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How Is MBDA Addressing Business Challenges For Minority Businesses?

In 2011, Alejandra Castillo was the National Deputy Director of the MBDA, three weeks ago, as the new National MBDA Director, Castillo told a U.S. Black Cambers Inc. audience that "we are looking for Champions to help our agency support and advance job creation, wealth creation, and business expansion among minority businesses.  In our discussion with the then, Deputy Director, Alejandra, she spoke to the MBDA agency strategies that today still have application for the global market place opportunities presented to minority and small businesses.

One constant theme since her leadership at MBDA is Castillo’s push to “get minority and small businesses the "business intelligence" needed, and to leverage opportunities for growth in servicing the government at local, state, and federal levels”. This year's 2014 Med Week conference details are outlined below.

This year’s theme of the conference, Connecting Business with Opportunity, MED Week 2014 will provide opportunities for approximately 500 small business owners and entrepreneurs to gain expert knowledge on business growth strategies; connect with senior public officials, industry executives and leaders from all over the country; and to learn about cutting-edge tools that can give their business a competitive advantage. The conference also gives attendees the unique opportunity to participate in business networking, power-learning sessions, a business-to-business matchmaking session, and the MED Week Awards Luncheon recognizing minority business leaders and organizations.  Highpoints of the Conference:

Bruce Andrews, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce
Maria Contreras-Sweet, SBA Administrator
Alejandra Y. Castillo, MBDA National Director


The 2014 National MED Week Conference


Friday, August 1, 2014 MBDA National Director Castillo - 8:00 a.m. ET
SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet - 8:10 a.m. ET
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Andrews - 12:45 p.m. ET


Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20009

Today and tomorrow’s feature stories on 2014 National MED Week Conference has been sponsored by VideoNitch, and OGTV partner in online video training.  For more information on getting a demonstration of VideoNitch technology, call 202-469-3423, ask for Keith Moore, or email

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