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IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday December 3, 2012


MBRT to Hold CEO Business Summit with National Association of Small Disadvantaged Businesses to Discuss Strategies for the Next Four Years

  • Acquisition and Small Business Directors will discuss access to contracts
  • Businesses will learn how to access $100 billion share of small business awards
  • Engage policy makers and federal officials to address barriers and increase small business goals
  • Recognize SBA and MBDA with federal partner awards

Washington, D.C. - The Minority Business RoundTable in collaboration with the National Association of Small Disadvantaged Businesses will hold its CEO Business Summit on December 7, 2012 from 8:30 am to 5 pm at the Hyatt Grand Metro Centre Hotel in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Minority Enterprise Development Week hosted by the Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce.

MBRT and NASDB have invited business owners representing small, minority, and women business owners to engage federal acquisition and contracting officials, Congressional staff, and business trade association leaders to provide access to contract opportunities as well as engage policy makers to increase small business contracting and subcontracting goals. MBRT will also be recognizing the Small Business Administration and Minority Business Development Agency, Department of Commerce with Federal Partner Awards. Accepting the award for SBA will be Deputy Administrator Marie Johns and accepting for MBDA will be National Director David Hinson: “We are very pleased to recognize these two federal agencies that are providing resources to help small, minority and women businesses. These businesses are the fastest growing sector in America and vital to create jobs and grow back our economy,” said Roger A. Campos, President & CEO Minority Business RoundTable.

“This year we have teamed up with MBRT for a CAN DO forum to provide businesses with relevant information and valuable tools needed to address today’s economy and expand growth these next four years,” said Hank Wilfong, President, NASDB. “It’s critical to engage CEO’s in policy matters like increasing small and minority business goals.”

About the Minority Business RoundTable:

The Minority Business RoundTable is the only national non-profit organization for CEOs of the nation's leading African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Native-American and other minority-owned businesses. Its members analyze and help formulate effective public policies that impact minority-owned business. Our corporate members work to create sustainable communities and national economic viability through successful partnerships.

The Minority Business RoundTable is proud to have Johnson & Johnson, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Glaxco Smith Kline, Equifax, the Allegis Group and Aerotek, Inc., IMPAC Real Estate Holdings, the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of the country’s leading corporations, the Small Business Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency and other federal agencies, corporations and business trade groups as strategic partners. For more information on the Minority Business RoundTable, please visit www.mbrt.net.

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