The Dr. Vibe Show™

Black Canada Talking™ is a live online event that provides Black Canadians opportunity to give their takes and POVs on stories that are of importance to them.

Our guest on the October 31, 2021 edition of Black Canada Talking™ was Doug Minter.

Experienced professional in Business Development, Operational Leadership, Innovation and strategy, and with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management within the Chamber of Commerce industry (13 years) in both the USA & Canada. Strong sales professional skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Negotiation, Government Procurement, Budgeting, and Business Planning.

He served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps (Desert Storm Veteran) as a combat engineer as well as three years with the US Forestry Department as an initial attach firefighter. His time as a serial entrepreneur combined with his public service has prepared him as a leader during turbulent times and change.

Minter owned the largest black owned independent insurance agency in the State of Tn which he sold in 2008 prior to entering the Chamber of Commerce profession. As a serial entrepreneur he also started one of the first Valet Parking firms in East Tennessee. As a chamber of commerce executive, he served as chair of the Diversity Division of Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives for 5 years.

Recently he has adapted his skillsets to focus on ecosystem development and entrepreneurial programming. as founder of the Propel Mentor-Protege program and the Propel Mastermind program, I have been able to counsel over 1500 entrepreneurs and create over 100 million in economic development and over 1000 jobs. He is now a management consultant for the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce and is chair of the Entrepreneurship Sub-committee for the Mentorship & Sponsorship Committee for the Black North Initiative.

During our conversation, Doug talked about:

– Growing up in Eastern Tennessee
– What his parents instilled in him
– His passion for business and entrepreneurship giving him an avenue to connect people and make money at it
– Chamber of Commerce and his involvement with it
– Some of his business journey including buying, running and selling an insurance agency
– the impact that serving during Desert Storm and how it impacted him as a Black man and a business man
– Some of his Knoxville Chamber Of Commerce journey
– What brought Doug to Brampton, Ontario
– Getting involved with the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce
– The Underground Railroad bike ride (The Unity Ride 2018)
– Him feeling that there is a Black Renaissance happening in Canada and how entrepreneurship and leadership are key components of the Black Renaissance

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Dr. Vibe
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