Join GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in Brunswick, GA at FIN FIT, Empowering Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

May 7th, 2024

Atlanta –Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is excited to announce the second 2024 FIN FIT (Financially Fit) event will be held in Brunswick on June 5th as part of his initiative to bring financial literacy to all corners of the state. We are proud to partner with the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce for this small business event. This event is free and open to all Georgians and will be held at Queen and Grant. Free continental breakfast and workbook is included in registration.

Starting a business and making it profitable is challenging, and Secretary Raffensperger is dedicated to empowering Georgians to acquire the necessary skills for success. FinFit is our live event where panelists discuss how to fearlessly raise capital to finance your small business. They will also discuss the details of the Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE), a powerful tool for Georgians looking to raise capital and fund their new venture or grow their already thriving business. FinFit’s workshop portion will cover the topics of developing your fundraising goals, preparing your fundraising package, what to consider before you say yes, and managing your investor relationships for continued success and sustainability. A free workbook is included with our hands-on workshop.

“Bringing crucial financial literacy skills to all corners of the state is vitally important to Georgia’s continued success,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “The interest, and partnerships that are making this program successful are growing every day.”

The event will be moderated by Donna Lowry. 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 Noktes, Founding Executive Director of the Lucas Center for Entrepreneurship.

“Strategic collaborations are paramount to business growth,” said Noula Zaharis, Assistant Commissioner of Securities, “We are excited to have partnered with the Brunswick community to bring resources and information that will support and boost business opportunities.”

FIN FIT is a financial empowerment seminar series hosted by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as part of his multi-faceted financial literacy effort and is administered through the Securities and Charities divisions of the Office of Secretary of State. These free programs feature industry leaders who discuss resources that can help increase attendees’ knowledge about money, their relationship to money, and financial issues and strategies for growing their wealth.

The office of the Secretary of State invites all Georgians to attend these free and informational events.

To register for this free event, click here.

To learn more about FIN FIT, click here.

To review and download our free financial resources, click here.

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