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BLACK ENTERPRISE ENTREPRENEURS CONFERENCE OPENS REGISTRATION TO COLLEGE STUDENTS

BLACK ENTERPRISE ENTREPRENEURS CONFERENCE + EXPO

OPENS REGISTRATION TO COLLEGE STUDENTS

 

Three-Day Business Summit Hosted by ExxonMobil & GM Kicks Off May 17 at the

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

(New York, NY) April 15, 2009black enterprise today announced a discounted registration fee of $99 for current undergraduate and graduate students who want to attend the 2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by GM and ExxonMobil. This year’s conference will be held May 17-19 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. The annual event, which was founded in 1995, consistently draws more than 1,100 of the nation’s most noteworthy African American entrepreneurs, business leaders, and corporate executives.

 

At the Entrepreneurs Conference, African American undergraduates will be able to gain an essential understanding of innovative leadership and establish long-term career goals. Relevant sessions include BE Small Business Success™ Boot Camp 101, Town Hall Meeting–Obama’s Economic Agenda: A Boom or Bust for Black Business?, Finding the Passion in Your Profession, Affordable Franchises You Should Buy Now, and the 2009 Elevator Pitch Competition hosted by OPEN from American Express.

 

Event speakers and panelists include Spike Lee, founder of 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks Inc.; Don Peebles, chairman & CEO, The Peebles Corporation; Kedar Massenburg, president & CEO, Kedar Entertainment Group; Nadine Thompson, president & CEO, Soul Purpose; Pamela Mitchell, owner, The Reinvention Institute; Warren Ballentine, CNN commentator and radio talk show host; Don Barden, president & CEO, Barden Companies Inc.; Charles Ogletree Jr., Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Judge Glenda Hatchett, Glenda Hatchett Enterprises; and Earl G. Graves Sr., chairman & publisher, BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine.

 

In this extremely difficult job market, the Entrepreneurs Conference provides students with an advantage—meeting, exchanging ideas with, and networking with top corporate decision makers.

 

Presenting sponsors include OPEN from American Express, Ariel Investments, EMC2, Frito-Lay, Pepsi, Sam’s Club, and Wal-Mart. Platinum sponsors include IBM and Wendy’s International, and corporate sponsors include Cisco, Detroit Convention & Visitors Bureau, Google, Kodak, UnitedHealthcare, and YUM Brands. 

 

Current students can register for the 2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by ExxonMobil and GM by going to www.blackenterprise.com/events or calling 800-209-7229. Refer to code ECEDU9. All registered undergraduates will be required to show a current student ID upon event check-in.

 

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black enterprise, your ultimate guide to financial empowerment, is the premier business, investment, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, be has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, black enterprise magazine provides 4.3 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, be also produces radio and television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media. black enterprise is the definitive source of information for and about African American business markets and leaders, and the authority on black business news and trends.

 
 
Andrew Wadium
Director of Media Relations
BLACK ENTERPRISE
130 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
 
212-886-9598
wadiuma@blackenterprise.com




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