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June 18-20, 2019
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 2019 Training & Development Seminars.
*Please check the site regularly as additional details are forthcoming.

January 29 & 30, 2019 – 8:00 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

February 7-March 14, 2019 (6 week class)
Turner Construction Management Class

A six-week series of classes designed to enhance your business. The class presents best practices and efficiencies designed to improve the output of your company.

M/WBE firms in construction and construction-related trades are encouraged to register to attend!

March 21, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. (Networking Lunch included)
Focus: To be announced

April 23 & 24, 2019
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, etc.). Students learn from industry experts and professionals about successful business strategies. They also pitch their ideas in a “Shark Tank” format to a panel of mock investors.

September 19, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. (Networking Lunch included)
Focus: To be announced

November 18-22, 2019 - MED WEEK
A 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.

Also added new this year is the Joint Venture Initiative (JVI) with intensive focus for firms interested in future JV opportunities.

Joint Venture Series – To Be Announced

June 18-20, 2019
2019 Economic Development Forum
Guesthouse at Graceland & Elvis Presley Resort/ Memphis, TN

November 22, 2019 – 11:00 am
Robert R. Church Achievement Awards Luncheon

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

December 4, 2019 - 5:30- 7:30 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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City of Memphis Office of Business Diversity & Compliance
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MMBC Continuum YouTube Channel

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