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Tuesday, May 16 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
San Francisco African American Entrepreneurs - Their Vision, Path & Journey

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Celebrate Small Business Week 2017 at a historic yacht club located in one of the most vibrant communities in San Francisco. Join local entrepreneurs and small business owners and listen to how these innovators successfully navigate real business challenges and turn ideas into local impact. Don’t miss an evening of excellent food, vibrant conversations, and a soulful discussion with African American Entrepreneurs - untapped.

Sponsored by: San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Launch, Bayview Merchants Association and Renaissance Bayview


Moderators
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Jackie Wright

Jackie Wright is the president of Wright Enterprises, a full service public relations firm serving the corporate, non-profit and government sectors nationally and internationally.  A seasoned media and public relations professional, Wright has 20 years of media experience, including more than a decade of award-winning journalism experience in radio, television a print and Internet communications. She is a graduate of the University of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deb Smith and Courtney “Mui” Barnes,  Tea Promenade

Deb Smith and Courtney “Mui” Barnes, Tea Promenade

Deb Smith is owner of Tea Promenade, a family-owned business that specializes in hand-crafted flavors of tea. This organic tea business is led by Deb and her daughter, Courtney “Mui” Barnes. Tea Promenade features Southern Sweet Tea and an assortment of sugarless organic brewed teas, a... Read More →
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James Mabrey, Your All Day Everyday Janitorial Services

James Mabrey is a successful business owner of Your All Day Everyday Janitorial Services which was established in 2009. Within 8 years, he has grown this family-owned business to what is projected to be over $1M in revenue this year. He started the business with only a Ford Explorer and minimal equipment to now having a full inventory of equipment valued over $40,000. James has numerous contracts with the City and County of San Francisco and notable large construction companies such as Nibbi Brothers, Skanska, Herrero Boldt, and Suffolk. His business provides janitorial service both day and night and will soon be certified as a green business to support recycling efforts. The business specializes in providing 24/7 janitorial service and supports construction and emergency cleanup. In 1999, after consecutive stints of unemployment, James was encouraged by a friend to visit the Bayview Renaissance office for support in starting his own business. Instead of being the... Read More →

Sponsors
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Renaissance Bayview

Renaissance’s Bayview Center provides entrepreneurship training and support services for emerging and established small businesses in Bayview Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley and the South East Sector. Services include classes, skill building workshops, technology training, a... Read More →
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San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce

The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce (SFAACC) is one of California’s most influential minority business organizations, representing and promoting African American business owners in San Francisco. Through advocacy and economic development, SFAACC is creating... Read More →
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Main Street Launch

Since 1979, we have empowered small business owners in the Bay Area, beginning in Oakland and expanding to serve San Francisco and veteran-owned businesses in California. Through our core services of business advising and loans up to $250,000 to new and existing businesses, we help small businesses expand in size, increase their profits, and reach their goals. We are honored to work with successful, innovative, and community-oriented entrepreneurs. We believe in the power of entrepreneurship to transform lives and communities. In the last 10 years we closed 629 loans that totaled more than $46.5 million. Our clients have created thousands of new jobs in the Bay Area. For more information, go to... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club 405 Terry A Francois Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94158

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