Northeast Florida Economic Opportunity Summit

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The First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce (http://www.fcaacc.org) is hosting the second annual Northeast Florida Economic Opportunity Summit on Wednesday September 9, 2009, at the Jacksonville Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

The First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce (http://www.fcaacc.org) is hosting the second annual Northeast Florida Economic Opportunity Summit on Wednesday September 9, 2009, at the Jacksonville Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

You may register for this event at: http://nefeos.eventbrite.com/ or by calling 904-652-1500. Sponsors of the event include Access Florida Finance Corporation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CSX Corporation and State Farm Florida Insurance Company. The First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce has committed to making a contribution to the entire community through social entrepreneurship. "On behalf of our outstanding sponsors we are pleased to announce this value-added event. In addition to the sponsors, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Prudential, Haven Hospice, Florida Black Chamber, Wealth Watchers, Work Source, Sam's Club, Baptist Medical Center, Mass Mutual, Winn Dixie, Walmart, JaxPort and more will have representatives on hand to offer employment opportunities, small business development, and/or general information about their products/services."

John William Templeton, co-founder of National Black Business Month, will be a featured speaker. He will discuss the 31 Ways, 31 Days approach of National Black Business Month and share findings from Walls Come Tumbling Down: State of Black Business, sixth edition.

In addition, Access Florida Finance Corporation will kick-off their Business Plan Writing Contest with three (3) prizes available up to $2500. There will be opportunities for small business development and networking, learning about cultural economics, how to manage a non-profit organization, how to brand yourself for a new career path, roundtables and more! Dr. Carlton Robinson, President of the First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce, is extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with strong organizations that recognize the value-added components of social entrepreneurship and community development. He is looking forward to an event that will educate and empower individuals, strengthen communities, increase opportunities, and stimulate the local economy for months to come.

Contact:

Dr. Carlton Robinson
First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce
904-652-1500
http://nefeos.eventbrite.com/

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