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Alliance Partners are companies who recognize the conference as a key leadership development program for their employees or customers by sending 5 or more members of their organization to the conference. Please see the Alliance Partners page for more information.

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2010 Conference Alliance Partners


Eloqua helps clients dramatically accelerate revenue growth. Eloqua provides powerful business insight to inform marketing and sales decisions today that drive revenue growth tomorrow.  The company's mission is to make its customers the fastest growing companies on earth. Thousands of customers rely on the power of Eloqua to execute, automate and measure programs that accelerate revenue growth. Eloqua is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, with offices in Toronto, London, Singapore and throughout North America.  Eloqua customers, including Adobe, American Express, AON, Dow Jones, ADP, Fidelity, Polycom, and National Instruments, rely on the power of Eloqua to drive revenue performance. Eloqua is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, with offices in Toronto, London, Singapore and throughout North America. For more information, visit , call 866-327-8764, or email

Federated Investors, Inc

Over the last half-century, Federated Investors has grown to become one of the nation’s largest investment managers.  Federated understands the importance of diversification and allocation in reducing overall portfolio volatility and offers style-consistent investment products including domestic and international equity, fixed-income and money market mutual funds as well as a variety of separately managed account options.  We continue to develop competitive and innovative products and create new applications for existing products to meet investors’ evolving financial needs. For more information, visit

General Mills

One of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2009 global net sales of US$15.9 billion, including the company's $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales. Visit

MCS Industries, Inc.
National Safety Apparel
North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development (NCIMED)

NCIMED is a statewide nonprofit organization representing the interest of underdeveloped and underutilized sectors of the state's economic base. The Institute's working philosophy is that information and business development are critical to wealth creation and to building the asset base among low-wealth sectors of the population.

We specialize in:

  • assisting established businesses with our Minority Business Enterprise Center™;
  • helping women who are interested in starting a business or growing their business with our Women's Business Center of North Carolina;
  • providing financial and business education;
  • and working with partners to eliminate minority health issues that affect the workplace.