MAKING BUSINESS CONNECTIONS COUNT

The WEMC empowers members by providing, tools, expertise, and support allowing them to make informed decisions to build sustainable, profitable, and innovative businesses.

JANUARY 15

 

 

 

 

JANUARY 31

FEBRUARY 28

MARCH 28

MAY 14

MAY 30

JULY 25

 

 

AUGUST 29

SEPTEMBER 30

 

 

NOVEMBER 30

DECEMBER 19

                                               

 

                                           DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING - City of Atlanta

                                           Storefront Redesign Information Session.

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LUNCH 'N LEARN 

11:30 am McDonald’s Training Ctr. 1176 Ralph David Abernathy Blv

 

ANDREW VAZQUEZ Attorney, The Bomar Law Firm, LLC

Understanding the Benefits of Forming Different

Types of Corporations.

Which is right for you and what are the advantages of each type for taxes, retirement, liability, family protection, etc.

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LUNCH 'N LEARN - Members FREE / Non-Members $20

11:30 am McDonald’s Training Ctr. 1176 Ralph David Abernathy Blv

SHIRLEY LANGLEY, CPA, Auditor

New Tax Laws: Strategies to Lower Your Tax Liabilities 

Shirley Langley worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 10 years before opening her firm, the Office of Shirley Langley, CPA. Since starting her practice, she has successfully increased services which include, but is not limited to, financial statement preparation, income tax preparation, consultation and representation before the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities, budgeting/business consulting and payroll processing.

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LUNCH 'N LEARN - Members FREE / Non-Members $20

11:30 am McDonald’s Training Ctr. 1176 Ralph David Abernathy Blv

 

JAYSON CLIFTON

QuickBooks Down and Dirty

Conducted by Jayson Clifton a business guru who has mastered many aspects of accounting and tax strategies that he is able to pass on to business owners. He will provide insight on the use and powerful benEfits of the Quickbooks software. Members can receive 50% off the QB product for the first 6 months.

 

SPECIAL SESSION - FREE

11:30 am / Empire Board of Realists

An Afternoon with the SBA

Moderator

CASANDRA SMITH

Presenters

Terri Denison – District Director SBA Georgia District Office

Carol L. Thompson - Area Director, SBA,

Office of Government Contracting

Van Tran - Director, SBA’s 8 (a) Program

Francine Morris - Procurement Analyst SBA,

Office of Policy Planning and Liaison

Diane Adoma - CEO, Diane Adoma Consulting, LLC

100 Women/ $100 Million Initiative

LUNCH 'N LEARN - FREE 

11:30 am McDonald’s Training Ctr. 1176 Ralph David Abernathy Blv 

DAYNA THOMAS

Trademark Law - Attorney Jasmyn Robinson of Dayna Thomas Law

How to protect your brand.  

 

 

LUNCH 'N LEARN - FREE 

11:30 am McDonald’s Training Ctr. 1176 Ralph David Abernathy Blv. 

The “How To” of Working With BANKS" 

Doing Business With Banks

 

BANK representatives from PNC, Rise Financial, Unity and Wells Fargo will discuss their products for small businesses. Topics will focus on

  • How to research, apply, and secure loans

  • Banking products and programs available

  • How to be prepared and stay viable

  

 

 

LUNCH 'N LEARN - FREE 

11:30 am McDonald’s Training Ctr. 1176 Ralph David Abernathy Blv. 

Tips for Successful Social Media Marketing

MONICA HOWARD

Creating pathways and strategies to help reach social media goals

for small businesses.

 

RECEPTION FOR STOREFRONT AWARDEES

6 - 8:00 PM Gallery 992, 992 RDA Blvd.

AWARDEES

Gallery 992                                         640 West Community Cafe 

West End Print Shop                         West End Nails

Salon 20 West                                    Caribbean Delight

Pop-up Shop                                      Bakari’s Pizza & Lounge

SHOP SMALL BUSINESS IN THE WEST END

The Saturday after Black Friday will entertain visitors to the Wet End commercial district for Shop Small Day. Focus will be on HERITAGE HUB businesses because of their unique presence as Afrocentric and cultural heritage identity.  All other business who agree to participate will also be featured on the interactive map.

LEGENDARY LEGENDS 

5 - 8:00 PM Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples  Street

The first conversation of our Legendary Legends Series

An Intimate  Conversation with Willie A. Watkins / 5-6 PM

This successful businessman will share his story of wins,

losses and overcoming adversity. 

 This conversation will be followed by the WEMC Holiday reception

BANKS PRESENT

• Wells Fargo Bank

• Unity Bank

• PNC Bank

• Rise Financial       Center

Most meetings and events are held

the last Thursday of the month.

  • BUSINESS MEETINGS

  • SEMINARS

  • WORKSHOPS

  • NETWORKING EVENTS

  • COMMUNITY PROJECTS

  • VENDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

2019 PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Principal Designer - Myrna Fuller