MENtal Notes Recap- #MENtalNotes2016 
Last week, we put on
 our monthly social event #MENtalNotes2016 and it was great success.  The event featured a room full of established entrepreneurs and burgeoning business professionals gathering to build and grow their social capital. Some may call it a professional happy hour with a purpose. 

The event also featured guest speakers Aaron Jones and Jason Bass, Co-Owners of Treason Toting Company. The gentlemen gave perspective into their business journey, recent success and the "hot topic" of them joining forces with Sagamore Development (Subsidiary of Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank business, Plank Industries). 

Treason Toting Company creates american made quality goods. Their products are mostly bags (Tote bags, back packs,etc) but they also manufacture soft travel accessories too. Shop with the Trea son Toting company online or visit their new store location in Baltimore. 

Tr eason Toting Co
1714 Thames St
Baltimore MD 21231

Tariq Toure- HBCU Top 30 Under 30 

The 2016 Historically Black College/ University (HBCU) Top 30 Under 30 list is a decorated group of talent. This year's class is comprised of Olympic medalists, entrepreneurs, award-winning healthcare professionals, poets, professional dancers, grammy-nominated artists, and the list goes on. These leaders represent all of the historically black colleges and universities over across the country. Their success, and the variance of industries underscores the immense value of HBCUs.  Hundreds of names were submitted and several leaders completed the application themselves. 

This years class includes Male Enterprise Network's, Vice President, Tariq Toure. Tariq is an author, social justice advocate, innovator and so much more. His book "Black Seeds" has obtained several accolades over the past year and he keeps flourishing. Click Here to read more about Tariq Toure and his HBCU top 30 under 30 recognition. 
Wealth Diversity Summit- Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Wealth Diversity Summit (WDS) is an event  consisting of  powerful panel discussions throughout the day to provide  impactful  solutions to economic,  social and political issues that have widen the wealth  diversity gap among minorities and non-minorities  within the last 50 years.
The panel discussions (moderated by The Baltimore Association of Black Journalist) will focus on important topics to reduce the wealth gap for minorities (African American and Latino Community), next generation and women in two pillars.
10:00am - Registration and Networking 
10:30am -11am Open Reception and Trailblazer Tribute:
Arnold Jolivet, Minority Business Advocate
11:00am - 2:00pm Powerful Panel Discussions: 
  • Reducing Minority Community Poverty Levels in Focus Areas: Education and Political System, Incarceration and Unemployment
  • Building Minority, Women and Next Generation Wealth Assets through: Entrepreneurship, Homeownership, Retirement Savings and Investment Education.
The event is free but to attend you must RSVP at:
Wealth Diversity Summit 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Reginald F. Lewis Museum 
830 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Event Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

For volunteer, exhibitors and sponsorship opportunities please contact us at 443.687.9305 or
More information is available at: and follow us on twitter @WealthDiversity and Facebook: Wealth Diversity Summit