2009 U.S Dept. of Commerce National Entrepreneurial Advocate of the Year Award Winner!

Posted on: September 22, 2009

Morehouse College is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) named our Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center as the National Entrepreneurial Advocate of the Year at the 27th Annual National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week gala on August 28, 2009.

MCEC Director, Tiffany R. Bussey, will acknowledge the contributions of the center during her acceptance speech. The National MED Week Conference is the largest federally sponsored conference held on behalf of the minority business enterprise community.

MBDA, the only Federal agency created to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in America, organizes the event in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration and other partners to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of minority business owners and advocates.

MBDA's 2009 MED Week theme Energizing the American Economy with Minority Business Enterprises, will focus on helping minority small businesses navigate the current economic climate and tap into the financial resources and contracting opportunities that are available as a result of the Presidents American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

MCEC will be honored by approximately 200 participants at the event, including successful minority entrepreneurs, corporate and government supplier diversity and purchasing representatives, and leaders of local minority business organizations.

The awardees represent "best in class" as determined by an independent panel of evaluators who considered the nominations from across the United States. MCEC was earlier selected as MBDA Regional Entrepreneurial Advocate of the Year, before being named as the national award recipient.

Read article about award in online magazine Inside Morehouse the October issue.

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