Increasing access to capital is one of the most important determinants of growing successful minority businesses and this conference will play an important role this process. Dr. Fred McKinney, President and CEO, GNEMSDC
Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 24, 2011
On Thursday, March 3 the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC) is holding the "Capital and Minority Business Capacity Buiilding Summit" at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The purpose of the event is to bring together leaders from financial markets and minority business owners in order to improve the flow of capital to minority businesses. The event features a number of leaders in public and private financial markets and minority business development specialists. TheTreasurers from Massachusetts, (Steve Grossman), Connecticut (Denise Nappier), and Delaware (Chip Flowers) are speaking on how their offices help in the provision of capital to minority owned enterprises. Also featured at the event is the National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, David Hinson. Mr. Hinson was appointed by President Barack Obama to lead the MBDA, the federal agency responsible for minority business development. The keynote luncheon speaker is Ralph Moore, one of the leading thinkers on growing minority businesses to scale. Commercial bankers, investment bankers, academics, angel investors, alternative lenders, and other financial experts and firms will be serving on other panels throughout the day. There will also be a panel featuring some of the largest minority owned enterprises in country. These MBE owners will share their experiences raising private and public capital in order to grow their firms.
Breakfast and lunch will be served. The event is free and open to the public. However, you must RSVP by emailing gnemsdc(at)gnemsdc(dot)org. Space is liimited.
The GNEMSDC is the regional affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and covers MA, RI, CT, VT, NH and ME. The GNEMSDC has 200 corporate members and over 400 certified MBEs. The mission of the GNEMSDC is to significantly increase procurement opportunities for certified minority business enterprises.