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Murphy Announces Virtual Panel for Black Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Murphy will be joined by Black Central Florida Leaders for Discussion in Honor of Black Business Month

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Washington, August 25, 2021 | comments

ORLANDO—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today announced that she will host a virtual Black Business Month Panel on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 with Black Central Florida leaders to provide guidance and resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners. The panelists have decades of experience building businesses, educating and training the next generation of business owners, and providing support and resources to Black and minority owned businesses in Central Florida. Murphy is hosting this event to connect these industry leaders with people in the community who may need help getting started or figuring out what resources are available.

“As our community continues to feel the impact of this pandemic in different ways, our small businesses and especially Black-owned businesses have been some of the hardest hit,” said Murphy. “I’m hosting this panel as a way to connect local experts with aspiring and new entrepreneurs in the hope that we can work together to overcome these challenges and build back better than before.”

The event will be streamed on Facebook and include the following speakers:

  • Guilford Cantave, President and CEO of FermiTron Inc.
  • Pauline Davis, Assistant Director of SBDC at the University of Central Florida
  • Ronald Nesbitt, Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors at the African American Chamber of Commerce Central Florida
  • Sherene Cantave, Vice President and CFO of FermiTron inc.

The virtual panel will take place on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. and will be streamed through Murphy’s Facebook page. Residents of Florida’s Seventh Congressional District may submit questions in advance by visiting murphy.house.gov/BusinessPanel. Follow my page on Facebook to get an invitation and reminders about the event.


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