“The Right Time. The Right People. The Right Conversations. The Right Results.”

The Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce will conduct its first-ever Black Enterprise© Top 100 Reception and State of Black Business Forum August 26th & 27th, 2014.
By: Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce
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DALLAS - Aug. 18, 2014 - PRLog -- The State of Black Business Forum will inform Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce members and community on the climate, 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. Sponsored by Wells Fargo.

The Forum will include two keynote speakers.  Colette Holt of Colette Holt and Associates will headline the morning assembly and will share trends and opportunities for Black business from a national and local perspective.  Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House will present the lunch keynote address and will share on the Forum’s theme – “The Right Time. The Right People. The Right Conversations. The Right Results.”

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 Charles Grigsby - Facilities Interiors, Roland Parrish - Parrish McDonald's Restaurants, Ltd., and Al Black - On Target Supplies. Invitees to this event will include elected officials, sponsors and guests, DBCC Board of Directors and select Chamber members. The event will be held August 26th, 2014 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Omni Dallas Hotel (Katy Trail). Sponsored by Wells Fargo and Park Place Motorcars Dallas.

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 (http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeid...) within our communities. The event will be held August 27th, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Omni Dallas Hotel - Dallas.


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


Keynote – Bishop T. D. Jakes, The Potter’s House

Break Out 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  .

Luis Cuneo, IBM
Topic: Routes to Market

Limited registration numbers 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 DBCC.org or contact Event Consultant Lexie Okeke (214) 421-5200 (tel:%28214%29%20421-5200), lokeke@dbcc.org.

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