Friday, February 10, 2017

African American Business Leaders Council Kicks Off Mixer Series

Charles R. Everett Jr., Executive Director of Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority, African American Business Leaders Council Chair

One of the program areas for the African American Business Leaders Council (AABLC) is Networking, Collaboration and Partnerships. Networking for business is an activity by which business people and entrepreneurs meet to form relationships and to recognize, create and act on business opportunities, share information and seek potential partners for ventures.  Collaboration is the process of two or more people or organizations working together to successfully realize or achieve something.  Partnerships are arrangements where parties agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests.  The AABLC believes that through these activities, the vision of diversity in business can be achieved.  The other program areas are advocacy and recognition, capital resources, education and entrepreneurship.

On February 2nd at the Hotel Bethlehem, the AABLC kicked off their Mixer Series. The purpose of the Mixer Series is to bring people together to network, collaborate and seek partnerships to further their mutual business interests in the Valley. The featured guest speaker was Tanya Wright, actress in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black and entrepreneur owner of HAIRiette products.

The Mixer Series will continue on March 2nd at the Sugar Hill Jazz House in Allentown from 5pm-7pm.  On April 6th, the Mixer Series event will be held at the Edge in Bethlehem at 5pm.  In May, the Mixer Series event will be held at Queen City BBQ.  More information to follow.

To stay abreast of all AABLC activities and events visit the Facebook page at

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