GCDF annual event engages, includes entrepreneurs and small businesses
Greensboro, N.C.– Greensboro Community Development Fund (GCDF) is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Wells Fargo to bring the 2nd Annual Engagement & Inclusion Summit to the Triad.
The Engagement and Inclusion Summit (EIS 2018) will be held at The Conference Center at GTCC (Guilford Technical Community College) on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. EIS 2018 is an opportunity for businesses to engage in dialogue and learn where the greatest opportunities for their businesses exist from experts who have experienced success in their respective fields. The Summit is also an opportunity for professionals that support the success of small businesses to discover what challenges businesses owned by women and people of color encounter, how they overcome them, and who they engage to achieve their success.
Wilson Lester, Executive Director of GCDF, states that “Many small and growing businesses have the skills and ability to succeed, but do not always have the trusted guidance or resources to get to the next level of opportunity. We are excited to partner with Wells Fargo to start this crucial exchange of information and ideas.”
In addition to high profile speakers, local small business procurement advocates, and successful entrepreneurs, this year EIS 2018 will also include a collaboration with Global Empowerment Solutions (GES) to bring their signature impact programming to creative crafters and artisan makers in the Triad. The Holiday Hustle: Workroom & Showroom program helps craft vendors prepare for the “holiday hustle” through business training, access to capital, and an opportunity to sell and test products during a showroom pop-up market vending event. Several local artisans and creative makers will be vending during the EIS 2018 networking reception from 4-6 PM.
To learn more about the 2018 Engagement & Inclusions Summit, please visit: www.eis2018.com.
About Greensboro Community Development Fund
Greensboro Community Development Fund (GCDF) is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) as designated by the US Department of Treasury. GCDF provides financial assistance to small businesses located in Greensboro and neighboring communities underserved by traditional financial institutions, in the form of loans, subordinated debt, and equity investments to enable such businesses to obtain the capital needed to develop an effective business enterprise. GCDF specializes in small business lending, and capitalization for Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBEs) with sustained development and service contracts. For more information on GCDF, please visit www.gcdfonline.org
About Wells Fargo Bank
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and head-quartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 8,050 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 38 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations. For more information on Wells Fargo Bank, please visit www.wellsfargo.com.
About Global Empowerment Solutions
Global Empowerment Solutions (GES) is a minority, woman-owned firm dedicated to helping create sustainable wealth through entrepreneurship and economic development in cities and countries across the world. GES specializes in women’s issues, economic empowerment, economic development, business development, and government procurement. GES collaborates with governments and organizations to create entrepreneur eco-systems through programming, partnerships, and policy. For more information on Global Empowerment Solutions, please visit www.globalempowerment-us.com.
Candice Miles, Founding Partner
Global Empowerment Solutions