MBAs Blame It On The Alcohol At NBMBAA Conference In Orlando; Hear Je’ Wesley, MBA Speak To Media

Written by: Je’ Wesley Day, MBA

Attendees say that they had too much fun at The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Finale party that closed out on Friday, September 25, 2015 and “Blame It On The Alcohol”.  This was the 37th annual conference with over 3,000 people in attendance, sponsored by Pepsi at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida. The “MBA Live” finale party featured performances from the multi-platinum T-Pain, super producer and infamous ‘hype man’ DJ Khaled, and producer and local favorite DJ Nasty. The night concluded with a surprise performance from the legendary, Uncle Luke.

MBAs from across the world were in attendance to establish new relationships, enhance their skills through workshops, and find new careers at the career fair. The NBMBAA is located in my hometown of Chicago, Illinois and was established in 1970 at a two day conference held at the University of Chicago. The organization is dedicated to fostering the development of African Americans. “Our conference serves as a catalyst that creates innovation and development opportunities,” said Jesse J. Tyson, President and CEO of NBMBAA.

Meanwhile, who said MBAs don’t know how to party? Pepsi provided complimentary alcohol and non-alcohol drinks for guests. See recipes below:

Pepsi provided recipes and complimentary cocktails (alcohol and non-alcohol).

Pepsi provided recipes and complimentary cocktails (alcohol and non-alcohol).

For free cocktails, there’s very little to critique, my review here is simply “Thank You, Pepsi.” Click on the Education tab to find the details of each recipe at .