18th annual awards luncheon
Recycling Black Dollars recently held its 18th annual masters series award luncheon and this year the Masters of Corporate America were honored. Pictured from left are Roy Jasso, representing Byron Reid of Wells Fargo; Alva Mason of Toyota; Vicky Harper-Hall with Northrop Grumman; Angela Gibson of AT & T; Dave Ford of Edison International, and Joseph Chow with Sempra.
West Coast business is expected to receive a massive jolt this summer, something that may kick-start a revolution among both small and large entrepreneurs. The groundwork has already been laid.
Minority business ownership has grown significantly faster than the national average for more than a decade, according to data released by the Census Bureau.
Anyone entering the West Coast Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center first saw the imposing banners featuring the two forces behind the event—Natalie Cole (CEO) and David Miller (COO)—hanging overhead observing the goings-on like watchful parents. Then they took in the panorama of the event—aisles of vendors and sponsors on each side—on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
A lively crowd showed up at Club Nokia, hosted by AEG/L.A. Live, to demonstrate support at the West Coast Expo’s pre-event mixer. They noshed on Wolfgang Puck finger food, imbibed favorite beverages, schmoozed and, of course, chatted up the Expo. The event was held Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH
WCE OPENING BREAKFAST 8AM
Expo Floor near Main Stage
Hosted by Motivational, Speaker, Les Brown.
PRESS CONFERENCE 9:30AM Main Stage
Our high profile press conference will recognize our Sponsors, Partners & Political supporters.
OPENING CEREMONY 10:15AM Lobby
Recycling Black Dollars (RBD) encourages members to patronize Black-owned businesses to further expand the economic power of African American merchants and the households that support them.