UB School of Management to Host Entrepreneurship Summit for African-Americans

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the UB School of Management will host a summit on African-American entrepreneurship, "Using Entrepreneurship to Remake Black History," on Feb. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

To be held in the Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave, the event will be free, but registration is required by calling 645-3000.

Sponsored by HSBC and the UB Center for Urban Studies, the summit will feature a taped broadcast of a recent teleconference that explored the rise of entrepreneurship in black communities throughout the United States.

Moderated by George Curry, editor in chief of Emerge: Black America's Newsmagazine, the teleconference includes commentary from prominent black business leaders who will discuss the ways black business owners are competing in the marketplace, with an analysis of which entrepreneurial venues present promising opportunities for African-Americans.

Other teleconference participants include George Fraser, author of Race for Success: The Ten Best Business Opportunities for Blacks in America, and Della Clark, president of The Enterprise Center, an award-winning incubator for minority businesses.

Erie County Deputy County Executive Carl Calabrese will deliver opening remarks at the summit, followed by a discussion of ways in which HSBC can assist Buffalo-area minority entrepreneurs.

Lewis Mandell, dean of the UB School of Management, will moderate a question-and-answer session immediately following the teleconference.

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