Contact: Camille Carter, [email protected]
MADISON — The Madison Black Chamber of Commerce will host a Black Business Resiliency Showcase from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 6. This annual event, previously called the Black Business Awards Recognition & Exhibit, will be held virtually this year.
“Although this year’s event looks quite different, the pandemic won’t stop us from recognizing Black-owned businesses,” Camille Carter, president of the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce, said. “We’ve seen the hard work and resilience of our local businesses this past year, and we’re looking forward to celebrating their accomplishments.”
This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Resilience of Black-Owned Businesses.” The keynote speaker will be Loida Nicolas Lewis, the wife of Reginald Lewis, the first African American entrepreneur to build a billion-dollar business. Jason Fields, president and CEO of MadREP, also will be speaking.
Attendees will be able to network and chat with others by virtually moving around the room using an online platform that closely mimics an in-person event.
Tickets for the event are $35 and can be purchased at madisonblackchamber.com. The ticket price includes a copy of Lewis and Blaire S. Walker’s book Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?: How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire.