MMBA’s Inaugural Power Luncheon
was a SOLD-OUT Success!
The MMBA Power Luncheon was a SOLD OUT SUCCESS! This event was a launching pad for a collaborated outreach effort between the Department of Commerce (DOC) and MMBA that will promote the commercial benefits of trade and investment to the minority business community. Nearly 300 people heard from DOC officials about the importance of international commerce and how it directly impacts the growth and development of U.S. businesses, especially minority-owned firms.
MBDA’s Chief of Business Development Joann Hill conducted a morning workshop and Deputy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Operations Antwaun Griffin delivered the keynote luncheon address. During his remarks, Governor Phil Bryant recognized the Mississippi Development Authority – the economic development arm of the governor’s office – for its unwavering support to minority owned firms throughout the state. “We applaud Governor Phil Bryant’s efforts to expand export opportunities for Mississippi companies and we support state efforts to promote trade, said Griffin.” In addition to highlighting MBDA and The U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration commitment to helping minority entrepreneurs and business get access to capital, contracts, and other tools they need to succeed, the event recognized minority and women-owned businesses, corporate sponsors and supporters of minority-owned businesses for their outstanding accomplishments.