Gm & B.E. Form Partnership

General Motors is the title sponsor of the ninth annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, to be held May 12—16, 2004, at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The sponsorship marks the first time the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer and worldwide marketer of cars and trucks has signed on as title sponsor of the conference.

“We are excited about the opportunity to bring on General Motors as the title sponsor of our Entrepreneurs Conference. General Motors has been a long-term client of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine and their sponsorship is further demonstration of their commitment to the growth and development of black-owned businesses,” says Earl G. Graves Jr., president and chief operating officer of BLACK ENTERPRISE.

“General Motors is pleased to partner with BLACK ENTERPRISE on a program that allows us to get further involved with entrepreneurs — businessmen and women who are, in many cases, just starting out and are full of creative ideas and enthusiasm. These are the types of individuals with whom GM wants to do business,” says Gary Cowger, president, GM North America.

Titled “Taking Business Beyond Boundaries,” the conference will provide business owners the tools they need to take their businesses to the competitive edge and beyond. It also will provide an opportunity for business owners, executives, and future entrepreneurs to interface with industry experts, capital financiers, and distinguished entrepreneurs. For more information, call 800-543-6786.