Siebert Williams Shank & Co., a black-owned investment banking firm, will receive the first Earl Graves Sr. Visionary Award at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit in Philadelphia
BLACK CORPORATE the nation’s first black digital media brand, will bring back its national entrepreneurs Summit as an in-person event in philadelphia cream to Pennsylvania Congress Center, from May 18 to 20.
The Entrepreneur Summit is well established as the premier annual event dedicated to the success of Black entrepreneurs and the potential for growth, profitability and wealth creation Black– owned companies. In partnership with host sponsor, Nationwide, BLACK CORPORATE will feature high-engagement elements maximizing real-time learning, coaching, mentoring, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities for attendees.
A major highlight of the multi-day event will be the Entrepreneur Summit Awards Luncheon on Thursday May 19. Several in circulation Black-companies will be celebrated during the lunch, animated by the inaugural presentation of the Earl Graves Sr. Visionary Award to President and CEO Suzanne Shank and president Christopher Williams of revolutionary investment banking Siebert Williams Rod and Co. LLC The Visionary Award is nominated for Count Gravesthe emblematic founder of BLACK CORPORATE magazine, died on April 6, 2020.
Nationally recognized journalist, television and radio personality Jacques Reid will be the emcee of the awards luncheon, according to a press release. Other awards for outstanding entrepreneurs include:
– Teen entrepreneur of the year: Trey Brownfounder and managing director of SPERGO.
– Community Champion of the Year: Derrick HayesPresident and CEO, Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks.
– Business Disruptor of the Year: Kimberly McGlonnPh.D., Founder and Managing Director, Grant Blvd.
“The achievements of Suzanne Shank and Christopher Williams as innovative leaders in the financial services industry absolutely deserve to be recognized with our first-ever Earl Graves Sr. Visionary Award,” said BLACK CORPORATE Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Derek T. Dingle.
“All of our Entrepreneur Summit winners represent the genius, resilience and excellence that is the legacy of Black entrepreneurship in America.
The mission of the Entrepreneur Summit is to provide access to established and budding connections, capital, expertise, ideas and inspiration Black business owners need to make money, build businesses and build wealth. The Entrepreneur Summit will feature engagement-focused, content-rich sessions, workshops and coaching designed to help entrepreneurs expand their business networks and position their businesses for opportunity and growth.
Confirmed speakers for Entrepreneur Summit include hip-hop mogul and No Limit Records founder Percy “Master P” Miller; Founder of Uncle Bobbie’s cafe and bookstore Mark Lamont Hill; Founder of Glaamazon Beauty Cosmetics and former model Kim Baker; Founder of Macroeconomics Ross Mac; Founder and CEO of SmartHustle.com Ramon Ray; Founder of Buttah Skin Dorion Renaud; CEO of Lobos 1707 Tequila Dia Sims; National Director of Relationship Management, Supplier Diversity and Sustainable Sourcing michelle smith; CEO and Founder of Canvas Beauty Stormi Steele; Host and style influencer Kela Walker; and much more.
Other sessions and highlights of the Entrepreneurs Summit:
– Harnessing the billion dollar beauty industry.
– Equity in supply: get your piece of the pie.
– Cash for Content: How to capitalize in the creator economy.
– Flying High: create a business in the field of luxury travel.
– Finding Your Flavor: Building Business and Succeeding in the Food Industry.
– Understand the metaverse to propel your business.
– Exclusive access to individual business coaching.
– And more!
In addition to the host sponsor of the nationwide Entrepreneur Summit, MasterCard is a presenting sponsor; Platinum sponsors include McDonald’s, Braun and JPMorgan Chase; and corporate sponsors include ComcastRISE, FedEx, Instacart and Walmart.
The Entrepreneur Summit begins Wednesday May 18and concludes Friday, May 20, 2022. To register and get more information, visit www.blackenterprise.com/entrepreneurssummit. Research #BESUMMIT for updates and additional information on the Social Media Entrepreneur Summit.