Donald Trump to Speak with Black Business Owners in South Carolina
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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The Greater Charleston Business Alliance is co-hosting their 2015 annual meeting with the South Carolina African American Chamber of Commerce from Sept. 23 to Sept. 25 in Charleston, South Carolina.

The groups will have a very infamous speaker who has been fodder for satire—and favored among voters— since his jump into the ring to compete to represent the Republican party as its 2016 presidential candidate: Donald Trump.

Small business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and legislators are expected to attend the event, as well as buying organizations.

“From the dynamic speakers and exciting presentations, to insider tips that can help solidify rewarding contracts, the Greater Charleston Business Alliance offers connections and solutions to overcome barriers to business growth and development,” said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, in an endorsement letter, according to a news release.

Other speakers include Karen Finney, strategic communications adviser and senior spokesperson for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley will also be in attendance, along with Charleston city and county governmental representatives.

Other presidential candidates have been invited to engage attendees to discuss economic development that impacts minority business ownership. 

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.