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Detroit, MI, United States, 2006/10/18 - The Minority Business Development Agency’s National Director, Ronald N. Langston, will address nearly 600 business and community leaders at the 76th Annual Anniversary on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 7 pm at the Renaissance Ballroom of the Detroit.
• Ronald N. Langston, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency
• William (Bill) R. Ross, President, Booker T. Washington Business Association
• William F. Pickard, Chairman, Board of Directors, Booker T. Washington Business
At the 76th anniversary of the Booker T. Washington Business Association, Mr. Ronald N. Langston, the National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, will address minority business economic empowerment and access to new market opportunities as well as developing strategies to grow African American businesses. With this year’s theme, “Standing on the Shoulders of Pioneer Entrepreneurs: Building Stronger Business for Tomorrow,” nearly 600 business and community leaders will gather to pay tribute to minority entrepreneurs, partners and advocates who have had a significant and valuable impact upon the continued growth and development of local small and minority businesses. The event is co-chaired by Dr. Juliette Okotie-Eboh, MGM Grand Detroit Casino Roderick K. Rickman, MPS Group, Inc.; Georgella Muirhead, Berg Muirhead & Associates; and Sharon E. Bernard, Esq., Chairperson Emeritus.
Thursday, October 19, 2006 (At 7pm, Keynote Address by MBDA National Director for 20-25minutes)
Detroit Marriott, 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243
P: (313) 568-8000
About the Minority Business Development Agency, US Department of Commerce
Since 1971, the Minority Business Development Agency, commonly referred to as “MBDA,” part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the only federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth minority-owned businesses in America. MBDA (mbda.gov) is an entrepreneurially focused and innovative organization committed to wealth creation in minority communities. Guided by its mission, MBDA actively promotes the growth and competitiveness of large, medium and small minority business enterprises (MBEs).