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About PRT

About PRT

The Presidents' RoundTable is an organization of 20 African-American entrepreneurs in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region. Our members employ more than 1,750 workers and oversee and control assets exceeding $1.1 billion.

Founded in 1983, PRT is a results-driven organization of high-growth African-American business owners that strives to improve access to opportunities for all minority entrepreneurs, enhances the quality of life in our communities, helps members build business capacities, and supports them through sharing resources and peer experiences.

The PRT Reach Foundation works in close collaboration with The Presidents' Roundtable to promote social welfare and improve the economic conditions of small and minority businesses, and the community at large.

PRT Reach supports education and encourages college students to become entrepreneurs. In three years PRT Reach has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to minority students in entrepreneurial programs attending historically Black colleges and universities in the region.

PRT Reach seeks to achieve its goal through the use of professional development activities, outreach programs and intellectual works that are not readily accessible through other means (community and business advocacy groups, government agencies, etc).


FOUNDING MEMBERS


B. Tyrous (Terry) Addison
Atlas Insurance Agency

Dorothy Brunson
Brunson Communications (WENB Radio)

Raymond V. Haysbert
Parks Sausage Conmpany

Henry (Hank) Edwards
Community 'foods (Super Pride Supermarkets)

Otis Warren
Otis Warren Real Estate Service

Osborne A. Payne
Broadway Payne (McDonald's Restaurants)

William March
March Funeral Homes

Art Lambert
Lambert Insurance Agency

James McLean
Four Seas Seven Winds Travel Agency

William Jackson
Jackson Oil Company

Rudolph Gustus
G & M Oil Company

J. (Jake) John Oliver
Afro-American Newspapers

Melvin Bilal
Security America Services