Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group (TIMBG)
Invites you to attend a Panel Presentation on the theme of 

Social Entrepreneurship
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
6:30 – 8:00 PM

Venue:  Casa Azafran Community Center
2195 Nolensville Pk., Nashville (just north of the I-440 corridor)
(Parking available in front of the building and across Nolensville Pk.) 


Hosted by Jose Gonzalez
Conexion Americas, Financial Director

Corporate Sponsor: 
Transamerica:  O
ne of the world's leading financial services companies
Catered by 
King Tut's: offering a mix of Egyptian and Mediterranean style cuisine

Panelists/presenters consisting of a sampling of the resident partners in Casa Azafran
as well as a selection of TIMBG members who have embarked on a social enterprise or aspire to do so.

Funded by public and private donations and grants, Casa Azafran was opened in December 2012 and is now home to Conexion Americas as well as nine non-profit resident partners. These include the American Muslim Advisory Council, Global Education Center and Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. The Casa Azafran facility reflects a combination of Moorish and Spanish design. It includes 2,200 sq. ft. of meeting space, a commercial kitchen, business venues, an art gallery, and a large outdoor patio. The mission of Casa Azafran is reflected in its multi-dimensional mosaic mural titled “Migration”. The spotlight was shined on Casa Azafran on December 9, 2014, during President Obama’s visit to Nashville. In a major national speech advocating for his recent actions on immigration reform the President lauded the work of the city of Nashville and community members in welcoming immigrants.

Now into its second year, the Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group maintains a database of over 350 persons, engaged in businesses and non-profit organizations. This TIMBG event aims at presenting those that share the attributes of a social enterprise. The first part of the program will consist of an introduction to Casa Azafran and several of its resident partners. In the second part representative members of TIMBG will describe how their mission – or business plan – conforms to the attributes of a social enterprise.