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Featured Events

June 27-29, 2017
Economic Development Forum – The Guesthouse at Graceland
The MMBC Continuum convenes one of the largest economic development conferences in the mid-south. Annually EDF connects Fortune 500 CEOs and senior executives, diverse suppliers, corporate purchasing managers, renowned speakers, national thought leaders, regional and local community leaders and youth to focus on the economic impact of growing scalable diverse suppliers.

Please save the following dates for 2017 Training & Development Seminars.
*Please check the site regularly as additional details are forthcoming.

March 8 & 9, 2017 – 7:30 a.m.
Financial Management for the Closely Held Business

During this two day seminar you will learn about the opportunities hidden in your company’s finan­cial statements. (*registration fee applies) Hear from business owners how this class has impacted their business! Click Here

April 11 & 12 2017
2GMBE Academy

This dynamic experience partners junior and senior high school students of different ethnicities to explore business ideas targeted and marketed to the fastest growing demographic, the minority consumer market (i.e. mobile technology, media, travel, etc.).

April 27, 2017 - 7:30 a.m.
Focus: Gain insight about the new dynamics of vendor management and corporate requirements. Vendors that do not meet the minimum compliance standards will be challenged to compete and gain access at the point of economic entry to leverage future opportunities. The evolution of supplier diversity necessitates the need for M/WBEs to implement Quality Control Management Systems. Register Here.

July 27, 2017 - 7:30 a.m.
Focus: To be announced

October 5, 2017 – 7:30 am
Focus: To be announced

September 29, 2017 – 7:30 am
Focus: Business to Business Life Cycle

November 13-17, 2017 - MED WEEK
Week long focus on Minority Economic Development which includes collaborative focus and input from other economic development partners to present seminars, symposiums and training sessions to empower business owners.

Continuum Talks provides a level of discovery from a macroeconomic perspective on game changing business concepts and trends.

2017 Dates

January 26, 2017 – 10:30 am

August 24, 2017 – 10:30 am

June 27-29, 2017
2017 Economic Development Forum
Memphis Cook Convention Center / Memphis, TN,

November 17, 2017 – 11:00 am
Robert R. Church Achievement Awards Luncheon

Holiday Inn – University of Memphis
(3700 Central Ave.)

December 8, 2016 - 6:00- 8:00 pm
(Date pending final confirmation)
Holiday Business Mixer
– By Invitation

Greater Memphis Chamber
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State of Tennessee - Economic & Community Development
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Black Business Association of Memphis
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New Memphis Institute
(formerly Leadership Academy)
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Leadership Memphis
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RBC-Renaissance Business Center
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Memphis Bioworks Foundation
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WIN (Workforce Investment Network)
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MAMCA (Memphis Area Minority Contractors Association)
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BERO (Business Economic Resource Office)
Economic & Community Development - State of Tennessee

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Tennessee Small Business Development Centers
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MMBC Continuum YouTube Channel

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