For Immediate Release:
Contact: Annemarie Stephens
Phone: 510-759-2491

www.whitehouse.gov/africanamericans

Northern California Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) in conjunction with Everett & Jones BBQ Jack London Square welcomes Deputy Associate Director in The White House Office of Public Engagement
To Oakland, CA.

(Washington, DC, July 9th, 2011) – Michael A Blake, White House Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement Outreach to the African-American & Minority Business community will visit Oakland, California on Wednesday July 13th for a presentation to minority business owners at Everett & Jones BBQ from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Mr. Blake, who began his work on the Obama Campaign as the Deputy Political Director and State Constituency Outreach Director in Iowa, continues to work as a community organizer in his current role as, Deputy Associate Director in The White House Office of Public Engagement.
Blake nationally coordinates outreach to the African-American and minority business communities. Mr. Blake’s presentation on Wednesday is expected to address today’s challenging economic climate and highlight various federal programs put in place by the Obama Administration specifically to address the needs among African-American & Minority Businesses.

In July 1969, more than 300 minority contractors met in San Francisco to gather forces and discuss ways to help the mainstream of the construction industry. By the end of the meeting, the National Association of Minority Contractors was formed. Len Turner Chairman of the Northern California National Association Minority Contractors say’s “The goals of NAMC today remain the same today ” to educate ourselves, our workers and our communities; to maintain a voice in Washington relative to our needs; and to increase our market share in the construction industry.”

Everett & Jones BBQ Jack London is very fitting for this presentation to take place, being on of Oakland’s leading minority business owners. Dorothy King may finally get the answer to her question displayed on a banner which hung over her restaurant for most of 2009 asking “Where is my Bail Out?”

Wednesday July 13th, 2011 join the National Association of Minority Contractors and Everett & Jones BBQ in welcoming Michael A Blake, White House Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement & Outreach to the African-American & Minority Businesses to Oakland, for a presentation to minority business owners at Everett & Jones BBQ Jack London Square 123 Broadway, corner of 2nd street in Oakland from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP: eandjbbq@gmail.com

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