Historic Launch of Central VA African American Chamber of Commerce at Upcoming Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
The Central Virginia African American Chamber of Commerce (CVAACC), a newly-created non-profit organization serving the African American business community of the Richmond Metropolitan area, announced today that Randal Pinkett, winner of NBC’s “The Apprentice”, will serve as the keynote speaker at its inaugural ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on October 24th at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard in Richmond, VA 23230. Tickets are available at www.cvaacc.org.
“We believe that the best way to create black wealth is through entrepreneurship and the growth of black-owned businesses,” said Ervin B. Clarke, CEO & Founder of CVAACC. “We have invited an extremely successful entrepreneur to share his knowledge and wisdom with us. This is an opportunity that not many of us will get again.”
Dr. Randal Pinkett, Ph.d. and M.B.A, is CEO and President of BCT Partners. He is the author of “Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness”, “The Campus CEO” and “No-Money Down CEO”; an MIT and Oxford University graduate, he holds five degrees, was a Rhodes Scholar, and is the only African American to ever win NBC’s “The Apprentice”.
In addition to being recognized as the only African American to ever win NBC’s “The Apprentice”, Dr. Pinkett is also a successful businessman, champion of minority business development and a servant leader. “We have no doubt that he will bring an empowering message to our members in attendance. We’re thrilled to have him be a part of our event.”
Attendees to the ribbon-cutting ceremony will have the opportunity to network with other business owners, entrepreneurs, and governmental leaders and celebrate a history making event. Support for the event has been provided by Associated Insurance Systems Services, Breath of Fresh Air CPR & Healthcare Training Center, Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise, Influential Family Services, Nedra L. Blizzard- CPA, LLC, Urban Views Weekly, Virginia Heritage Foods and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. For event registration information, please contact Ervin Clarke at 804-441-6255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.