Successful Past Events


Nov. 21, 1997 – Business Networking Opportunities “Achieving Economic Empowerment”

May 29, 1998 – Minority/Women-Owned Business Exhibition and Trade Opportunity Fair

Nov. 14, 1998 – Information Technology Business Expo/Workshop ‘98

Aug. 15, 1998 – Minority Entrepreneurs Business Expo ‘98

June 24, 1999 – Minority Women In Business Recognition Awards Luncheon

  Keynote Speaker:

  • Yanick Rice Lamb, Editor, Heart & Soul Magazine, BET 

Nov. 13,1999 – Information Technology Conference & Business Fair ‘99

Jan. 17, 2000 – Corporate /Minority Suppliers Business Card Exchange

Feb. 11, 2000 – Financial Conference 2000

    • Keynote Speakers:
    • Saundra Braunstein, Assistant Director and Community Affairs Officer,
    • Federal Reserve Board
    • Darryl Hairston, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration

April 24, 2000 – Minority Entrepreneurs (Under Forty) Conference & Business Fair

  Keynote Speaker:

  Linda Byrd-Harden, Director, Virginia Department of Minority

  • Business Enterprise

June 29, 2000 – Twenty-Five Influential Minority Women In Business

 “Women Going the Distance”

  Keynote Speaker:

  Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Sept. 7, 2000 – Technology Executives Conference & Summit

                         “ Technology & Emerging Global Marketplace in the 21st Century”

Nov. 30, 2000 – Information Technology Youth Program

  Keynote Speaker:

  • Al Porter, President, Porter Education & Communications, Inc.

Oct. 3, 2000 – Clinton’s Minority Appointees Awards Gala

  Keynote Speaker:

  Cynthia Y. Harrison, President & CEO, Automated Management

  • Service Company, Inc.

Feb. 26, 2001 – 3rd Annual Information Technology & Telecommunications Business Fair

 Keynote Speakers:

 Jennifer Jones, VP of Sales, AT&T

    • George Martin, Sr.VP Business Development & Global Accounts for Asian Pacific and Latin America, Dun & Bradstreet

June 6, 2001 – Fifty Influential Minorities In Business Awards Gala

  • “Climbing the Ladder of Success and Making a Difference”
  • Keynote Speaker:
  • Charlotte Ottley, President & CEO, Ottley Strategies, LTD

Jan. 17, 2002 – Minority Entrepreneurs Economic Empowerment Roundtable

  Keynote Speaker:

    • Kerry Kirkland, Vice President, Business Development, National Black Chamber of Commerce

May 23, 2002 – Fifty Influential Minorities In Business Awards Gala

  • “Celebrating Excellence and Courage”
  • Keynote Speakers:
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
  • Pat Lawson Muse, News Anchor, NBC4

Oct. 3, 2002 – Acquiring NASA Contracts & Negotiating Effective Teaming Agreements

  Keynote Speaker:

  • Ralph C. Thomas, III, Director (OSDBU), NASA

Nov. 7, 2002 – Contract Opportunities With the U.S. Dept. of Interior

    • Keynote Speaker:
    • Robert W. Faithful, IV, Director (OSDBU), U.S. Department of the Interior

Nov. 20, 2002 – Doing Business With the Department of State

  Keynote Speaker:

  • Durie White, Director (OSDBU), U.S. State Department

Dec. 9, 2002 – How To Market to the U.S. Department of Energy

  Keynote Speaker:

    • Stephen Mournighan, Deputy Director of Procurement and Assistant Management (OSDBU), U.S. Department of Energy

Feb. 14, 2003 – Economic Empowerment & National Women’s Leadership Conference

  Keynote Speakers:

  Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA)

  Angela B. Styles, Administrator, The White House, Office of Management

  • and Budget
  • Linda Williams, Associate Administrator of Federal Government Contracting,
  • U.S. Small Business Administration

June 25, 2003 – Fifty Influential Minorities In Business National Awards Gala

                         “Celebrating Excellence and Leadership”

  Guest Speaker:

  Gwendolyn Jones, President, Gregory Truck Body and Fire Apparatus

June 23, 2004 – 6th Annual Fifty Influential Minorities In Business Awards Gala

                           Keynote Speakers:

    •   D. Michael Bennett, Vice President, Contracting, Northrop Grumman Corp.
    •   Herman L. Taylor, Delegate, State of Maryland
    •   Rodney P. Hunt, President, RS Information Systems, Inc. 

Nov. 16, 2004 – Federal Contracting and Mentor Protégé Seminar

     Keynote speaker:

    •   Rodney P. Hunt, President, RS Information Systems, Inc.

Feb. 22, 2005 – Economic Empowerment & National Women’s Leadership Conference

  “Vision and Leadership of Women In Business”

    • Keynote speakers:
    • Allegra McCullough, Associate Deputy Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration
    • Benita Fortner, Director, Supplier Diversity, Raytheon Company
    • Ramona Jones, Director (OSDBU), U.S. Transportation Security Administration

June 22, 2005 – 7th Annual Fifty Influential Minority In Business Awards Gala

  “Celebrating Excellence and Success”

  Keynote speaker:

  • Sheila Johnson, President, Salamander Hospitality
  • T. Williams, Supplier Diversity, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, NA

Nov. 8, 2005 – 6th Annual Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

    • Keynote Speakers:
    • Ronald Langston, National Director, MBDA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • Janice Williams-Hopkins, Director, Supplier Diversity, U.S. Postal Service

July 21, 2006 – 8th Annual Fifty Influential Minorities In Business Awards Gala

  “Celebrating Entrepreneurship and Success”

  Keynote Speaker:

  • Janet Smith, President, Ivy Planning Group, LLC

Mar. 30, 2007 – 25 Powerful Minority Women In Business

    • Keynote Speaker:
    • Lurita Doan, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration