FIN FIT Events

Planning for Unexpected
July 17, 2024
Learn effective methods from our webinar panelists to proactively plan and adjust your budget to withstand unexpected expenses and economic shifts.
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Investing 101
August 21, 2024
This comprehensive webinar is designed to empower participants with fundamental knowledge and strategies for investing.
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Securing Your Golden Future
September 11, 2024
Ready to seize control of your financial future? Join our exclusive webinar and unlock the essential strategies for securing your golden future.
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Videos

  • Fearless Fundraising for Your Small Business-Brunswick

    June 5, 2024 FIN FIT live event at Queen and Grant, Brunswick, GA Panelists from the community discuss how to fearlessly raise capital to finance your small business, as well as discuss the details of the Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE). The event is moderated by Donna Lowry, an Award-Winning Journalist. Panelists for this event include Panelists for this event include Jimmy Arnold, Co-owner of Dynamic Landscape Design and Pressure Washing & CEO/Founder of Dynamic Business Consulting; Marguerite Pressley Davis, Founder & CEO, Finance Savvy CEO®, Angel Investor & Small Business Advisor; Mary Harris Jenrette, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marshland Credit Union; David Lewis, Area Director of the Brunswick office of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC); Pryce May, Founder and Executive Director of the esteemed Golden Isles Film Festival, Inc. & Creative Director of PM Cinematography; and Dr. Ande Notkes, Founding Executive Director of the Lucas Center for Entrepreneurship.

  • Fearless Fundraising for Your Small Business-Dalton

    April 4, 2024 FIN FIT live event at Dalton State College, Dalton, GA. Panelists from the community discuss how to fearlessly raise capital to finance your small business, as well as discuss the details of the Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE). The event is moderated by Donna Lowry, an Award-Winning Journalist. Panelists for this event include Marguerite Pressley Davis, Founder & CEO, Finance Savvy CEO®, Angel Investor & Small Business Advisor; Tyler Hudson, Head Coach and Founder, Shankly Elite Training, LLC; Linden Jackson, America’s Financial Wellbeing Coach, Operation HOPE; Peter Matthews, Area Advisor, UGA SBDA; and Adam Shull, SVP, Chief Credit Officer, North Georgia National Bank.

  • Fearless Fundraising for Your Small Business-Conyers Pt. 1

    November 9, 2023 

    November 9, 2023 FIN FIT live event at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, GA. Panelists from the community discuss how to fearlessly raise capital to finance your small business, as well as discuss the details of the Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE). The event is moderated by Donna Lowry, an Award-Winning Journalist. Panelists include Nancy Alhabashi, Owner of Nancy’s Candy and Spice; Steve Bromell, Operations Manager, Pro Cutters Lawnscapes, Inc; Desha Elliott, Market Development Manager of Accion Opportunity Fund; and Ryan Swanson, GA SBDA Business Consultant.

  • Fearless Fundraising for Your Small Business-Conyers Pt. 2

    November 9, 2023 

    FIN FIT live event at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, GA. Panelists from the community discuss how to fearlessly raise capital to finance your small business, as well as discuss the details of the Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE). The event is moderated by Donna Lowry, an Award-Winning Journalist. Panelists include Nickolas Downey, Engineer, Founder CEO, MerchLogix, Inc.; Victoria DuBose, Assistant Vice President, Branch Leader III, Truist Bank; Linden Jackson, America’s Financial Wellbeing Coach, Operation HOPE; and Karen Rands, Chief Compassionate Capitalist, Owner of Kugarand Capital Holdings.

  • Fearless Fundraising for Your Small Business-Augusta

    October 26, 2023
    FIN FIT live event at The Savannah Rapids Pavillion in Martinez, GA.
    Panelists from the community discuss how to fearlessly raise capital to finance your small business, as well as discuss the details of the Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE).  The event is moderated by Donna Lowry, an Award-Winning Journalist. Panelists for this event include Rafy Bassali, Entrepreneur and Owner at Swank Augusta & RB Capital Investments; Marguerite Pressley Davis, Founder & CEO, Finance Savvy CEO™ and creator of Your Profit Playbook™; Rebecca Callis Mixson, Business Consultant, GA SBDC; Cody Shepherd, Executive Vice President, CSR Business Lending; and Dustin Young, Senior Vice President, Director of Lending and Business Services, Pinnacle Bank.

  • Fearless Fundraising for Your Small Business-Gainesville

    September 14, 2023 

    FIN FIT live event at The Brenau University Center in Gainesville, GA. Panelists from the community discuss how to fearlessly raise capital to finance your small business, as well as discuss the details of the Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE). The event is moderated by Donna Lowry, an Award-Winning Journalist. Panelists for this event include April Berry, Commercial Lender, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE); Marguerite Pressley Davis, Founder & CEO, Finance Savvy CEO™ and creator of Your Profit Playbook™; Nickolas Downey, Engineer, Founder CEO, MerchLogix, Inc.; Matt Dubnik, Chief Engagement Officer, Forum Communications; Steven Gold, President and CEO, Allied Financial; Mike Underwood, Senior Vice President, Peach State Bank & Trust; and Amanda Wilbanks, CEO & Founder of Southern Baked Pie.

  • Fearless Fundraising for Your Small Business-Savannah

    June 22, 2023 FIN FIT live event at The Savannah Station in Savannah, GA. Panelists from the community discuss how to fearlessly raise capital to finance your small business, as well as discuss the details of the Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE). The event is moderated by Donna Lowry, an Award-Winning Journalist. Panelists include Becky Brownlee, Area Director for Small Business Development Center (SBDC); Kristy Crill, Founder of The Dive Savannah & The Dive Savannah Foundation; Marguerite Pressley Davis, Founder & CEO, Finance Savvy CEO™ and creator of Your Profit Playbook™; Terrence Louk, Chief Executive Officer of Coastal Area District Development Authority, Inc. (CADDA); Diana Morrison, Owner & CEO of Ad Specialty Services; Vernell Stewart, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Women’s Business Center, Savannah Region; and Nathaniel Wayne, Small Business Loan Officer, Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC).

  • Investment Fraud: Spot the Red Flags and Take Action

    Investment fraud continues to plague businesses, as it has for decades, even during and after the pandemic. According to the FTC, investors reported losing more than $3.8 billion to fraud in 2022. Protecting your assets is important to ensure the financial well-being and retirement security of millions of Americans. Our panelists discuss the dynamics of investment fraud victimization, how fraudsters use social influence tactics to defraud their victims, highlight the top red flags of fraud, and how you can take action steps to protect your investments.

    The webinar is moderated by award-winning journalist Donna Lowry. Speakers include David F. Blake, CFE, CECFE, CACTS, Financial Forensic Specialist, Georgia Department of Human Services; Kamal Ghali, Co-founder, Chaiken Ghali LLP, Gerri Walsh, President, FINRA Investor Education Foundation, Senior Vice President, Investor Education, FINRA; and Simone Williams, Media & Public Relations Lead, BBB Atlanta & NE Georgia.

  • Part 2-ReThink Your Money: Building Your Financial Toolbox

    Whether you’re early in your career and want to start on the right track or you’re close to retirement, our panelists cover financial tools which include budgeting, insurance, retirement planning, and estate planning. The right financial tools in your toolbox for each step of your journey can lead to financial independence.

    The event is moderated by award-winning journalist Donna Lowry. Speakers include Cait Howerton, MBA, CFP®, Certified Financial Planner Professional at Archer Investment Management; Robert MacDonald, Private Wealth Advisor (retired); Kristin M. Pugh, CFP®, Private Wealth Manager at Creative Planning; and Fredrick Standfield, Fredrick Standfield, CFP®, CPA®, Founder of Lifewater Wealth Management.

  • ReThink Your Money: Building Your Financial Toolbox

    When it comes to financial knowledge, it’s not only important to have the right tool for the job, but also to know how to use it for maximum benefit. Building your financial toolkit takes time, focus and dedication. Knowing where you stand financially will help you act proactively and avoid costly problems. Our panelists discuss the various financial tools to help manage your personal finances and gain the confidence you need to make better financial decisions.

    The webinar is moderated by award-winning journalist Donna Lowry. Speakers include Cait Howerton, MBA, CFP®, Certified Financial Planner Professional at Archer Investment Management; Robert MacDonald, Private Wealth Advisor (retired); Kristin M. Pugh, CFP®, Private Wealth Manager at Creative Planning; and Fredrick Standfield, Founder of Lifewater Wealth Management.

  • Invest Wisely

    Investing can be a great way to help grow your money. By making smart decisions to invest in investments that are right for you, you can reduce the risk factor, increase the reward factor, and generate returns. And that means you’ll have more economic power in the future. Our panelists explore the different ways to invest as well as specific factors to take into consideration when investing.

    The webinar is moderated by the Host/Producer of Lawmakers and Lawmakers: Beyond The Dome on GPB-TV Donna Lowry. Our panelists include Steve Davenport, Principal at Circa Capital, LLC; Tiffany Kent, CFP®, Principal of Wealth Engagement, LLC; Malik S. Lee, CFP®, CAP®, APMA®, Managing Principal and Founder of Felton & Peel Wealth Management; and Robert Mascio, Director of FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

  • Military Money: Personal Financial Readiness

    No matter where you are in your military career, taking time to assess your financial well-being can provide insights into whether you’re financially fit. Our panelists discuss the fundamentals of money management, investing, avoiding debt and creating practical solutions for financial goals, saving for retirement, and resources available to you for your financial future.

    The webinar is moderated by Moderator, Host/Producer of Lawmakers and Lawmakers: Beyond The Dome on GPB-TV Donna Lowry. Speakers for this free webinar include Kimber Armstrong, Strategic Partnerships Lead at BBB Atlanta & NE Georgia; Shay Cook, MS, AFC®, FFC®, Financial Readiness Manager - FINRA Investor Education Foundation; Kim Lankford, Personal Finance Journalist; and CPT Jordan M. Thompson, Growth Development Director & Financial Advisor.

  • SeniorSAFE: Protecting Your Finances

    Elder and disabled adults may have to rely on others for help in their personal and financial activities. Unfortunately, there are people who seek to take advantage of elder adults and disabled adults for their own personal financial gain. Knowing the signs of financial abuse may help save you, your loved one, or senior friend from devastating financial scams or other fraud. Our panelists give you tips and resources to help spot, prevent and report elder financial exploitation.

    The webinar is moderated by Moderator, Host /Producer of Lawmakers and Lawmakers: Beyond The Dome on GPB-TV Donna Lowry. Speakers for this free webinar include Mark A. Fellows, CFE, CACTS, Financial Forensic Specialist, Forensic Special Initiatives Unit; Christine N. Kieffer, Senior Director, FINRA Investor Education Foundation; Ron Long, Principal, Long Life Consulting; and Simone Williams, Media & Public Relations Lead, BBB Atlanta & NE Georgia.

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