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Atlanta’s epic small business diversity conference

Annette Wright, president of Women in Defense-GA (photo courtesy)

Annette Wright, president of Women in Defense-GA (photo courtesy)

If you want to “grow and go global your small business,” Women in Defense-Georgia’s president Annette Wright is producing the ideal event. It’s titled the Global Supplier Diversity Conference for Veterans and Small Businesses and it will be held at the Atlanta Metropolitan State College in the Conference Center (Edwin Thompson Student Center).

“The event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. It is an inaugural event for Women in Defense-Georgia that will focus on small-business owners and veteran-owned businesses. This event provides an opportunity to connect with the federal government but also the private sector,” says Wright, a founding and inaugural member.

Learn the rules and get the tools to get a federal contract, what it takes to get a contract with Delta, Coca-Cola and General Services Administration (GSA).

The conference speakers are Karmetria Burton, general manager of supplier diversity Delta Air Lines; Chanel Bankston-Carter, director of strategic outreach and communications, Veterans Administration; Eyvon Austin, Coca-Cola Company, director of global supplier diversity; Erville Koehler, GSA, acting regional administrator for Southeast Sunbelt Region; and Terri L. Denison, district director of U.S. Small Business Administration for the Georgia District Office.

“As a leader of WID-Georgia, it is my passion to roll out programs that would be beneficial to the business community, our membership and for professional networking,” Wright says. “I do believe as businesses streamline, certainly the federal government is streamlining by the way of category management, looking at certain products and services that are the top 15 to 20 commodities, and streamlining vendors. The private sector is doing the same.”

Also, federal law requires the Department of Veterans to increase the number of federal contracts awarded to small businesses owned by disabled veterans. They must use a bidding process, “rule of two,” if two or more veteran-owned companies can offer service at a fair and reasonable price.

“This conference will share these facts and help owners to understand current practices by these entities and working in a global environment,” she explains.

Wright has experience in working in government contracting and she knows firsthand, “Georgia is on tap to be a premier cyber security and defense state in the nation. We started Women in Defense in Georgia to focus on women in the military and in private sector that are in cyber security, military intelligence or a defense organization and bring the professionals together to discuss how we can educate and provide business and professional opportunities for women.”

The Global Supplier Diversity Conference for Veterans and Small Businesses will offer valuable information for businesses to secure federal contracts and private sector businesses in Georgia that have a global mandate.

“The better we educate these businesses in Georgia, the more revenue these small businesses can bring, the more jobs they can bring,” she adds.

Women in Defense is a national security organization, the sister organization to National Defense Industrial Association. We have been around for over 30 years but never had a footprint in the Georgia area.

Women in Defense-Georgia serves as a resource of vendors to help the government meet its mission by connecting them with vendors that are 8(a) certified, veteran-owned, service disabled veteran-owned, women-owned businesses, HUBZone certified, small disadvantaged businesses, Native American, and tribal businesses.

“We are also looking at defense from a personal perspective. There’s the act of terror in San Bernardino and the one in Orlando at the Pulse Nightclub. WID Georgia is educating the everyday woman on defense. We are bringing programming to women and men on how to identify an imminent threat, how to respond and be vigilant to protect your community, family and church.”

Click here to register via Eventbrite.


  1. Sol Rothstein on January 18, 2017 at 10:01 am

    There are MORE HISPANIC businesses in Atlanta than BLACK BUSINESSES.

    Atlanta has FALLEN — Black Capital of America is now HISPANIC RUN…and it’s not the largest HISPANIC AREA !!!!

    Florida is HISPANIC America’s CAPITAL OF WEALTH !!!

    • Mike Gee on January 18, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      And there are far more intelligent people online than you, that should make you much angrier than this fruit Sal-ad?/!

      • Sol Rothstein on January 19, 2017 at 3:03 pm

        Mike GEE, you fuck stick, I don’t care what you have to say…FUCK BOY.

        Black America is GONE !!!!!

        • dick green on January 19, 2017 at 6:27 pm

          Amen. Time for these WORTHLESS BLACK BASTARDS to learn their place again. Now that that bisexual crack smoking half breed marxist Kenyan Barry Sortero is out. I hope President Trump has them bury that porch monkey in a cage on GITMO.

          • carrie.chaney on January 20, 2017 at 7:29 am

            GOOGLE is giving advice users to start “Work at home” method, that Thousands of marketers have been doing for about one year now. These days only, I generated around $36k by far with nothing but my personal pc as well as some extra time, although i have a full-time nine to five job. Even most people not used to this, can make $50/per h undoubtedly and the profit might be much higher in the long run… This is how i started>>

        • Likewaterforchoc on January 20, 2017 at 1:02 pm

          Seems like you’re being edged out by some of your fellow neo nazis by the looks of things on this site.

          You should ask where they all hang out.

          • Sol Rothstein on January 20, 2017 at 1:25 pm

            No I just really don’t support this WEBSITE ANYMORE…it’s too racist.

            A.R. Shaw is ruining this WEBSITE…I am not blogging here much. I am on YOUTUBE, Daily Caller, and BriethbartNEWS…

          • Guest on January 20, 2017 at 1:39 pm

            It’s too racist he says lmao. I’m convinced he’s somewhere in a straight jacket typing with his tongue.

          • dick green on January 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm

            Where we hang out? Hell, we’re everywhere. You come into contact with us ill the time, you just dont know it. And we’re not ‘neo’ Nazis. Just Nazis please if you don’t mind. Hey, thanks in advance for your cooperation in this matter you WORTHLESS BLACK BASTARD.

      • dick green on January 19, 2017 at 6:26 pm

        Hey, Mike, how are you tonight you WORTHLESS BLACK BASTARD?

        • Mike Gee on January 19, 2017 at 7:12 pm

          doing pretty good you miserable evil confused racist snowball. Hows tricks in the trailer park tonight?

          • dick green on January 19, 2017 at 7:40 pm

            I’ll buy a trailer park tomorrow morning just so I can make you the WORTHLESS BLACK BASTARD janitor of it.

          • Guest on January 20, 2017 at 8:58 am

            King Trump will save all us proud white folks. The darkies were the ones preventing America from being great and Trump will lock them all up after he’s done making them build that wall. Just in the nick of time because my daughter has developed a taste for bbc and I dont want that dominant black blood erasing my existence. Come Friday I will be to busy working at my new 100,000 dollar a year job provided by Trump to be online trolling you losers all day. Heil Trump!

          • dick green on January 20, 2017 at 10:52 am

            Good plan, except we can’t the have the niggers build the wall, it will have to be the beaners. Spooks are extremely lazy and stupid. They only know how build pyramids. And they say they ‘built this country’. Built it out of cotton I guess. Better stick to the plan and make the taco benders do it, we’ll just stick all the WORTHLESS BLACK BITCHES and BASTARDS in FEMA camps in the desert.

          • Guest on January 20, 2017 at 1:25 pm

            Yeah but they seem pretty resilient. We’ve been trying to get rid of them for centuries but their numbers are growing and the country is getting darker because our women can’t seem to get enough BBC, while ours dwindle, I’m afraid . But I think you’re right, Trump will save us from those apes, he seems to have a good head on his shoulders.

          • dick green on January 20, 2017 at 1:43 pm

            Oh they’re not resilient at all, they are actually as helpless as new born mice, they just breed like cockroaches. Of course by them I mean you you WORTHLESS BLACK BASTARD. Niggers are only about 15% of the population including hideous hybrids so the problem is managable. Of course 0% negroes would be great but what are you going to do? It’s the waves of mestizo brown human feces that was a threat demographically but we just elected a man who campaigned basically just on stopping that alone so I think things are definitely looking up. Hey, nice chatting with you, have a nice day nigger.

          • Guest on January 20, 2017 at 2:34 pm

            Oh no no you have me mistaken for the other guest. I’m as white as you brother. I’m so white and pasty I only go out at night like a vampire or with sunblock spf 50000 on because the sun hates me. That’s another thing I envy about those darkies, their skin sure can take that heat. Some race traitor white doctors even say that dark skin absorbs more sunlight and turns it into energy. Can you imagine that? That must be so kind of nigger voodoo but I digress, I’m just a scared white guy like you. But President Trump will make us great again!

          • dick green on January 20, 2017 at 2:51 pm

            You can never penetrate my nigger detector boy. And white traitors are worse so it really doesn’t matter anyway. On The Day of The Rope niggers are just getting a free boat rideback home. Collaborators won’t do as well.

          • Guest on January 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

            Wait a minute, I know what you’re trying to do. You’re trying to call me a nigger because you’re really one! Nice try but I have a 6th sense for spotting niggers. You’re just like that other fella Sol, he says he’s only half black but that just means his whore white mama couldn’t resist the allure of BBC. You all can’t fool this smart white boy.

          • dick green on January 20, 2017 at 3:44 pm

            Bullshit. I can smell the fried chicken and malt liquor stench on you a mile away boy. You’re a certified WORTHLESS BLACK BASTARD. You know how to build pyramids out of cotton and everything.

          • Guest on January 20, 2017 at 4:07 pm

            “Pyramids out of cotton and everything”!? Only a dumb darkie would make such a nonsensical retort. I gotta pegged buddy. You can’t fool me and everything lmao

          • dick green on January 20, 2017 at 4:21 pm

            The expression is “I got you pegged” not ‘I gotta pegged’. Coloreds are vastly inferior in reading comprehension. But you know what? Go ahead and pretend to be white. Seriously. I’ll allow it just for today. I sure can’t blame you and in case you haven’t heard the last WORTHLESS BLACK BASTARD who will ever be the President of The United States just got evicted so that the greatest white man to ever live can assume his throne as God Emperor and begin cleansing this land with steel and fire. You could come take a shit in the middle of my living room right now and I think I’d be able to laugh it off. So some low level jigaboo antics won’t be blowing my high today. And you’re going to have your WORTHLESS BLACK BASTARD ass in that cotton field come sun up so tomorrow ain’t looking too hot for you either. Better try to get all this uppity back sass out of your system while you can. The whip is coming out.

          • Guest on January 20, 2017 at 4:28 pm

            Is that it and everything?

          • dick green on January 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm

            I don’t know, what else do you want? Don’t stick your monkey paw out to me you WORTHLESS BLACK BASTARD. I’m not your welfare check. I don’t give niggers handouts.

          • dick green on January 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm

            Hold on, I’m walking into this steakhouse to celebrate Trump and enjoy some really terrific white privilege. Go get you some fried chicken or something and I’ll get back with you in a bit. Bon appétit votre SALE SALAUD NOIR!

          • Guest on January 20, 2017 at 5:47 pm

            I knew you were a darkie! This is Trump’s America. White Americans speak English. You must be from one of those darkie French speaking countries. You can’t fool me boy.

          • dick green on January 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm

            In the coming conflict your skin color will be your nationality. Whites speak English, French, German ect ect. Afro Americans speak ebonics while actually jungle bunnies in Monkeytown (africa) speak a form of ooga booga punctuated by grunts and clicking noises before forgetting what they were saying mid sentence and then picking lice out of each other’s hair to eat. True story, you can Google it and see for yourself you WORTHLESS BLACK BASTARD.

    • dick green on January 19, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Not if you count STD clinics, crack houses and the county jail as black businesses. Then it’s the jigaboos who win.

  2. Mike Gee on January 18, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Good job !