Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce State of Black Business Forum


The Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce will conduct its first ever Black Enterprise Top 100 Reception and State of Black Business Forum Aug. 26- 27, 2014.

“The Right Time. The Right People. The Right Conversations. The Right Results,” is the theme for this event.

The forum will inform Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce members and the community on the climate and condition of African American business in Dallas. It will provide a statistical overview of the state of black business, the numbers and trends in various industries, and potential growth opportunities. It is being sponsored by Wells Fargo and Park Place Motorcars Dallas.

The Black Enterprise Top 100 Reception will honor Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce members and business owners that are recognized on the Black Enterprise Top 100 prestigious list. The Honorees are Roland Parrish – Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd., Al Black – On Target Supplies & Logistics, and Charles Grigsby – Facilities Interiors. Invitees to this event will include elected officials, sponsors and guests, DBCC board of directors and select chamber members. The event will be held Aug. 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Omni Dallas Hotel (Katy Trail).

The State of Black Business Form will be critically important for attendees to discuss and design a strategic plan for how to have a greater economic impact within our communities. The schedule and topics are listed below.

Keynote – Colette Holt, Principal Colette Holt & Associates
Topic: State of Black Business
Sponsored by Oncor

Keynote – Bishop T. D. Jakes, The Potter’s House
Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Breakout Sessions with top corporate executives and business development trainers

Royalyn Reid – Founder and CEO of Consumer & Market Insights
Topic: Integrated Marketing 101

Rob Simpson – Texas Instruments – VP of Worldwide Procurement and Logistics
Topic: Navigating Private Sector Procurement

Pam Ervin Davis – President of Nervi
Topic: Partnering for Greater Success

Lin O’Neill, Lead Faculty at Goldman Sachs
Topic: Ambidextrous Leadership, Balancing Strategy and Operations

Limited registration is available for this event, so please purchase your sponsorship or ticket early. You will want to join this discussion with black business leaders from across North Texas. Register online or contact event consultant Lexie Okeke at (214) 421-5200,or  [email protected] . For press-media inquires, contact Achieve PR, Denita Quinn.

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