2017 Black Business Banquet


Sharpening Our Business Edge
Emerging Markets – Money Matters

Keynote Address
Dell Gines, Sr. Community Development Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Econ Avenue

June 15, 2017

Ramada Inn (Downtown)
Topeka, Kansas

6:30PM – 9:00PM
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Admission – $35/person
Couple – $50/each
Table – $400/6 person+
Gov’t/Corp – $75/each
Trade Dollars Accepted for Payment

Special Guests Invited:
Larry Wolgast, Mayor City of Topeka [JEDO Chair]
Kenya Cox, Kansas African American Affairs Commission, Office of the Governor
James Echols, Deputy Secretary Kansas Dept. of Children & Families
Rhonda Harris, Dept. of Commerce, Minority & Women Business Development
Doria Watson, Dept. of Transportation, Highway Contracts [DBE Certification]
Doug Gerber, Interim City Manager City of Topeka,
Directors of Contracts & Procurement/Purchasing, City of Topeka/Shawnee County
Division of Neighborhood Relations, City of Topeka [Section 3]
Sophie George, Executive Director Topeka Housing Authority [Section 3]
Matt Pivarnik, President & CEO Go Topeka & Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce
Glenda Washington, VP Entrepreneurial & Minority Business Development Go Topeka
Wendy Wells, President US Bank, Growth Organization of Topeka Chair
Pamela Hann, State of Kansas Regional Manager Topeka Workforce Center
Vince Frye, President & CEO Downtown Topeka, Inc. [Downtown Redevelopment]
Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent Shawnee County Unified School District 501
Christal Watson, President/CEO Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce

Local Government: (JEDO)
City of Topeka: Contracts & Procurement,
HUD Section 3* / LMI Economic Development*

County Government: (JEDO)
Shawnee County, Purchasing

Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO)
City of Topeka/Shawnee County Kansas

State Government:
Dept. of Commerce, Minority & Women Business Development [Certification]

Dept. of Transportation [Purchasing] (DBE)

Topeka Workforce Center (WIOA)

Dept. of Children & Families (TANF/SNAP)
(Job Training, Development & Retention)

Dept. of Purchasing (State-wide)

Education Institutions:
Unified School District 501
Washburn University

Banquet Sponsorships Available…
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