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Macon event to focus on helping black businesses

The area’s first Black Business and Community Economic Empowerment Congress will be held Saturday in Macon. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 600 Eisenhower Parkway.

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 600 Eisenhower Parkway.

It is being organized by the Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages and the Georgia Summit of African American Business Organizations.

The program is an effort to facilitate dialogue, offer solutions and foster alliances that will improve economic growth and help stabilize business, according to a news release.

The program will address black business economic asset value, methods for improving service delivery to black consumers and a collaborative effort to increase black consumer support of area businesses.

The featured speaker will be George Andrews, president of Capitol City Bank & Trust Co. in Atlanta. Capitol City Bank is a black-owned and operated bank.

The registration fee is $25 and it includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

For more information or to register, please contact Alex Habersham at 464-0074 or Ed Bethea at (404) 202-5037. Online registration and more information are available at www.maconblackpages.com.

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