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The Virginia Beach Minority Business Council Celebrates 20 Years
The Virginia Beach Minority Business Council Celebrates 20 Years
MBC Conference, Expo and Luncheon

The Virginia Beach Minority Business Council (MBC) celebrates its 20thanniversary with an annual conference, expo, and VIP luncheon themed,"Creating Opportunity, Fostering Innovation,” on Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Westin Hotel located in the Town Center of Virginia Beach, VA, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.. The MBC Anniversary Luncheon starts at 12:00 p.m. and our annual MBC Expo will begin at 2:00 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker will be noted educator, author, and business school professor, Dr. Dennis Kimbro


Few individuals impact the day-to-day management of organizations and institutions as Dr. Kimbro. He is universally characterized as one of the most insightful and scholarly writers in the field today. As a lecturer and researcher in the field of management, entrepreneurship and human potential, he encourages his readers to look within to extract the keys that underlie all accomplishment.  He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Oklahoma, and a doctorate from Northwestern University where he studied wealth and poverty among underdeveloped countries. 


Dr. Kimbro’s writings have influenced readers from Melbourne, Australia, to Johannesburg, South Africa to Seoul, South Korea, to Reykjavik, Iceland.  His works have motivated the boards of General Motors, Walt Disney Corp., Frito-Lay, and Citigroup to name a few.  He has addressed both the Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” and Ohio State “Buckeye” football teams as well as the Kansas City Royals baseball team.  Additionally, he has appeared on the Today Show, Larry KingCNN, and has been featured in Success, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today on numerous occasions sharing the keys to success and achievement.


To culminate this momentous occasion, the MBC will honor former City Councilwoman Louisa Strayhorn and recognize the contributions of past MBC chairs Shewling Moy, Ed Hamm, Sylvia Strickland Primm, Prescott Sherrod, Delceno Miles, Wanda Cooper, and Carla Bailey.  These exceptional individuals helped position the MBC to be the leading influence in connecting contractor resources with city opportunities and beyond.  They continue to impact the Coastal Virginia region as well-respected business and community leaders.


Sponsorship for a table of 10 is $500. A few event sponsorships are still available. Individual luncheon registrations are $45.00 per person, but you must pre-register.

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