(HARLEM – March 9, 2019) – Be sure to RSVP for Black Wall Street HARLEM on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at MIST Harlem at https://blackwallstreetharlem2019.eventbrite.com. This is Bmorenews.com’s 8th year of hosting business networking events in New York City.
Established in Washington, D.C. in 2011, Friday’s event is a part of the ongoing ORIGINAL Black Wall Street SERIES *NYC *MD *DC *ATL *NOLA featuring the Joe Manns Black Wall Street Awards. We celebrate black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race. To date, we have honored over 1,200 individuals in 5 US cities. Our aim is to encourage entrepreneurship in our community.
Honorees for Black Wall Street HARLEM 2019 include Rhys W. Powell.
Who is Rhys W. Powell?
Rhys is the Founder and President of Red Rabbit, an innovative company at the center of today’s food revolution addressing a critical problem: how to eat healthy at school. From it’s NYC kitchen, Red Rabbit delivers nearly 30,000 breakfasts, lunches, and snacks daily to more than 180 schools and programs throughout the metro area. Red Rabbit’s meal service, in collaboration with its educational programming, is helping educators, parents, and kids understand the importance of nutrition, healthy eating, and where their food comes from.
A graduate of MIT, Rhys majored in Computer Science and Engineering before tapping into his entrepreneurial side and building Red Rabbit. Rhys has spoken at events such as the National B Corp Conference and the Child and Adult Care Food Program Conference to provide his perspective on the healthy school food movement happening today. Recognized on Crain’s 40 Under 40 List, Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Business Entrepreneurs, Manhattan Small Business of the Year and by the Builder and Innovators Summit, Rhys continues to push the boundaries of what feels like a stagnant space when it comes to healthier options in school food.