Terry Hardy

Project Manager and Public Speaker in Chicago, Illinois

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I brought to you the Ride for HOPE Ride for CHANGE™ and I had the privilege of serving as the Illinois State Logistics Director for the MLK M5 Project/Million Motorcyclist Motorcade (a national motorcyclists fundraising effort for the National Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial scheduled to be built in Washington, D.C. - $100k raised) and Former Business Manager of the Brothers of Soul MC where I create the first of its kind social network for motorcyclists before the popularity of Facebook.

In 2007, I established a not-for-profit division BPM Protech Companies, Inc. The new venture, BPM Community Development Corporation (BPMCDC)) was initially established for the purpose of training inner-city youth construction estimating via digital plans (construction drawings) and specifications. What's that?! Right! It's emerging technology... and children are the future. To that end, we were the recipient of a grant from the manufacturer of the software used in the training. It was surprising to see the support we were able to obtain in this important venture. With this arrangement we were able to merge with the meaning behind the name BPM, Building, Partnering and Mentoring. The words of Zig Ziglar rang true as our efforts were made manifest, "You can get anything you want in life for a long as you help enough other people get what they want".

It really does take a village to raise a child. And it takes a strong nation to bind a people. I encourage you to use your knowledge and experience to mentor a young person and be a source of encouragement for so called, "grown folks". So from Monday thru Friday BPMCDC maintained its meaning until the weekend when Building was substituted for Bikers. Partnering and Mentoring.

This is how the World of Soul® Motorcycle Community network of 9,600 motorcyclists and clubs was born. From the experience World of Soul® products, programs, services and events were developed.

In 2011, BPMCDC became Ride for CHANGE Ride for HOPE Foundation.

Today, our partners include Chicago Public Schools, Oracle Corporation, Illinois Department of Transportation and several Historically Black Colleges & Universities.

Contact me to speak about our unique opportunities at your next meeting or event.