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Monday, March 21 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Lessons from the Toughest Side of Entrepreneurship

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Throughout the history of business, there have been “haves and have nots.” The barriers to business entry are tough enough, but consistently greater for BIPOC, women and minorities, the aged and people with disabilities. The bias is systemic and, largely, unconscious. The hospitality industry can lead the way in combatting the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, providing greater and more equal opportunity and support for the next generation of leaders, products, services, locations. Jackie Summers conquered decades of challenges through perseverance, the support of others in this industry, and his superior “new” product. Join him as he shares both the fundamental and logical applications of what he’s learned and accomplished in creating his 25-year “overnight success!”

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Jackie Summers

Founder, Sorel Liqueur
Acclaimed author, seasoned public speaker, and serial entrepreneur, Jackie Summers is the founder of JackFromBrooklyn Inc. and the creator of the award-winning Sorel Liqueur. In 2012, Summers became the first known licensed Black Distiller in the United States. His flagship product... Read More →

Monday March 21, 2022 4:15pm - 5:00pm PDT
LVCC South Hall, Room S226