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7th Annual Community Empowerment Summit
“Build Your Financial Legacy: Transforming Today’s Goal into Tomorrow’s Security”

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Saturday, April 23, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel Conference Center
MRAC works to empower communities through awareness, advocacy, and action

MARIETTA, GA,– The Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will address topics surrounding investment/retirement, credit & scholarship and entrepreneurship at The Seventh Annual Community Empowerment Summit. The Summit will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel Conference Center, 500 Powders Spring St., Marietta, GA 30064. Donta’ Wilson, State Regional President for Northern Georgia Region of BB&T, will serve as the keynote speaker for the summit. Dontá Wilson has more than 20 years of banking experience. He joined BB&T in 1995 as an intern in bank operations. From 1995 to 2005, Mr. Wilson held several key management functions in retail and commercial banking. Mr. Wilson has spent most of his banking career leading mergers and acquisitions. In 2005, at the age of 28, he was appointed as the youngest Regional President in the company’s history with the responsibility of leading BB&T’s acquisition and integration of 2 banks in the Virginia market.

The Summit is designed to move the community toward stability and growth by addressing how an individual’s knowledge and success can have a direct impact on the success of the entire community. The goal is to empower the underserved in the community, particularly, during times of economic crisis and instability. The event will feature workshops sessions by industry experts on the topics of:

  • Savings & Preparing for Retirement
  • Improving Your Credit
  • Preparing for Major Purchases
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Branding/Marketing/Taxes
  • Scholarships/Bankruptcy

The day will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a warm welcome, general announcements and introduction of the guest speaker. The guest speaker will address this year’s theme: “Build Your Financial Legacy: Transforming Today’s Goal into Tomorrow’s Security”. The guest speaker will be followed by an informative workshops sessions on Credit, Financial Investment and Retirement, Entrepreneurship, Branding/Marketing & Scholarships that will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:30PM. Throughout the morning and at specific intervals the attendee will have the ability to visit various community resources.

The day will also include the chapter’s Torch Awards Luncheon from 12:30-2:30 p.m., where individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the areas of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.’s Five Point Thrust will be honored. The Chapter will also award an unprecedented $50,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence, leadership and community involvement. The keynote speaker for the luncheon will be Stacy Mitchner.

The Community Empowerment Summit is free and includes lunch. Registration is required. Attendees may register today at www.signupforms.com/registrations/6715.

For more information contact economic@dstmrac.com or visit our website at http://www.dstmrac.com/economic-development.