2022 Schedule

Thursday, August 4

Start End Event
Noon 5:00 PM Exhibitor Move In
5:30 PM   MBE Mixer Opens: Music provided by Marlin McKay Trio
5:40 PM 5:45 PM Welcome & Introduction: Tiffany Masden, Co-Chair
Thank you for celebrating the 20th Anniversary Minority Business Expo! Enjoy light refreshments, cash bar and music!
5:45 PM 5:50 PM Remarks: Adam Hall, 5/3rd Bank, Presenting Sponsor
5:50 PM 5:55 PM Business Opportunity Exchange Announcement, Sherita Miller
6:00 PM 7:30 PM Business Opportunity Exchange in Rooms 4 & 5
7:25 PM 7:30 PM Closing Remarks / Mixer Concludes

Friday, August 5

Start End Event
7:00 AM   Registration Opens
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Exhibitor Move-In
7:30 AM 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM 8:10 AM Welcome: Lexington Bluegrass Area MBE Co-Chair
8:10 AM 8:50 AM Opening Session / Morning Keynote: Chelsea Ellis-Hogan
9:00 AM 9:30 AM Chelsea Ellis-Hogan Book Signing: Fail to Success
9:30 AM 11:30 AM Exhibitor Booths Open
9:30 AM 10:30 AM Breakout Sessions:
General Session: Cut the Check
General Session: Business Owner Exploration
Young Entrepreneur Session: Communication Barriers: Ways to Acknowledge, Explore, and Overcome
10:30 AM 10:45 AM Networking Break / Visit Exhibitors
10:45 AM 11:45 AM Breakout Sessions:
General Session: Planning for the Expected, Unexpected and the Inevitable
General Session: A Billion Reasons to Win Together (Panel Discussion)
Young Entrepreneur Session: Financial Literacy
11:45 AM 12:00 PM Luncheon Seating
12:00 PM 1:30 PM Luncheon / Awards / Keynote Speaker: Jim Coleman
1:30 PM 2:30 PM Jim Coleman Book Signing: Cut the Crap and Close the Gap
1:30 PM 4:00 PM Visit Exhibitor Booths
2:00 PM 2:45 PM General Session: Will the Real Leaders Please Stand Up
Young Entrepreneur Session: Social Media Strategies for Start Up Business
3:00 PM 3:45 PM General Session: Discover Your Small Business DNA!
General Session: Learning How to Create Multiple Streams of Income During a Recession
Young Entrepreneur Session: Leadership is about Behavior
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Exhibitor Breakdown / Move Out