Thursday, October 19, 2017
8 a.m. -4 p.m.
UNCW Burney Center
Free and open to the public
3rd Annual Cape Fear Region MED Week Conference

“Managing the Challenge of Change”

For the third consecutive year, the Cape Fear Region will join the nationwide observance of Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. Cape Fear Region MED Week recognizes the achievements of local minority entrepreneurs, provides opportunities for networking, and presents workshops helping to growth and strengthen your business.

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to connect with business vendors including GE Hitachi, Duke Energy, City of Wilmington, SAS Institute, North Carolina State Ports Authority, Small Business Technology Development Center, New Hanover County, Department of Transportation, North Carolina Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses, North Carolina State HUB Office, North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development, UNCW Office of Community Engagement, UNCW Purchasing Office and UNCW Office of Facilities.

As an attendee, you will also:
" Meet leaders from the regional business community
" Learn about government contracting and business opportunities
" Grow your network
" Receive information and resources to develop your business

Workshops include:
" The Road to Certification: Gaining and Maintaining a Competitive Edge
" Thrive! Not Just Survive Change - Building Your 'Change Muscles' Through Personal Resilience

Keynote speaker: Oscar M. Lewis, inventor, U.S. patent holder, global aviation leader and expert, and president of The Lewis Company. Started in 1992, The Lewis Company provides a diversified mix of products and services to a wide-ranging clientele. His patent for the Smart Airport Landing System is in the testing phase with the Federal Aviation Administration.

2017 Cape Fear Region MED Week sponsors: GE Hitachi, Bordeaux Construction Company, City of Wilmington, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, New Hanover County, NC Ports Authority, Cameron School of Business, SAS Institute, NC Institute for Minority Economic Development, Duke Energy, NC MWBE Coordinators Network, Ken Weeden & Associates, UNCW Office of Business Affairs, UNCW Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, UNCW Office of Community Engagement, and the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. 

To register, visit www.uncw.edu/MEDweek. The deadline to register is October 13th . For more information, contact Cheryl Sutton at suttoncd@uncw.edu.

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