On Wednesday, April 14th, the Finance, Banking & Business hosted four guest speakers.

  • The first guest speaker, Mr. Marlon White, is the president of the Black Business Investment Corporation (BBIC).
  • The second guest speaker, Ms. Thais Sullivan, is the Senior Vice President – National Director for Community Lending for Valley National Bank.
  • The third guest speaker, Mr. Frank Hayden, is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity.
  • The fourth guest speaker, Ms. Sandra Hammerstein, is the Procurement Program Compliance Officer for the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Guest speakers discussed their work and answered questions. Members then discussed their small business survey.

As a follow-up to this meeting, the small business survey will be edited and finalized. Subcommittee members will also give recommendations on how and where to distribute the survey. In addition, subcommittee members will help promote the June 12th Action Summit.

Upcoming Subcommittee Meeting Information

The next (virtual) Finance, Banking & Business subcommittee meeting is next week on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Zoom link to join: https://zoom.us/j/91723805795.

Subcommittee members will host a panel of business owners to hear about their personal experiences of owning and running a business in West Palm Beach.

Remember, you’re allowed to ask questions and make comments at these meetings! We’d love to see you there! We’d love to see you there!

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