2011 South Florida State of Black Business

Posted:  July 11th, 2011 by:  YPN MIami comments:  0

The Annual South Florida State of the Black Business Forum & Networking Reception, produced by the Mosaic Group, will be held Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Renaissance Hotel located at 1230 South Pine Island Rd. in Plantation, FL.

The South Florida State of the Black Business Forum is designed to ignite discussions and solutions among public officials from all levels, private corporations, business assistance organizations, and small/medium business owners about the

outlook, challenges, and strategies for the growth, development, sustainability of black businesses in South Florida. The South Florida State of the Black Business Forum also celebrates and increases awareness of National Black Business Month (August), an annual initiative to increase the number and scale of African/Caribbean-American owned businesses in the United States and globally.

Discussion topics will include:

• Economic Impact of the Black Business in South Florida
• How to Create and Grow Sustainable Black Businesses
• What you can do to ensure the growth of Black Businesses in your community

 

2011 Confirmed Business and Civic Leaders include:

Public Sector:
• Andy Ingraham, President/CEO, NABHOOD
• Bill Diggs, President, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce
• Dwight Stephenson, CEO, D. Stephenson Construction
• The Honorable Mack Bernard, Florida House, District 84
• The Honorable Dale Holness, Broward County Commissioner
• The Honorable Wayne M. Messam, Commissioner, City of Miramar

Private Sector:

• Ann McNeill, President /Founder, NABWIC
• Beatrice Louissaint, President, SFMSDC
• Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Attorney, Law Offices of Bernadette Norris-Weeks
• Bradley Harper, Partner, Olds, Stephens and Harper, P.A. Attorneys at Law
• Derrick Berry, CEO Buccaneer Mortgage
• Jerry Osteryoung, Jim Moran Institute, College of Business FSU
• Tony Lesesne, Founder and Co-Publisher, In-Focus Magazine

Sponsors Include:

• A & Associates International
• Asset Builders, LLC
• Buccaneer Mortgage
• Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A.
• Florida State Representative Mack Bernard
• FlyerSmith
• Law Office of Burnadette Norris-Weeks
• Law Office of Olds, Stephens & Harper, P.A.
• Lesene Media Group, Inc.
• McKinley Financial Services
• MCO Construction, Inc
• Newbold Construction, Inc
• South Florida Business Journal
EVENT AGENDA:
2:00 PM – DOORS OPEN
2:30 PM – PUBLIC SECTOR FORUM
3:45 PM – PRIVATE SECTOR FORUM
5:00-7:30 PM – NETWORKING RECEPTION

 

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