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MAAX SUMMIT UPDATE The Ebony Experiment
founders to discuss "buy black" initiative at MAAX Summit
2009) Six months ago, John and Maggie Anderson decided it was time to do
something about the relationship between black-owned businesses and the
black community. They launched the Ebony Experiment (now labeled the
Empowerment Experiment) with a pledge to make literally all of their
family's purchases with African American owned firms for one year. To
date, according to their Web site,
have spent more than $36,000 with black-owned companies.
Maggie Anderson will participate as a panelist next week at the tenth
annual Marketing to African Americans with Excellence (MAAX) Summit
session, "Activism and Attitudes: How Black Consumers Are Becoming More
Empowered," which will examine the impact that such a movement has on
"Black businesses create the most Black jobs,” say the Andersons. "They
respect and understand Black consumers and investors, and the swelling
pool of Black professionals drives growth of the Black middle class."
The couple has developed a database of Black-owned companies and invited
firms to sign up.
The MAAX Summit and Awards dinner take place at the Tuesday - Wednesday,
June 30 - July 1 at the Wyndham Hotel in downtown Chicago. For more
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