Top Minority Entrepreneurs Discuss Journey To Success
The Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Leadership Foundation hosted its first “Conversations of Success” through an insightful panel and business networking event. The event offered an opportunity to accomplish two key goals: an open and honest dialogue about minority business practices and to give those who attended access to in-depth stories of inspiring career successes with a group of diverse executives who continue to persevere under tough economic times. Featured panelists Richard Lewis, president and CEO of RTL Networks, Inc., Jeanette Wellers, president and CEO of JBlanco Enterprises, and Ming Chan, president and CEO of the1stMovement provided attendees with nuggets of wisdom to finding ways to uncover new market opportunities as well as dialogue that challenged conventional thought about entrepreneurship and service leadership. Anthony E. Graves, Director of Government & Community affairs for VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, moderated the panel with a mixture of humor, audience engagement, and stimulating questions. Event hosts, included the CBCC Leadership Foundation Event Committee, Ed Wingfield, Monique Dyers, Curtis Love, Shani Hilliard, Allen Webb and Shayla. The event was underwritten by TIAA-CREF, Kaiser Permanente and Mark Anthony PR. CBCC board member and supporters in attendance included Vanecia Kerr, City Year and CBCC Leadership Foundation board member; Christyle Russell, TIAA-CREF; Jerome Blackwell, Kaiser Permanente; Rosemary Rodriguez, State Director for Senator Bennet and Former Denver City Council member; Les Townsend, Townsend Management; Tracey Adams Peters, University of Denver; Nicole Singleton, Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce; and Eddie Koen, Urban League Young Professionals. “The “Conversations of Success” event was a huge success due to our incredible group of supporters who continue to recognize the importance of developing business acumen and lessons in leadership,” said CBCC Foundation President, Ed Wingfield. Editor’s note: The CBCC Leadership Foundation is committed to providing opportunities and events for business leaders within the Denver community. For more information on upcoming events and event sponsorship opportunities, visit www.cbccfnd.org
Nicole A. Singleton, CBCC Interim President/CEO; Ming Chan, President and CEO of The1stMovement; Jeanette Wellers, President and CEO of JBlanco Enterprises; Richard Lewis, President and CEO of RTL Networks, Inc.; Anthony E. Graves, Monique Dyers, CBCC Foundtion Committee Member; Anthony E. Graves, Director of Government & Community affairs for VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitor Bureau; and Ed Wingfield, CBCC Foundation President
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Denver Urban Spectrum — www.denverurbanspectrum.com – May 2013
Denver Urban Spectrum May 2013 Issue