Each year the chamber presents its annual Little Rock Regional Chamber's Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, the purpose of which is to celebrate and grow minority businesses in the Little Rock region. The 2016 MED Week will be held Monday, Sept. 5 through Friday, Sept. 9.
The Little Rock Regional Chamber has been a partner in the area's MED Week since its inception in 1983. In 1990, the chamber assumed responsibility for all local programming.
Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 5-6 Media Takeover Pay special attention to Facebook and Twitter to learn more about minority business leaders committed to excellence in their field and to making a difference in our region. Look for articles featuring tips, topics, and trends impacting minority business owners and share your ideas with us!
Wednesday, Sept. 7 Special Edition Lift the Rock - 9-10 a.m. at The Venture Center Hear from minority entrepreneurs in this special edition. Learn more >
Multiculturalism and Marketing - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Little Rock Regional Chamber Myron Jackson, President and CEO of The Design Group Marketing firm, will lead an interactive lunch and learn on the importance of cultural connectivity. Learn more >
Securing Your Financial Future - 1:30-3 p.m. at the Little Rock Regional Chamber Robin E. Gann, CFP, in collaboration with AARP, will provide tools and advice to help business minded individuals realize the ultimate end game: financial freedom! Learn more >
MED Week Reception - 5-7 p.m. at the Little Rock Regional Chamber Join us for a celebration and networking with fellow business-minded individuals from across the region.Learn more >
Thursday, Sept. 8 Arkansas Small and Minority Business Matchmaking Conference - 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Metroplex Event Center Over 300 small and minority business owners from across the state will meet face-to-face with over 80 representative from colleges, universities, federal, state and local government agencies as well private corporations. Learn more >
Friday, Sept. 9 Minority Business Awards Luncheon - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Philander Smith College The capstone event for MED Week will feature keynote speaker Janis F. Kearney, author, publisher, lecturer, presidential historian, and literary/arts advocate. Learn more >
Send us your nominations for Minority Startup of the Year, Minority Entrepreneur of the Year, Minority Business Owner of the Year, Minority Business of the Year, Minority Legacy of the Year, and Minority Supporting Business of the Year.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
For more information about MED Week, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Graham Cobb, 377.6007.