September 2016 – NBMBAA Kentucky Chapter Newsletter

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lead-like-a-boss-imageLead Like a Boss

Monday, September 26, 2016
A Taste of the Leadership Green Room- Lead Like a Boss
Presented by the Leadership Louisville Center’s Director of Learning, Lisa Zangari, and Vice President, Holly Prather
You’ve been successful up until now-but could you redefine yourself for continued success in the future?
The Lead Like a Boss interactive workshop is designed for talented, skilled and accomplished professionals who want to take their career to the next level. Participants will explore how some of the behaviors that lead to individual success may be the very tendencies that limit their potential. With greater awareness of interpersonal skills in leadership, participants will begin to create a developmental action plan that equips them for greater career responsibility.

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pitch-imageDiversity Pitch Fest Competition

Saturday, October 1st, 2016
The National Black MBA Association is kicking off its inaugural Diversity Pitch Fest, Workshop and Competition. The virtual competition will take place from September 6 – 26, online. The workshop will take place on Saturday, October 1st at the University of Louisville College of Business, and the fest will be that evening in the Nulu Green Building. This event is open to persons of all backgrounds, but is unique in that it is designed for and by entrepreneurs of color. The day will begin with classes and panels for interested entrepreneurs, and end with a fest. The overall goal of this event is to build knowledge, social and financial capital among entrepreneurs of color.
The virtual Pitch Competition goes from September 6 – 26. It allows participants to upload a 1-2 minute elevator pitch video to compete for prizes. The competition will provide entrepreneurs an opportunity to win seed funds, and build excitement around their venture ideas. Winners of the Competition will be announced at the Fest on October 1st. Enter competition here:
The Diversity Pitch Fest starts with a free workshop for all entrepreneurs at 9:00AM at the University of Louisville pitch-image-mainCollege of Business. Participants are encouraged to arrive early. Register here:
The Diversity Pitch Fest will be held at The Nulu Green Building (732 E Market. St. ) in downtown Louisville at 7:00PM. A celebration of venture ideas, the Pitch Fest will infuse the community with the needed social capital necessary to form new partnerships, acquire future funding and seek out mentors. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Register here:

100-black-men-logoCollege Readiness Series

Do You Know a High School Junior or Senior?
100 Black Men of Louisville Inc. presents the College Readiness Series at Southwick Community Center 3621 Southern Ave Louisville, KY 40211. These events are free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information and to RSVP for this event, contact 100 Black Men of Louisville 502-212-4727 or . Below are the dates  for the series:
  • October 8, 2016 Free College Application Event/Financial Aid Event
  • January 28, 2017 Follow Up Financial Aid Event
  • March 18, 2017 How to Be Successful in a Predominately White Institution
  • April 29, 2017 ACT Boot Camp

Annual NBMBAA Conference & Exposition

October 11-15, 2016 RegistrationOpen
Conference Registration is Open

Registration Link:

The National Black MBA Association
® Annual Conference and Exposition is one of the largest professional development and job recruitment events in the nation. Each year, this successful affair attracts more than 9,000 business-minded attendees who are fascinated to know about topics including career, education, entrepreneurship, lifestyle and leadership.

Membership Benefit

Republic Bank is offering a special benefits package for active members of the National Black MBA Association – Kentucky Chapter on all mortgage loan products.

  • $1,500.00 Off Closing Costs*
  • 0.25% off Current Interest Rates
  • Good for purchases and refinances as well as primary or non-owner occupied properties
Plus, if you open a new Republic Bank EASY Checking account, you will receive $100**.
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