Inaugural Black Business Leadership Conference

Event Promo Photo For Inaugural Black Business Leadership Conference

August 20, 2022 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Miller Nash LLP
Pier 70
2801 Alaskan way #300
Seattle, WA 98121
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Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

August is #NationalBlackBusinessMonth, created in 2004 by historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan Sr. to bring attention to the needs of more than two million Black-owned businesses operating across America.

In 2021, Ezell’s Famous Chicken Co-Founders Lewis and Darnell Rudd, along with their sister Faye Stephens, in partnership with DoorDash and other partners in prosperity, introduced the Rudd’s R.U.B.B. (Raising Up Black Businesses) Initiative, a precedent-setting initiative designed to financially empower Black-owned businesses. This year, they are starting the Inaugural Black Business Conference to further educate and elevate black business owners in the state of Washington.

There will be networking, mentor match, educational workshops and breakout sessions, headshots and much more.

This is a hybrid in-person event being hosted at Miller Nash located at Pier 70 - 2801 Alaskan Way, Suite #300, Seattle, WA 98121. It will be a hybrid environment with some of the most popular topics being streamed using the REMO App.

We are requiring all participants who are in-person to adhere to the standards of Miller Nash LLP being that visitors must be vaccinated and will be asked to complete a visitor check in form attesting to their health and vaccination status.

There is limited capacity for in-person participants. So, please secure your tickets ASAP!

*Miller Nash reserves the right to verify your vaccination status while on firm premises, if circumstances so require, by asking you to present either (1) your physical vaccination card, or (2) an image of your vaccination card. Boosters are not required at this time.

Black business owners face challenges on many fronts. These challenges were made worse by the pandemics. There is a growing understanding that barriers to advancement have been systemic and layered. When Black business owners have access to the resources, information, and tools they need, we know they can succeed. Rudd’s R.U.B.B. Initiative is committed to being a part of the solution.

Be A Partner In Prosperity

Being a Partner in Prosperity is one of the best ways to go from awareness to action supporting your local community and tearing down barriers that have been caused by systemic racism that have a direct, adverse effect on Black businesses and the black community. If you or your company is interested in being a Partner in Prosperity, please review the sponsorship proposal HERE!

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