A Boston Red Sox meet greet event for Minority Business owners.


Boston Red Sox, Bruins, the Fenway Sports Management and GNEMSDC get together for a half day of talks about supplying minority businesses.

This meeting has happened and here’s what BlackBoston.com took away from it for readers. “The powers that be showed up and were the right people you need to talk to to sell or vend services and products to the sports teams and their arenas. Buyers who write checks for all the famous Boston sports teams were there. They buy a lot of food, high-volume tee shirts, accessories for celebrations, IT services/security, photogrphy, audio visual services, professional services such as sales training, customer service training, and etc.. Yeah, about everything they buy is outsourced. Buyers are listed below with the titles. The event also featured Bankers from private and government organizations who have money for Black-owned and MBE businesses.


9:00 – 9:30am: Networking & Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 9:35am: Welcome & Introduction

9:35 – 9:45am: The Business Case for Economic Inclusion

9:45 – 10:15am: Virtual Interview between Shawn Wooden, CT Treasurer & Donna Latson Gittens, Founder & Principal, MORE Advertising

10:15 – 11:00am: How to Do Business with Sports Organizations

• Tim Zue, Boston Red Sox

• Nicole Frederico, Boston Celtics

• Tom Grilk, Boston Athletic Association

• Fred Bunker, Boston Bruins

11:00 – 11:30am: Access to Capital Conversation

• Ron Molina-Brantley, Berkshire Bank

• Justin Dawkins, Collab Capital

• Larry Andrews, Mass Growth Capital Corporation

11:30 – 12:10pm: Special Interview with Red Sox Legend, David Ortiz, and Donna Latson Gittens, MORE Advertising

12:10 – 1:00pm: Networking Lunch & Closing Remarks

Date and time

Mon, November 15, 2021

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

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