2017 – Annual Luncheon

Mississippi Minority Business Alliance (MMBA) celebrated its 20th year of service at the Capital Club in Jackson during their Annual Luncheon on Thursday, December 7th, at 11:30 a.m. The theme for the luncheon was “Building Alliances for the Future.”

The speaker for this occasion was Mr. Michael Egner, Project Manager, Continental Tire Company. He was introduced by Supervisor Darrel McQuirter, President, Hinds County Board of Supervisors. Others serving on the dais included Mayor George Flaggs, City of Vicksburg, Michael Walker, AT&T and Pam Confer, Nissan of North America. Michael Walker, chairman of the board commented that, “having Michael Egner to share the excitement of having a major tire company in Mississippi was another great example of amazing things happening in our economy.”

Shirley Tucker, Interim CEO of MMBA, was pleased to join the group and be a part of the effort afforded to small businesses. She stated,… “that the primary mission of MMBA is to enhance opportunities for small, minority and women-owned businesses and that Mr. Egner was instrumental in encouraging those businesses, as well as the community.”

Chairman Michael Walker commended the entire board for the overall success of the luncheon. Walker is Director of External Affairs at AT&T and has served as chairman of the board for the past few years. He also thanked Entergy for their major support and other corporations that included AT& T, Bank Plus, Nissan, Regions, Renasant Bank, Mississippi Development Authority, Jackson Municipal Airport, Systems Companies, Mississippi Power and the City of Vicksburg.

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