Four Jersey political MVPs will be on hand for today’s MLK-themed discussion about entrepreneurship
Published January 15, 2017 | Brick City Live
Small business owners, entrepreneurs and others interested in being a part of a new New Jersey economy are invited to participate in a workshop hosted by Reverend David M. Jefferson, Sr., Pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church (MBC) in Newark. The workshop will be held on Monday, January 15, beginning at 2:30 p.m. at MBC, located at 149 Springfield Avenue in Newark.
Leading the workshop discussion will be Governor Elect Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Elect Sheila Oliver. In addition, the workshop will include Senator Cory Booker, Mayor Ras Baraka, Dr. Randal K. Pinkett of BCT Partners, whose focus is diversity, equity, technology and entrepreneurial opportunities, John Harmon, Executive Director of the African American Chamber of Commerce, Steven J. Van Kuiken, SP, McKinsey & Company, a global management company and Vivian Fraser, President of the Essex County Urban League.
Joining Reverend Jefferson will be Reverend Al Sharpton, Founder and CEO of the National Action Network and Reverend Steffie Bartley, Director of the National Action Network Tech World.
“We must create an environment in New Jersey for small business owners, entrepreneurs and others to participate in the New Jersey economy,” said Reverend Jefferson. “The speakers will provide insight on the challenges and opportunities, and business opportunities we can expect with the new leadership in the New Jersey statehouse.”
MBC annually hosts a program to further Dr. King’s work on employment opportunity, pay equity, and justice, according to Rev. Jefferson. “This is why we host a program on this day off of work for so many. This year, with a new Governor and Lieutenant Governor comes new opportunities – we want to capture every opportunity to move our people and our communities forward. This workshop and panel discussion will help us do that.”
To register to participate visit www.mbcmetroworks.org or call 642-2267. Preregistration is suggested but not required to participate.
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