January 2016 – NBMBAA Kentucky Chapter Newsletter

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Letter from the Chapter President

Happy New Year and thank you to the Kentucky Chapter members for your vote of confidence in me and the chapter officers to once again lead the chapter. I am pleased to update you on the progress the chapter has made in the past year and give you a glimpse into the plans for 2016.

In 2015 the Kentucky Chapter set out to further the mission of increasing the intellectual and economic wealth of African Americans in Kentucky. The particular focus in 2015 was on the Kentucky Leaders of Tomorrow® program that the chapter facilitates in the West End at St. George’s Scholar Institute.  The 2015 Kentucky Leaders of Tomorrow® students had a remarkable success because of our partners, donors, members, and volunteers. With the funds raised in 2015, Kentucky Leaders of Tomorrow® students were able to attend the annual LOT Success Boot Camp in September and the LOT Business Case Competition in June. In addition to funding the program, 2 students received $1,000 scholarships each. All of which, the chapter and the students are grateful to have experienced.

As the Kentucky Chapter leaders unveil the 2016 plan of events for students and members alike, we hope to increase partner and member engagement. I am confident that with the current chapter leaders, the Kentucky Chapter will continue to move towards the mission of increasing the intellectual and economic wealth of African Americans in the Commonwealth. The 2016 Kentucky Chapter leaders are: Roshae Darville, Jesse Dunbar, Eboni Edwards, Bethel Kidane, Aisha Neal, and Alex Niles. You can read more about chapter leadership team at: https://kynbmbaa.org/leaders/

We hope to see you on Leap Day to kick off the 2016 program year at Molly Malone’s.


Chanda Glover, MBA

Kentucky Chapter President



Leap Day Happy Hour

The National Black MBA Association, Kentucky chapter will host happy hour on February 29, 2016 @ 6pm. We look forward to seeing you at Molly Malone’s St. Matthews, 3900 Shelbyville Rd.

The first 10 to arrive will receive a free drink ticket!!!


Leadership Louisville Informational

The Leadership Louisville Center invites high-potential professionals to apply for its Ignite Louisville program, which has expanded to offering two classes each year. The award-winning program, presented by Norton Healthcare, has graduated over 665 rising leaders since 2004 and serves as a talent development program that builds the skills, problem-solving abilities and connections essential for expanded leadership responsibilities.  Applications are now open throughFebruary 19, 2016 for the two 7-month classes beginning in 2016. One will run from April – October 2016 and the second will run from October 2016 – April 2017.  Visit www.leadershiplouisville.org for complete program and application details.

Please join us on Wednesday, February 3, at 8:30 a.m. for an hour-long information session at the Leadership Louisville Center offices (732 West Main Street).  The event will include opportunities to meet our staff, hear from past graduates, ask questions about the experience, and network with other high-potential leaders who are also considering the program.  You must RSVP to Angella Wilson at awilson@leadershiplouisville.org.

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A Celebration of Great Things to Come!

Copper and Kings American Brandy Company

Saturday February 6, 2016

7pm – 9 pm

1121 E Washington Street

Louisville, KY 40206