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2010 MED Week Conference

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2010 MED Week Conference

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Leah Brown was one of Atlanta's regional MED Week Winners last year. And, here's where she stands this year. Leah Brown is classified by Inc Magazine's Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Firms as the #1 fastest growing African-American business, as one of the top ten women owned businesses, as 5th in healthcare and as #92 on the fastest growing privately held firm list.

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Remarks at the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference

AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Friday, August 27, 2010 CONTACT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS 202-482-4883 Thank you, David, for the kind words and for your terrific leadership of the Minority Business Development Agency. On behalf of President Obama and all of us at the Department of Commerce, I join David in welcoming everyone to the 2010 MED Week. And let me take a moment here to thank the many sponsors of...

MBDA Honors Ronald R. Davenport for Leadership in the Minority Business Community

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MBDA Recognizes Richard Rizzo of the Perini Building Company for his Lifetime Dedicated to the Success of Minority Businesses

Rizzo to receive Abe Venable Lifetime Achievement Award at MED Week 2010 WASHINGTON (August 16, 2010) - The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced it will honor Richard Rizzo, vice chairman of the Perini Building Company, with the Abe Venable Award for Lifetime Achievement at an awards gala Friday, August 27, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C...

Minority Business Development Agency Kicks Off National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference

Conference to Help Expand Global Reach For Minority-Owned Firms WASHINGTON (July 26, 2010) -- The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) kicks off its 28th annual National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference today at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference will focus on “Strategies for Growth and Competitiveness in the Global Economy.” Throughout MED Week...

National 2010 MED Week Award Winners

Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award - Ronald Davenport, Sr. Businessman and lawyer Ronald Davenport, Sr. was born in Philadelphia on May 21, 1936. After earning his B.S. degree in economics from Pennsylvania State University in 1958, Davenport went to law school. Earning his LL.B. degree from Temple University in 1962, he then went to Yale Law School for his LL.M. in 1963. Davenport started his...

Minority Entrepreneurs Recognized for Excellence

2010 National Minority Business Award Winners to be Honored During This Month’s National MED Week Conference Washington (August 12, 2010) – The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) proudly announces the National Minority Business Award winners. Recipients will be honored at an awards gala on August 27, 2010 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. during the...

National Minority Business Conference Will Expand Global Reach For Minority-Owned Firms

WASHINGTON (July 26, 2010) -- The U.S. Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will hold its 28th annual National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference, August 25-27 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. In tandem with the International Trade Administration, the conference will focus on expanding the global footprint for minority businesses. "More...

Speakers Bio

Michael Strautmanis Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor for Strategic Engagement to the Senior Advisor Michael Strautmanis is the Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor for Strategic Engagement to the Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. In this role, Michael is responsible for coordinating communication and engagement strategies. In addition, he will serve as a senior advisor to...

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