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A Bit About Us

For 20 years, the mission of Minorities in Hospitality has been to inspire excellence in hospitality through industry leadership, business connections and community partnerships.


In 1998 in Indianapolis, Indiana a group of hospitality professionals came together to discuss a need for more education and networking opportunities for minority industry professionals. Lead by Jeanna Conner-Bates, the group wanted to create an Indiana based organization that would develop and support individuals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in event planning, tourism and conference management. Minorities in Hospitality (MiH) was created to inspire excellence for minority hospitality professionals.  


MiH is a multicultural professional organization that works to develop and support individuals and organizations to enhance the pool of qualified minority candidates in the industry. MiH provides a networking environment for career and business growth; educational programming for professional and leadership development; and opportunities for community engagement through philanthropy.


In June 2018, MiH received 501c3 nonproft status.  

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