The African American Business Summit 2006 is pleased to announce public speaker, distinguished financial journalist and best-selling author Kelvin Boston will be the opening keynote speaker at the Wells Fargo sponsored African American Business Summit 2006 on Thursday 22, 2006 beginning at Noon. Mr. Boston’s keynote will be at the Opening Luncheon Event which will also pay tribute to the winner of the Living History Maker Entrepreneur $5,000 award. The event themed - P3: Power Passion Profit, is scheduled June 21st - 25th at the Hotel Zoso, 150 South Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California.
Mr. Boston is the executive producer and host of the Moneywise with Kelvin Boston public television series. He is also the author of the best-selling book, Smart Money Moves For African Americans (Putnam). The New York Times referred to Boston as an “outspoken voice for economic empowerment”.
In 1990, Mr. Boston produced the nation’s first weekly financial television series for people of color — Financial Insight. After airing on the Barden Cable Channel for a year, the Financial Insight series was renamed the Color of Money and added to the programming schedule of WTVS - Detroit’s public television station. By 1992, the Color of Money featuring Kelvin Boston was airing on more than two hundred public television stations nationwide. The Color of Money series premiered on Black Entertainment Television (BET) in 1994, becoming the first weekly financial series to air on BET. In 1996, the Color of Money made its debut on the Knowledge TV cable network and reached more than 22 million homes. That same year the series was renamed Moneywise with Kelvin Boston.
In 2000, Moneywise with Kelvin Boston became an official PBS series and began airing on public television stations nationwide. Today, Moneywise with Kelvin Boston is considered public television’s (PBS) premiere multi-cultural financial affairs television series.
In addition to Mr. Boston’s keynote, there will be The Turning Point Magazine/Wells Fargo Living History Makers Entrepreneur Award presentation and award winner announcement. Wells Fargo SVP, Regional President for the Los Angeles Crossroads Division and African American Business Services National Spokesperson Brenda Ross-Dulan will deliver opening remarks along with Turning Point Magazine President/Publisher and Founder of the African American Business Summit Pat A. Means and 2006 African American Business Summit 2006 Summit Chairman Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., successful African American Businessman, Financier, Community Activist, Humanitarian and owner/publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper.
After the Turning Point Magazine/Wells Fargo Living History Maker Entrepreneur Award winner presentation and Kelvin Boston’s inspirational keynote, the African American Business Summit 2006 - P³: Power Passion Profit kicks into high gear with expert led workshops, panels and sessions with the most prominent men ...and women in the business world. All information and events are subject to change so please check the website daily for any updates or changes. For registration and more information to the African American Business Summit 2006, please visit our website or call (323) 299-6000. For Media Credentials, please contact Adrienne S. Lamm, PR Media and Marketing at (323) 299-6000 ext. 107.
About the African American Business Summit 2006
The African American Business Summit 2006 – P³: Power Passion Profit - educates, motivates and empowers entrepreneurs through powerful general sessions, targeted workshops and ample opportunities for direct interaction with corporate partners.
The African American Business Summit 2006 will be held from Wednesday, June 21 to Sunday, June 25, 2006 at the Hotel Zoso, 150 South Indian Canyon Road, Palm Springs, CA. The African American Business Summit 2006 Chairman is Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. successful African American Businessman, Financier, Community Activist, Humanitarian and owner/publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper.
Attendees will have access to expert-led sessions, spectacular keynotes, solution workshops; Keynotes by The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Kelvin Boston, a Business/Vendor fair that will showcase and provide demonstrations from over 25 presenters and outstanding events - such as the TPC Foundation Golf Game on Wednesday June 21st, The Turning Point Magazine/Wells Fargo Living History Makers $5,000 Entrepreneur Award and Opening Luncheon on Thursday, June 22, 2006, Wine Tasting and Art Gallery, P3 Noir Closing Night Party…and more!
More than 800 professionals from all over the United States are expected to attend. All information and events are subject to change so please check the website daily for any updates or changes. For AABS 2006 Registration/Information: please visit our website.
About Presenting Partner Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $436 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance to more than 23 million customers from more than 6,000 stores and the internet across North America and elsewhere internationally.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the only bank in the United States to receive the highest possible credit rating, “Aaa,” from Moody’s Investors Service.
AABS 2006 Partners and Sponsors: (Partial Listings)
The African American Business Summit 2006 – P³: Power Passion Profit, Presenting Partner is Wells Fargo and is hosted by Turning Point Magazine, The African American Chamber of Commerce Palm Springs, and the TPC Foundation, Inc.
Partners (Partial List)
Southwest Airlines, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Microsoft, PacifiCare, AT&T, AEG, Los Angeles World Airports, FOX Entertainment Group, Washington Mutual, GSA, Enterprise Rent a Car, Southern California Edison, Sempra Energy, Ligatt Securities, The California Endowment, Northern Trust, The Brotherhood Crusade, California Against Higher Taxes, Divine Wines, Stone Garden Vineyards, RainbowPUSH Coalition, NBBC, CC-OPS, PSP-Personal Services Plus, Pepie LLC, OESTE Designs, Crusin’, Hotel Zoso, Marquis Villas.
Official Newspaper of the African American Business Summit 2006
The Los Angeles Sentinel
Palm Springs Newspaper of the African American Business Summit 2006
The Desert Sun
AABS 2006 Media Partners
Focal Point Media, 100.3 FM “The Beat” Radio, KPSE – UPN 13 Palm Springs Television, BlackPR.com, African American Golfer’s Digest, Save the Date Media Group, LLC, Black Business Radio – New York, BBA, BlackNews.com, News 23 the Edge Cable/Satellite Networks of Huntsville Alabama, Small Business Exchange, RDCC/BB Media Group, Superior Sports Network, Diversity City Media, Ebony Cactus Magazine, Dr. Roland Holmes – The Voice of Jazz KUCI-FM, Palm Springs Life, Palm Springs View/Viper Logic Corporation, Jericho Broadcasting, Inland Empire Community Events, The National Urban League, The Valder BeeBe Show, Black Voice News and The Wright Place TV Show.