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SPIKE LEE TO KICK OFF BLACK ENTERPRISE ENTREPRENEURS CONFERENCE

SPIKE LEE TO KICK OFF BLACK ENTERPRISE ENTREPRENEURS CONFERENCE

Oscar-nominated Director/Business Mogul Highlights 14th Annual Power Summit

for Professionals Seeking Opportunities Amidst Volatile Economy

 
 

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

(New York, NY) April 23, 2009—Two-time Oscar-nominated film director Spike Lee has been confirmed as the featured speaker at the 2009 Black Enterprise Small Business Awards Luncheon hosted by Ariel Investments on Monday, May 18. The luncheon is an annual high point of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by General Motors & ExxonMobil. This year’s conference will take place May 17-19, 2009 at the Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center, in Detroit, MI. 

 

Long considered one of America’s most influential filmmakers, Spike Lee is also a celebrated entrepreneur who has produced more than 35 films through his independent production company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks. His acclaimed work includes She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, He Got Game, Malcolm X, 25th Hour, The Original Kings of Comedy, Summer of Sam, Get on The Bus, When the Levees Broke, and Miracle at St. Anna. In our exclusive one-on-one forum, Lee will share his business philosophy, life lessons, and give motivational guidance to aspiring and established entrepreneurs alike.

 

The 2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by General Motors & ExxonMobil features three days of business, motivational, and leadership seminars designed to empower and profit emerging and established minority businesses.  The conference consistently attracts up to 1,100 of the nation’s most prominent business power players and leaders.  Additional sessions include Securing Capital in a Tight Credit Market, What It Takes to Land the Big Contract, New Opportunities in Emerging Businesses, and the BE Small Business Successtm Boot Camp.

 

Registration is available online at www.blackenterprise.com/beec or by phone at 800-209-7229. The $295 registration fee includes an event bag; continental breakfast and lunch (Monday and Tuesday); and admission to sessions, workshops, networking receptions, the Small Business Awards Luncheon, the BE100s Awards Gala, the Town Hall session, and the expo hall.

 

The 2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo is hosted by General Motors & ExxonMobil. Presenting sponsors include OPEN from American Express, Ariel Investments, EMC2, Frito-Lay, Pepsi, Sam’s Club, and Wal-Mart. Platinum sponsors are IBM and Wendy’s International. Corporate partners include Cisco, Detroit Convention & Visitors Bureau, Google, Kodak, UnitedHealthcare, and YUM! Brands. 

 

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BLACK ENTERPRISE, your ultimate source for wealth creation, is the premier business, investing, 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. The multimedia company 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



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