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Breakfast & Networking Speaker Series – Federal Reserve Bank

money exchanging handsJoin us for our follow up SBDC / SBRN Breakfast Speaker Series and networking event!

The August event will feature speakers Chris Oakley, Vice President & Regional Executive and Janelle Williams, Senior Advisor, from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Regional Economic Information Network. Small businesses play a critical role in fostering a thriving and competitive economy. They are also responsible for providing necessary goods and services in local communities.  While the overall financial performance of small businesses has considerably improved from 2020 based on the Small Business Credit Survey, these firms have yet to perform at pre-pandemic levels. Based on the Small Business Credit Survey, although we have seen significant improvement since 2021, many small businesses still struggle financially. At least 50% of firms in the Southeast reported poor or fair financial conditions.

In this session, our speakers from the Federal Reserve Bank will discuss the following issues:

  • A greater share of firms in Florida and Georgia expect higher revenue growth than peers across the country.
  • Firms of color consistently reported more financial challenges. These firms were at least twice as likely to be in poor or fair financial condition.
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is supporting strategies to help small businesses through research and engagement efforts.


Date(s) - August 25, 2022
8:00 am - 9:30 am


UNF Herbert University Center

12000 Alumni Drive Jacksonville Florida 32224 Duval County



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