Secretary of State Raffensperger to Host Live FIN FIT Event: “Fearlessly Fundraising for Small Businesses” in Conyers

October 19th, 2023

Atlanta – Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is excited to announce the fifth live FIN FIT (Financially Fit) event on Thursday, November 9 at 8:30am-12:30pm located at the Georgia International Horse Park, The Carriage Room in Conyers, GA. This event is free and open to all Georgians. Continental breakfast is included for all attendees.

Starting a business and making it profitable is hard enough, and Secretary Raffensperger is committed to empowering Georgians to attain skills to make it possible. Join our live event where our panelists discuss how to fearlessly raise capital to finance your small business, as well as discuss the details of the Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE), which can be a powerful tool for Georgians looking to raise capital and fund their new venture or grow their already thriving business.

“Our goal is to bring these crucial financial literacy seminars to all corners of the state,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “The feedback we’re getting from Georgians is outstanding.”

The event will be moderated by Donna Lowry. Panelists for this event include Nancy Alhabashi,
Owner of Nancy’s Candy and Spice; Steve Bromell, Operations Manager, Pro Cutters Lawnscapes, Inc; Victoria DuBose, Assistant Vice President, Branch Leader III, Truist Bank; Desha Elliott, Market Development Manager of Accion Opportunity Fund; Linden Jackson, America's Financial Wellbeing Coach, Operation HOPE; Ken Mallard, CEO, Mallard Legacy Group, LLC.; Karen Rands, Chief Compassionate Capitalist, owner of Kugarand Capital Holdings; and Ryan Swanson, GA SBDA Business Consultant.

“We thank Georgia State Representative Dar’Shun Kendrick (House District 95) and Georgia State Representative Doreen Carter (House District 93) for partnering with the Georgia Secretary of State to bring this financial empowerment event to Conyers,” said Noula Zaharis, Assistant Commissioner of Securities.

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.

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