October 19, 2022
Today, the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) kicked off their annual ByBlack Conference “The Color of Commerce” at the MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino taking place October 19-21, 2022.
ByBlack Conference will feature over 50 speakers, 20 mainstage sessions, 3 evening experiences, and various masterclasses with topics ranging from public relations to mental health care. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most influential leaders in Black business, as well as network with other attendees who are interested in taking their businesses to the next level.
ByBlack Conference offers plenty of opportunities for attendees to meet one another in an informal setting and have networking opportunities throughout each day at the Black Market & Lounge, where Black-owned businesses will sell products and services.
The Black Market & Lounge includes the Meta Connection Hub where attendees can connect and network with other attendees, Amazon’s Live from ByBlack Studio that will amplify the voice of Black creators with live onsite broadcast, DoorDash Lounge serving curated craft cocktails that feature Black-owned spirit brands and the XBOX gaming lounge where attendees can relax or connect with others while playing their favorite games.
USBC CEO & President Ron Busby Sr. and NABOB President Jim Winston will kick off the conference with the State of Black Business powered by AT&T. Meta Mainstage featured speakers include Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Business Mogul Ice Cube, ByBlack Co-Founder Ronald Busby Jr., Pastor & Author Jamal Bryant, Co-Founder Until Freedom Tamika Mallory, Media Personality, Willie Moore Jr., The Gathering Spot CEO & Founder Ryan Wilson, Network Wireless Solutions CEO Xavier Williams, NASCAR Driver Rajah Carruth, NASCAR VP DEI Brandon Thompson, Amazon Vice President of IT Operations Mamar Gelaye, to name a few.
Grubhub’s exclusive ByBlack Supperclub and ode to the Black Renaissance will host specially invited guests and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to art, music, and cuisine. The Black Mixology Experience is all about making a statement and creating memories, while guests engage in tastings and conversations with a curated selection of Black-owned spirit brands Uncle Nearest, FLO Wines, Tequila with Friends, GO3 Vodka, Sorel Hibiscus Liqueur, and more.
On Friday, October 21st, world-renowned DJ and hip-hop icon, DJ Jazzy Jeff will host the ByBlack Sneaker Ball an intersection of entertainment, fashion, and culture, where attendees will sport their best sneakers and high fashion attire in celebration of The Color of Commerce.
To learn more about the ByBlack Conference visit http://www.byblackcon.com
ABOUT U.S. BLACK CHAMBERS, INC.
The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) is the voice of Black business owners and a top advocate for resources and policies that impact Black business owners. To learn more visit: usblackchambers.org.
ByBlack, powered by the USBC and presented by American Express, is the first national certification program exclusively for Black-ownership designation. ByBlack provides businesses a no-cost approved accreditation trusted by customers and enables consumers and other companies to easily find U.S. based Black-owned businesses.
Businesses can complete the ByBlack certification process or create a directory profile by visiting http://www.byblack.us. The ByBlack directory enables Black-owned businesses to network, partner with others in the community, increase their visibility and expand revenue opportunities.
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