African Professionals Network founded and registered in Ohio as a professional networking organization
Apnet launched monthly networking mixers
Launched annual brunch for the elderly (partnership with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly)
Book Club & Golf Clinic
Launched Book Club & Moscato, and Golf Clinic /Scramble
Held symposium on the topic of Financial Independence
Partnered with American Red Cross, Flying Pig Marathon & Girl On The Run
Launched yearly Family Event @ Lake Isabella
Held symposium on the topic of Celebrating Excellence in the Community
Partnered with Cincinnati Museum to celebrate Passport to the African Cultural Festival
Celebrated International Red Cross Day
Held symposium on the topic of The Role of African Professionals in the Tri-State Economy
Launched APNET Cooking Sessions
World Refugee Day
Partnered with Refugee Connect to launched annual world soccer tournament
WLWT & NIKITA partnership
Held symposium on the topic of Gain the Edge: Networking, Business and Community Engagement
Held membership engagement mixer
Becoming a Non-Profit
APNET became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Mentoring program launched
Held family event at the park
Started bimonthly business/networking events
Held symposium on the topic of Connecting Diverse Talents
Africa’s Stories: Music, Art, Culture and Excellence
New Partnership with InterNations to celebrate Africa
Launched APNET Columbus, Ohio Chapter. Held APNET Cincinnati-Columbus joint mixer.
Held APNET Cincinnati-Columbus joint mixer
New Resident Member at Union Hall
APNET Cincinnati became a resident member at Union Hall (Cintrifuse/Startup Cincinnati)
Africa-America Trade Summit
Helped organize the Africa-America Trade Summit and Office of Opportunities at the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
Partnered with New African Immigrant Commission (NAIC); APNET president appoint by Governor Kasich to serve on the commission. Ohio State officials met APNET leaders. Invitation extended for APNET to present at the Small Business Statewide conference in Columbus.
Held symposium on the topic of Startups: Fostering Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Re-Launched Entrepreneurship program
To connect entrepreneurs/businesses to resources
Established partnership with Dinsmore & Shohl through Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio to help with code of regulations/bylaws for APNET in our efforts to go national
FC Cincinnati Partnership
APNET partnered with FC Cincinnati
Held Symposium on the topic of Unlocking Africa’s Potential to the Community
Greater Cincinnati Complete Count 2020 Census initiative
APNET selected by Major John Cranley to be part of the Greater Cincinnati Complete Count 2020 Census initiative.
Help organized International Symposium on Africa
APNET leader recognized at the state level
Governor DeWine reappointed APNET’s President to serve a 2-yr term on the New African Immigrants Commission (NAIC) & various APNET members served on the NAIC sub committees.
APNET Mentoring Program
APNET Mentoring program changed to a school-based program
First Virtual Event
Held first Business/Networking virtual event
First Paint & Celebrate Event and First Listening Session with WCPO Channel 9
Virtual Anniversary Celebration
3-Day Virtual APNET 10-Yr Anniversary Celebration
APNET proclamation- Mayor John Cranley
APNET was awarded proclamation by the city of Cincinnati
APNET Prof. PLO Lumumba
APNET AfriFest (Rebranded)
Immigrant Business Roundtable Forum
APNET partners with Drip Coffee Lounge, ECDI, Cincinnati Compass, La Mega Media, Latina Entrepreneur Academy, and the City of Cincinnati.
APNET Celebrated Community Excellence
Celebration, Awards & Scholarships
2nd Proclamation Awarded to APNET
Hamilton County Boards of Commissioners awarded a proclamation to APNET.
Partnership with CCHMC HealthVine, YMCA, and LifeCenter
Provided health awareness and vaccine clinics.
AfriFest Cincy: Taste of Africa
Over 45 small businesses participated
APNET Received Community Leader Award
APNET leaders received the community leader award at the Cincinnati Compass event.
APNET Visited City Hall
We had meetings with the mayor and vice-mayor of Cincinnati.
APNET Relaunched Business/Entrepreneurship Workshops
It provides knowledge, community, networking, and mentoring to support participants
in starting and/or expanding their businesses