NY & NJ Minority Business Expo June 16 in NYC

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    NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council Holds Business Expo on June 16

    Kwame Jackson of “The Apprentice” Featured

    Strategies for minority business owners to win corporate contracts in the current economy will be explored at the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council’s Business Opportunity Expo 2009 on Tuesday, June 16 at the New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway in New York City.  

    Speakers include Harvard MBA Kwame Jackson, founder of the neckwear line Krimson by Kwame and star of “The Apprentice” and former NBA player Walter Bond, president of Walter Bond Worldwide and a national franchise owner, who will discuss utilizing sports techniques to achieve success in the business world.

    “This year, The Council has witnessed some of our major corporate members dissolving, merging and restructuring. Still, our corporate members have remained committed to supplier diversity,” said Lynda Ireland, president and CEO of The Council. “Even in this challenging economy, several of our minority business owners have reported business expansions. This has led to job growth in communities.”

    This year’s theme, “Staying in the Game: Winning in the New Economy” examines strategies for minority businesses to maintain and grow a business in the current climate.  It’s a day packed with workshops, seminars, a business breakfast, a luncheon, an evening reception and a major trade fair focusing on minority businesses earning corporate contracts. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with supplier diversity executives from top Fortune 500 companies. The expo will also feature The Council’s official corporate video, produced by RoaDDoggZ Productions, which won the “Award of Excellence in Direct Marketing” from the Communicator Awards.

    In 2008, The Council earned the prestigious “Council of the Year Award” from the National Minority Supplier Development, which has 39 regional councils nationwide.

    For more information on the Expo, please call 212-502-5663 or visit the website at www.nynjmsdc.org