This Charlotte CEO is on a Mission to Support Black Businesses

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There is so much growth and building happening in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Marvin Walker, founder and CEO of Day Runner Inc. is contributing to it. Day Runner is the first national on-demand transportation delivery service and is headquartered in Charlotte. Their mobile technology coupled with their flexible delivery options has positioned them as a leader in the courier industry.

Last month, Walker partnered with Black Enterprise in becoming a sponsor for the Entrepreneurs Summit during the official kickoff press conference. And, last week he announced that his company will donate a gift of $100,000 to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte to support their arts and educational programming for the 2018 calendar year.

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Councilman James Mitchell; City of Charlotte representative; Black Enterprise President and CEO Earl ‘Butch’ Graves Jr.; Day Runner CEO Marvin Walker; and Lu Yarbrough of Nationwide at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Summit press conference in Charlotte. (Image: Day Runner)

As a businessman and philanthropist, one of Walker’s goals is to support black-owned businesses in Charlotte by backing them financially as they build, connect with others, and grow. With that goal in mind and his action, Day Runner’s contribution is one of the largest to the center from a black-owned business to date. He is also invested in getting other businesses and organizations to join him in donating to community-based programs, nonprofit organizations, and supporting events that support Charlotte’s black community.

In June, Black Enterprise will be bringing countless opportunities to Charlotte with a host of business moguls and expert entrepreneurs who will be helping summit-goers build, connect with others, and elevate their brands. In addition to the access to information at the summit, small business owners and entrepreneurs will also have the opportunity to pitch their ideas for a $10,000 prize and be recognized as a Black Enterprise Small Business Award recipient. After 10 years of hosting the Entrepreneurs Summit in the city, the timing is perfect to be returning. And, we are excited to be partnering with Day Runner.

For more information about the summit and to secure your ticket, click here.

 

 

 

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