National Black MBA Association Atlanta Chapter 3rd Annual Entrepreneur Institute

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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