Panelists (clockwise): Alandas Dobbins, founder of Oteka Technologies, LLC; Mike Hoffmeyer, director of the Crews Center for Entrepreneurship; Michael McGhee, founder of MDM Investments of Memphis; Shelby Peranich, associate director, Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Christian Brothers University (CBU); Ernest Strickland, president of the Black Business Association. Moderator: Karanja A. Ajanaku, associate publisher/executive editor, The New Tri-State Defender.
Paula Anderson

Writing by Design Media, Inc., whose founder and president is Paula Anderson, is hosting a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday (Feb. 15) to talk about entrepreneurship and economic initiatives that impact Memphis entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Associate Publisher/Executive Editor Karanja A. Ajanaku of The New Tri-State Defender will moderate the discussion, which is designed with African American History Month as the backdrop.

Set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the discussion will feature these panelists:

  • Alandas Dobbins, founder of Oteka Technologies, LLC;
  • Mike Hoffmeyer, director of the Crews Center for Entrepreneurship;
  • Michael McGhee, founder of MDM Investments of Memphis;
  • Shelby Peranich, associate director, Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Christian Brothers University (CBU);
  • Ernest Strickland, president of the Black Business Association.

The online event is free, with limited registration.

To register, click here!