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October 2014 Newsletter

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Join Us For Our Next Chapter Meeting…

Entrepreneur Academy: Franchising!

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Location: Wing Stop, 2007 South Hurstbourne Pkwy
Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Join the NBMBAA- Kentucky Chapter for our fourth quarter business review meeting. During the meeting you will hear updates from the 2014 NBMBAA Conference, find out how you can help mentor students in our LOT program and programming updates for 2015.

In addition, come learn how local restaurant owners are making it in Louisville. They will speak on their experience in the food industry, how to develop a business plan, secured investment funds, and tackle management/marketing strategies in order to succeed. Food  will be available for purchase to support the LOT program. Bring your business cards! Mark your calendars and join us!

Sponsored by: Wing Stop and Choices Yogurt Bar

TO RSVP click here.

How Was The 36th Annual NBMBAA Conference & Exposition?

Read quotes from fellow chapter members and sponsors
Fellow Kentucky chapter members and sponsors share their insights and experiences after attending the 2014 National Conference in Atlanta Sept 16-20! Thank you to everyone who made the 2014 NBMBAA Conference & Exposition a success!

We hope to see you next year in Orlando, September 22-26, 2015!

“The National Black MBA Conference in Atlanta exceeded my expectations. I was able to expand my network, increase my professional skills at the workshops, and bring back that knowledge and experience to my fellow employees at Yum! Brands. I definitely plan to attend the conference in Orlando next year.”Andrea Leatherberry, Talent Acquisition Leader, Yum! Brands, Inc.

“We were happy to see representation from the Kentucky chapter at our networking reception.  We are really excited about the opportunities to deepen our relationship with the association and partner with you in the future.”  Tammye Henderson, Employment Practice, Brown-Forman Corporation.

“This week, my life changed. I attended the 36th NBMBAA Conference in Atlanta. Here I received expert advice about my resume, salary negotiation, and talked to dream companies about Consumer Experience opportunities. I didn’t know what to expect going in, but I received so much more than I could’ve bargained for. See you next year!” – Kenisha Thompson

“This conference was truly an eye-opening experience. The knowledge and insights I gained are invaluable. I will definitely be returning for next year’s conference in Orlando!” Laresha Daugherty

“This year’s conference in Atlanta was my 6th and it was particularly special because it marked the first time I’ve attended without needing a better career opportunity (I obtained my current role via the Houston Conference in 2013). This year’s NBMBAA Career Fair App easily increased my networking efforts by 20%. Thanks Kentucky Chapter for the opportunity!” David Milledge, District Manager, General Motors. 

“This year was my first NBMBAA conference.  I enjoyed not only the networking opportunities afforded me, but also simply getting the chance to interact with so many other like-minded, driven people of color.” –Pam Simmons, Freelance Writer/Marketing Consultant

“This was my first year attending the National Black MBA conference and I must say it was a great experience. I was able to network with professionals across different industries and professions and make new contacts.  Hearing Magic Johnson speak was the highlight of the conference for me and it gave me a renewed spirit to continue advancing in my career.” – Queenelle Ogirri,  Operations Planning Manager, PPG Industries.

International Day of the Girl – KY-USA

Join The HUMANITY PASSPORT PROJECT Family, Muhammad Ali Center, ManorBorne, Nikki Jackson Consulting, Black Butterfly, ArtsReach and Our Many Friends for our 2nd annual commemoration to honor, encourage and celebrate our GIRLS!

Date/Time: Sunday, October 12, 2014 – 3:30 pm

Location: Muhammad Ali Center

Program Includes:

  • Film Screenings
  • Workshops & Activities
  • Reading Lists
  • Meals, Snacks & Goodies

There will also be a panel Q&A on searching for my dignity. Panelist Include: Kim Fields, Ramya Ramana, Colleen Clines, Erin Herbert, Imajhananda Thomas

All Access Pass: $30; Students: $25

Contact:  or purchase tickets here

Job Posting

Assistant Manager
Wingstop on Hurstbourne 

Great for future or current MBA students!
We are looking for positive and reliable assistant managers who can work in a team environment, adhere to Wingstop Food Quality Regulations, and of course, provide over the top customer service.

We consider our team members to be more than just employees – they will become family. We hire people of all ages and backgrounds! We are looking for friendly, honest and enthusiastic people who enjoy serving customers. We will teach you everything else you need to know, so give us a try!

Previous restaurant experience is required, and previous restaurant management experience is a plus. Wingstop Restaurants is an equal opportunity employer. For more details contact


August Event Recap

Ignite Your Future & Prepare to Win: Successful Networking Tips for any Event or Conference – August 26, 2014

Panelists: Rachel Dickey, JD; Chanda Glover,MBA; President NBMBAA; Kathleen Gosser, PhD., Dir. Training & Readiness, KFC Corporation; Jomaris DeJesus, MBA; Business Strategist
The above panelists shared their experience attending career networking events as both job seekers and job recruiters.The session was moderated by Hank Enright of Papa Johns Corporation, who questioned the experts for tips on how to prepare yourself prior attendance, how to navigate and introduce yourself to recruiters and network with other attendees. Each expert gave their favorite networking book, such as “Never Eat Alone” by Keith Ferrazzi. Tips included how to review the recruiter list prior to your event in order to target and research companies ahead of time. Participants were given time to prepare their “Elevator Pitch” and practice with the group. The most memorable tips were:
1) Go with intentions….have goal in mind of what you wish to accomplish from the event.
2) Email contacts ahead that you wish to meet.
3) Know what benefit you have to offer others?
4) Share your best practices/experience with colleagues.
After the panelist session, the 33 attendees had time to network with Yum representatives and again practice their “Elevator Pitch”.

August 2014 Newsletter

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Join us for a great evening at Yum! Brands to hear from great panelists and NETWORK!

National Black MBA Association – Kentucky Chapter, the Louisville Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and the National Association of Women MBAs have come together to bring you this EXCITING event on August 28th at Yum! Brands from 6pm-8pm.

Members $15, Non-Members $25

NOTE: NBMBAA members will need a discount code to receive the member price. Please email with your member ID to receive the discount code.

Thursday, August 28 


Please join the African American Networking Group (AANG) for an evening of business and networking on Thursday, August 28th at Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse at Slugger Field.  Come and find out more about the mission and purpose of AANG and how you can become engaged.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get connected!

Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse at Slugger Field

401 East Main Street

Louisville, KY 40202

Thursday, August 28th

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Click here to RSVP by Monday, August 25th. 


NBMBAA 2014 Conference Logo with Theme_FLATEnter to Win a Conference Registration!  

The 36th Annual National Black MBA Association Conference & Exposition is less than a month away! This is the capstone NBMBAA annual event and will take place September 16-20 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kentucky Chapter members have a chance to win a conference registration by making a donation of any amount to the Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) fund by August 31 at midnight.

To make an online donation to LOT and to register for the free conference registration drawing, please click here. The Kentucky Chapter of the National Black MBA Association is a 501(c)3. Donations are tax deductible. 

For more information on the conference activities, click here.

JOIN our Chapter GroupMe!

If you are planning to attend the national conference, we have a chapter GroupMe set up to keep you informed on all group events and activities while attending the conference.

To join, click or type the URL details below, if you do not have a log in to GroupMe you will need to create one. Then you can access the NBMBAA Conference group in GroupMe for all updates.

(Your free GroupMe account can be accessed online or by downloading the free app to your mobile device.)


Special Edition – Aug 2014

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The new school year is upon us and it is time to get started revitalizing the Kentucky Chapters National Black MBA Association Leaders of Tomorrow® (LOT®) Program.  For anyone wanting to find out more about the program and to sign up to volunteer for LOT® events throughout the year, please plan to attend August 5, 2014 6:30 at the Down One Bourbon Bar.  We are using the room located towards the back of the restaurant.  If you have any questions or you cannot make it but would still like to help out, please email the chapter at or reach out to the LOT® Chairperson, Eboni Edwards at You can find the LOT® Mentor Application here.

We are looking forward to a great school year!

We Are Still Looking for Leaders of Tomorrow® Students

Do you know a high school student with potential; they just need an extra boost?  The Leaders of Tomorrow® Program may be for them.  The mission of this program is to encourage our students to set high goals and develop the discipline needed to achieve those goals.  There will be lessons and activities on leadership, ethics, public speaking and so much more.  The students will not only get prepped for college, but they will also have an opportunity to compete for scholarship funds on a local and national level.

If you have anyone you think fits this description, please invite them to fill out the application and email it to or they can mail their application to  KY NBMBAA Leaders of Tomorrow Program®, P.O. Box 2953, Louisville KY 40201.