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Strategies and Celebrations for Minority Business Owners: a Panel Discussion

Wednesday, January 27 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Colette Douglas in front of buildingHear from local minority business owners in this virtual program on strategies for moving your business forward, recent successes even under the pandemic, and learn specifics about the benefits of getting certified as a woman-owned or minority-owned business. For aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners alike. Presented on Zoom in partnership with the Washtenaw Community College Entrepreneurship Center.

Our moderator Ms. Colette Douglas is a certified WBE and black female business owner and president of Elite Customer Service (ECS), an Ann Arbor, Michigan based consulting firm. ECS brings business etiquette training with a focus on customer service and ethics delivered on virtual platform—live and on demand. Colette brings 30 years of experience to the business community. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and her Master’s of Science Administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She also holds a certificate in Building High-Performing Business from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover New Hampshire.
Mr. Satish Ramade smiling

Panelist Satish Ramade is a business owner, technologist and entrepreneur. Satish founded and runs Agile Zone, a software company providing Digital Marketing and eCommerce solutions for businesses of all sizes. Satish lives in Superior Township with his wife and three children.


Panelist Pamela Smith is CEO and Managing Member of PTS Compliance Consulting, LLC. As
the owner, she provides certification documentation review for women, minority, and veteranPhoto of businesswoman Ms. Pamela Smith owned businesses. Pamela is currently a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National
Council (WBENC), the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDCo), and the  National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Greater Detroit Chapter.  She has helped over 80 companies become certified as Women Business Enterprises, Minority Business Enterprises, and/or Veteran Owned Businesses.

Contact Paula Drummond: 734-482-4110 x1306 if you have questions about Zoom.

Registration Required. Register below or call 734-482-4110 x2411 to register. We’ll send you the Zoom meeting information a few days before the event.



Ypsilanti, MI United States
(734) 482-4110


Ypsilanti District Library
WCC Entrepreneurship Center
We're pleased to continue offering remote services while our buildings are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. More info.