This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, Dywaine Betts Jr., speaks with the Director of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Larry Felix. Felix was appointed to the position in 2006 and became a history maker. He is the first African American to be director of the department. He oversees the production of U.S. paper currency, and security documents for U.S. passports, customs and the defense department. This week, Felix and the B.E.P. will unveil the 3.-D $100 bill into circulation. He joins the roundtable to share his path to success.
Then UBR Contributor speaks with Bill Strickland, president and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corp. and its subsidiaries, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and Bidwell Training Center. The MacArthur Fellowship ”genius” award winner has changed thousands of lives of economically disadvantaged urban teens and welfare mothers through his world-class arts centers and career training centers, winning global acclaim for using mentorship and skills training to prepare them for productive and hopeful lives.
Strickland is the author of Make the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary, which includes his story of going from a childhood in the Pittsburgh’s ghetto to lecturing at Harvard and serving on the National Endowment of the Arts board. Strickland sits down at the roundtable with Pass to talk about what it takes to literally make the impossible, possible.
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.