Supplier Development and Diversity

Prince George's County, Maryland

County Executive, Teenage Entrepreneur ‘Wow’ Attendees During 2nd Annual Prince George’s County Business Expo

For Immediate Release: 11/19/2013 3:00 PM

Contact: Denise Roberts Outreach Program Manager Supplier Development & Diversity Division Prince George's County 301-883-6480—office, 240-417-8013—mobile

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and special teenage speaker, Gabrielle J. Williams wowed more than 500 attendees with two riveting speeches at the 2013 Prince George’s County Business Conference & Expo last week at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on the campus of the University of Maryland College Park.

“Today’s conference is about the opportunity for you to be a part of Prince George’s County’s growth. We want to expose you to the people, agencies and departments that are procuring services,” said Baker.  “We want to expose you to each other so you can develop strategic partnerships with other small businesses and major corporations.  My administration is committed to helping you grow your businesses so we can march toward success together.” 

The 2nd Annual Prince George’s County Business Conference & Expo was a phenomenal event for corporate, local, small, minority, disadvantaged and veteran-owned businesses. “Opportunities Knocking at Your Door,” the theme of the Expo, was focused on showing companies how to access capital, propel their businesses, and build prime contractor/subcontractor relationships and learn about future business opportunities.

Morning breakout panels included Procurement Opportunities Around the Region, Access to Capital and Resources, Legislative Updates – A Global View, and a "Meet The Primes" forum.  There was also an afternoon Business 2 Business Matchmaking Exchange, exhibitors’ gallery and networking sessions.

Our exciting luncheon program was headlined by The Honorable Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince George’s County Executive and a very special speaker, Miss Gabrielle J. Williams, a 13-year-old entrepreneur and Amazon #1 Bestseller of “The Making of a Young Entrepreneur.”

"I am grateful for the opportunity to speak to many of Prince George's County's most successful business people during the Power Luncheon. I did not expect to receive such a great response from my speech and my book,” said Williams. “I think it is very important that today's business leaders are there to mentor young entrepreneurs by helping them identify their unique value in business and in life. I'm guessing attendees agreed by their response. Thank you for inviting me."

This conference was made possible because of a host of sponsoring partners including: MGM National Harbor, Wells Fargo, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, CSA Group, and Corvias Solutions.

The 2013 Expo was streamed live on the web for those who were unable to attend.  You can access the prerecorded version of the opening session and power luncheon on the web at

Video streaming was sponsored and provided by Breasia Productions, located in Laurel, Maryland. For more information on Breasia Productions, you can visit