For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2009

Contact: Kay DeBow, (202) 466-6888

National Black Chamber of Commerce to Voice Opposition to Union Agenda

WHAT: The National Black Chamber of Commerce will host a working lunch and panel discussion for media on Wednesday, February 25, to voice its opposition to organized labor’s anti-growth agenda and the potential harm it could inflict on African American-owned businesses and the greater small business community.

Speakers will discuss how the so-called Employee Free Choice Act and a string of recent labor-related executive orders signed by President Obama stand to damage minority-owned businesses. Speakers will make brief comments followed by a question-and-answer period with media.

WHO: Speakers include:

• Harry Alford, President and CEO, National Black Chamber of Commerce
• John F. Biagas, CEO, Bay Electric Co.
• Michelle D. Bernard, President and CEO, Independent Women’s Forum
• Josh Ulman, Ulman Public Policy and Federal Relations
• Mike Little, Chairman of the Board, National Black Chamber of Commerce
• John Macklin, National Association of Minority Contractors

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m. (working lunch)

National Press Club, Zenger Room
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

Credentialed media interested in registering for the event should contact: Kay DeBow at 202-466-6888 or [email protected].

The National Black Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States and via interaction with the Black Diaspora. The NBCC reaches 100,000 Black owned businesses.