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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference To Be Held in Columbus, Ohio on May 14-17

Black Enterprise Magazine will hold its 2014 Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo on Wednesday, May 14 through Saturday, May 17, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in Columbus, Ohio, with a powerhouse line-up of some of the nation's most accomplished and celebrated entrepreneurs.

Driving the excitement and anticipation of this year's conference is news that T.D. Jakes, CEO of T.D. Jakes Enterprises, will serve as the featured headliner at the Black Enterprise Small Business Awards Luncheon. Jakes will also hold a major book signing event for his book Instinct: Unleashing Your Natural Drive for Ultimate Success, in the Deal Makers Expo. Last year, the featured headliner was Magic Johnson, founder of Magic Johnson Enterprises.

The three-day power conference, hosted by Nationwide Insurance, annually brings together more than 1,200 of the country's leading entrepreneurs and corporate executives. This is the second time that the event will be held in Columbus. The event is designed to provide attendees with the latest and most innovative strategies from today's top business minds, and will also provide high-powered networking opportunities that are critical to attendees' efforts to take their businesses from successful launch to growth and profitability.

The conference will take place in the heart of downtown Columbus located in close proximity to a wide variety of locally owned eateries, theaters, and retail shops. The Columbus Convention Center, which will host the Deal Makers Expo, is situated in the center of the city's Discovery District, Short North Arts District, Arena District and the historic African-American neighborhood, the King-Lincoln district.

"Columbus is proud to welcome the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference to our thriving city for the second consecutive year," said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. "Once again we're looking forward to sharing our community's greatest assets including restaurants, shops, and nightlife throughout the city with conference attendees and visitors."

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