Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference ‘Celebrate Arizona’ Showcases Tourism Opportunities

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Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference ‘Celebrate Arizona’ Showcases Tourism Opportunities 

Networking  Brunch to Help Forge Relationships between Phoenix Business Leaders and Elected Officials and Washington, D.C. Influencers 

WHAT: “Celebrate Arizona” welcomes Washington, D.C.-area convention groups and travel media to meet and engage with Phoenix-based business owners, elected officials and tourism representatives. The event will also introduce the upcoming First Annual Arizona State Birthday Experience, which will be held on February 14, 2017. 

WHERE: Georgia Brown’s Restaurant, located at 950 15th Street, N.W. in Washington, D.C., 20005 

WHEN: September 19, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

WHO: “Celebrate Arizona” is hosted by Alan “AP” Powell, founder of the Checkered Flag Run Foundation, Cloves Campbell, Jr.,  Editor and Chief of the Arizona Informant, Michael E. Johnson,  Former city of Phoenix Vice Mayor and District 8 Councilman and James Jessie , JR, Vice President of sales Greater Phoenix  Convention Visitors Bureau … 120 by  invitation only guest have been invited, Confirmed guess are as follows:  

* Councilwoman Kate Gallego, Phoenix, Arizona (District 8)

*Cody Williams, Justice of the Peace –South Mountain District, Phoenix, Arizona 

*Gregory A. Thomas- President of Black Association of Law Enforcement (NOBLE)

*Clarence Anthony- Executive Director of the National League of Cities

*Ron Busby, Sr- President of U.S. Black Chamber

*Lamont Robinson- SR. Vice President of Diversity at Nielsen

*Carlyle Holder- President of the National Association Of Blacks In Criminal Justice 

VISUALS: Photos of local elected officials, as well as elected officials and business leaders from the State of Arizona will be available. 

This event is sponsored by: Checkered Flag Run Foundation, College of Security and Criminal Justice at the University Of Phoenix, Visit Phoenix and Pocket Teller.

BACKGROUND: “Celebrate Arizona” is an invitation-only networking brunch showcasing opportunities in the areas of travel, tourism and the convention industry in the State of Arizona. The event will take place during the 45th Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. 

For more information contact: Alan “AP” Powell Checkered Flag Run Foundation 4455 East Camelback Road, Suite D‐280 Phoenix, AZ  85018 (800) 876‐8606