Spartanburg Minority Entrepreneur Conference

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November 17


08:30 am - 03:00 pm

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160 E St John St

160 East Saint John Street

Spartanburg, SC, United States, 29306

There is need and opportunity for minority-owned businesses to prosper in the City and County of Spartanburg. Those interested in entrepreunership genrally and construction field should not miss this conference. Come recieve the tools neccessary 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

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