March 19, 2009
GLAAAC Economic Awards Dinner
UCLA Anderson Senior Associate Dean and Professor Alfred E. Osborne, Jr. was honored by the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAAC) with the President's Award at the 16th annual Economic Awards Dinner. Honorees at this event included, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who received the Executive of the Year Award; California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, who received the Julian C. Dixon Public Service Award; and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who was presented with the Chairman's Award. GLAAAC has been building economic and political coalitions to further the development of African American owned businesses. The awards are presented to individuals and corporations who have contributed to the economic growth and development of the African American economic base.
June 23-26, 2008, Atlanta Georgia
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council's (WBENC) national conference and business fair is the largest event of its kind in the nation for women's business enterprises. WBENC is dedicated to bringing America's corporate, non-profit and federal government buyers face-to-face with America's women-owned business suppliers. Join them as them celebrate WBENC's power of progress.
April 24, 2008
The Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum Fourth Annual Induction Event
Dr. Alfred Osborne, the Faculty Director of the Management Development for Entrepreneurs program, was inducted in the Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum for his success and and contributions as faculty member and leader at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The Hall, part of the non-profit Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 2004 to honor and show appreciation for the pioneers of minority business and to inspire future generations.
January 23, 2008
Make Mine a Million $ Business Event
Hundreds of women entrepreneurs attended this special daylong event. The day included special guests and featured speakers such as entertainment business pioneer Nely Galan, CEO of Galan Entertainment and Stephanie Schaeffer, winner of the Apprentice, and workshops designed to give them the tools to grow your business. 2006 MDE Alumn Diana Mercer of PeaceTalks Mediation Services is a past Awardee.
October 19, 2007
Southern California Minority Business Development Development Council Award Banquet
Dr. Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., Ph.D., UCLA Anderson School of Management’s senior associate dean, associate professor of global economics and management, and founder and faculty director of the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, received Southern California Minority Business Development Council’s (SCMBDC) 2007 Leadership Award. The council’s Leadership Award is given to an individual and/or corporation whose achievements and leadership in the business community have resulted in positive results for small and minority-owned businesses.
October 10, 2007
Program Manager Jennifer Tooley and Richard Chacon of Union Bank, awarded Margaret Floyd, the recipient of the 2007 Enterprise Institute of NAWBO-LA, a scholarship to attend the 2007 UCLA Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program. The NAWBO- LA Membership Drive and Diversity Expo is an annual membership event especially designed to help women business owners make connections and build resources. This event was a unique opportunity to exhibit products and services, increase wealth creating capacity, develop opportunitites and invite others to share in the benefits of NAWBO-LA. At the luncheon panel, Tamara Monosoff interviewed some of the most successful 'Millionaire Moms' of our time for her book Secrets of Millionaire Moms. These women include the founders of Lulu's Desserts, Maria's Italian Kitchen, TheGroceryGame.com, Baby Einstein, Shabby Chic, and Airborne Health.