A Day of Micro Enterprise Education and Funding Resources
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

• Small is BIG! Micro Enterprise Conference - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
• GMEN 21st Anniversary Luncheon 2018 - Federal Reserve Bank
• SpeedCollab Networking Event for the Georgia Film & TV Community

Register today for this exciting conference HERE!

Small Is BIG! Conference

Join us for the GMEN18 Small Is BIG! Conference, a day of continued education, funding opportunities and networking for Micro-Enterprise Development Organizations (MDO). Presented at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, participants will interact with MDO trainers, funders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and business professionals as we celebrate the work that we do and continue to learn best practices to serve the community.

Session Format: Panel followed by group breakouts.

Agenda - Thursday, September 13th

  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. | GMEN18 Small Is BIG! Registration

  • 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. | Breakfast Session
    -- Welcome and History of GMEN
    -- State of Small Business Development in Georgia and the Southeast
    -- Sarah Riggs Amico, Keynote Speaker

  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Session One: Small Is BIG! - Maximizing Technology to Reach and Make Millions

  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    GMEN18 21st Anniversary Luncheon - Small Is BIG!

  • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Session Two: The Atlanta Wealthy Building Initiative: Building African American Wealth Through Business Development 

  • 1:30-4:15 p.m. | Private Business Consultations (15 min. slots)
    GMEN18 EntrepreWise Minutes with Industry Professionals

  • 3:00 - 3:15 p.m. | Break

  • 3:20 - 4:45 p.m.
    Session Three: The Credit and Capital Continuum: Show Me the Money!

  • 6:00-9:00 p.m. GMEN18 Networking Event
Schedule may change without notice.

Industry Speakers & Advisors

  • Sarah Riggs Amico, Executive Chairman
    Jack Cooper Holdings Corporation
    Candidate, Georgia Lt. Governor
  • Melvin Coleman, MBA, Executive Director
    Atlanta Black Chambers
  • Robert B. Cooke, Executive Director
    Southwest Georgia United
  • Bonita Doster, Small Business Loan Officer
    Ace Loans
  • Maranda Walker-Dowell, Director of Business Development
    Joe's Gourmet Fish Fry
  • Thelma Adams Johnson, President/CEO
    Albany Community Together
  • Charles B. Jones, President/CEO
    The Shasta Corporation (CTK Parish)
  • Karen Leone De Nie, Assistant Vice President, Community Affairs Officer
    Community and Economic Development (CED), Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Cheryle R. Moses, CEO and Creative Director
    Camrose Creative Services, Inc.and WeCodeAcademy
    Candidate, Georgia State Senate | District 9 | Gwinnett County
  • Erika Smith, Marketing Consultant
    Invest Atlanta
  • Representative “Able” Mable Thomas
    Georgia State House of Representatives | District 56 | Atlanta
  • Elizabeth Wilson, Executive Director
    Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN)

Get Tickets Today

Small Is BIG! Conference | September 13, 2018

$125 Now through August 30, 2018
$150 September 1 - 10, 2018

Register HERE for conference tickets.

GMEN18 Week All Access Tickets

Each all-inclusive GMEN18 week ticket gives you access to conference and week events, except optional Atlanta tour.

$225 Now through August 30, 2018
$250 September 1 - 10, 2018

Register HERE for conference tickets.







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