Minority Entrepreneur Conference

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Name: Minority Entrepreneur Conference
Date: November 17, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM EST
Event Description:
There is need and opportunity for minority-owned businesses to prosper in the City and County of Spartanburg. Those interested in entrepreneurship generally and the construction field should not miss this conference. Come receive the tools necessary to succeed in your business.

8:30-9:05: Coffee and Networking

9:05:9:15: Welcome by NAACP President Michael Brown and Vice President Monier Abusaft

9:15-9:25: Introduction of conference sponsors and mentors:
Spartanburg NAACP, Urban League of the Upstate, Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce, M.B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc, Harper Construction Co., Clayton Construction Co, Spartanburg Angel Network, Northside Development Group

9:25-:10:25: Session 1: (participants choose session) Option A: certification, Margret Rush former DOT Commissioner and M.B. Kahn executive, 

Option B: Panel talk with current successful minority entrepreneurs

10:25-11:25: Session 2 (participants choose session): Option A: finance, 

Option B: bonding/Insurance, Margret Rush and Law Insurance Agency

11:25-12:25: Session 3: Support Programs for minority business available in Spartanburg
Northside Development Group's Start:ME, City of Spartanburg's EMERGE business accelerator, Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce's Empower fund, The Greenhouse Business Incubator 

12:25-1:25: Lunch Speaker: Jesse Canty, Owner Smokin Wings
Lunch provided: Smokin Wings

1:25-2:25:Words from the Community: minority business owners talk about there needs

2:25: (per participants request)one on one meetings with sponsoring organizations
The George Dean Johnson, Jr.
School of Business and Economics
160 E. St. John St. Spartanburg, SC 29306
Date/Time Information:
Date: Saturday, November 17th, 2018 
Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Contact Information:
Monier Abusaft
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What Our Members are Saying

“Spartanburg allows young, ambitious people to make an impact”
Martin Huff
Development Manager
Johnson Development Associates
“Spartanburg's warmth and charm is attractive to ambitious small business owners like me excited about the area revival!”
Pontheolla Mack Abernathy
Clevedale Inn
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