Second Saturdays is a monthly, minority, business owners networking event. This event will take place every Second Saturday in 2005.
Womens History Months Second Saturday event kicks off with Mayor Doug Scott as the speaker on March 12.
The mission is to empower and unite Rockford and surrounding areas minority business owners.
The 2005 location is the Courtyard Marriott, 7676 E. State St. Second Saturdays will have various corporate sponsors throughout the year. Hot 105.9 FM of Janesville, Wis., is the Radio Sponsor.
The event will start at 5 p.m. with a meet and greet reception. Around 6:15 p.m., the guest empowerment speaker will address the attendees.
Door prizes, business networking, 105.9 FM giveaways, poetry slams, live entertainment and guest DJ Triple X will carry the evening on until around 9 p.m. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Vendor and display booths are available. Admission is $5 per attendee.
For more information on vendor booths or corporate sponsorship, contact Tamiko Stewart, Minority Journal Newspaper, 815-226-0648.
The Second Saturdays committee members are Robert King (bankerBank One, Loves Park), Christine Sledge (Morrissey for Mayor office), Arthur A.J. Jackson (educatorNew Milford Elementary), Calvin Squire (executive director of Booker Washington Community Center), Antar Baker (staff writerMinority Journal) and Tamiko Stewart (editorMinority Journal).