Remember the song "Money" by The O'Jays? Go ahead, sing it... Money, money, money, money. Money!
Money. We work for it. We need it. We spend it. We want more of it. At times, we spend more than we have and even take on unnecessary debt that we're taking years to pay off. Too often we're overspending instead of saving and investing. You don't need to earn a lot to save and/or invest.The most important thing is that you start saving and investing now with what you have. This might require a change in the relationship you have with your finances. Yes, there is hope and we're here to get you started if you haven't and to encourage you to keep it up if you're already saving.
Topics of discussion will include:
Bernard Whitsett, II, owner, Legacy Asset Management Board
Bernard earned a BA in Economics and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia and a MBA in Finance and Managerial Economics from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. Bernard has spent his career in the investment industry, first working in Chicago, IL for two money center banks. Then relocating to New York where he was VP, Underwriting Manager and Head Federal Agency Trader for a prominent investment bank. He later worked at Prudential Investments as Manager Director/Principal and Senior Portfolio Manager where he was Assistant Head of the Short Term Fixed Income Desk, a business unit with $46 Billion AUM. Currently, Bernard works with fellow professionals identifying and pursuing consulting and business opportunities from Northern Virginia to NYC.
The purpose of the Chamber Business Diversity Council (CBDC) is to grow and support minority businesses by facilitating the startup of new businesses and the successful running of existing businesses via presentations, discussions, networking, conferences, etc.
CBDC will also host networking events for chamber members & community*. These events are hosted in partnership with other businesses and organizations to further promote and support business diversity:
May Diversity Networking Mixer
September 19 Signature Event (incl. registration/fee)
December Holiday Mixer
*Dates to be announced.