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JWBC / SBA Small Business Summit _ Day 1

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

No Cost

You are cordially invited to our 4th Annual Small Business Summit!

Join the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center and SBA’s North Florida District Office virtually for a two-day event on May 19 and May 20 for the 4th Annual Small Business Summit.

The forum will include:

  • Trends in Insurance and Liability
  • Business Wellness presented by Resource Partners
  • Financial Health and Wellness
  • Information about government contracting
  • Google presentation on marketing tools for small businesses


Event Details

Location: Online

Date: Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20

Time: 8:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Free, but registration is required

Click Here to Register


May 19 SPEAKERS SCHEDULED (Subject to Change):

  • Malcolm Richards, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) North Florida District Office (NFDO)
  • Jackie Geary, Director, Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC)
  • Dr. Carlton Robinson, Chief Innovation Officer, Venture Services, JAX Chamber
  • Vicky Zelen, President, Zelen Risk Solutions
  • Neal Anderson, CEO, On Pay Solutions
  • Pamela Starr, Google
  • Kareen Dorsett, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Liccette Shumaker, Stakeholder Liaison, Communication & Liaison Outreach (C&L) Field Operations, Internal Revenue Service
  • Mark Patrick & Tim Raines, Patrick & Raines

DAY TWO – May 20 SPEAKERS SCHEDULED (Subject to Change):

  • U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) North Florida District Office (NFDO)
  • Jackie Geary, Director, Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC)
  • Florida Small Business Development Center at University of North Florida (FSBDC at UNF)
  • Jacksonville Chapter SCORE
  • FL Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) at Gulf State College
  • Brian Williams-Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)-Coordinator, Small & Emerging Business (SEB) Programs, Procurement Services
  • Rita Scott-Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA)
  • Ken Middleton, JTA
  • Lena Graham-Morris-National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)-President-elect
  • Government Contracting Benefits: Federal Government
  • Rosalind Bryant, Lender Relations Specialist (LRS NFDO)
  • Edens Duphresne (EXIM Bank)
  • Sandro Murtas (Intl Trade)

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Thaddeus Hammond at SBA on (904) 443-1965. SBA’s cooperation in this event does not constitute or imply their endorsement of any opinions, products or services expressed. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

When you register for a JWBC program or event, photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By registering, you acknowledge these may be used to promote future JWBC programs or events, and you release JWBC, its employees from any liability and waive all rights connected with the use of photos, videos or audio recordings. Question or concerns? Call 904.366.6633 or email us at


May 19
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
No Cost


Jacksonville Women’s Business Center
US Small Business Administration


SBA North Florida District Office
7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite 100B
Jacksonville, FL 32256 United States
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