Chamber Business Diversity Council Networking Meeting: THINKING FINANCIALLY

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Name: Chamber Business Diversity Council Networking Meeting: THINKING FINANCIALLY
Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, online registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:


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:

  • Budget
  • Debt
  • Savings
  • Investments

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.

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
2nd Floor of the Jefferson School City Center
Charlottesville, VA 
Date/Time Information:
4th Thursday of each month*

*Subject to change due to chamber or other CBDC-related events. Advance notice will be given. 
Contact Information:
Andrea D. Copeland-Whitsett
Monthly meetings free to attend
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