On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Secretary Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA), Roger Campos, Maryland’s first Small Business Ombudsman, President & CEO, Minority Business RoundTable, and James King, GOMA Director, Policy and Legislative Affairs, will address the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce (GBBCC), from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Talon Hall, Coppin State University, 2500 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21216. The event is free and open to the public.
Several issues will be addressed at that meeting that are important to minority and women-owned businesses. We will discuss the role of an ombudsman and how that position contributes to the success of minority businesses; the importance of the Governor’s Customer Service Program and its impact on small and minority businesses in Maryland; and the impact of HB264 – the Task Force to Investigate the Challenges of and Opportunities for Minorities in Business.
We will also discuss changing the name of the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs and the reasons for that consideration. We ask for your input in this discussion.