Special guest speaker Travis Kendall, Palmetto Bay's new Director of Planning and Zoning will give us a short overview of the DUV code and what's going on with development in the Village.
Our main speaker is... Maurice Gray, Director of Business Support Services, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses @ Miami Dade College.
Maurice has served as a Lender and Relationship Manager in the banking industry for the past fifteen years, while working in both Middle Market and Business Banking.
He has managed loan portfolios with $50 million of outstanding loans to businesses with annual revenues ranging from $1 million to $80 million, while consisting of working capital and real estate loans. Maurice has worked with businesses across a variety of industries inclusive of manufacturers, wholesalers and service companies. His experiences as a lender have encompassed loan underwriting, monitoring, remediation, and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan structuring. He has also worked as a consultant to small businesses while creating business plans, identifying opportunities, and streamlining operations.
Maurice’s past and present civic involvement has includes serving as a Board Member with Goodwill of South Florida, a Leadership Council member and Chair of the Mentoring Committee of the Take Stock In Children mentoring program.
He received a B.A. degree in Sociology from Davidson and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Maurice enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.Mr. Gray will provide an overview of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.
Mr. Gray will present and overview of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support services. The 10,000 Small Businesses program currently operates in 19 markets in the U.S. through a network of more than 100 academic and community partners, and the program continues to expand on a city-by-city basis.
Designed by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school, the 10,000 Small Businesses curriculum focuses on practical business skills that can immediately be applied by small business owners, including negotiation, marketing and employee management.