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Magic Johnson to keynote National Minority Enterprise Development Conference



Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA):

WHAT: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, which provides products and services that particularly focus on ethnically diverse urban communities will speak at the opening session of the Minority Business Development Agency’s National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference held August 26-28 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

Mr. Johnson will discuss:

  • Developing an entrepreneurial vision and sense of mission
  • Choosing a business that engages all of your talents and interests
  • Growing a business through partnerships and joint ventures
  • Listening to customers and serving their needs


8:30 a.m. EDT, Thursday, August 27, 2009, MBDA National Director David Hinson will open the conference discussing the future of the Minority Business Development Agency and will then introduce Mr. Johnson.

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. EDT, Thursday, August 27, 2009, Mr. Johnson will give keynote address
*Media availability immediately following keynote – please call MBDA Public Affairs at 202.482.4690 to register or email with “Magic” in the subject line.



Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises



  Omni Shoreham Hotel
    2500 Calvert St., NW
    Washington, DC, 20008

RSVP: All media planning to attend must notify the MBDA Public Affairs Office at 202.482.4690 by 2:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, August 25, 2009.

About the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

MBDA (, U.S. Department of Commerce, serves minority entrepreneurs across America who are building and growing enterprises. MBDA helps minority-owned firms be better equipped to create jobs, impact local economies and competing successfully in domestic and global marketplaces. With a nationwide network of more than 40 business centers and strategic partners, MBDA assists minority entrepreneurs and business owners with consulting services, contract and financing opportunities, bonding and certification services, building business-to-business alliances and executive training.



Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
Lahne Mattas-Curry, 202-482-4690

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