Major TMWBE 2021 Announcement Coming Soon!!!!
Create - Connect - Cultivate
Create - Connect - Cultivate
The last year has truly been unprecedented. However, we are slowly moving in the right direction. With the recommendations of the NC Govenor and CDC in mind, we have decided that the 8th Annual TWMB Expo will have both a virtual and in person component this year! Be on the lookout for more details soon!!!
The 2021 Triad Minority & Women's Business Expo promises to be bigger and better than ever!! This year will feature both virtual and physical locations throughout the Triad!! More information coming soon!
Judge Tonia A. Cutchin has a plethora of experience. Following graduation from North Carolina Central University, she represented major corporations and federal agencies as a corporate attorney in the District of Columbia. In 2005, she relocated to Greensboro to work in private practice. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to represent clients in each courtroom in Greensboro and High Point. Judge Cutchin serves Guilford County with the hope of creating certain changes to this county by being actively involved in many community organizations. She currently serves the community as a board member of Mental Health Associates of the Triad and Greensboro YWCA, sustaining member of the Junior League of Greensboro, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Guilford Inn of Court, League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, and Vice-Chair of the Steward Ministry of Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was recently recognized on the nationally syndicated show, Good Morning America. Judge Cutchin currently serves as a Guilford County District Court Judge.
Cyril Jefferson is a husband, father, and Champion for Youth currently serving on the High Point City Council. For more than a decade, he has dedicated his civic and professional work to advancing the causes of youth development and education. As President and CEO of Change Often, LLC, he regularly consults and coaches youth-serving institutions on effectiveness and enhancement of services. Though he has received numerous community-based awards and honors—including High Point’s Young Professional of the Year and Piedmont Triad’s 40 Under 40 Most Influential African-Americans—the greatest to date came when the residents of Ward One made him the youngest African-American to ever sit on the High Point City Council. Council Member Jefferson is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and he holds a certification in Non-Profit Management from High Point University. Living the words of Winston Churchill, he and his wife Raven teach their two sons that “To improve is to change. To perfect is to change often”.
Matthew Dolge, Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council, has served in public administration positions for more than 25 years, including roles in both municipal and regional management.
Matthew currently serves on the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Board of Directors. He has served as the Chairman of the NC LRO Director's Association, and has held seats on the Boards of the National Association of Regional Councils, the Southeastern Regional Directors Institute, the Twin City Kiwanis Club, Forsyth Futures, and the Appalachian State College of Arts and Sciences Development Board.
Kevin Price is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development in Durham, NC. The Institute is a nonprofit management consulting and services firm focused on business diversity and inclusion. They are trusted advisors to businesses large and small, government agencies, policy makers and organizations that understand the key roles diversity and inclusion play in ensuring business and economic success. As president and chief executive officer, he is responsible for leading a team of trusted advisors to businesses large and small, government agencies, policy makers and organizations that understand the key roles diversity, inclusion and equity play in ensuring business and economic success.
After completing military (US Army) service, Kevin obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also completed his Masters in Health Administration and Masters in Business Administration, both from Pfeiffer University.
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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