Jacksonville entrepreneur Hester Clark is among three prominent Jacksonville Women-owned Business Entrepreneurs who are taking Washington, DC by storm this week for the National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference (MED Week 2014), the nation’s premier event for minority businesses and the public and private sectors.
Hester Clark, Founder and CEO of Hester Group, Anne Urban President and CEO, Destination Planning Corp. and Melissa Hong, President and Founder of Visual Solutions Inc. are the driving forces behind this conference.
Hester Group was hired by the Minority Business Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce to manage all aspects of this important 32 year old conference. Her Jacksonville based team has managed all conference strategic planning, marketing, securing speakers, sponsors and exhibitors. Ms. Clark engaged Anne Urban of Destination Planning Corp. to handle event management and logistics. Melissa Hong of Visual Solutions, Inc. will be a speaker at the event to share her expertise in travel and tourism.
MED Week 2014 will provide opportunities for over 500 small business owners and entrepreneurs to gain expert knowledge on business growth strategies; connect with senior public officials, industry executives and leaders from all over the country; and, learn about cutting-edge tools that can give their business a competitive advantage. The conference also gives attendees the unique opportunity to participate in business networking, power-learning sessions, a business-to-business matchmaking session, and the MED Week Awards Luncheon recognizing minority business leaders and organizations. The conference has sponsors including AARP and Raytheon.