National Black MBA Association Atlanta Chapter 3rd Annual Entrepreneur Institute

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    ATLANTA, July 27, 2011 – The National Black MBA Association Atlanta Chapter

    (NBMBAA) present its 3rd Annual Entrepreneurial Institute, “The Art of the Deal”

    sponsored by Bank of America. This conference brings together the greater Atlanta

    business community to share winning strategies in the areas of entrepreneurship, wealth

    creation, and community building. The conference is open to all individuals that desire to

    create sustaining enterprises and grow their businesses. This conference will take place

    August 13, 2011, from 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. at the Leadership Center at Morehouse

    College, 830 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30314.

    It is the goal of the NBMBAA to strengthen the entrepreneur base within the greater

    Atlanta area, creating opportunities for economic growth within the African-American community. C

    forward to networking opportunities, high-profile speakers, and session topics that cater to individua

    of experience. There will be subject matter experts from various areas of business providing the secre

    sustaining an enterprise in this current economic environment. Business Bankers and Small Business

    Bank of America will be present to consult with business owners regarding financing options for the

    will also have the opportunity to showcase their products and services to conference attendees at the

    during the post conference reception.

    Session topics include:

    Capital Fund Raising 101: Best Practices for Gaining and Managing Investors

    First Things First…Creating an Infrastructure that Works

    Introduce Your Business to the Global Supply Chain

    Command Your Demand Through Marketing

    The keynote luncheon speaker, Dr. William F. Pickard, ranking number 11 on this year’s “

    Black Enterprise top 100 Black-Owned Businesses” is a serial entrepreneur, with

    successful holdings in automotive, logistics, and quick service restaurant industries. Dr.

    Pickard holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University and a MSW from the University of

    Michigan, and is the Chairman and CEO of Global Automotive Alliance Group.


    About National Black MBA Association

    P.O. Box 54656 • Atlanta, GA 30308 • 404.572.8001

    Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) is a non-profit organization of African-America

    MBAs, business professionals, entrepreneurs and MBA students. The NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter, the largest chapter

    with more than 950 members, focuses programming on three channels of engagement: Education, Career Advancement

    and Entrepreneurship. The Atlanta Chapter is dedicated to establishing partnerships that create intellectual and economic

    wealth within the African-American Community. The Atlanta Chapter was recently awarded “Chapter of the Year 2010”

    and will serve as host of the 33rd National Black MBA National Conference and Exposition.

    For additional information on the NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter, visit


    Saturday, August 13, 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Conference will include breakfast, lunch, and post conference networking



    The Leadership Center at Morehouse College

    830 Westview Drive, SW

    Atlanta, GA 30314


    Register at

    Standard Registration

    $25.00 – NBMBAA Member

    $35.00 -Non-NBMBAA Member

    $35.00- On-Site Registration

    Entrepreneur Institute Vendor Tables

    $50- first come first serve (must be paid for in advance-no day of table registration)

    Keynote Speaker:

    Mr. William F. Pickard, Ph.D, Chairman and CEO of Global Automotive Alliance

    “Capital Fund Raising 101: Best Practices for Gaining and Managing Investors”

    “First Things First…Creating an Infrastructure that Works”

    “Introduce Your Business to the Global Supply Chain”

    “Command Your Demand Through Marketing”

    Confirmed Speakers:

    Mr. Cassius Butts, Southeast Regional Director, Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Treasury

    Mr. Robert Knowles, Business Development Specialists, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of


    Ms. Tyra Paytes, Manager of Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Diversity, Cox Communications

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