— Speakers for the series of events, to be held in Winston Salem, NC, will include Dr. Joe L. Dudley, Sr, Lisa Nichols, George Fraser, Deborah Bartlett, and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. —
Winston Salem, NC — The S.B. Fuller & Joe L. Dudley, Sr. foundation announces a three-day weekend dedicated to African-American entrepreneurship, to celebrate the 79th birthday of Joe L. Dudley Sr. and to announce the building of the S.B. Fuller & Joe L. Dudley, Sr. Entrepreneurship Museum.
1st Event (May 21, 2106) 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fuller & Dudley Mastermind Business Group Meeting (http://bit.ly/1TPtH4L)
The Special Edition: Fuller & Dudley Mastermind Business Group Meeting is the first of three events being held. There will be over 1,000 African-American entrepreneurs in attendance to meet, share, network and do business with one another. Prominent guest speakers include Joe L. Dudley Sr., founder of Dudley Products Inc., Lisa Nichols Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Motivating the Masses, Inc., Dr. George Fraser Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., Deborah Bartlett, founder of Bartlett Communications (BMC) and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. This event will be held at the Benton Convention Center located at 301 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
2nd Event (May 22, 2106) 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Joe L. Dudley Sr. 79th Birthday Celebration and Fuller & Dudley Entrepreneurship Museum Fundraiser Gala (http://bit.ly/1pupmqs)
Celebration of the 79th birthday of Joe L. Dudley, Sr. will take place and plans to build the Fuller & Dudley Entrepreneurship Museum will be announced at this black tie affair. The museum will be dedicated to celebrate the lives of great African-American business leaders of the past and present that made or currently make great contributions to the economic empowerment of African-Americans. This event will be held on at the Embassy Suites located at 460 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
3rd Event (May 23, 2106) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fuller & Dudley Institute of Entrepreneurship Present: How To Successfully Grow your Business from $0 – $1,000,000 (http://bit.ly/1pA6oiT)
How to Grow Your Business from $0 -$1,000,000 is a seminar designed specifically for business owners who are interested in learning tried and true leadership principles that guarantee success and prosperity. This course was created, designed and will be taught by the well-known leader in the cosmetology industry for the last 40 years, Dr. Joe L. Dudley, Sr., co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dudley Products, Inc. This event will be held at the Marriott located at 425 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101
About Samuel B. Fuller (June 4, 1905 – October 24, 1988)
S.B. Fuller was the founder and president of the Fuller Products Company, publisher of the New York Age and Pittsburgh Courier, head of the South Side Chicago NAACP, president of the National Negro Business League, and a prominent Black Republican. At one time, he controlled 9 corporations at the same time and became the richest African-American man in the 1950’s, during the midst of segregation, when Fuller Products Company alone generated revenues of over $18 million in one year. S.B. Fuller’s life was an illustration of business success which inspired countless aspiring entrepreneurs and future leaders including the founder of Dudley Products Inc., Joe L. Dudley Sr., the founder of Ebony/Jet Magazine, John H. Johnson, the founder of Ultra Sheen Products, George Johnson, Dr. T.R.M. Howard and many others.
About Joe L. Dudley, Sr. (May 9, 1937)
Dr. Joe L. Dudley is one of the world’s most sought after entrepreneurial masterminds. As a young man, he was labeled mentally retarded and credits his mother with inspiring him to prove that he was just as able as anyone by challenging him to “show them Joe”. In 1957 he invested $10.00 in a sales kit and began selling Fuller Products door-to-door while still a student at North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, NC. From there he went on to become one of the largest manufacturers of black hair products in the world. He was the founder of Dudley Products Inc., Dudley Cosmetology University and the Dudley Beauty School System. Dudley Products Inc. became a $35 million dollar a year company and has been listed in the top 50 in Black Enterprise Magazine’s Top 100 Black Owned Businesses. He is known nationally and internationally as an inspirational speaker and humanitarian. In 2009, Joe L. Dudley, Sr. and Eunice Dudley were featured in a national movie, Good Hair, a Chris Rock documentary about the hair care industry.
About SB Fuller & Joe L. Dudley Sr. Foundation
The S.B. Fuller & Joe L. Dudley Sr. Foundation exists for the purpose of educating African-Americans about the virtues of capitalism and the positive effect of entrepreneurship as the vehicle for economic empowerment just as Mr. Fuller and Mr. Dudley have done collectively for over 80 years. The foundation is used to inspire, empower and enlighten aspiring individuals through the presenting, preserving and celebration of the accomplishments and legacy of past and current successful African-American entrepreneurs.
For more details about Fuller & Dudley Mastermind business group, visit www.fullerdudleymastermind.org
Emilio Antonio Guevara