Topeka Black Business Banquet – 2017

You are cordially invited to attend our 2017 Black Business Banquet

Sharpening Our Business Edge  <>  Emerging Markets  <>  Money Matters

Join us in celebration of Black business achievement, excellence and to recognize our collective efforts to pursue our dreams & create jobs in Topeka/Shawnee County.

The evening will share opportunities available through a local countywide sales-tax for economic development, information on state policies that impact local business development, and an overview on some of the challenges; and opportunities anticipated going forward.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ramada Inn Downtown
420 Southeast 6th Avenue
Topeka, Kansas
Networking | Dinner | Information

Dell Gines


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


Admission: Starting at $35.00/person by June 12, 2017

Sponsor a Youth Table of 6 at $400

Download Banquet Overview  –  Download Print Registration

For an invoice to purchase ticket(s) or to pay for Sponsorships off-line, contact our office to speak with the Event Coordinator, Anthony Phillips



State & Local Procurement Officials, Corporate Buyers, Chambers of Commerce, Executive Professionals, Key State & Local Administrators and YOU…

Special Guests:

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/ShawneeCounty

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 GoTopeka

Wendy Wells, President US Bank, Growth Organization of Topeka BoardChair

Pamela Hann, State of Kansas Regional Manager TopekaWorkforceCenter

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



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