Fisk University holds Business Week March 18-22 2013

Fisk University invites you to join us for the Department of Business Administration’s inaugural Business Week on our historic campus. Business Week provides informative workshops, presented by business leaders from the Greater Nashville community, and networking opportunities for representatives of area businesses, members of the local community, students, and alumni. The activities occurring during Business Week connects Fisk students with alumni and the business community to foster relationships and partnerships.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, March 19

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Spence Hall, Multi-Purpose Room

The Challenges & Opportunities of Starting a Small Business

David Tiller, International Trade Officer, Small Business Administration Dewayne King, Retail Banking Small Business Director, Fifth Third Bank

Mr. King will advise attendees on the acquisition of capital in a tough economic environment.  This will include information on establishing a relationship with a small business banker, the differences between a business loan and a line of credit, and discuss underwriting guidelines.

Mr. Tiller will share strategies for accessing government contracts for small and minority owned businesses.

Wednesday, March 20

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Jubilee Hall, Appleton Room

Today’s Changing Workforce: Managing Diversity & Growth

As the economy continues to recover, and our workforce becomes increasingly diversified, how are today’s companies managing their workforce? Fisk University President, Dr. H. James Williams, will moderate a panel comprised of three of Middle Tennessee’s successful business leaders.  They will discuss their initiatives and share how they are developing their human capital.

Jeff Fisher- Chief Cultural Officer, Aegis Sciences Corporation

Joey Hatch- Chief Operations Officer, SKANSKA

Diana McAfee- SVP, Affiliate Human Resources Director, Fifth Third Bank

Thursday, March 21

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 pm

Jubilee Hall, Appleton Room

Business Partnership with Fisk Luncheon

Sponsored by SKANSKA

This luncheon will include many of Middle Tennessee’s business leaders, Fisk faculty, staff and students. Fisk University President, Dr. H. James Williams, is the keynote speaker. In addition, students from the ENACTUS student organization will share their recent experience in Jamaica to demonstrate the practical application of their educational experiences.

Since this is an invitational event, there are only a few seats available. YOU MUST CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE ATTENDING THE LUNCHEON BY CALLING (615) 329-8530 OR 329-8595 BY MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013.

March 20-22, 2013

Fifth Third Bank Empowerment e-Bus

In conjunction with Business Week, the Fifth Third Bank Empowerment e-Bus will be on campus. The mission of the Empowerment e-Bus is to take quality financial services directly to people and empower them to take control of their financial futures. Please visit the e-Bus to obtain professional financial advice and guidance.

For more information regarding Business Week activities, please contact Dedric Norris, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at 615-329-8595 or

We thank you, in advance, for your support of our first Business Week!

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