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Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Black History Month, Promotes Black Entrepreneurship with 2nd Annual Black

 Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Black History Month, Promotes
Black Entrepreneurship with 2nd Annual Black Business Advocacy Day at Michigan
                                State Capitol

PR Newswire

DETROIT and LANSING, Mich., Feb. 26, 2013

DETROIT and LANSING, Mich., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

      On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce,
      the governing body for all black chamber of commerce organizations
      within the state of Michigan, announces its second annual Black History
      Month Celebration and Black Business Advocacy Day event, to be held at
      the Michigan State Capitol complex.

      

      The theme for 2013 is "Building Economic Power Through Education, Access
      and Advocacy." Led by the Lansing Black Chamber of Commerce, the 2013
      MBCC Advocacy Day will highlight the growing impact black-owned
      businesses in Michigan have on the Michigan economy.

      

      Activities for the event include a keynote address by Robert Fowler,
What  President and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan, and a
      panel discussion about the growth and development of African American
      entrepreneurship in Michigan led by Yvonne White, President of the
      Michigan NAACP. DTE Energy is the presenting sponsor of the event.

      

      Members of the MBCC delegation will also participate in informational
      meetings with select legislators in the House of Representatives and
      State Senate to discuss business and economic issues and the status of
      black-owned businesses statewide.

      

      The event will conclude with Black History Month activities hosted by
      the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus.

      
      Tuesday, February 26, 2013

      11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

      11:30 a.m. – Opening remarks, Tyrone Sanders, Jr., President – Lansing
      Chamber of Commerce

When  1:00 p.m. – Keynote address, Robert D. Fowler, President and CEO – Small
      Business Association of Michigan

      2:00 p.m. – Panel discussion led by Yvonne White, President – Michigan
      NAACP

      3:00 p.m. – Legislator meetings

      5:00 p.m. – Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Black History Program
      The Anderson House Office Building

      124 N. Capitol
Where
      5th Floor, Mackinaw Room

      Lansing, Mich. 48909
      The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) is a non-profit,
      nonpartisan, nonsectarian economic enterprise dedicated to the economic
      empowerment of African American communities.

Why   

      The MBCC will advocate for, charter, develop, support and empower local
      black chambers of commerce throughout the State of Michigan. MBCC also
      acts as the voice for black-owned businesses within the legislative
      process at the state and national levels.
      Interview and photo opportunities will be available with select members
Other of the Michigan legislature, Ken Harris, President and CEO of the
      Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, guest speakers and other attendees.

Media Contact:

Jill Steen
313-309-3316
jsteen@michiganblackchamber.com

SOURCE Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce