The 35th annual Minority Enterprise Development Week, presented by Little Rock communications firm The Design Group, will kick off with the Minority Business Awards Luncheon on Monday, Sept. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kendall Nugent Conference Center on the campus of Philander Smith College in Little Rock.
The keynote speaker is Little Rock native Keith Jackson, a Super Bowl champion in 1997 with the Green Bay Packers and a former color analyst for the Razorback Sports Network from 2000 to 2016.
On Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 5- 7:30 p.m., The Hispanic Business Committee of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce will host “Celebrando los negocios,” a multicultural networking event hosted by Imprenta.
On Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., leaders from the community initiative Think Big Little Rock will participate in a panel discussion on the sixth floor of the Little Rock Tech Park.
The Mosaic Templars Museum will be the location for “Innovations and Libations,” an education networking event highlighting the entrepreneurial spirit of African American businesses from the past.
It’s scheduled Thursday, Sept. 14, from 5-7 p.m. and co-hosted by Create Little Rock, the Chamber’s young professionals organization, and the Urban League Young Professionals.
The Little Rock Chamber has been a partner in the area’s MED Week since its inception in 1983. In 1990, the Chamber assumed responsibility for all local programming.
All MED Week events, even if free, require reservations which must be made/purchased separately and in advance at LittleRockChamber.com.
For more information contact Miguel Lopez 501-377-6021.