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David Kamatoy and Mark Christopher Lawrence to Host Black Business Roundtable


San Diego, CA (For Release) - The DavidKamatoy.com Show will feature a special Black-Owned Business Round Table discussion on a special live stream on Monday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m. pst. Hosts David Kamatoy and Mark Christopher Lawrence will chair the round table discussion, which will feature Black business owners and entrepreneurs. The Discussion will revolve around how Black-owned businesses can grow as the nation begins to move out of heavy Covid-19 restrictions.

“We felt that this was a good way to cap off Black History Month,” says Kamatoy, who has produced nationally syndicated television and radio programs. “But it is also an excellent opportunity for Black business owners and entrepreneurs to share how they have managed to survive, and sometimes thrive, through the Covid-19 lockdowns. Then, looking forward, how can we help support other small businesses moving out of the heavy restrictions we have been under in California and other locations.”

As co-host, actor, comedian and producer Mark Christopher Lawrence, best known as Big Mike on the NBC series “Chuck,” will join the panel to discuss the effects the pandemic has had on the entertainment industry and how he and others are trying to help struggling actors and related businesses. In addition to his noteworthy entertainment career, Lawrence is an entrepreneur with several projects currently in the works.

Panelist Stephen “Steph” Groce is an entrepreneur and business and education advocate with strong ties to the San Diego community. In addition to his business activities, Groce has been the Chairman of the City of San Diego’s Human Relations Commission, a San Diego Unified School Board candidate, and California State Assessment Coordinator for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. He brings a unique perspective to the discussion.

Del Lewis, another member of the panel, is the founder of TriClare Business Holdings, a “venturepreneur” company that provides advisory services relating to business management and business operations. The company provides intellectual, and experience/expertise capital in exchange for a portion of equity in the client’s business venture.

Also joining the panel will be Tinicia Smith, President and Founder of Black San Diego: Empowering Our Community. Smith, who began the organization with a simple question on Facebook, is a business development professional with experience  in the non-profit organization management industry. Her organization’s goal is to provide a platform for Black business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals to empower and strengthen the community.

Other invited guests to the panel, pending confirmation, include artist Tony Washington and San Diego entrepreneur and community leader Carlton Overstreet. The panel will air live via Restream on DavidKamatoy.com as well as multiple Facebook and YouTube accounts.

For more information, contact David Kamatoy at DavidKamatoy.com or DavidKamatoy.guru.

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