November 12th 2020
9:00AM - 1:30PM


#TheShift Summit is a one-day experience dedicated to Empowering Black Entrepreneurs & Communities.

#TheShift Summit is an annual gathering to connect, engage and inform entrepreneurs, creatives small business owners, professionals and stakeholders about opportunities, resources and programs in the entrepreneurial ecosystem that will foster to economic empowerment and equity.

#TheShift Summit attendees will enjoy a day filled with panel discussions, workshops and networking with entrepreneurs, influencers, doers, creatives and other tri-sector leaders (Social, Public and Private).

#TheShift Summit is a critically important opportunity for attendees to gain knowledge and build networks that will help them create transformational economic development within their communities.

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8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration/Pre-Summit Activities

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Welcome/Setting the Stage for the day

  • Welcome:

  • Jamiel Robinson, Founder Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses

9:30 AM – 10:15 PM Opening Session


10:15 AM – 10:45 PM Table Dialogue/Break

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Fireside Chat – 


11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Lunch/Quiz

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Featured Speaker –


1:00 PM – 1:15 – Closing Ceremony

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