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May / June 2017

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B M & T ••• May/June 2017 ••• 5 PUBLISHER/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Solomon J. Herbert ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/ EDITOR Gloria Herbert GRAPHIC DESIGN: POP MEDIA GROUP Robert Ingram GRAPHIC ARTIST/WEBMASTER Solomon J. Hebert II FOCUS ON M.I.C.E. EDITOR Matthew Thomas RELIGIOUS REVIEW EDITOR Patrice Kelly TECH NEWS EDITOR William G. Herbert CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Rebecca Bernard Edith Billups Victoria Head Brienne Herbert Roy Jay Cheray O'Neal SALES MANAGERS Regina Buggs Willa Robinson MARKETING/EDITORIAL CONSULTANT'S Hank Harris Andrew Ingraham O.J. Webb OFFICE MANAGER Dorothy Canty HUMAN RESOURCES Barbara Harper For high quality article reprints of 100 or more, please contact Reprint Management Services at (717)399-1900. COVER STORY • TAKING THE FAMILY: TRAVEL FOR BUSINESS & PLEASURE FEATURES • CARMEL BY THE SEA: THE DREAM GETAWAY • BM&T'S GREAT GAMING ROUNDUP • BM&T'S CHAMPIONS AWARDS AND MENTORING PROGRAM POISED TO UNFOLD DURING CBCF'S LEGISLATIVE WEEKEND IN DC AREA GUIDES DETROIT, BALTIMORE, AUSTIN, BARBADOS May 3-5 Belize Tourism Expo (BETEX 2017). Visit or contact them at for more information. May 6-7 2017 Scuba Show, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA. May 6-13 These Women Mean Business Cruise presented by the Information Diva and Victoria Falk aboard MSC Divina, beginning and end- ing in Miami, with stops in ports at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Gorge Town, Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Mexico, and Nassau, Bahamas. (310) 497-1640 May 8-12 2017 Humane Society of the U.S. Animal Care Expo, Ocean Center and the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, Daytona Beach, FL. www.- May 17-20 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, Marriott Marquis, Houston. summit/ May 22 The LaGrant Foundation 19th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception, General Motors Heritage Center, Detroit, MI. https://- May 25 13th Annual Diversity Day Business Symposium Summit & Health & Job Expo, hosted by the Regional Black Chamber of Commerce & its United Community Partners, LAX Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA (818) 464-3484 or May 31 Asian American Advertising Federation (3AF) 2017 Asian Marketing Boot Camp, Los Angeles, CA. June 1-2 Asian American Advertising Federation (3AF) 2017 Asian Marketing Summit, Los Angeles, CA. June 7 Boutique Hotel Investment Conference, The Times Center, New York, NY. For more information visit June 9 Rum & Rhythm Benefit, pre- sented by the CTO Foundation, Capitale, New York, NY. www.Carib- boutique-hotel-investment-confer- ence/. July 3-10 8th Annual eGroup X- Change MICE Conference at Sea, Vancouver – Alaska round-trip. July 4-8 International AIM Convention COGIC, Cincinnati, OH. (901) 947-9358 July 11-18 NPN 20127 Southeast Asia Leadership Summit & Music Festival at Sea, Scenic Spirit" river cruise ship. southeast-asia-2017/ August 2-4 Game Changer NSN Conference, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL. August 9-13 NABJ Convention & Career Fair, New Orleans, LA. (301) 505-0248 or August 17 Women's Symposium, sponsored by California Black Chamber of Commerce, Oakland, CA. (916) 463-0178 or August 17-19 Ron Brown Business & Economic Summit, sponsored by California Black Chamber of Com- merce, Oakland, CA. (916) 463-0178 or August 19 Youth Summit, spon- sored by California Black Chamber of Commerce, Oakland, CA. (916) 463- 0178 or September 15-16 APTA National Forum 2017, Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA. (858) 488-0551 October 1-4 Travel Agent Miami 2017 Forum, Miami Hyatt, Miami, FL. November 10-13 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), New Orleans, LA. For more informa- tion, visit November 15-19 National Alliance of Black School Educators, New Orleans, LA. http://www.nabse.- org/conf_events.html The Authority on African-American Conventions & Leisure Travel MAY/JUNE 2017 B L A C K M E E T I N G S T O U R I S M Meeting and incentive planners can keep abreast of discount offers and package deals being offered by visiting Black Meetings & Tourism's website – blackmeetingsand- – and clicking on the "Meeting Planner Packages" link. Here you will find many cost saving and often time sensitive deals that can help you bring your meeting in on time and under budget. MEETING PLANNER PACKAGES FOR GREAT SAVINGS COMING IN: JULY/AUGUST 2017

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