The Black Business Association of Memphis (BBA) will host the “Building Wealth in the Black Community Symposium” on August 19th at the National Civil Rights Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The featured keynote speakers are:
*Scotty Hendricks, managing partner for New York Life Insurance;
* Maggie Anderson, author of “Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy,” and
*Benny Pough, music executive, entrepreneur, author, and real estate proprietor.
Pough has been instrumental in delivering radio hits for superstar artists such as Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Travis Scott, Future, DJ Khaled, and 21 Savage.
With the support of Congressman Steve Cohen, the forum is leveraged through the Memphis Restart Initiative as a multi-faceted grant from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Its focus is to provide the necessary training, information, and resources to Black entrepreneurs, managers, and small businesses for their elevation to the next level.
“Black businesses are the foundation of a thriving Memphis community. We must shift our thinking from passive support to intentionally directing our spending to support them,” said Ernest Strickland, President of the BBA.
Sponsored by New York Life Insurance Company, the forum is dedicated to changing the community’s conversations from poverty alleviation to wealth creation and is designed to empower individuals and business owners to foster a mindset of openly discussing generational wealth.
(For more information, visit www.bbamemphis.com; call 901-636-9300.)