Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Denver, CO (BlackNews.com) -- The Mountain Region Black Economic Summit has announced the 8th Annual MRBES Success Summit & Expo to be held on May 31 and June 1 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. The theme is "Inform, Inspire, Imagine!"
The summit, which seeks to improve the economic standing of minority communities, is the only event of its kind in the mountain states. More than 750 people are expected to attend.
MRBES Executive Director Carla Ladd, who has forged unique collaborations for an information-packed summit, says, "We have booked highly-respected nonprofit and corporate professionals to facilitate a host of panels, workshops and seminars addressing topics from social media business etiquette to how to empower women for ministry."
Key summit events feature collaborations with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated - Denver Chapter, Moneywise with Kelvin Boston and New Michigan Media (NMM).
This year, the Deltas play an instrumental role in helping MRBES to organize the summit's signature event, WiLMA (Women in Leadership & Management Awards) Luncheon. Named in honor of former legislator and Denver's first African American First Lady, the Hon. Wilma J. Webb, this premier networking luncheon honors several local women for their service and successes.
The luncheon keynote speaker is Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist, author and founder of Last Word Productions, Inc. The emcee is Denver Nuggets' public address announcer, Kyle Speller.
Community Day (Saturday) of the summit features Kelvin Boston in a day-long Moneywise Empowerment Seminar along with author/educator Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D., and celebrity nutritionist/fitness specialist Robert Ferguson, MS, CN. Moneywise is considered public television's longest running multi-cultural financial affairs series. To address the economic clout of ethnic media, Saturday also offers a session with Hayg Oshagan Ph.D., director of NMM, which represents a network of 100+ ethnic and minority media in the State of Michigan.
"We are employing as many tools as possible to bring awareness to economic health," says Ladd.
For more information about the MRBES Success Summit & Expo and to register, visit www.mrbes.com.
Established in 2005, Mountain Region Black Economic Summit, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, produces the annual economic summit and expo that brings together the various financial, business and human resources to stimulate learning and growth among Colorado's minority communities.