Economics Update!

Community Conversations: The committee will host the conversation on April 21.

Black Business Month (August) – We have shifted our focus to Black Business Month.

We will kick the Month off with Blackout Day on August 2. Black Business Month is a celebration to support, acknowledge, and appreciate black-owned businesses and all they represent in the country’s continual striving for inclusion, diversity, and equality.

Black Business Day was founded in 2004 and started as a national holiday by John William Templeton and Frederick E. Jordan Sr. The intent was “to drive the policy agenda affecting the 2.6 million African American businesses”.

Although Black Business Month is a particular time for acknowledging and supporting Black-owned businesses, businesses should be supported throughout the year.

Future Community Conversations:

  • Budgeting 101
  • Investing for Beginners
  • How to Pay Off Student or Other Loans, Credit Card Debt, etc.
  • Saving for Retirement, Investing in Your Future
  • The Psychology of Money

The Economics Committee meeting will be held on April 25 at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please contact Ouida Morrison via text at 907-242-9776.