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The Greater Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce presents its 
2001 Business Empowerment Conference

 “Building Economic Engines in Minority Communities”

Friday, April 20-Saturday, April 21, 2001

COST PER ATTENDEE:      $50.00

Awards & Networking Reception            GNBCC Business Conference

**Registration Deadline: April 16, 2001** 

For more information, call 321-5053, ext. 2

This two-day empowerment conference is designed for aspiring or existing business owners or professional business men and women who are interested in gaining access to capital, learning new marketing techniques and the integrating the appropriate technical assistance in a challenging business environment


FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2001

Awards & Networking Reception    6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by AmSouth Bank



Tennessee State University's Agricultural 
Extension Building (“The Barn”)


Registration, Continental Breakfast & 
Motivational Workshop   
8:00-9:00 a.m.



Access to Capital: The Challenge to 
Minority Business Development    
9:00-10:00 a.m.

Accessing capital is the biggest obstacle to minority business development. In this session, bank and other financial advisors, will give their views on the obstacles they see in capital access for minority businesses and how those obstacles can be removed.

Marketing Your Business, Church or Organization 
10:00-11:00 a.m.

Participants will examine tools vital to image-building and getting information about your products, services or mission to the public. This session will discuss the use of media and technology in developing an effective marketing strategy.


BREAK                                                    11:00-11:15 a.m.


Business & Technology Necessities 
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Technology has become instrumental in the development and growth of businesses. In this session, participants will gain a clear sense of the impact technology has in developing a flexible, efficient and competitive business.

Conference Luncheon 
12:30-2:00 p.m.

This luncheon will feature a special guest speaker who will talk candidly about economics in the African-American community and will highlight specific points centered on the conference theme, "Building Economic Engines in Minority Communities."

The Social & Economic Impact of Faith-based Initiatives on the African-American Church and Community
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Under a Bush Administration, how will this initiative affect minority churches, the community and business growth. Religious and community leaders will address and analyze this issue and its impact on the African-American community.

  Business Collaborations 
 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Many other ethnic groups pool their money and resources together to build economic wealth in their communities. This workshop will focus on ways African-American businesses can partner to offer better products and services and grow their businesses.


4:00-4:15 p.m.


GNBCC General Membership Meeting
4:15-4:45 p.m.

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