An Event to Remember—MBE Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Experience, with More to Come

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MBE Magazine's 30th Anniversary was an event to remember. With special thanks to the event sponsors and announcement of upcoming event.

The long-awaited event is over, the 30th Anniversary celebration for MBE magazine was held on November 1, 2014 in Orlando, FL, just prior to the kick-off of the NMSDC National Conference. The event was at capacity, with over 500 guests helping with the celebration. Entertainment included the Florida Steppers International, a stellar performance from Lee England, Jr., the “Soulful Violinist,” and RB artist Kenny Lattimore. The title sponsor of the celebration, Sea World Orlando, hosted the party at their Ports of Call ballroom, with a “Walk of Fame” to the after-party held at Antarctica, amidst the Empire of the Penguin ride and a chilling, blue vista of rock and ice. Visit to view photos from the festivities.

A special thank you goes out to all of the event sponsors: SeaWorld Orlando, Walmart, Avis Budget, Macy’s, Shanklin and Sons Carpet, Inc., The Walt Disney Company, General Motors Company, EventMover, Gray, Greer, Shelby & Vaughn LLC, American Honda Motor Company, HELENISTIC Enterprises, Nestlé, Urban Lending Solutions, Mosaic Global Transportation, GSD&M, CVS Health, Women’s Business Enterprise Council – West, Dayton Mailing Services, Inc., Mortgage Staffing Solutions, Southern California Edison, Grady Health System, Southern California Gas Company, ICE Safety Solutions, Nielsen, Cargill, Save-a-Lot, WBENC, AKRAYA and Color It Success. Thanks to all for making this an event to remember!

In the after-glow of this successful event, MBE magazine announces that the celebration continues into 2015 with the conclusion at a Wrap Reception in June 2015 at the WBENC Annual Conference to be held in Austin, TX. “Our Wrap Reception will be held almost exactly one year to the date when we kicked-off our 30th Anniversary Experience celebration in Philadelphia, PA,” said Barbara Oliver, President of Enterprise Publishing Inc. and Publisher of MBE magazine. “It was such a big hit last year, working with WBENC and their staff, that we decided it was only fitting to repeat the occasion, except this time as a wrap-up.”

Ms. Oliver also acknowledged that the success of the WBEs Who Rock Contest held this year and celebrated at the Kick-Off Reception has prompted a repeat for 2015. The contest details will be announced in upcoming issues of the magazine, which is available digitally and in hard copy formats, as well as in MBE’s free e-newsletter. Sign up for your copy by emailing anniversary30(at)mbemagazine(dot)com. The contest is open to all current women-owned businesses.

About MBE: Minority Business Entrepreneur (MBE) magazine is published bi-monthly by Enterprise Publishing Inc. and serves as a nationwide forum for minority and women business owners, corporations and government agencies concerned with minority and women business enterprise development. Founded in 1984 by Ginger Conrad, MBE magazine maintains a strong commitment to economic parity as a lasting solution to the ills of poverty and discrimination.

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