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NBMBAA Kentucky Chapter – Oct 2018 Newsletter

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Fall Membership Drive 2018
Empowering Visionaries!!!

October 1st – November 30th

Discount Code: KENTUCKYFALL18

18% off

Click the below link to become a Member

We are happy to announce that the Kentucky Chapter of the NBMBAA will continue with Membership Drive post-convention. We are are launching our Fall Membership Drive effective Oct 1st, 2018. We are offering 18% off Membership. Don’t miss this opportunity to join one of the Nations Premier Professional Organizations Empowering Visionaries.
The National Black MBA Association® leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for Black professionals. We are committed to making an impactful and sustainable difference in the communities in which we work and serve. As a member of the National Black MBA Association®, not only will you enjoy valuable networking opportunities with 12,000 active members in 40 chapters across the country, but you also gain access to the great benefits listed.

$150 NBMBAA® National Conference Registration Discount

 Access to over $20 million in Scholarships to major universities across the country

 Over 1,000 job opportunities with Fortune 1000 Companies

 Webinars, seminars and access to provide you with professional development and access to experts in their field

 Up to 50% discount at multiple retailer locations via Perks & Rewards Program

 50% discount on PMP®/CAPM® certification courses

 Career Success Network priority placement

 Access to start up money toward your business plan through the NBMBAA® National Scale-Up Pitch Challenge

 Executive Book Program (Paid non-student members)

Local Chapter benefits for members provided by community Partners and Sponsors.

Become a Member Today!!!

LG&E and KU Present
Join LG&E and KU and National Black MBA, Louisville Chapter, for networking and a discussion on entrepreneurship.  Meet our guest panelist who will provide their expertise, challenges, triumphs, and answer your questions. Rather you are currently an entrepreneur or interested in entrepreneurship, we assure you that this session will be greatly informative.
October 18, 2018 @6pm
LG&E and KU Energy
12th Floor (Assembly Room)
220 W Main Street
Louisville, KY
light appetizers will be served
Please Register by Oct 11th by sending an e-mail to

NBMBAA Webinar Academy
Executive Coaching & 360 Feedback: Difference Makers in Catapulting Your Leadership Trajectory!
October 25th, 2018
Thursday 2:00 PM EDT 
What You will Gain:
  • Understanding of how 360 assessments and feedback work to help you achieve a competitive advantage. 
  • Understanding the confidentiality factor, how executive and leader coaching works, and how to choose the right coach. 
  • Insight on the benefits projected cost and Return on Investment (ROI) of Executive Coaching. 
  • Understanding of how to leverage the coaching experience to champion your leadership and career success 
  • Dr. Nicole LaBeach
Dr. Nicole LaBeach is President & CEO of Volition Enterprises, Inc., a premier Leadership, Executive Coaching, and Organizational Development firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Known as a Master Coach and Corporate Strategist for Fortune 500 companies (e.g., Coco-Cola, Verizon, UPS, Hospital Corporation of America, Manpower), Dr. Nicole leads this certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) in championing the goals of executives, entrepreneurs, and high potential leaders seeking to maximize their leadership, achieve greater results, and leverage their influence and presence in the corporate arena.

LOT® Fundraiser@Chipotle
When: OCT 29th
Where: 315 S 4th Street Downtown
Time: 4pm – 8pm
How: Click the below link to download the Flyer to be presented to the cashier.  33% of the proceeds will be donated to National Black MBA Association KY. 

Show Me The Money !!!
Thursday, Nov 1st @ 6pm
Northwestern Mutual Office
462 S. 4th Street, 4th Floor
Louisville, KY 
*Open to Both Members and Non-Members. 
Join the National Black MBA Association – Kentucky Chapter as we partner with Northwestern Mutual on how to navigate through the waters of  Salary Negotiations.  You don’t want to miss this crucial Professional Development Workshop. 
If you aren’t able to make it, please consider making a donation to the Kentucky Leaders of Tomorrow® via the EventBrite.
Event registration ends Nov 1st 
This workshop will provide introductions on how to navigate the salary negotiations during job interviews and after receiving an offer. Communications is a key part of any negotiation, so this presentation will help you in creating a communication strategy when discussing salary for a new job or promotion.
About the Speaker:
With over 20 years of work experience in the professions of university admissions, MBA career services and corporate talent management, Pedro Gonzalez has developed an expertise in a variety of career topics. Most notably, his knowledge of salary negotiation has helped hundreds of business professionals he has advised in his career.
In his current role with Haslam College of Business at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Pedro leads the strategic branding of MBA and MS Business Analytics programs with Fortune 500 companies. He also provides professional development workshops to the MBA and MSBA students on career planning topics.

KY Black MBA Member Meeting Q4 2018
Thursday Nov. 8th, 2018, 6pm – 8pm
Open to both Members and Non-Members
Calling all Members!!!!
We are have a General Body Meeting.  We encourage you to come out to network, meet your fellow members, and meet your 2019 Board. This is your opportunity to physical be involved and know where we are headed in the coming year.  If you are currently not a member, this is your opportunity for a meet, greet and get to know what the KYNBMBAA is all about.  We look forward to seeing you there. 
Meeting to be Held @ MSD 
700 West Liberty Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Parking: Customer Service Parking Lot, enter off 7th street, across from PNC Bank


Please RSVP by clicking the below link!


KY Black MBA Member Scholarship

**All applicants must be a member of the KY Chapter of the NBMBAA to apply.  

The KY Black MBA Member Scholarship is a single $1,000 scholarship to be announced in December 2018.

The scholarship deadline is Nov 30, 2018. Although applicants do NOT have to be matriculating in an MBA program to be eligible for this scholarship, they must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university. Also, applicants must be members of the National Black MBA Association – Kentucky Chapter. If you are not a member, you can join via Current and past executive board members of the National Black MBA Association – Kentucky Chapter are not eligible for this scholarship.

Apply online at Three additional items will need to be emailed to to complete this application: two recommendation letters and a copy of your college transcript. Please include “member scholarship” in the subject line.

Kentucky Chapter

About the Kentucky Chapter of the National Black MBA Association

Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth for the black community. The NBMBAA vision is to be the premier business organization serving black professionals. The mission is to provide innovative programs to stimulate intellectual and economic growth for African Americans by building partnerships with key stakeholders who facilitate this growth. The National Black MBA Association – Louisville Chapter (dba National Black MBA Association – Kentucky Chapter) is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization that brings the national vision and mission to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The Kentucky Chapter of the National Black MBA Association will be the premier business organization serving Black professionals in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Chapter of the National Black MBA Association exists to promote intellectual and economic wealth for African Americans in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Click the below link to become a Member

Black MBA Night @ Galaxie

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National Black MBA Night
Galaxie  Cocktail Bar
732 E Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Thursday July 19th,  2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm
If you’re asking who’s hosting the city’s top social and networking events that’s attracting Louisville’s top Black professionals? Or if your passion involves seeing the intellectual and economical upliftment of Louisville’s Black community thrive, then we’ve got your answers.
Starting July 19th and every “Third Thursday” of the month, the members of the National Black MBA Association-Kentucky Chapter will host, “National Black MBA Night”, in partnership with Galaxie Cocktail Bar, located in the heart of Louisville’s NULU Neighborhood.
For those who were in attendance of our most recent event at AC HOTEL, you’ll certainly want to bring your coworkers, business associates and friends out to mix and mingle in this next experience as well.
Kick back as we help to usher in your weekend over some of the best beats, appetizers, drink specials and conversations on this side of Louisville. Bring TWO or more guests and receive a FREE drink ticket…MUST purchase ticket in advance. *RSVP is required.*
*If you currently do not hold an MBA, please DO NOT let that stop you from attending or joing, we’d love to have you.*

REMINDER: Owning Your Career with Courageous Conversations

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Monday, April 9th @6pm
Yum! Brands
1900 Colonel Sanders Lane
Louisville, KY 40213

CourageousConvo @KFC 2018 v2

Get Tickets:

NBMBAA Members & KFC/Yum! Associates – Free
Prospancia Members – $5
Non-Members – $10
Event registration ends April 8th.
If you aren’t able to make it, please consider making a donation to the Kentucky Leaders of Tomorrow® via the EventBrite.
Join the National Black MBA Association – Kentucky Chapter as we partner with KFC’s corporate training professionals to improve in the area of courageous conversations.

This course serves the following primary purposes:
  • Build capability to engage in conversations that are otherwise unproductive or avoided.
  • Empower employees to initiate and effectively participate in discussions by owning their voice, preserving relationships, and driving results.
  • Enable conversations where employees overcome anxiety, fear, hesitancy, lack of confidence, or uncertainty despite a perceived risk. 
Course Objectives:
  • Gain awareness into barriers that exist and explore ways to overcome those barriers.
  • Explore benefits and risks of initiating difficult discussions.
  • Demonstrate ways to initiate difficult discussions and use the conversation model to participant in productive conversation.
  • Apply concepts to a real-life scenario.