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National Black MBA Association Atlanta Chapter hosts

“Conversations With the Mayor” with Mayor Kasim Reed

ATLANTA, March 6, 2011 – Atlanta’s 59th Mayor Kasim Reed addressed the National Black MBA Association, Atlanta Chapter (NBMBAA) on Monday, February 28th, 2011 at the association’s monthly forum where the NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter continued its ongoing dialogue with the city’s mayors.

Mayor Reed’s last address to the NBMBAA was in February 2010.  In his 2011 address to the NBMBAA, Mayor Reed discussed the reopening of previously shuttered recreation centers to ensure Atlanta’s young people have somewhere to go between 3-6pm, their most vulnerable hours of the day. He also addressed the city’s budget and plans for a streetcar project that will shuttle tourists between the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center and the Downtown District.

Atlanta continues its momentum on a national level.  Through Mayor Reed’s efforts, Atlanta’s relationship with Capital Hill and President Obama’s administration has strengthened.  In addition, Atlanta is the number two (2) city for African-American entrepreneurs in the United States, second only to Washington, D.C. Mayor Reed is committed to helping create 25 millionaires as part of his legacy as mayor of Atlanta.

“We are excited that Mayor Reed has continued the tradition of speaking to the NBMBAA on topics relating to businesses and entrepreneurs,” said Charmaine Ward, President of the National Black MBA Association, Atlanta Chapter.

A NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter member stated, “I feel very fortunate to have exclusive access to Mayor Reed.  I’m able to hear first-hand the status of our city and plans to improve it.”

About National Black MBA Association, Atlanta Chapter

Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) is a non-profit organization of minority MBAs, business professionals, entrepreneurs and MBA students. The National Black MBA Association is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the black community. The NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter’s mission is aligned with that of the national organization, with a focus on Higher Education, Professional/Career Development and Entrepreneurship.  In addition, the NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter is the largest chapter in the country hailing more than 900 members.   The NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter was recently awarded “Chapter of the Year” and will host the 2011 NBMBAA National Conference October 4-8, 2011.

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