Thank you for being a member and potential member of the Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce! The success of your business is important to us and to future generations in OUR community!

During Black History Month the Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce presents its' VIP series: The Majestic 3 (see attached)! We are elated to hear from and about the Elite Black Business Leaders that generated Multi-Millions in OUR community: Dr. Eunice M. Dudley (late Legendary SB Fuller), Lafayette & Sandra Jones, and the late Legendary Dr. J. Raymond Oliver. 

 

Seating is very Limited so please RSVP and number of guest/s in your party to Membership Chairperson: 

Valerie Benton Smith, 336-997-1954 or vsmith@flowauto.com by email or text message indicating Contact Information along with name of business by Feb. 12, 2019.

 

* Dr. Eunice M. Dudley, Businesswoman, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian 

Dr. Eunice M. Dudley, Co-Founder of the DudleyQ+ brand, is one of the world’s most sought after African-American female business leaders. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Dudley Beauty School System. In 2009, Dr. Joe L. Dudley, Sr. & Dr. Eunice Dudley were featured in a national movie, Good Hair, a Chris Rock documentary about the hair care industry. They both worked for Fuller products. SB Fuller was the 2nd Black Millionaire after Madam CJ Walker and Dudley will give an honorable mention.  Today, the S.B. & Joe L. Fuller Dudley Sr. Foundation exists for the purpose of educating African-Americans about the virtues of capitalism and the positive effect of entrepreneurship as the vehicle for economic empowerment in our community. We inspire, empower and enlighten through the presenting, preserving and celebration of the accomplishments and legacy of past and current successful African-American entrepreneurs.  

 

*Lafayette Jones and Sandra Miller Jones, The African-American Market: Successful Market Activation

"The “why” of marketing to black consumers is easy for marketers to understand.  These 40 million multicultural consumers are approaching 14 percent of the U.S. population and, for the most part, speak English, with some French and Spanish speakers. They skew younger (40-years-old as opposed to 45) than the total population.  They are making “a dramatic advancement” in education says the University of Georgia’s  Selig Center for Economic Growth, with a 20 percent college completion rate.  They are concentrated in urban areas and select states, (54 percent in the South) which makes for readily accessible target marketing. They frequently purchase premium priced goods and tend to be brand loyal. Black consumers have over a trillion dollars  in buying power," should they say more President, SMSi-Urban Call Marketing, Inc. and Urban Call Publisher Sandra Miller Jones, Founding Chair of Segmented Marketing Services, Inc. SMSi-Urban Call Marketing, Inc.

*Dr. J. Raymond Oliver, Dentist and Serial Investor 

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, and a graduate of N.C. Central College and Howard University’s School of Dentistry. During a 45-year career that started in 1961, he built up a practice that survives to this day through his legacy Dr. J. Mark Oliver. Dr. Oliver, the Investor, bought a shopping center with an eye toward encouraging other entrepreneurs. These investments continued into the 21st century. On a personal level, he enjoyed a long, happy marriage to Ruth and raised a good family. He also has a daughter and she is a District Court judge for Randolph and Montgomery counties. All his children are very successful! He was deeply involved in his church, First Baptist-Highland Avenue, and volunteered relentlessly to make sure that its food pantry helped look after the less fortunate.

Dr. Oliver died the day after Christmas in 2018, however his legacy still lives because of his character! The late great Legendary Dr. J. Raymond Oliver was a man unafraid to stand up for what was right despite the consequences and is known for many accolades such as being the first to start a Black Family Dentist Practice in the area and also stood up for integration in OUR community!  

You did not receive this invitation by accident because you are the exception to the rule! Thank you for being the difference maker and we look forward to networking with you! 

Difference makers, we are growing, "A new report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), sponsored by Babson College and Baruch College, finds that 27 million working-age Americans--nearly 14 percent--are starting or running new businesses. This is a milestone from 3%! That's a record high for this study, now in its 16th year"-Sep 2, 2015!

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Schedules

  • Occurred Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue

The Enterprise Conference and Banquet Center

1922 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

Contact

Valerie Benton Smith, Membership Chairperson

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