Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: Construction Company CEO Mamon Powers Jr.

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Powers & Sons Construction CEO Mamon Powers Jr. (Image: Courtesy of Subject)

Powers & Sons Construction CEO Mamon Powers Jr. (Image: Courtesy of Subject)

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, Joi Weathers talks with Mamon Powers Jr., the president and CEO of Gary, Indiana-based Powers & Sons Construction Co. Inc., one of the nation’s largest Black-owned businesses, ranked No. 95 on the latest Black Enterprise 100s Industrial/Service list.

Hard work, commitment and focus is a tradition of the Powers family. In 1957, Powers & Sons Construction was founded by Mamon Powers Sr. After serving as the company’s treasurer, Mamon Powers Jr. is continuing his father’s legacy as president and CEO. Today, Powers & Sons specializes in commercial, industrial and institutional construction projects. With offices in Gary and Indianapolis, Indiana, as well as Chicago, Powers & Sons has a deep list of clients.

Also, UBR Contributor Samantha Pass chats with Dawn Brown about erasing debt. Brown is a senior financial advisor for Altfest Personal Wealth Management. This native of Birmingham, England worked for British Airways before joining Altfest. She has been featured in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal and Consumer Reports. Brown stops by the roundtable to share the ABC’s of erasing debt.

And finally, every week on UBR, you’ll hear Pepper Miller’s Y.O.U.-TURN segment, get motivation and inspiration from author and educator Dennis Kimbro, a weekly wrap-up of business news from USA Today business correspondent Charisse Jones, and our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments.

Pepper Miller is the Founder and President of The Hunter Miller Group and the host of The Urban Business Roundtable, a weekly radio show, sponsored by Ariel Investments, airing CST Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on WVON-AM 1690, the Talk of Chicago. You can also listen live online at WVON.com. Check back each week for UBR Spotlight, which features additional resources, advice and information from and about the topics, entrepreneurs and experts featured on the show. If you have a question you want answered or a topic you want addressed on The Urban Business Roundtable, connect with us on Twitter @UBR1690.

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  • FREELANCE WRITER

    ITS 2013 AND CEO MAMON POWERS JR. IS A NEW BEGINNING OF THE NEW “BLACK WALL STREET MOVEMENT” AND A NEW BUSINESS CONCIOUS. WE ARE PROUD OF MR. POWERS CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS. IT HAS BECOME PART OF THE UNITED STATES RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND OFFICE COMMUNITIES.
    AND WHILE WE ARE WAITING FOR IT TO GO PUBLIC ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, LET LOOK AT SOME AFRICAN AMERICAN BUSINESSES ALREADY THERE. FIRST THERE IS RADIO ONE (ROIAK) WHICH RECENTLY ADDED A NEW
    FAMILY ORIENTED TELEVISION PROGRAMMING. NEXT IS MECHNANICS & FARMERS BANK (MFBP) OF NORTH CAROLINA. WELL KNOWN FOR ITS FINANCIAL TO AFRICAN AMERICAN REAL ESTATE AND THE CITY’S HBCU SCHOOL, NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY. HARLEM’S ART COMMUNITY IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST CULTURAL PLACES FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. AND SUPPORTING THEM IS CARVER BANCORP (CARV) . THIS BANK IS ALSO CREDITED WITH REVITALIZING 125TH NEW RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY. WHEN BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE TRAVELS THEY ARE LIKELY TO FIND AN AFRICAN AMERICAN AIRPORT BUSINESS IN JAMBA JUICE (JMBA). AND BILLIONAIRE ROBERT JOHNSON OF RLJ HOTEL REAL ESTATE (RLJ) SITTING THERE.
    WALTER WEBB-FREELANCE WRITER@COMMENT BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE.COM
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