2017 Black Business Banquet Registration – Topeka KS

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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, J​un​e 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Senate Luxury Suites
900 SW Tyler
Topeka, Kansas
Networking​   ​| ​ ​Dinner​   | ​ ​Information ​

Keynote Speaker

For an invoice to purchase ticket(s) or to pay for Admission & Sponsorship’s off-line, contact our office to speak with our Event Staff: Ms Erma Forbes (407) 416-2824 or by email

Pay for Banquet Admission Online:

Download Registration Form and/or Flyer

Black Business Banquet 2017

2017 Black Business Banquet Registration Form

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A Business Building Project

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The wealth gap report: The wealth gap hinders minorities’ ability to create, maintain, and grow their small fi rms, which negatively impacts the entire economy

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The “wealth gap” continues to widen with Blacks median net worth at $6,314 versus Caucasians at $110,500. In other words, for every $100 in net worth of Whites, Blacks have about $5.71.

The wealth gap is a problem for all Americans. If the wealth gap is closed, then the entire country will benefit and the country will be more financially stable” says a report from the US Senate.

Median Household Networth 2011

So what are Black people going to do about it? The US Black Chamber of Commerce is urging the pursuit of business ownership as a path to economic empowerment. It’s certainly working for the Asian community which has a media net worth of $89,339 according to the same report. Black people must consciously and selectively spend or invest the money they earn if they want to begin to climb out of this economic hole. Literally 95% of the money earned by Blacks is spent outside of the Black community. No economic empowerment can be developed with this type of group behavior. The statistics bear witness including the following:

It is past time for Black people to become better economic stewards. We’re living in an extremely competitive and hostile climate. Tough times are hitting all groups, but the harshness and the longevity of these challenges for Black people is unparalleled.What are you prepared to do?

IBSA, Inc.
629 SE Quincy, Suite 102, Topeka, KS 66603-3921
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