Sunday, May 11, 2008

Will Oprah Come To Charlotte?

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 5/11/2008 No comments
It looks like the Big O may be coming to the QC. It's being reported that Oprah Winfrey's company Harpo Inc. has been named Black Enterprise's company of the year. The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference is being held in Charlotte this week, May 14-17, and Oprah will be honored at an event on Friday. But the report of Oprah being honored doesn't clearly say that she will be in attendance (being a journalist has made me a skeptic). I could easily see some other executive from Harpo accepting the award, which would be understandable since it is in fact the company that's being honored, and Oprah's time is in such high demand. But she may very well show up at the Westin Friday (I'll update you if I'm able to confirm it).

I hope Oprah does come because I'm attending the conference, but with so many events scheduled over the four days I'm trying to figure out which ones I will go to. An event that features Oprah Winfrey is a no-brainer. There's also a town hall forum being held Thursday night that's hosted by Ed Gordon and features the Reverend Al Sharpton, Chuck D., and Kimberly Osorio as panelists. I'll be at that one, too. Click here to learn more about the conference.


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