It's a chance for small and minority business owners to network and support each other. The med committee held a reception Monday evening with that purpose in mind.
More than 200 people were expected to attend the conference.
Med Director Ben Harris says the number of local minority businesses continues to increase, and this week serves an important need.
Ben says, "For so long minority businesses like all small businesses struggle every day, so what we're doing we're acknowledging the contributions of minority businesses to the economic well being of the community."
The celebration continues through Friday with workshops at the Tallahassee Community College downtown campus.