The MinorityEye Launches Community Think Tank & Networking Series Called ‘Meeting of the Minds’

The MinorityEye will host the first in a 6 part series called Meeting of the Minds on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm at WOW Productions Performing Arts Center. Also known as the P.A.C., the center is located at 5816 Shakespeare Rd, Suite A Columbia, SC 29223.

Meeting of the Minds is “Not Your Average Networking Event” and is not for everyone. It is an event uniquely designed for individuals who are leaders in their industry and for those looking to support and empower minority businesses.  It is for entrepreneurs who seek to master the art of marketing and have a desire to learn how political and economic factors affect the prosperity of their business. It is for activists ready to create change in local and state laws that unfairly treat or discriminate against minorities and minority communities.  Meeting of the Minds is for those who are ready to make an impact on their business and on their community by becoming a part of the state’s only minority focused community think tank.

The first Meeting of the Minds event is titled “Fatal Encounters” and will focus specifically on what citizens need toMOTM Panelist know during an encounter with law enforcement. The discussion leaders for this community conversation will be Michael Bailey, founder of The MinorityEye, and DeAnna Bookert of the Bookert Agency. Bailey and Bookert will lead a courageous conversation with local attorneys James Shadd and Carl L. Solomon discussing the laws you need to know and the full extent of your rights as a citizen.

There will also be a business presentation, networking and vending opportunities and light hors d’oeuvres. The event starts promptly at 6:00pm. There is a $10 investment of support required to attend this event.

Meeting of the Minds will also serves as a funding avenue for education initiatives for minority communities and business owners. This is what your $10 dollar investment will go towards; $3 dollars goes to support the P.A.C South Carolina’s only African-American owned and sole community supported Black Box Theater, $2 goes to support minority women empowerment efforts and $5 goes to support The MinorityEye’s “Minority Economic Engagement & Inclusion Initiatives, that are designed to highlight and promote minority businesses, train and educate minority entrepreneurs on how to market their businesses and ensure that minority businesses are actively and fairly being engaged by private companies, state and county agencies regarding contract and vendor opportunities.

Seating is extremely limited to so register today!


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Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey is the Chief Curator of Information at The MinorityEye a nationally recognized news blog that focuses on news, events and issues relevant minority communities. He is also an Integrated Marketing Communication Specialist at TME Media Group. His firm provides consulting and training services to non-traditional entrepreneurs as well as corporate, state and local agencies on how to develop integrated marketing strategies that connect with minority consumers.

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