In just a few days, the Maryland Minority Business Counts is set to host the highly anticipated “Elevate and Engage MBE Networking Event 2023,” a groundbreaking initiative aimed at catalyzing the growth and success of black-owned businesses in Maryland.

This event, scheduled to take place on October 24, 2023, brings together a diverse array of exhibitors, prime contractors, agencies, thought leaders, and industry experts under one roof, with the shared goal of fostering networking opportunities, nurturing collaborations, providing invaluable resources for small businesses in Maryland and positioning them to win state contracts.

The highlight of the event will be a dynamic keynote speech from Governor Wes Moore – Governor of Maryland and panel discussions featuring luminaries from various industries, each sharing their insights, experiences, and strategies for success. Attendees can look forward to gaining actionable knowledge and forging connections that promise to propel their businesses to new heights.

Tiffany Presmy, Co-Founder of MMBC, will be delivering the welcome speech on behalf of the Maryland Minority Business Counts. Her address promises to set the tone for an event brimming with empowerment and actionable inspiration.

We are at a pivotal moment in the history of minority/black-owned businesses. This event is not just a gathering; it’s a movement towards a future where small businesses, regardless of background, can thrive and contribute to Maryland’s vibrant business ecosystem” states Tiffany Presmy.

In addition to the in-person component, the event will feature a virtual platform using the WHOVA app ensuring accessibility for a wider audience. This inclusivity speaks to the core values of the Maryland Minority Business Counts, where every voice and every small business owner matters.

Date: October 24, 2023

Time: 08:00 am – 03:00 pm 

Location: Coppin State University J. Millard Tawes Center

Registration is Free CLICK HERE

About Maryland Minority Business Counts:

The Maryland Minority Business Counts Initiative is a coalition of advocacy, business, civic, and community leaders dedicated to supporting and encouraging existing and future Black business owners across our state.

This event is designed to identify, promote, support, and encourage current and future Black business owners in our state. Our primary goal is to assist these entrepreneurs in pursuing and securing contracts from the significant annual expenditure of $18.9 billion from Maryland’s budget.

It is in support of Governor Moore’s vision for creating “Work, Wages, and

Wealth” through leveraging business opportunities among groups of Black

entrepreneurs that have long been impacted by systemic racism that we have

pledged to support his administration through this collaboration.

Through events like the “Elevate and Engage MBE Event 2023,” the organization aims to create an inclusive platform that drives business growth, innovation, and collaboration.

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