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File #: 220374    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 4/28/2022 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/5/2022
Title: Recognizing Black Enterprise for hosting its 11th Annual Black Entrepreneurs Summit - the nation's largest annual gathering of Black business owners, entrepreneurs, and wealth creators - in Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Gauthier
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 22037400, 2. Signature22037400
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Recognizing Black Enterprise for hosting its 11th Annual Black Entrepreneurs Summit - the nation's largest annual gathering of Black business owners, entrepreneurs, and wealth creators - in Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, Established in 1970, Black Enterprise has played a crucial role in positively impacting the American economy by expanding the African-American business ownership class; and

WHEREAS, Black Enterprise has provided essential real-time business data, advice to policy makers, professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and other decision makers; and

WHEREAS, Over the last decade, Black Enterprise has gained widespread acclaim for its annual business symposium - the Black Entrepreneurs Summit - which is now the largest of its kind in the United States; and

WHEREAS, The annual summit connects small business leaders with the capital, expertise, and inspiration needed to make money, build businesses, and create wealth; and

WHEREAS, This year's summit, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from May 18th - May 20th; and

WHEREAS, Components of this year's summit include: The Do's and Don'ts of Raising Capital, Understanding the Metaverse to Power Your Business, Procurement Equity: Get Your Slice of the Pie, The Future is Now, How to Build a Meaningful Brand, The Benefits of Getting Certified, Managing Mindfulness While Making Millions, Behind the Brand, How to Capitalize on the Creator Economy; and

WHEREAS, A host of celebrated African-American figures have supported and appeared at the summit, including business mavens Byron Allen, Nick Cannon, Mark Cuban, Steve Harvey, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Pattie Labelle and Wendy Williams; and

WHEREAS, The Black Enterprise Summit is a tremendous opportunity for emerging and established business professionals to network, gain new skills, and work collaboratively to close racial wealth gaps; and

WHEREAS, The summit continues a tradition of excellence established with the initial...

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