September 10, 2014 PD&N Event – Errick Young,
Our Networking and Professional Development meeting in September will highlight Errick Young, of Orange County. He has a sparkling personality that will brighten any room. Errick will be offering his perspective of Minority and Small Business Development in his own words.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Registration and Networking 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Meeting 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
The venue will be Logan’s Roadhouse, located at 3060 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL if you are lost and need directions you can call the restaurant at (407) 351-4599.
Each N-PD meeting will earn you ½ of a CEU’s, accumulated annually rounded down to the nearest whole unit.
Expect the meeting announcement along with a link to the menu this weekend. Please respond by Next Friday September 5, 2014 so we can be ready.
Errick Young, Manager, Orange County Business Development Division
Errick has worked in the Public Sector for 28 years. He began his career with Westinghouse and Sun Bank before moving to the Public Sector with Volusia County as its first Minority and Women Business Enterprise Coordinator. Participating in various purchasing activities, his major projects there included the construction of the $17 million Administrative Services Center, $30 million Criminal Justice Facility and the $50 million renovation of the Daytona Beach International Airport, all of which utilized the services for small, minority, and women owned businesses. After serving in that position for more than 7 years, he joined the Orlando Utilities Commission.
His first major project after joining the Orlando Utilities Commission in 1992 was the construction of the $600 million Stanton Energy Center. Minority and women businesses were given opportunities to participate in many facets of energy construction that they had never been exposed to before. After participating in many successful projects, over a 17 year period, totaling approximately $1 Billion, he left OUC in November of 2009 and has consistently been sharing the positive story of Orange County Government and minority and women utilization with what he thinks is “The Best Kept Secret” in Central Florida.
He is supported by a staff of seven professionals and two interns, which share one goal. That being the inclusiveness of Ready, Willing, and Able Minority, Women, and more recently, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business to provide goods and services necessary for the County to carry out its obligations to the citizens of Orange County. He is in the process of rebranding himself as the small business cheerleader. He presently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Central North Florida Minority Business Development Council.
Married to his wife Theresa for 31 years, he is the happy father of 2 girls and 2 boys, Jantzen, Shantel, Rikki, and Ellis.