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2013 Chamber Minority Business Conference

Date: September 17, 2013 Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Networking, Entrepreneur Pitch Competition, Keynote Address, Breakout Sessions
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Event Description
A BIG Thank You to our Conference Underwriters & Sponsors:  
Underwritten by: City of Charlottesville Dialogue on Race
Television Media Sponsor: Charlottesville Newplex
Print Media Sponsor: The Daily Progress
Silver Sponsors: Allison PartnersBlue Ridge BankWisdom Oak Winery
Bronze Sponsors: Albemarle County Economic Development, BB&T, Carter Myers AutomotiveJ.F. Bell Funeral HomeUVA Supplier Diversity,

Join us for the 2nd Annual Chamber Minority Business Conference. The theme of this year's conference is Business Growth Through Connections and we believe this event will serve as a catalyst in growing viable entrepreneurial businesses in the Greater Charlottesville Communities.

The conference will include:

Daphne Maxwell Reid, best known for her role as "Aunt Vivian" on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, will give the keynote address. Mrs. Reid's 35-year acting career is still vital, with roles on many new television programs. With her husband, actor/writer/producer, Tim Reid, Mrs. Reid co-founded and is the principal partner in New Millennium Studios, the first full-service film studio in Virginia. Mrs. Reid is also an avid photographer, having recently published a book of photographs capturing her accounts of DOORS that she has experienced throughout her many journeys.

Cynthia Murray with Cynthia Murray Enterprises will kick off the day with enlightening, empowering, and encouraging words for entrepreneurs.

Morning Sessions (Choose One):
  • What's It Really Like To Start A Business?
  • The Wealth of Your Connections
  • Teambuilding For Business Success
Afternoon Sessions (Choose One):
  • Telling Your Business' Story
  • Growing Sales Through Networking
  • Your Leadership Legacy

Bring lots of business cards to exchange with other conference attendees as you share your 1-minute elevator pitch at the ever-popular speed networking event.

10 slots available. Bring your best business pitch and go head-to-head with fellow attendees in this exhilarating, high-stakes competition. Only 10 slots are available and you must register. Prizes will be awarded.

Attendees will have an opportunity to visit with businesses/organizations showcasing their products and services.

To view photos from our 2012 Inaugural Chamber Minority Business Conference, click here.

Event Location Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
Located inside the newly remodeled Jefferson School City Center, 2nd floor
233 4th Street, NW, Charlottesville, VA
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Date/Time Information Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Contact Information
Andrea D. Copeland
For logistical purposes, payments must be made at time of registration.
Early Bird Registration

July 5th - August 16th: $30 members; $40 nonmembers

Regular Registration
August 19th - September 13th: $40 members; $50 nonmembers

After September 13th/Day of Registration
$50 members; $60 nonmembers

Continental breakfast & lunch included in registration
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