Austin, Texas – On April 26, 2012, the Capital City African American Chamber will hold the first of its new signature series Tex-Cess: Lessons on Business Success featuring CNN’s Ryan Mack. The program is centered around the topics of financial planning, wealth building and entrepreneurship in honor of Financial Literacy Month which occurs annually in April
“Financial planning is one of the most important steps aspiring entrepreneurs must take when establishing a business,” stated Natalie Madeira Cofield, President & CEO for the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce. “Properly establishing financial goals and reserves is especially critical during the initial months of business and can significantly aid in an entrepreneur’s ability to obtain conventional financing in the future,” she continued.
The program will feature New York-based Ryan Mack. A renowned public speaker, Mack has provided keynote presentations to organizations across the country such as Harvard University, Columbia University, Princeton University, NAACP, National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Microsoft Corporation, HSBC, KPMG, Johnson and Johnson, and Deutsche Bank. He can be regularly viewed on television networks such as GMTV, CNBC, CNN, Thomson Reuters, and BET discussing economic/social issues that impact American citizens.
In addition to his keynote, Ryan will discuss and sign copies of his recent publication, Living in the Village: Build Your Financial Future and Strengthen Your Community.
“Wells Fargo joined the CCAACC to help better connect Austin’s African-American community with resources to support their personal and professional endeavors. We understand how important savings is to families and entrepreneurs alike and look forward to hosting this educational keynote,” stated TiWanna A. Kenney, Assistant Vice President & Store Manager for the Wells Fargo Bank E. 11th Street Branch.
The program, sponsored by Wells Fargo, the University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, the National Association of Black Accountants and the National Black MBA Association – Austin Chapters, will take place at Wells Fargo’s East 11st Street location, 1000 East 11th street, on Thursday April 26, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. To register please click here. Please note $5 fee members, $10 fee non-members