The 6th Annual Triad Minority & Women's Business Expo returns August 23-24, 2019!!!
Create - Connect - Cultivate
Former WBA Heavyweight Champion
Carlvena is the Executive Director of the Carl Chavis YMCA in High Point, NC. She is also a former member of the Guilford County Board of Education. Once a recipient of social services, Foster later worked for the county’s Department of Social Services and then served on the department’s board. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Shaw University; a master’s in public administration from High Point University; and a certificate in child care administration from Guilford Technical Community College.
Throughout his tenure as CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc., Art Gibel has had a tremendous impact on the success of an organization that has been transforming donated items into employment and training programs for 90 years. His focus toward organizational excellence has helped his company of 1,100 employees almost double its revenue from $36.4 million in 2007 to $66.6 million in 2015.
Gibel joined Goodwill in 1996, where he served on the Board of Directors for eight years. He became president in 2005 and one year later was named CEO. Since the recession of 2009, Gibel has led a restructuring of the organization’s mission services portfolio. He has has focused the organization’s mission on two key areas: assisting those disrupted by the economy to obtain training that enables them to compete for available jobs, and preparing youth with the education and life skills needed to effectively enter the modern workforce.
Yvonne Johnson was the mayor of Greensboro, NC from 2007 until 2009. She was previously a member of the Greensboro City Council for 14 years, beginning in 1993 and Mayor Pro-Tem for 6 years. Johnson was the first African-American to serve as Greensboro's mayor. She is the Executive Director of One Step Further, a non-profit United Way Agency in Greensboro that provides mediation and court alternative programs to Greensboro's Youth.
Explore Winston-Salem from its most unique vantage point – the redesigned Winston-Salem Marriott in the Twin City Quarter. Business travelers love the convenient location near the area’s top companies, 15,000 sq ft of flexible event space and our direct connection to the Benton Convention Center. Couples, families and Marriott Bonvoy members can’t get enough of the city’s arts district, restaurants, museums, shopping, golf and universities. And everyone appreciates the all-new guest rooms featuring sleek décor, platform beds, flat-screen TVs and spa-like bathrooms. As about access to our exclusive M Club, where you can grab a complimentary bite to eat in the morning or relax at the end of the day. Maintain your routine in our reinvented fitness center featuring Fitness On Demand. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi and a full-service business center, or enjoy a contemporary take on a traditional steakhouse at Butcher & Bull. Make your stay exceptional at this Marriott in the Twin City Quarter.
425 North Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
There's something new happening this year for the Triad Minority and Women's Business Expo!! We are excited and pleased to present and announce the roll out of the 2019 Triad Minority & Women's Business Expo Informational Guide. This guide allows you the opportunity to advertise and highlight your business before and during the Expo to the sponsors, participants and thousands of attendees throughout the Triad and beyond. We will be circulating Expo Informational Guides before and during the Expo. You can reach thousands of potential clients and customers just by advertising in the Guide. The guide also provides an unique opportunity for individuals and companies who may not be corporate sponsors the ability to participate in supporting the Expo in a tangible way.
The Kidz Biz Training Program is a 6-week program that cultivates the entrepreneurial mindset in our future leaders and helps students launch their own businesses.
Through the program, students in grades 6-12 learn the skills and receive mentoring to help them turn their skills and interests into a profitable business idea!
Students will have the opportunity to….
● Generate business ideas using their passions and skills
● Learn the basics of business finances (costs, price, revenue, profit, budgeting, taxes)
● Learn how to effectively market and sell products and services
● Connect with and learn from successful entrepreneurs across the Triad area
● Write a basic business plan
● Create a video for submission to be considered as a finalist in The Next Kidz Biz Competition
● Register the business with the state of North Carolina
● Participate in the Triad Minority and Women’s Business Expo and sell their products and/or services to the public!
Each month, the Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce, the Chronicle, Small Business Center at Forsyth Tech, Triad Minority Business Expo, Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP and the Winston-Salem Urban League present the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County business of the month.
If you have any questions about the expo please contact us.
1922 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Suite 72, Winston-Salem, NC 27107, US
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