For more than two decades The Presidents’ Council has served as An Engine for Black Business Growth and continues to undergird, support, and create opportunities for entrepreneurial and economic growth and success in Northeast Ohio through Capital Formation + Investments, Business Development + Entrepreneurial Support, Ecosystem Building, Championing + Thought Leadership, affecting influence and accountability at ALL levels that directly impact Black businesses and the communities we serve. 

Join us as we celebrate 25 Years of Creating Champions and share our vision for the next 25 years ahead, including tangible onsite resources, business to business connections, and access to funding opportunities. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

MAGGIE ANDERSON

Author of Our Black Year & Founder of the Empowerment Experiment

In 2009, global media covered Maggie Anderson, Congressman John Lewis’ former aide, President Barack Obama’s former law student, and a successful corporate executive, as she lived out her public pledge to “buy Black” only for an entire year. Her family was threatened, and her mother was dying of pancreatic cancer. She took this stand raising two babies and with no Black-owned grocery store. Maggie’s historic year AKA “The Empowerment Experiment” (“EE”) resulted in an unprecedented amount of mainstream media, university, and corporate attention specifically on Black-owned businesses, Read More

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