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· Stage
Welcome
Welcome Video
2020-09-02T10:30:00Z 2020-09-02T11:05:00Z America/Chicago Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Spark Networking
SPARK
Networking
2020-09-02T10:30:00Z 2020-09-02T11:05:00Z America/Chicago SPARK https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Entertainment
Cashmere Williams - DJ Belonge - DJ Heel Turn - Elizabeth McBride -Jenelle Madeline - Arkansas Circus Arts
2020-09-02T11:00:00Z 2020-09-04T11:35:00Z America/Chicago Entertainment https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Bankruptcy Does Not Mean Failure & Failure Does Not Mean Bankruptcy
The Benefits of Financial Restructuring. Use your financial hardships to your benefit. Hard times will come and go but the key is to have a strategy!
2020-09-02T11:05:00Z 2020-09-02T11:30:00Z America/Chicago Bankruptcy Does Not Mean Failure & Failure Does Not Mean Bankruptcy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Pumping Up Your Day: Socially Distant Physical Wellness
Push the chair back, stand up, and get active with a quick and easy workout to loosen you up before diving into some of our hard hitting topics.
2020-09-02T11:05:00Z 2020-09-02T11:30:00Z America/Chicago Pumping Up Your Day: Socially Distant Physical Wellness https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Spark Networking
SPARK
Networking/Break
2020-09-02T11:30:00Z 2020-09-02T11:40:00Z America/Chicago SPARK https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Is Your Business Hacker Secure
A friendly hacker will test various networks with demonstrations and find out who’s safe and who could be safer.
2020-09-02T11:40:00Z 2020-09-02T12:05:00Z America/Chicago Is Your Business Hacker Secure https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Panel Discussion: Sustainability
What is it? Why should you care? What it means for you, your employees, your company, your customers and stakeholders?
2020-09-02T11:40:00Z 2020-09-02T12:05:00Z America/Chicago Panel Discussion: Sustainability https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Spark Networking
SPARK
Networking/Break
2020-09-02T12:05:00Z 2020-09-02T12:15:00Z America/Chicago SPARK https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Panel Discussion: Durability
Learn what businesses have done to survive, what your business can do to survive, and how to plan for the unexpected tomorrow.
2020-09-02T12:15:00Z 2020-09-02T13:00:00Z America/Chicago Panel Discussion: Durability https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Spark Networking
SPARK
Networking
2020-09-03T10:30:00Z 2020-09-03T11:05:00Z America/Chicago SPARK https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Welcome
Welcome
2020-09-03T10:30:00Z 2020-09-03T11:05:00Z America/Chicago Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
How to Succeed at Using Social Media When Everyone is Also Online
Likes, follows, and shares are all translating into dollars and with face-to-face interaction off the table, social media can become a saving grace.
2020-09-03T11:05:00Z 2020-09-03T11:30:00Z America/Chicago How to Succeed at Using Social Media When Everyone is Also Online https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Trade Show
Expo
2020-09-03T11:30:00Z 2020-09-03T12:30:00Z America/Chicago Trade Show https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Spark Networking
SPARK
Networking
2020-09-03T12:30:00Z 2020-09-03T12:35:00Z America/Chicago SPARK https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Panel Discussion: Pivoting for Profit - What Not To Do to Succeed
What not to do to succeed
2020-09-03T12:35:00Z 2020-09-03T13:25:00Z America/Chicago Panel Discussion: Pivoting for Profit - What Not To Do to Succeed https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Spark Networking
SPARK
Networking
2020-09-03T13:25:00Z 2020-09-03T13:30:00Z America/Chicago SPARK https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Keynote - Marc Morial
President of the National Urban League
2020-09-03T13:30:00Z 2020-09-03T14:00:00Z America/Chicago Keynote - Marc Morial https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Spark Networking
SPARK
Networking
2020-09-04T10:30:00Z 2020-09-04T11:00:00Z America/Chicago SPARK https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Welcome & Virtual Awards Ceremony
Welcome & Virtual Awards
2020-09-04T11:00:00Z 2020-09-04T11:30:00Z America/Chicago Welcome & Virtual Awards Ceremony https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Spark Networking
SPARK
Networking/Break
2020-09-04T11:30:00Z 2020-09-04T11:35:00Z America/Chicago SPARK https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Brothers at Peace
Learn more about Brothers at Peace and how you can get involved with the youth in your community.
2020-09-04T11:35:00Z 2020-09-04T12:00:00Z America/Chicago Brothers at Peace https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Panel Discussion: The Echelon Theory - Responding to Social Unrest, Removing Barriers, Defining Opportunity & Creating Sustainable Change
For the first time, SRMSDC is bringing a social/economic justice panel together to unpack the issues and unify minority business owners around a common goal.
2020-09-04T12:00:00Z 2020-09-04T13:00:00Z America/Chicago Panel Discussion: The Echelon Theory - Responding to Social Unrest, Removing Barriers, Defining Opportunity & Creating Sustainable Change https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Closing
Closing Remarks
2020-09-04T13:00:00Z 2020-09-04T13:05:00Z America/Chicago Closing https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fgateway-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

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Toyota Motor North America

The freedom of mobility changes everything.

Diversity Vuteq

Automotive supplier for Toyota in Blue Springs, MS

Blue Springs Metals

Blue Springs Metals is a full service, steel processing service center, which specializes in slitting, blanking and warehousing in North America.

Brewster Procurement Group, Inc.

Quality – Safety –Integrity and Service FIRST!

Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Business Program @ Delgado Community College

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action.

Exxon Mobil

We seek to deliver sustainable economic growth, social development and environmental protection, so that actions today might enable future generations to meet their needs.

Beacon Images

We are a visual communications company with a variety of ways to promote a business using items like signs, banners, vehicle wrapping & more.

Chevron

Pushing the world forward.

A&E Office Machines, Inc.

Always leading with innovation.

Shell Oil

Pushing the world forward with oil.

Southern Company

Leading energy company serving 9 million customers through our subsidiaries.

Choctaw-Kaul Distribution Company

A Native-American owned distributor of PPE, safety supplies, hand tools, power tools, janitorial, electrical & gas distribution equipment, general industrial supplies, and MRO equipment

ResponsAble Safety Staffing

One of the few agencies in the country that specializes in safety staffing.

U. S. Business Administration

Since 1953, the SBA has worked to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover.

Womens Business Enterprise Council South

A world where women-owned businesses have barrier free access to supply chain opportunities.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has been taking care of Louisianans since 1934.

Delta Personnel

Delta Personnel, Inc is a full service staffing firm that provides Executive Search, Temp - to - Perm, Temporary, Direct Hire, Payroll Services and HR Back Office Support

APC Construction

APC Construction, LLC is a MBE Certified general contractor that self performs heavy, civil, and deep foundations.

Hixardt Technologies, Inc.

Hixardt Technologies, Inc provides IT virtualization, & compliance services to meet the demanding needs of commercial & government organizations.

Tennessee Valley Authority

Tennessee Valley Authority seeks to utilize Small, Diverse, and Local businesses to enrich the lives of those in the TVA Valley,

BP America Inc

At bp, we provide heat, light and mobility to customers all over the world.

Merck

We're following the science to tackle some of the world's greatest health threats. But don't take it from us – see what our people and patients say.

Ampirical

Our projects may be diverse, but the results are one and the same—on schedule, on budget, and quality results.

Jackson Offshore

We are a trusted full service offshore transportation company providing marine services in the Gulf.

Center Point Energy

We know that reliable energy is not a luxury. It's up to us to keep the lights on and to provide clean natural gas for your homes, factories and businesses.

Harrah's Casino

From the casino to the bar to the restaurant to your room, here’s how the good times roll at Harrah’s New Orleans

5x Environmental

Delivering education and tools that result in the client's success.

DL Metal Design

DL Metal Design (DLM) specializes in fabrication of miscellaneous, ornamental, and light structural metal and glass projects.

Darby Enterprise Global Solutions

We strive to deliver the highest quality service to our customers.

NeAd Enterprises Inc dba NeAd Promotions

With our vast array of items and suppliers, we will work with you to find the products that best help your clients know what you do.