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Nov212009

- Good Evening! It is an honor to be here with you as we come together to celebrate Asian-American Entrepreneurship. I must say, it feels good to be back in Chicago. My mother grew up in Chicago and I lived here for nearly ten years, so in a real sense Chicago is my second home. I may be a bit biased, but I think Chicago is the greatest city in the world….In the worst possible location-...

Nov212009

- Good Afternoon! On behalf of President Barack Obama and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, it is my honor to be here today. I’d like to take a moment to thank the Board of Directors for the People Fund for extending this wonderful invitation, specifically Mr. Hopeton Hay who has had a long career as a staunch advocate for minority business development. I had the pleasure of being a guest on Mr...

Oct272009

- Good Morning! On behalf of President Barack Obama and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, I want to thank you for having me here today. I’d like to take a moment to thank NMSDC for extending this wonderful invitation, specifically Ms. Harriet Michel, President and CEO and Mr. Steve Sims, Vice President for Programs and Field Operations. Their compassion and commitment to the growth of the...

Oct142009

The Minority Business Development Agency: Enhancing the Prospects for Success Chairman Rush, Ranking Member Radanovich, and Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for inviting the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) here today to discuss how MBDA and the Department of Commerce is helping create wealth and jobs in the minority business community and the global economy.

Sep172009

Good morning! On behalf of President Barack Obama and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, I want to thank you for allowing me to join you at the first Annual Latina Leadership Summit. Secretary Locke will join you tomorrow, but today I have the honor of being with you and expressing my deep, deep pride in being a part of the Administration that nominated and confirmed the first Latina Supreme Court...

Aug272009

Thursday, Good morning and welcome to the 2009 MED Week Conference. Over the next few days, you will have the opportunity to learn, to network and hopefully create new relationships that will ultimately help your businesses grow. I am proud to represent the President of the United States, Barack Obama and Secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke, as National Director of the Minority Business Development...

Aug262009

Aligning the Vision and Mission Strategic Vision MBDA’s Vision is economic prosperity for all American business enterprises Mission Statement MBDA’s Mission is to foster the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. businesses that are minority- owned   Strategic Goal 1 - Increase the number of businesses that are minority-owned at the $1B Level Action Items for 2010: Achieve $1B in contracts and...

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