On Friday, March 9, 2012 an Atlanta delegation of 30 people including eight organizations and 18 businesses organized by Invest Atlanta attend the Ringing of the Bell at NASDAQ. Donna Ennis, project director at the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center located at the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute will be among this delegation.
Ennis has been working with Invest Atlanta on initiatives relating to entrepreneurship. CEOs of companies associated with the MBDA Business Center was a part of the Atlanta delegation to including Adam Walker from Homestead Packaging Solutions, Dolan Falconer with ScanTech Holdings and Lisa Jones from Eyemail, Inc.
The Bell ceremonies at NASDAQ MarketSite in New York’s Times Square serves as a platform to create exposure for companies, make news announcements or to celebrate milestones of corporations.
The MBDA Business Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency. Its mission is to provide business and technical assistance that help existing minority businesses experience significant growth and sustainability and have a long-term economic impact through the creation of jobs and revenue. Since its establishment in 2004, the Center has assisted thousands of minority businesses, created over 3,500 jobs and assisted companies with obtaining financing, contracts and sales close to $500 million.