FirstThursday Jacksonville will celebrate its Third Anniversary, 5:30 pm, Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Jacksonville Urban League.

November 4, 2015 in Featured, Hot Business Tips, In the news, Members Only by admin

FirstThursday Jacksonville will celebrate its Third Anniversary, 5:30 pm, Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Jacksonville Urban League.

Please Join FirstThursday Jacksonville and its members, friends and supporters as we say thanks to Jacksonville and North Florida for its continued support of FirstThursday Jacksonville.

Jacksonville City council member The Honorable Jim Love, Dr. John Allen Newman,Chairman, Board of Directors, Jacksonville Port Authority, Louis NaranJo, Procurement Director, Jacksonville Port Authority, William Merriman, President, APRI and Jacksonville Urban League President Richard Danford will bring greetings and remarks.

Larry Williams, President & CEOFirstThursday’s World Wide will be the special speaker for the meeting and will discuss what the organization is doing to help our businesses become strong small businesses in the Northwest Quadrant and throughout Jacksonville. FirstThursday’s are building relationships with small businesses, one relationship at a time.

“Francine and I are tremendously encouraged by the support that we have received from the people of Jacksonville during our first two years here in the beautiful River City. We are especially appreciative of our family and friends who have helped us to learn the culture and introduce us to the grand city of Jacksonville,” stated W. Larry Williams, Founder of the non-profit organization that provides advocacy, empowerment, marketing and professional networking to small, disadvantaged businesses with a special emphasis on African American and women businesses, FirstThursday’s World Wide.

The final segment of the meeting will feature the audience’s opportunity to participate in the FirstThursday’s now often copied but never duplicated 30 elevator speeches. Each attendee is provided an opportunity to introduce themselves and provide a brief (30 sec) summary of their business/product/service. The thirty seconds is based on the normal length of time between elevator floors. The challenge is to be able to “pitch” yourself or your business in the prescribed thirty seconds. It is a lot of fun and each person learns something about the others and themselves in a relaxed atmosphere.

Join the Discussion on the FirstThursday of each month (unless otherwise announced), 5:30 PM at the Jacksonville Urban League offices.

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