The Conductor

Conductor, Chambers and Community Partner to Empower Minority Entrepreneurs

CONWAY, Feb. 18The Conductor is teaming up with the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce and area sponsors to host Connect Conway: Minority Entrepreneur Night. The event was spurred by local community activist, Jimmy Warren, who was named the 2018 Outstanding Young Minority Professional, and who is passionate about creating opportunities for minority business owners.

Jimmy Warren II
Jimmy Warren II

“Our region has so many black and minority business owners, as well as emerging young professionals,” said Warren. “Black History Month seemed like the perfect time to celebrate the diverse businesses in our community.”

The event was created to create an inclusive, diverse business environment. After an hour of networking, attendees will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of judges during a pitch competition sponsored by the Conductor. The winner of Judges’ Choice Award will receive $500, tickets to several Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce events and a free one-year membership to the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. The winner of the People’s Choice award will receive a $500 cash prize. The competition will be judged by a diverse panel of industry leaders.

“Our region has so many black and minority business owners, as well as emerging young professionals,” said Warren. “Black History Month seemed like the perfect time to celebrate the diverse businesses in our community.”

“The Conductor is passionate about creating an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Kim Lane, CEO of the Conductor. “This collaborative event is a fantastic way to celebrate the amazing entrepreneurs and innovators in our community.”

Other community sponsors supporting the event include Simmons Bank, Sandstone Real Estate Group, Harris Plastering & Construction and Allstate Insurance – Chris Hervey.

The event will be on Tuesday, February 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Old Chicago Garden Room. Admissions include two drink tickets and heavy hors-d’oeuvres. Admissions will be $10 per person.

To register for the event, visit http://bit.ly/ConwayConnect.

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