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