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Minority & Small Business Enterprise Diversity Summit

— January 29, 2019—

WHAT

To remain competitive in today’s global economy, businesses must be innovative and creative when it comes to maintaining diversity to remain competitive on the regional and global stage. The 2019 Minority Business Enterprise & Diversity Summit: Winning Through Inclusion will provide businesses the opportunity to explore tools and resources necessary to build diverse businesses. The summit will also provide a valuable opportunity for attendees to network together and grow in their knowledge of diversity and inclusion.


 
 Chris Martinez
Executive Director, HCC
  Rosy Aburto McDonough
Director, Minority Business Office of Colorado 

The event features a lunch keynote, “Disparity Study Results and Impact,” from Chris Martinez, HCC Executive Director. You’ll also hear from Rosy Aburto McDonough, Minority Business Office Director, and the Minority Business Advisory Council, on their strategic objectives for 2019, next steps and impact created. 

Sessions include:

  • Are We There Yet as a Community? Increasing Our Awareness and Understanding of How Diversity and Inclusion Improves Your Business and Our Community
  • Minority Business Advisory Council—2019 Focus Areas
  • Diversity & Inclusion Process at DIA
  • Small Business Certifications 
  • International Trade Opportunities: Grow your Bottom Line through International Trade


WHEN & WHERE

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
11:30 am-4:30 pm, followed by a networking social from 4:30-6:30 pm

The Pinery at the Hill
775 W Bijou St.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

$25/attendee


AGENDA

11:30-12:00 pm
  Check-in + Networking
     
12:00-12:20 pm   “The Importance of Minority-Owned Businesses in El Paso County”
Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr.
Introduction by Aikta Marcoulier, Pikes Peak SBDC Director
     
12:20-1:15 pm
  Keynote Lunch: “Disparity Study Results & Impact”
Chris Martinez, HCC Executive Director
Introduction by Anthony Perez, Success is a Language President & State of Colorado Minority Business Advisory Council Member
Closing Comments by Joe Aldaz, Hispanic Business Council President
     
1:15 - 1:30 pm   Break + Networking
     
1:30-2:30 pm
  Breakout Sessions #1
   
  • Are We There Yet as a Community? Increasing Our Awareness and Understanding of How Diversity and Inclusion Improves Your Business and Our Community
    Anthony Perez, Success is a Language President & State of Colorado Minority Business Advisory Council Member
  • Minority Business Advisory Council—2019 Focus Areas
    Rosy Aburto McDonough, Minority Business Office of Colorado Director

  • Diversity & Inclusion Process at DIA
    Ruth Rodriguez, Denver Commerce Hub Business Liaison
2:30-3:00 pm
  Break + Networking
     
3:00-4:15 pm
  Breakout Sessions #2
   
  • Small Business Certifications
    Rosy Aburto McDonough, Minority Business Office of Colorado Director

  • International Trade Opportunities
  • Karen Gerwitz, World Trade Center President & CEO
4:15-4:30 pm   Closing Remarks
Rosy Aburto McDonough, Minority Business Office of Colorado Director
     
4:30-6:30 pm   Social + Networking
Sponsored by GE Johnson

EXHIBITORS

  • Colorado Enterprise Fund
  • HCC
  • Hispanic Business Council
  • Minority Business Office
  • Pikes Peak SBDC
  • World Trade Center

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