Legendary singer and business owner Patti LaBelle and MLB Hall of Famer and entrepreneur Hank Aaron have just been added toÂ the speaker lineup for the 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit!
Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurs travelÂ across the country to attend the Black EnterpriseÂ Entrepreneurs Summit, which provides small business owners withÂ the knowledge, resources, and tools they need to take their businesses to the next level. Attendees are also granted access toÂ powerful business leaders, along with the opportunity to meet angel investors and receive one-on-one business consultations. This year, the Summit is May 17—20 in Houston, with the theme “Reimagine, Reinvent, and Reinvest.”
LaBelle and Aaron have joined a long list of dynamic businessmen and women at the conference, like gospel legend Yolanda Adams; Bonin Bough, host of Cleveland Hustles; civil rightsÂ leader and business consultant Vernon Jordan; digital influencerÂ Lamar Tyler; Â and elevation strategistÂ Zakiya Larry.
In addition to being a world-renowned singer, LaBelle is the founder of Patti’s Good Life, which produces her signature sweet potato pie, desserts, and customized sauces. The “Godmother of Soul” will discuss her distribution partnership with Walmart, and her success in the food industry during a panel discussion titled, “Satisfying Your Appetite for Profits in the Food Products Biz,” featuring Yolanda Adams. The two Grammy Award-winning singers will also share insight regarding what it takes to push your products into the marketplace.
Aaron, a former MLB star and the current senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves, will be honored with the A.G. Gaston Award during the B.E. 100’s 45th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Gala. The ceremony pays tribute to an exclusive list of large businesses owned by African Americans and their CEO’s, who are among some of the most powerful business leaders in the country.
REGISTER NOWÂ to learn more about entrepreneurship and business success at the 2017Â Entrepreneurs Summit onÂ May 17—20 in Houston.
Selena Hill is the Associate Digital Editor at Black Enterprise and the founder of the award-winning talk show,Â Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio. You can hear Hill and her team talk millennial politics and social issues every Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.
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