When: February 19, 2015. 8am-4pm
Where: The Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
The Greater Baltimore Urban League, along with leading corporate partners, and policy leaders will host and participate in a one day business summit for regional business owners with the objective of providing tools and resources to compete and excel in today’s business culture. The Greater Baltimore Urban League will assemble internationally recognized guests and celebrities to lead plenary sessions, workshops, and an innovative business pitch program aimed to motivate, inspire, and activate businesses.
Topics covered will include: Access to capital resources to finance your business, technology, external resources, and the new face of supplier diversity. A morning plenary session will be lead by the acclaimed Dia Simms, the Executive Vice President of The Blue Flame Agency, Sean “Diddy” Combs’ advertising agency. Simms offers first-hand insights on how to create the sizzle for your product, company, or brand. The afternoon sessions will include many of the region’s leaders. Invited organizations to participate include the Mayor’s Office of Baltimore, Baltimore Development Corporation, Greater Baltimore Committee, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, and the Greater Baltimore Urban League.
There is also the option of participating in a “Business Pitch” Competition. Participants will present their growth plan in front of a panel of esteemed local area business leaders and bankers. Any small business in the greater Baltimore area that has been in business for at least 2 years is eligible to participate. Three winners can win between $1,000 and $5,000 towards their business. Awards will be given at the Urban League ball in April.
For more information on the competition, please email J. Howard Henderson at email@example.com or call at (410) 523-8150.
Registration for the Business Summit:
Breakfast and AM Plenary Session – $15
Lunch and PM Plenary Session – $25
All day registration – $30
Register at the Eventbrite page.