Shining a light on five inspiring entrepreneurs


MBE Magazine – by Tanya Isley

MBE magazine enjoys highlighting entrepreneurs and small business owners who are innovative, excel at growing their businesses, give back to their communities, or overcome some form of adversity. For this, our 35th Anniversary entrepreneurs who have demonstrated overall business excellence, unique vision, and innovation.


35th Anniversary issue of MBE Magazine


A young man who brings a colorful palette of beauty to an otherwise monochromatic corporate arena; a youth circus performer who now juggles the demands of assisting diverse businesses through the certification process: the president and CEO of one of the fastest- growing technology staffing companies who takes a people-centric approach that benefits his company, clients, and employees; the Native American owner of a graphic design firm who started with virtually no money or technology and now oversees a design ‘superstore’ with a 5,000-square-foot studio and production facility; and a heart-led leader who expands his meetings and events company to points south and west.


Click here to read their stories in this issue of MBE Magazine.





About Ralph Weaver
Ralph founded East West Connection (EWC) in 1990 and has built the company into a diverse global organization. Ralph formerly headed East West Consulting, which specialized in marketing communications and public relations. He held leadership positions in marketing communications and public relations for pharmaceutical and healthcare industry companies including Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

About East West Connection (EWC)
EWC is a full-service meetings, events and incentive trips company with a track record of excellence spanning over 28 years. EWC has established a presence around the world delivering unique and memorable experiences. EWC is an industry leader having produced thousands of domestic and international meetings, from strategic concept to successful completion that are designed and tailored to meet its client’s business goals and objectives. EWC’s motto, we “Collaborate. Communicate. Create.” is not just a tagline; it lives at the core of its company culture, in its processes, and is its promise to clients. For more information please visit or call (908) 713-9655.

About MBE Magazine –

Minority Business Entrepreneur (MBE) magazine is published bi-monthly by Enterprise Publishing Inc. and serves as a nationwide forum for minority and women business owners, corporations and government agencies concerned with minority and women business enterprise development.

MBE magazine examines affirmative action and procurement programs in the public and private sectors, and provides in-depth coverage of crucial issues affecting the growth and survival of minority- and woman-owned businesses. Each issue also features the success story of a prominent minority or female entrepreneur whose life and accomplishments may serve as a role model for others.


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