TAMPA BAY CONFERENCE SEEKS TO DEVELOP AND ADVANCE LOCAL MINORITY BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS AND CAREER SEEKERS

Local National Black MBA Association hosts leadership development conference including free golf clinic

September 2, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) will host a full day of career and leadership development, networking and recruitment opportunities focused on minority business professionals and job seekers, while providing local corporations the opportunity to meet, hire and train Tampa Bay’s best minority talent at its second annual Tampa Bay Conference on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Attendees can participate in a free golf clinic at Rogers Park golf course on Saturday, Sept. 17.

“We are extremely excited to host the Tampa Bay Conference once again,” said Jason Grundy, Tampa Bay chapter president of the National Black MBA Association. “We strive to do everything we can to empower our community that we live and work in. We’re proud to provide an opportunity that advances careers while positively impacting our local economy and business community.”

New this year is a free Saturday morning golf clinic for conference participants at Rogers Park golf course between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Led by golf professionals, the session will feature a driving, chipping and putting station and skills challenge.

“The golf clinic is a new way for us to add value and further develop specific skill sets for local professionals,” said Dohnia Dorman, Tampa Bay director of membership and conference co-coordinator. “Business is done in the board room and on the golf course; the clinic allows attendees to sharpen their skills or gain new ones.”

Held at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore Hotel from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the conference will include hands-on workshops, an opening keynote, panel luncheon, networking mixer and a special Leaders’ Lounge exhibit, where corporate sponsors can engage, interview and promote their brands with attendees.

A Dynamic Line-Up

Attendees will hear from some of the best and brightest in Tampa Bay on important topics such as leadership and diversity, social media for networking, creating a vision, managing burnout and more. Speakers include:
• Dr. Mikel Anglin, owner of Anglin Medical
• Hugh Campbell, founder and CEO of AC4S, a leading provider of cyberspace services and solutions
• Attorney Theresa Jean-Pierre Coy, owner of Jean-Pierre Coy, P.A. and president of the George Edgecomb Bar Association
• Craig Myatt, Ph.D., Lt. Col., a psychologist for the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine
• Bridgette Simmons, CPC, ELI-MP, professional coach, public speaker and life transformation specialist
• Jannina Spates-Warren, founder and CEO of The Savvy Circle LLC, which helps businesses develop strategies for leveraging social media
• Camille C. Spencer, planning/assignment editor for ABC Action News, WFTS-TV
• Renee Watson, managing partner of 4C Capital, LLC

This year’s conference sponsors include Bank of America, C&D Printing Company, Coca-Cola, Suncoast Credit Union, Tech Data and Travelers Insurance. Sponsorship opportunities range from $500 to $10,000 and include access to the Leaders Lounge plus paid conference registration and chapter membership.

For more details, visit www.tampabayconference.com.

About the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Black MBA Association

The Tampa Bay Chapter started as an interest group in 2007 by seven of Tampa Bay’s black professionals from various industries. With nearly 100 professional and student members, the Tampa Bay Chapter the fastest growing chapters in the nation, receiving the 2016 for the largest growth Award. The chapter’s strategic focus includes the Leaders of Tomorrow, a high school mentorship program and business case competition; The Collective, a quarterly cooperative networking mixer with Tampa Bay’s minority professional organizations; the Professional Institute, a free series of educational workshops focused on professional development, economic wealth and entrepreneurship; and community volunteerism and outreach.

About the National Black MBA Association

The National Black MBA Association, which was established in 1970, is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the black community through its five channels of engagement: education, career, leadership, entrepreneurship and lifestyle. With 40-plus chapters, a membership base of more than 9,000 and more than 300 corporate partners, the NBMBAA provides access to its constituents through services such as the Annual NBMBAA Conference and Exposition, local Empowerment Initiatives, and other programs.

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