County Executive, Teenage Entrepreneur ‘Wow’ Attendees
During County’s Business Expo
By PRESS OFFICER
Office of the County Executive
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Rushern
L. Baker, III and special teenage speaker, Gabrielle J. Williams wowed more
than 500 attendees with two riveting speeches at the 2013 Prince George’s
County Business Conference & Expo last week at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni
Center on the campus of the University of Maryland College Park.
“Today’s conference is about the opportunity for you to be a
part of Prince George’s County’s growth. We want to expose you to the people,
agencies and departments that are procuring services,” said Baker. “We want to expose you to each other so you
can develop strategic partnerships with other small businesses and major
corporations. My administration is committed
to helping you grow your businesses so we can march toward success together.”
The 2nd Annual Prince George’s County Business Conference
& Expo was a phenomenal event for corporate, local, small, minority,
disadvantaged and veteran-owned businesses. “Opportunities Knocking at Your
Door,” the theme of the Expo, was focused on showing companies how to access
capital, propel their businesses, and build prime contractor/subcontractor
relationships and learn about future business opportunities.
Morning breakout panels included Procurement Opportunities
Around the Region, Access to Capital and Resources, Legislative Updates – A
Global View, and a "Meet The Primes" forum. There was also an afternoon Business 2
Business Matchmaking Exchange, exhibitors’ gallery and networking sessions.
Our exciting luncheon program was headlined by The Honorable
Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince George’s County Executive and a very special
speaker, Miss Gabrielle J. Williams, a 13-year-old entrepreneur and Amazon #1
Bestseller of “The Making of a Young Entrepreneur.”
"I am grateful for the opportunity to speak to many of
Prince George's County's most successful business people during the Power
Luncheon. I did not expect to receive such a great response from my speech and
my book,” said Williams. “I think it is very important that today's business
leaders are there to mentor young entrepreneurs by helping them identify their
unique value in business and in life. I'm guessing attendees agreed by their
response. Thank you for inviting me."
This conference was made possible because of a host of
sponsoring partners including: MGM National Harbor, Wells Fargo, Washington
Suburban Sanitary Commission, CSA Group, and Corvias Solutions.
The 2013 Expo was streamed live on the web for those who
were unable to attend. You can access
the prerecorded version of the opening session and power luncheon on the web at
Video streaming was sponsored and provided by Breasia
Productions, located in Laurel, Maryland.
For more information on Breasia Productions, you
can visit www.BreasiaStudios.com.
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