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2.27.2024
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About Us

Small Businesses Doing Big Business!

Breakfast Conversations™ Business Networking is strategically designed for small & minority business owners and corporate professionals to achieve their full entrepreneurial potential through business formation, vendorship, financial capability, procurement with governmental and non-governmental agencies. 

Breakfast Conversations™ is composed of world class guest speakers, and leading business experts. We believe in connecting leaders and industry executives with like-minded individuals for the purpose of enhancing their professional and personal networks. Breakfast Conversations™ provides exactly that in a business-friendly, and impressive setting. Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to build new relationships and advance your small business or corporate career.

With so much in store for our business attendees, the 10th Annual Breakfast Conversations™ is sure to make a lasting impact on you! Date: February 27, 2024 @ 8AM - 11AM.

You must Pre-Purchase a ticket to this event online only, because there's no on-site ticket sales! 

Some of our past Keynote Speakers have been the following (just to name a few):

  • Jeff Hoffman

Serial Entrepreneur / Global Philanthropist /Founder of Priceline | uBid | Booking (.com)

  • Brian Hamilton

American Entrepreneur / Philanthropist / Fin Tech Guru / Co-Founder of SageWorks,

  • Jennifer Roberts

[Former] Mayor of Charlotte (NC ) / Author / Political Strategist,​

  • Jacqie McWilliams

The 1st Woman Commissioner of Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), and

  • Dr. George C. Fraser

President Barack Obama's Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient / CEO of FraserNet Inc.

Breakfast Conversations™ has been Charlotte’s preeminent Q1 business networking event, since 2014! This event will uniquely create conversations of your brand as a small & minority business owner with the leaders, corporations, and key decision makers for the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, State of North Carolina, and Federal entities. There will be informative guest speakers and delectable breakfast plates. Since the inception of Breakfast Conversations™, this annual event has sold out every year.

As a result of connecting small & minority businesses we are excited that these connections have helped us to foster in and surpass $10,000,000+ in revenue for the small & minority business community of Charlotte, NC and surrounding counties. According to our 2023 business surveys an impressive $61,556,000usd is the combined annual gross income of our business attendees. We are truly small businesses doing big business!

2024 full lineup: TBA! The Deadline to RSVP via ticket purchase is February 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. est. Dress code is strictly enforced. Professional business attire is mandatory [No Denim of any kind and no Sneakers]!

Venue Location: FMBC Conference Center, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. Charlotte, NC (convenient to Uptown (10 minutes), Charlotte Douglas Airport (15 minutes), Northlake Mall (10 minutes), and the University are (15 minutes). Parking is convenient, abundant, and free) with easy access to Interstate I-85 & I-77). 

Invaluable Connections

Breakfast Conversations™ was organized around the simple idea that when we collaborate together, we’re at our best. We invite you to be your best self; explore, learn, and grow your business at our event. We’re proud to have hosted many networking events that have helped people form solid professional connections, build lasting friendships and advance countless careers. Not only that, but we like to think that we throw a creative and enjoyable experience. There’s truly something for everyone to find valuable!

2024
Keynote Speaker

Bruce Jackson

Bruce Jackson is an attorney and the author of "Never Far from Home: My Journey from Brooklyn to Hip Hop, Microsoft, and the Law". Mr. Jackson is the current associate general counsel for Microsoft and serves as the Managing Director for Strategic Partnerships out of the Office of the President. As an accomplished Microsoft executive, Bruce Jackson handles billions of dollars of commerce as it's associate general counsel while he plays a crucial role in the company's corporate diversity efforts. Also, he's known as "Microsoft's 20 billion dollar attorney". Having led a team with diverse backgrounds to close some of Microsoft's most pivotal deals in their history!

From working for Microsoft's Vice Chair and President, Brad Smith, and its Co-founder, Bill Gates, and advising some of the biggest stars in the music industry. Bruce Jackson was a recipient of Microsoft's Diversity Award and recognized for his ongoing commitment, accomplishments and sustained prominent level of contributions across a broad range of organizations and activities. He has participated in Microsoft's law and corporate affairs' diversity efforts, helped launch Microsoft's Elevate American Veterans Initiative, and worked to develop its diverse recruitment pipeline. Jackson is a board member of the Universal Hip Hop Museum, the New York City Mayor's Corporate Counsel Committee, and sits on the advisory board of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms.

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The Line-up

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THE SYNERGY

Let's Work Together

Our Vision: To create a synergy between the small & minority business community of Charlotte, NC, our city leaders, state leaders, and the corporations located here.

There is a demand for the City of Charlotte to create synergy between corporations headquartered in the city and with the small & minority business community. The intent is to bridge the gap of corporations utilizing small & minority business owners to fulfill their service needs.

 

Our Mission: To create a sustainable network of small & minority business owners that can fulfill the demand for services and goods to corporations within our city and state.

BE A SPONSOR

2024 levels  for small biz & corporate, are limited. 

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BE A VENDOR

Tables are very limited, 1st come basis.

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Purchase your tickets now, this event will sell out before the deadline.

Prepare your business pitch and bring Plenty Business Cards.
This is an event you can not afford to miss!

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IMPACT SPONSOR

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"Recruit, Train, Retain, and Grow."

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Inspiring Philanthropy, Investing in Community.

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"To strengthen the asset base of diverse populations through policy, education and economic opportunities"

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SMALL BUSINESS SPONSOR



 

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"Engaged. Empowered. Employed."

Annual Supporting Sponsors

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