Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week) Plenary, Awards Luncheon & Workshops For Small Businesses & Public Private Sector Professionals

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 725 W Peachtree St NW Atlanta GA 30308  See map

The Atlanta Region Minority Enterprise Development Public Private Sector Council today announced the honorees for the 30th Annual Atlanta Regional Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards luncheon. The luncheon is part of a day long program which includes a plenary breakfast and seminar. All will be held on Thursday, August 2 from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at AT&T Midtown Bldg, 725 West Peachtree St. 

Honorees are:

Lonzell Graham, President, CEO & Chief Chemist, Research Technologies Inc., Greenville, SC, Minority Manufacturer Firm of the Year

Patricia Harris, Executivie Director & CEO, The Edge Connection at Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA, Advocate of the Year

Sabrina Jenkins, Director of Special Events, The Atlanta Braves, Atlanta, GA, Distinguished Supplier Diversity Professional Award

Alan Mitchell, President, Mitchell Industrial Contractors, Madison, AL, Minority Construction Firm of the Year 

Naheed Syed, President & CEO, Global Resources, Inc., Suwanee GA, Minority Global Technology Firm of the Year 

MED Week is the Southeast Region’s premier event for minority entrepreneurs and the public and private sectors. With the theme “Job Creation in America: Build It Here. Sell it Everywhere” seminar topics will include a personal sharing of taking a start up in a basement business to a global company with more than $100 million in revenue. Some of the most sought after speakers in business will serve as panelist and engage attendees on the importance of Global Branding and Marketing in the success of a business and one of the hot topics of the times- Job Creation.

The one day conference offers a place for minority-owned firms to access information, tools and resources to grow their businesses both domestically and internationally. Each year minority owned firms connect with public and private sector buyers to explore ways for business expansion and develop lasting partnerships with firms across multiple industry sectors.

Monica Maldonado, President and CEO of Interprint Communications, a Decatur-based marketing communications firm in business for 20 plus years and Rachel Murphy Humphrey, founder of Metro Records Management, a Xerox company and outsource resource partner and President and co-owner of sister company Mail Service Plus an outsource company for document distribution and mail service operations, are MED Week Co-Chairs.

Highlights of the 2012 MED Week Include:
•   Opening Plenary Breakfast August, 2 –  James Johnson, PhD., Phenomenal Speaker from Charlotte, NC 
•   Workshops on Global Marketing and Job Creations
•   Awards Luncheon, August, 2 - Honoring outstanding MBEs and Corporate partners
•   MBE Buyers Tour – July 30 – Visiting Select MBE businesses

For more information on tickets please visit www.medweekatlanta.com. For sponsorship contact Kidada Muhammad, kidada@simplythebestevents.com or 404 679-7456

Media Contact: Diane Larche’, 404 273-3227, diane@larchecommunications.com


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