WELCOME TO THE #1 RATED CONFERENCE ADVOCATING FOR BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

CHAMBER LEADERS

You’ll discover how to build and sustain a “for purpose” chamber model, going beyond just making money, but making money matter to create a tremendously positive impact. This is the intersection of success, wealth and legacy – and you’ll learn all about it at 10th Anniversary of the USBC Conference.

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BUSINESS OWNERS

We bring in the top names and smartest entrepreneur minds to teach you real-world business growth strategies that are actually being implemented by business icons in their own businesses. This is where the “rubber meets the road,” and old, tired strategies get refined for 2020.

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YOUNG INNOVATORS

What happens when a bunch of innovative, passionate and forward-thinking entrepreneurs get together for three powerful days? Life-long friendships are cultivated, business partnerships form, and the innovative ideas grows. We know how important it is to keep looking forward.

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WHO ELSE HAS ATTENDED USBC CONFERENCE?

HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ATTENDED…

Corey Booker

United States Senator

Ready To Network & Grow Your Business?

Angela Rye

CEO Impact Strategies

Ready To Network & Grow Your Business?

Dr. Eric Michael Dyson

Author & Host

Ready To Network & Grow Your Business?

Dia Simms

President Combs Enterprises

Ready To Network & Grow Your Business?

Necole Parker Green

CEO The ELOCEN Group

Ready To Network & Grow Your Business?

Isiah "Zeke" Thomas

NBA Legend

Ready To Network & Grow Your Business?

Michelle Ebanks

President Essence Communications

Ready To Network & Grow Your Business?

Deray McKesson

Civil Rights Activists

Ready To Network & Grow Your Business?

A 10th Anniversary Welcome!

from CEO & Founder, Ron Busby

EVENT SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 | 6p-8p

Riverview Marketplace & Welcome Reception

8:30am – 9:30am Chairman’s Welcome Breakfast and Chamber Leadership Academy Kickoff (Riverview AB)

9:30am – 10:30am Breakouts Sessions

  • Session #1a CHAMBER: Scaling for Success: Building Internal Infrastructure (Riverview 1)
  • Session #1b BUSINESS OWNERS: Opportunity Zones (Riverview 2)
  • Session #1c INNOVATION: “Doing it for the Culture: How black founders and technologists make a tangible impact on black communities” (Riverview 5)

10:45am – 11:45am Breakouts Sessions

  • Session #2a CHAMBER: Re-Thinking Access to Capital: Alternative Funding Solutions (Riverview 1)
  • Session #2b BUSINESS OWNERS: Banking While Black (Riverview 2)
  • Session #2c INNOVATION: Pitch Perfect 2019: How to create, relate, and maximize exposure (Riverview 5)

12:00pm – 2:00pm LUNCHEON: STATE OF USBC (Riverview AB)

2:30pm – 3:30pm Breakouts Sessions

  • Session #3a CHAMBER: The Value of Advisory Boards (Riverview 1)
  • Session #3b BUSINESS OWNERS: Franchising (Riverview 2)
  • Session #3c INNOVATION: How to build a strong brand on social media for the emerging and influential brands (Riverview 5)

2:00pm – 4:00pm MATCHMAKING (Selected Participants) – (Riverview 4)

3:45pm – 4:45pm PLENARY #1: (sponsored by Wells Fargo) (Riverview AB)

6:00pm – 8:00pm Chamber Leadership Academy Reception and USBC Marketplace sponsored by: Wells Fargo (Riverview 3)

8:00pm Explore National Harbor on your own (MGM after party)

8:30am – 9:30am PLENARY #2: – Canna-Biz: The Business of Cannabis

9:30am – 10:30am PLENARY #3 – The Crown Act

10:45am – 11:45am Breakouts Sessions

  • Session #4aCHAMBER: Fundraising/ Grant writing (Riverview 1)
  • Session #4b BUSINESS OWNERS: Art of the Deal “Mergers & Acquisitions” (Riverview 2)
  • Session #4c INNOVATION: Millennial Millionaire: How they did it (Riverview 3)

12:00pm – 2:00pm LUNCHEON – (Sponsored by RAI) (Riverview AB)

  • Welcome Remarks

2:30pm – 3:30pm Breakouts Sessions

  • Session #5a CHAMBER: Becoming a CDFI, WAICF- Part 1 (Riverview 1)
  • Session #5b BUSINESS OWNERS: Business Planning (Riverview 2)
  • Session #5c INNOVATION: Why podcasting is the #1 fastest and easiest method for brand growth! (Riverview 3)

3:45pm – 4:45pm Breakouts Sessions

  • Session #6a CHAMBER: Becoming a CDFI, WAICF, Part 2 (Riverview 1)
  • Session #6b BUSINESS OWNERS: Business Planning-Part 2 (Riverview 2)
  • Session #6c INNOVATION: The Business of Retail (Riverview 3)

5:00pm- 6:00pm PLENARY #4 – The Greenbook, Guide to Freedom

6:00pm Reception & USBC Marketplace sponsored by: Miller Coors (Riverview Pre-function & 3)

8:00pm Explore National Harbor on your own (MGM after party)

9:00am – 10:00am PLENARY #4: Doing Business Internationally (Riverview AB)

10:15am – 11:00am Chamber Leaders Closeout/Recap

  • Session #7 CHAMBER (Riverview 1)

11:30pm – 1:00pm LUNCHEON (Sponsored by Walmart)– (Riverview AB)

2019 INVITED SPEAKERS

a few of our special guests

B. DOYLE MITCHELL JR.

President Industrial Bank

MISS DIDDY

Founder, The Brand Group Agency

Ed Gordon

American Journalist & BET Host

Gary Coichy

Founder Pod Digital Media

Yuroba Richen

Award Winning Director

Dr. Darnell Hunt

Director of Bunche Center

Ryann Richardson

Ryann Richardson

Miss Black America

Marianne Williamson

2020 Presidential Candidate

Laz Alonso

American Film Actor

THE VENUE

GAYLORD NATIONAL RESORT AT THE  NATIONAL HARBOR, MD

what past attendees are saying

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