The 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneur’s Summit

13138920_1024199767659197_540838542793956179_nAT&T Supports Black-owned Businesses and Celebrates Black Entrepreneurship!

This year South Florida Black Professionals Network had the great privilege to blog real time for AT&T, one of the principal sponsors of the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Summit hosted by Nationwide in Miami Beach, Florida.

AT&T demonstrated its commitment to the Black business ecosystem as a presenting sponsor by providing a Digital Lounge for attendees to re-charge and re-group during this four day session designed to give Black business professionals and entrepreneurs the tools to succeed in a competitive global market.

5FB20160505_153557The Digital Lounge featured the latest in mobile technology solutions for businesses of all types and sizes. Powered by AT&T #BESummit attendees were provided with complimentary Wi-Fi in addition to high speed internet service enabling Black Enterprise to digitally live stream the entire Summit online.

Representatives from AT&T’s Supplier Diversity Team were on hand to answer questions and to connect certified diverse businesses with opportunities to provide products and services to AT&T around the world.

AT&T sponsored the panel “Driving Sales Using Social Media Technology” which featured AT&Ts own L. Michelle Smith, along with other experts and entrepreneurs articulating how to use email/online marketing and social media platforms to drive sales and revenues.

BE20160505_210544The Elevator Pitch competition, another AT&T sponsored event was by far one of the most anticipated events of the Summit. Participants had the opportunity to test their pitch skills against their peers for the chance to win $10,000 from Black Enterprise. Congratulations to this year’s winner,

From the warm and friendly greeting we received from Derek Dingle, Chief Content Officer of Black Enterprise when we first entered the conference, to the receptive gesture from Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr., President & CEO of Black Enterprise to be included in a photo op at the Fiesta Blanca, our experience at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Summit was a first class encounter.

Thank you AT&T for this incredible experience! Rethink Possible!


South Florida Black Professionals CEO Ken W. Burrough and Lea Murray SFBP Liaison, with our host, L. Michelle Smith, Director, Public Relations, U.S. Diversity, Citizenship & Sustainability.

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