K Hall and Sons

The 41st annual Minority Enterprise Development (MEDWeek, presented by Apptegy, will be filled with unique events and networking opportunities designed to celebrate the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs in our region. A few of the highlights include Flavors of the Rock, a family-friendly food truck festival at the Arkansas Foodbank and the "NEXT LEVEL" Pitch Competition hosted at Apptegy.  

The finale of the week will be this year's Minority Business Awards Luncheon to recognize minority business leaders that excel in their field as well as advocates and organizations dedicated to supporting these businesses. K Hall & Sons Produce, a family-owned business that has called Wright Avenue home since the 1970s, will be honored with the first Legacy Award of the Year. Other categories include Young Professional of the Year, Advocate of the Year, Emerging Business of the Year and Minority Business of the Year.

All events require registration at littlerockchamber.com.  

Monday, September 11

Benchmark and Build Your Business to Success Webinar
11:30 a.m. | Online
Expert Presenter: Minority Business Development Agency

Flavors of the Rock: Food Truck Edition
5 to 7 p.m. | Arkansas Food Bank
No cost to attend, food trucks will have items to purchase

Tuesday, September 12
Tasty Tuesday
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | The Rail Yard 

Navigating License, Taxes, and Permits
4 to 5 p.m. | Little Rock Regional Chamber
Expert Presenter: Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC)

Wednesday, September 13
Equip: "Practice Makes Perfect" Pitch Workshop, presented by Delta Dental of Arkansas
8:30 to 10 a.m. | Little Rock Regional Chamber
Expert Presenter: Ar'Jillian Gilmer, Gilmer's Learning Solutions 

Thursday, September 14
Take a Break and Educate: Access to Capital for MWBEs Webinar
11:30 a.m. | Online
Expert Presenters: FORGE Community Loan Fund, KIVA Little Rock, Hope Credit Union, Arkansas Capital Corporation

NEXT LEVEL Pitch Competition
5:30 to 7 p.m. | Apptegy
Little Rock Sharks: Ebony Mitchell (Arkansas Foodbank), Jessica Johnston-Myers (Apptegy), Keneasha Scott (K Scott Consults, LLC), Rajesh Chokhani (BOND.AI)
Emceed by The Buzz’s Derrell Young

Friday, September 15
MED Awards Luncheon, presented by The Design Group
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wally Allen Ballroom
Emceed by THV11's Faith Woodard