I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR Business Summit at Morgan’s Earl Graves School of Business, 2.17.18, 11a-2p

I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR, Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 11 am to 2 pm, Earl G. Graves School of Business, Morgan State University, Northwood Plaza, Baltimore


The “I Am An Entrepreneur” Small Business Conference is designed for the emerging entrepreneur. In three, short hours, we will deliver a solid dose of information and inspiration from some highly-successful business leaders from across the region.

Attendees will get to interact with some incredibly brilliant and business-oriented minds who are well-connected in a variety of industries to learn first-hand how these people have overcome hurdles to accomplish their goals and make their marks. We’ll get to hear what strategies they used as well as how effective those strategies were. The aim is to help empower the entrepreneur … to get to the next level!

Being an entrepreneur is not easy and is not for the faint at heart. It takes a lot of guts. And it take a lot of will power. It also takes skill. However, it can be worth it and it can be done, especially if we have access to the wisdom and expertise of those who have been down this road before.

So, now that 2018 is here, it’s high-time to take the bull by the horns and make this the best year yet for our businesses!

This event is brought to you by The Entrepreneurial Development & Assistance Center (MSU), Baltimore SNAP, The Law Offices of Thomas Maronick, Jr., Diverse Media Group, Nubes Global Tech, Bates & Garcia Law, Chapman Enterprises & DMGlobal Marketing & PR.

SPECIAL THANKS to John Bugg State Farm and Bugg, Hardnett & Associates.


11 to 11:50 am – Building a Business From the Ground Up; Branding: Social Media, Google, Internet/Website, Print Publications, Radio, TV

SPECIAL GUESTS include Washington, D.C.’s social media guru Trevor Otts, Serial Entrepreneur and Real Estate Mogul Marcel Umphery, Tammy Moore of Rollins & Associates REALTORS, & Derrick Burnett of Sunrun Solar!

John Willard, Esq., Thomas Maronick Law
Ivan Bates, Esq., Bates & Garcia, LLC
Nathan Chapman, Chapman Enterprises
Phil Allen, Banker
Sloane Brown, Baltimore SNAP
Jenny Klump, Meraki Creative Solutions
Lushy Lush, Lush Radio Online
Gary Thorn, www.Plugingroup.com 
Pablo Calvo, www.Plugingroup.com

11:50 am to 12:15 pm – Business Organizations

Debra Keller, Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce
Sheila Dixon, Maryland Minority Contractors Association
Terrence D. Briggs, The Good Tree Patrons’ Club
William Honablew, Greater Baltimore Urban League’s Raymond V. Haysbert, Sr.’s Center for Entrepreneurship

12:15 pm to 12:40 pm – Youth Entrepreneurship

Made in Bmore Clothing by Citywide Youth Development, www.madeinbmoreclothing.com 
N’yinde’ Glover, Bundles by Yin
Johnny Graham, The YES (Youth Entrepreneurship Startup Program), www.thisisourdream.org/yes2018 
Devin Bryan, Photographer
Joni Holifield

12:40 pm to 1 pm – NETWORKING