Minority Business Council

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Name: Minority Business Council
Date: June 18, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Atrium & City of Salisbury
Event Description:

The Rowan Chamber’s Minority Business Council was organized in 2016 by a great group of local minority business leaders. Elia Gegorek (Gegorek & Associates Realty) is the chair of the Council. Over 40 attendees usually attend the various functions.

The goal of the Council is to help minority businesses grow and prosper. The Rowan Chamber coordinates meetings, seminar and networking events. The City of Salisbury serves as a co-sponsor of the program. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Small Business Center and Livingstone College also provide support.

The Minority Business Council Action Plan includes:

  • Monthly meetings on the Third Tuesday of Each Month at 9 a.m.
    • Two Minutes to Promote Your Business
    • Profile of a Successful Minority Business
    • Expert Speakers: CPA, Attorney, Marketing exec’s
  • Promote the RCCC Small Business Center’s free counseling and seminars
  • Work with the new Rowan IDEA Center at West End Plaza to encourage entrepreneurial development in our community
  • Work with the City of Salisbury on an Angel Investment Fund for minority businesses
  • Mentor minority students at Livingstone, Catawba & RCCC who are interested in starting businesses
  • Host an Annual Meet and Greet
  • Assist interested persons with Minority Supplier Development Certifications
  • Promote City of Salisbury bid opportunities for minority business contracts
  • Encourage major employees to increase their minority business vendors
  • Produce a Minority Business Directory in conjunction with the Chamber’s Annual Membership Directory

For more information on the Minority Business Council, please contact Elaine Spalding at 704.633.4221 or espalding@rowanchamber.com

Gateway Building
204 E. Innes Street
Suite 114, Sm. Conf. Room
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
9:00 AM
You and your guests are cordially invited to attend our next meeting with Special Guest, Antavia Cherry, who will be speaking on "Goal Setting & Entrepreneurship!"

About our speaker: Antavia Cherry is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has worked in her passion of Education and Human Services for many years, helping to improve the lives of young people and families!

While teaching she participated in a Hair and Beauty competition (another of her passions), where she won 1st Place and received a full scholarship to Cosmetology School! 

She’s now a licensed Cosmetologist and Salon Owner! She's a Wardrobe Stylist and the Beauty Director for several Fashion and Community Events. She loves being a speaker and panelist to various groups on Beauty, Self Esteem, Goal-Setting and Entrepreneurship!

When she’s not busy working you’ll find her enjoying life with her husband of 20 years and 2 wonderful sons.

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