Published on: Jul. 2, 2024
Georgia Chamber Hosts Future of Small Business Event in Atlanta

The Georgia Chamber’s Future of Small Business event will be held on July 16, 2024, at Invesco in Atlanta. This event will spotlight the latest trends and innovative solutions crucial for the growth of small businesses in Georgia.

Key speakers include Holly Wade from the National Federation of Independent Business Research Center and Crystal Blackwell from Staffing One Inc., who will discuss talent development and social capital. Melissa Dark from Georgia FLEX will provide insights on building a robust small business talent pipeline, while Jamie Stewart from Comcast Business and Tiara Berry from Fiserv will explore corporate partnerships. Veronica Maldonado-Torres from the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Melvin Coleman from the Atlanta Black Chambers will discuss the importance of partnerships with minority-owned businesses.

Although held in Atlanta, Savannah businesses can benefit from the insights shared. More details and registration can be found by clicking HERE for those interested in attending.

Georgia Chamber Future of Small Business

Small Businesses represent almost all businesses in the state and employ millions of Georgians. Responsible for significant job creation and innovations, fostering their growth amidst challenges and uncertainty is vital. Join us on Tuesday, July 16th, to dive deep into top trends for small businesses and have solutions-oriented discussions about talent development and building social capital.

Key Speakers and Topics:

National and Statewide Small Business Trends
Holly Wade, Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business Research Center

Developing the Small Business Talent Pipeline
Crystal Blackwell, President and CEO, Staffing One Inc.
Melissa Dark, Executive Director, Georgia FLEX

Connecting with Corporate Partners
Jamie Stewart, Sr Director-SMB Field Sales, Big South Region, Comcast Business
Tiara Berry, Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Community Engagement Strategy, Fiserv

Building Partnerships with Georgia Minority-Owned Businesses
Veronica Maldonado- Torres, President and CEO, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Melvin Coleman, President and CEO, Atlanta Black Chambers

Existing Resources for Small Business
UGA Small Business Development Center

Networking Lunch

Register Here

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