Business Opportunity Expo in Manhattan

Allan Houston, assistant general manager of the New York Knicks and NBA All-Star, will be the keynote speaker at the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council’s Business Opportunity Expo 2011 on Thursday, June 16 at the New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway in New York City from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Houston is also the creator of a non-profit program that assists young entrepreneurs in developing businesses.

Houston’s Legacy Foundation holds a Business Education and Development Program that offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity for entrepreneurial advancement for young adults. Aspiring entrepreneurs receive six months of education, training, mentoring and incubation support to launch their business.

“Winning in Business” is the theme of The Council’s 2011 Business Opportunity Expo. R.A.C.E.: Research, Analyze, Collaborate, and Execute – The Roadmap for SUCCESS, promotes pursuing victory in business. R.A.C.E. pushes power techniques in business coaching, leadership, strategies, competition, team support and creative methods on winning new business opportunities.

“Competition is essential in maintaining a successful business and so are collaborations,” said Lynda Ireland, president & CEO of The Council. “Allan Houston is an example. He has taken his winning attitude as successful executive, entrepreneur and athlete and is now mentoring aspiring young business owners.”

The Council’s 2011 Business Opportunity Expo is considered New York City’s top conference on outsourcing to minority businesses. At the Expo, attendees have a full day packed with workshops, seminars, a breakfast session, an awards luncheon for Mission Accomplished minority-owned businesses, an elegant evening reception and the popular trade fair, featuring networking with some of America’s top corporations and minority businesses.

The Expo’s corporate co-chair is Kent Walker, regional director Indirect Procurement, Johnson & Johnson and the MBE co-chair is Alberto Ruiz, president, Urban Comprehensive Imaging Studio.

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