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Maggie Anderson To Give Keynoye Address At The BBAPC CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENT GALA on November 6, 2015


maggie_anderson photo Celebration of AchievementThe Black Business Alliance Peoria Chapter, WPNV 106.3FM and the Minority Business Development Center will hold a Celebrating Achievement Gala in recognition of local African-American businesses on November 6 at the Gateway Building. The Gala will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., and dinner at 7 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by Preston Jackson & Friends. Tickets are $50 person and tables of 8 are $500, and can be purchased online at or by emailing

A highlight of the Gala will be a keynote address by Maggie Anderson, Founder of The Empowerment Experiment and Author of the book ‘Our Black Year’…”One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy.” Author Maggie Anderson has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, BET News and CBS Morning News, among other national television and radio shows. She has become the leader of a ‘conscious consumerism’ movement that supports quality black businesses and mainstream companies with substantive supplier diversity.

Proceeds from this gala will be used to provide education, training and business assistance to entrepreneurs needing assistance to start, grow and sustain their business. It is believed that lack of business development in some areas has added to the divestment in those communities in addition to its impact on poverty, crime and housing.