Highlighting & Celebrating The Small Business Community

September 28, 2024 | 5PM

Join us for an evening of celebration and recognition of our #TeamBOND members and powerhouses in the small business community! Help BOND ring in 7 years as an organization with lots of awesome surprises in store!

The Rockwell Center
1199 Joyner Avenue
Tupelo, MS 38801

Featured Speaker: Dr. Mary Parker

Mary Parker is a trailblazing entrepreneur whose journey is a testament to the power of determination and vision. From humble beginnings in Mississippi, where she grew up with sharecroppers, Mary’s story is one of resilience and achievement. As the President/CEO of the first and largest African American woman-owned security services firm in the United States, ALL N ONE Security, she transformed a small venture into a powerhouse with over 800 employees, making history in the security industry.


But Mary’s story is about more than just business success; it’s about embodying qualities like curiosity, courage, vision, and commitment. With faith as her compass, she founded The Mary Parker Foundation, dedicated to investing in under-resourced communities and empowering individuals to thrive. Through scholarships, educational resources, and community initiatives like Junction 2800, a multipurpose center in southwest Atlanta, Mary is making a tangible difference in people’s lives.


As an inspirational speaker and author, Mary shares her journey, aiming to empower others to pursue their dreams. She believes in the principle of “If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me,” and through her philanthropic efforts and community outreach, she is living that motto every day.

Mary’s greatest joy lies in teaching and mentoring young entrepreneurs, sharing invaluable insights, and fostering partnerships that pave the way for success. She hopes to leave a legacy as a voice for the voiceless and a champion for underserved communities, ensuring access to essential resources like health, education, and wellness.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Mary is an ordained minister, a proud mother of one daughter, and grandmother to three granddaughters. Her life is a testament to the transformative power of determination, compassion, and unwavering faith.

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