Washington, DC-- USBC President Ron Busby brought together a powerful line-up of influential Black business leaders for the USBC's Centers of Influence Luncheon. The gathering took place at the historic Black-owned landmark restaurant Ben's Chili Bowl to highlight solutions and tactics to positively impact the economic status of Black Americans and to identify ways to get involved with the $50 Billion Empowerment Tour. During the USBC's Centers of Influence Luncheon Maggie Anderson spoke about the $50 Billion Empowerment Tour's effort to close the racial wealth gap. Following the luncheon USBC participated in the $50 Billion Empowerment Tour town hall held at Howard University, comprised of nearly 600 attendees- students, advocates, leaders, etc. all concerned about the economic status of the Black community. During the town hall USBC was awarded as a Black Business Champion by the $50 Billion Empowerment Tour founders Maggie Anderson and Eugene Mitchell.
Pictured left to right: Patricia Mitchell, Industrial Bank. USBC President Ron Busby. Industrial Bank President Doyle Mitchell. Judith Vereen, New York Life Insurance Company.
After the series of events USBC President Ron Busby had this to say:
"Hard times call for hard work and we're positioned at the USBC to work hard towards moving the needle on developing more initiatives, resources, and programming for Black business owners and Black Chambers of Commerce.
We're gearing up for what is the only conference dedicated to increasing both the number of Black Chambers of Commerce and Black businesses nationwide. In May we'll be providing business executives, entrepreneurs and Chamber leaders with educational workshops, group discussions, and unprecedented access to resources during our annual School of Chamber & Business Management."