A chance to meet business people and leaders
by C. Daniel Baker, BlackEnterprise.com
100 Black Men of Long Island Inc., part of the national organization, The 100 Black Men of America, is hosting a small business forum for minorities this weekend.
The organization, founded in 1974, serves the Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island, NY. Their mission is to educate and empower African American young people by providing positive role models and leaders of integrity and excellence.
Using community based initiatives and building relationships with local businesses and learning institutions, the 100 Black Men provide scholarships and mentorships to young people.
Past 100 Black Men of Long Island events included such keynote speakers as Susan Taylor, the driving force behind one of the most iconic black-owned businesses, Essence magazine.
This weekend’s event will be held at the African American Museum, located on 110 Franklin Street in Hempstead, New York. Here entrepreneurs will get a chance to meet with elected officials, corporate executives, and other decision makers, in person and via seminars.
Since 1984, 100 Black Men of Long Island has established and maintained an endowed fund for Black students majoring in Business Administration. They’ve also initiated ten Achievement Awards for black high school graduates in ten high schools on Long Island.
For more information on the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Mean Business Small Biz Forum, please visithere