North Health Services and continues to serve on the Board of Komed Health Center in North Kenwood.In 2012, Norman Bolden won numerous awards and accolades including: Chicago Defender Men of Excellence, Who’s Who of Black Chicago and Creativity United’s, Un-Sung Hero for his outstanding work as owner of Norflo Holding Corporation.One of Norman’s favorite quotes is, “If you can believe it, then you can achieve it.”This has become a philosophy which Norman continues to promote with every new challenge he meets.

            September 2020            

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