Press Release

2017 Caucus Brunch to Highlight Arizona Tourism During Congressional Black Caucus Conference

September 21, 2017

Annual Event aims to strengthen ties between DC and Phoenix Leaders, National Veteran Service Organizations and Elected Officials

HEROZONA, an experience that’s part of Celebrate Arizona, will be hosting a special upcoming brunch that will aim to strengthen the ties between leaders and elected officials in DC and Phoenix. The 2017 Caucus will offer a unique experience that will highlight tourism in Arizona.

The 2017 Caucus Brunch will be hosted by the Checkered Flag Foundation, HeroZona, and the Arizona Black Rodeo. Guest speakers will include Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and Lamont Robinson, vice president and supplier diversity at Nielsen. Cloves C. Campbell, Jr., former member of the Arizona House of representatives, former chairman of NNPA, and current Executive Director of Arizona Commission of African American Affairs will be the master of ceremonies for the event.

Sponsors of the annual brunch include Checkered Flag Run Foundation, The Art Hamilton Group, LLC, Arizona Informant Foundation, AP & Associates, LLC, and Baines Group, Inc.

The event is invitation-only and will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.

The brunch will be hosted during the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, and it will give lawmakers in DC and Arizona an opportunity to meet, mingle, and discuss what makes Arizona unique. Aside from Arizona lawmakers, business owners and tourism representatives from the state will be featured. During the brunch, guests will get a glimpse into travel, tourism, and the convention industry found in Arizona from people who currently work and live in the state.

“Supporting HeroZona allows Nielsen to join other global corporations in our support of veterans seeking employment as well as veteran businesses searching for partnerships. Nielsen is proud to be a trailblazer in the launch of this preeminent event,” said Lamont Robinson- VP Supplier Diversity Nielsen.

“Creating HeroZona was a vision based off a population of 625,000 Arizona Veterans and the 3rd largest U.S. parade in Phoenix. As a U.S. Army Desert Storm Veteran I knew would be the perfect venue to celebrate America’s veterans in Arizona through Business, Education, Employment & Patriotism,” said Alan “AP” Powell – Herozona & Checkered Flag Run Foundation Founder.

More information can be found at http://www.herozona.com

About HeroZona

HeroZona exist to Celebrate Americas veterans during National Veterans week in Arizona. This initiative is partnered with the National- Veteran Owned Businesses and is supported by City Of Phoenix Mayor- Greg Stanton, Honoring Arizona’s Veterans, National Veterans Opportunity Coalition, R-Entertainment, Golden Rule Live, Nielsen and Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services; to offer an annual conference and multi-day networking experience designed to improve the support given to veterans through corporate matchmaking, networking, entrepreneurial connections, and more.

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