Wednesday, January 23, 2008

African-American Business Association Holds Seminar at I'll Make Me a World in Iowa

By Dawn Campbell

African-Americans from all over the state will converge on Des Moines for I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa to celebrate the kick off of Black History Month. This year, the 10th anniversary of the event, entrepreneurs will have a chance to hear African-American business owners share their stories of success and struggle.

The African-American Business Association of Des Moines (AABA) is sponsoring a business seminar that will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Polk County Convention Center.

Two speakers will be featured during the program. At 11:00 a.m. Isaiah McGee, owner of McGee Strategies, LLC., will present “Building Professional Relationships that Create Opportunities.” McGee Strategies is a consulting, training and coaching firm.

Following McGee, Ted Williams, AABA member and past president, will present “Tips, Strategies and Answers Regarding Small Business Workplace/Workforce Issues and Challenges.” The Williams Group is a human resource management consulting firm.

AABA members and business owners will share their business history and answer questions during a panel discussion at 12:15 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Here are the panelists:

Debra Carr, Institute for Social and Economic Development
Malcolm Goodwin, Promise IT Solutions, Inc.
Larry Hawkins, Custom Paper Supply
Isaiah McGee, McGee Strategies LLC
Ted Williams, The Williams Group

Learn more at AABA, which is an affiliate of The Greater Des Moines Partnership.

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