How and why are banking relationships key to running your business?

WBENC and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are pleased to invite you to attend “Banking on Relationships: Strengthen Your Business by Building a Solid Relationship with Your Bank”, a Women of Color session.

The WBENC Women of Color Program is an outreach and development program designed to build and strengthen a dynamic ecosystem for women of color entrepreneurs. While this session is targeted to women of color, all are welcome to attend. Join WBENC and JPMorgan Chase & Co. on April 27 from 1-2 PM ET to learn the secrets of developing and maintaining a lasting relationship with your bank.

Why Attend?

When thinking about a bank, financial transactions such as loans or lines of credit often come to mind. However, a well-developed relationship with your banker can make a difference to your business in good times and bad. Like any other relationship, it should be invested in and built up over time.

In this session Thelma Ferguson, Northeast Segment Head – Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries, JPMorgan Chase will engage in a lively conversation with two successful business owners about their business journeys and how they developed and leveraged strong banking relationships.

Attendees will learn the secrets of developing and maintaining a lasting relationship with their bank.
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Speakers

Miko Branch

Co-Founder & CEO, Miss Jessie’s

Miko Branch is the co-founder and CEO of the innovative and pioneering haircare line, Miss Jessie’s that she created from scratch with her late, great sister Titi Branch. They named their natural and curly hair products after their beloved and “do-it-for-yourself,” paternal grandmother – Jessie Mae Branch.  Miss Jessie’s exclusively caters to the diverse spectrum of all curl types.

Lisa Dyson

CEO and Founder, Air Protein

Lisa is a mission-driven entrepreneur with a passion for creative problem solving around climate change. She has worked with executives of Fortune 100 companies at the Boston Consulting Group, where she helped to develop high-impact strategies and execution plans to expand into new markets, facilitate post-merger integrations, define international governance models, and identify millions of dollars in operational cost inefficiencies.

Thelma Ferguson

Northeast Segment Head – Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries, JPMorgan Chase

Thelma Ferguson is responsible for serving core industries with sales between $20 and $500 million. The Northeast territory is comprised of six regions covering Maine through New Jersey as well as Pennsylvania. Thelma and her team of bankers, underwriters and client service employees offer financial advice, portfolio risk management, liquidity, cash management, and investment banking products and services to clients and prospects. In addition, she oversees the expansion of women and minority-owned prospects and clients nationally as well as coordinates the collaborative efforts for all front line sales initiatives between core and
specialized industries.

Register for this virtual session for women of color entrepreneurs to gain insights on how and why banking relationships are key to running a business.
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