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Business group sets Economic Empowerment Summit
Event will be April 26 at GSUs Nessmith-Lane building
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            The African American Business Owners Coalition is hosting an Economic Empowerment Summit on Saturday, April 26 from 8a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Nessmith Lane Continuing Education building at Georgia Southern.                 Local business owners from surrounding counties will be in attendance to offer their assistance for the event as well as provide networking opportunities for fellow business owners.

            The AABOC will sponsor an entire day of workshops, panel discussions, and presentations from guest speakers. The summit has been designed to increase business expertise, promote financial literacy, deepen financial investment knowledge to build wealth, stimulate action towards building and sustaining wealth in the black community, and expand professional networks to develop businesses.

            The AABOC may be the first organization of its kind in the southeast region of Georgia, and it offers many opportunities for owners to expand their businesses as well as build a support system with other professionals.  During the summit there will be an open expo for vendors and businesses to display goods and services.

            Curtis Woody, CEO of the AABOC, said, “This event is one of a kind and we hope to expand the summit next year to include more activities and opportunities.”  The organization hopes to extend the summit to last two days and include a dinner and additional workshops.

            The registration deadline for vendors and exhibitors is Wednesday, April 9 and individual attendees should submit forms no later than Monday, April 22 to reserve their seat at the Summit. 

            For more information on the AABOC and the Economic Empowerment Summit, please contact Curtis Woody at or visit

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