Saturday March 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM CST

Doors Open at 4:30pm

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255 6th Street East
6th Floor
St. Paul, MN 55101

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Ashley Blocton 
Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce 

Keynote Speaker: Senator Bobby Joe Champion


Senator Bobby Joe Champion was born in North Minneapolis and graduated from North High School. A graduate from Macalester College and William Mitchell College of Law, Bobby is a practicing attorney with a skill set of negotiation, extensive legal and business analysis, and advocacy. 
His past involvement includes serving as Program Director of Social Spaces with Stairstep Initiative, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Area African American Chamber of Commerce, and the Executive Director of the National Association of Minority Contractors, Midwest Chapter. He has also served with Congressman Keith Ellison as an attorney with the Legal Rights Center and as an Assistant Attorney General under both Skip Humphrey and Mike Hatch. 

Bobby was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008 and to the State Senate in 2012.


Individual Tickets: $110; $135 after February 8, 2014

Table - Seats 8: $1000

*Parking is included with each ticket*

Evening Program:

4:30pm                Registration Begins

5:00 pm               Sponsor Reception, Silent Auction

                              Live Jazz Music


                              All’ah – Traditional African Welcome Ceremony

                              Dinner & Award Ceremony

                                                            -Honoring 3 Business of the Year

                                                            -Minority Business Advocate of the Year

                                                            -College Scholars Recognition


                                Post Program Bash!


Auction proceeds support the College Scholars Fund and Program Development


Sponsorship Opportunities Available!