The MBL's monthly Membership Meetings are designed to initiate membership dialogue around issues of mutual concern and to provide opportunities for networking. Business leaders and decision makers are encouraged to attend the meetings to discuss specific business opportunities, potential partnerships, and relatable business topics. The corporate sponsors and partners are also given the opportunity to make presentations that share their corporate message of inclusion and economic development to those in attendance.
Randolph (Randy) Brown, has worked as an internal market research consultant for several Fortune 50 companies. He began working at General Mills, assigned to some well-known established brands and developing new products. While there, he gained an excellent market research foundation of quantitative and qualitative research. In addition to General Mills, he has worked at General Foods and Colgate Palmolive. While at Colgate, Randy served as the Senior Market Research Manager for the Oral Care Division (Colgate Toothpaste, etc.). He was also the senior researcher assigned to the corporate ethnic marketing group.
Upon moving to Richmond, he worked as a consultant for a major market research consulting firm, then founded X-RAY Market Research Services, LLC (the firm is currently not pursuing public sector projects in Virginia). He has served as a Certification Officer for SWaM and the federal Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) programs with the Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (formerly -- Department of Minority Business Enterprise). One of the primary goals of The Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD) is to help small businesses within the Commonwealth to grow.
Randy now serves as the Business Services Manager for Central / South Virginia. His experiences at Fortune 50 companies, his own company, and his role with SBSD, share a common thread and underscore his passion to help businesses grow.
Randy and his wife, Charry, are the proud parents of 2 grown sons. He and Charry currently reside in Chesterfield County.
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Become SWAM certified
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Bring your laptop or tablet and business cards for networking and raffle prizes!!
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