Build Back - Dream Forward: Strengthening Minority-Owned Businesses in Northern Virginia

Jun 23, 2021 8:30 AM

Co-hosted by members of the Northern Virginia Minority-Owned Businesses Working Group:

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Northern Virginia is home to approximately 128,000 minority-owned businesses, over 40 percent of all establishments operating in the region. As all businesses work to rebuild after the recent pandemic, this community of business owners will face a number of unique challenges. What do they need, why do they need it, and how can we help them? A cross-sector collaboration of seven local organizations recently emerged to address these very questions, forming the Northern Virginia Minority-Owned Businesses Working Group. Their upcoming report offers key findings and concrete recommendations for an equitable recovery across our region.

Join us to explore the data they uncovered.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

8:30 – 10:00 am |  Zoom Webinar
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Keynote Speaker

Melissa Bradley

Melissa Bradley

Co-Founder, Ureeka

Report Presenters

Elizabeth Hughes

Senior Director, Insight RegionTM
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Jill Kaneff

Demographer/GIS Analyst
Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Bobby Klancher

Market Intelligence Manager
Loudoun Economic Development

Stephen Tarditi

Director, Market Intelligence
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Fireside Chat

Buddy Rizer Final

Buddy Rizer, Moderator

Executive Director
Loudoun Economic Development

Eileen Ellsworth Final

Eileen Ellsworth

President and CEO
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Bob Lazaro Final

Robert Lazaro

Executive Director
Northern Virginia Regional Commission

TaraPalacios Final

Tara Palacios

Director of BizLaunch
Arlington Economic Development

Jerry Sanford Final

Jerry Sanford

Vice President of Business Development
Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

KarenSmaw Final
Karen Smaw

Director, Diversity Business Investment and Entrepreneurship
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

KarenSmaw Final
Christina Winn

Executive Director
Prince William County Economic Development

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