Local Leaders To Converge For ‘Minding My Black-Owned Business’ Event In Detroit | The Michigan Chronicle


  • Andre Ash, Digital Anchor

Real Times Media and the Michigan Chronicle, in partnership with the Detroit Regional Chamber, will introduce a groundbreaking discussion series, “Minding My Black-Owned Business.” The exclusive event, is promising to be an unforgettable evening of inspiration and empowerment.

In a city known for resilience and innovation, “Minding My Black-Owned Business” will feature some of Detroit’s most influential business leaders, each with a unique story of accomplishment, triumph, challenge, and success. This inaugural segment, titled “Leveled Up: Storied Accounts of Winning Big in Business,” will debut Real Times Media’s Realx Talks in Detroit, offering an authentic, unfiltered dialogue, dynamic discussions, and idea sharing before an invitation-only curated audience of Detroit business executives, entrepreneurs, and go-getters.

“The Detroit Regional Chamber is proud to sponsor the ‘Minding My Black-Owned Business’ series and the valuable platform it will provide for the Black-owned business community,” said Marnita Harris, Vice President of Racial Justice and Economic Equity at the Chamber. “With Detroit’s majority Black population, understanding this critical economic sector’s specific needs will help us better serve the business community and provide equitable opportunities for prosperity and success across the Region.”

Moderated by Nate Wallace, Head of Civic Partnerships at Michigan Central, this segment will showcase:

· Sonya Mays, President & CEO, Develop Detroit: A visionary leader dedicated to revitalizing and strengthening communities through innovative real estate and housing development solutions.

· Roderick Hardamon, CEO & Chief Strategist, URGE Imprint: A forward-thinking entrepreneur passionate about leveraging strategic insights to drive success in the creative and branding industry.

· Greg Jackson, Chairman, President & CEO, Prestige Automotive Group: A respected figure in the automotive industry known for his leadership and commitment to delivering top-quality vehicles and services.

· Lisa Lunsford, Co-Founder & CEO, GS3 Global: An accomplished business leader who has demonstrated exceptional expertise in global supply chain solutions and logistics.

The evening promises a perfect blend of networking, live discussions, and the taping of a web series, all aimed at addressing mid-stage and higher Black business challenges while activating groundbreaking solutions to elevate success.

“Minding My Black-Owned Businesses: Level Up” aims to provide invaluable insights into Detroit’s thriving Black-owned business community and the innovative solutions driving its remarkable success.

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