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Meeting Recap: The Annual BPM Partners Meeting

Over the past two years, we have been fortunate to have attracted an extraordinary group of Advisors and Ambassadors who have embraced and advanced the BPM Core Mission. Because of their involvement and effort, BPM is now recognized as a leader in both the recruitment of accomplished Black talent and the incubation of propitious Black-owned businesses such as Katini Skin, UnBiasIt, OG Culture, Walker Sports Audit, and Cocoa by Cece [with many more in the works].

Recently, we held our annual BPM Partners Meeting in Naples, Florida, and I presented a comprehensive review of the past year as well as our ambitions for 2023 and beyond. It should be noted that the ongoing theme throughout our couple of days together was how awestruck we all are by the enthusiastic engagement of so many talented contributors.

Along with highlighting so many positive developments in 2022, I stressed that we have inadvertently overextended our BPM leadership and resources by being overly aggressive in incubating so many new businesses at this time. Ten is a lot of ventures to help incubate, and the distraction from our Core Mission is being compounded by a lack of focus, attention, and resources. In 2023, I will promote a renewed and more focused commitment by all our BPM Advisors and Ambassadors to our BPX Executive Staffing recruiting and staffing initiatives.

As well as punctuating the need to protect and aggressively advance BPMs Core Mission, I called attention to the need for a more engaged Board of Directors as our impact grows. Accordingly, we will invite potential BPM Board Members to serve on our Board of Directors on an annual basis [and hopefully serve on our BPM Board Emeritus thereafter].


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