Saluting savers and encouraging entrepreneurs was top of mind recently, as Delaware recognized both First State Saves Week and National Entrepreneurship Week, February 22-26.
To honor the occasion, the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute (DFLI) focused on building assets, hosting a free Super Savers event at the Goodwill Center. Guest instructors Lisa Spellman, a mortgage foreclosure outreach coordinator with the Department of Justice and Curtis May, a financial adviser, offered tips and resources to better understanding credit, reducing debt and managing finances.
And, to give those looking to start a business a place to start, DFLI presented two “Out of the Box” Entrepreneurship Panels, featuring successful local business owners and entrepreneurship experts, including:
Antoinette Blake – Blogging with Blake
Chris Fullman – Department of Labor
Jamie Hayman – Hayman Creative Promotional Products
Queon Jackson – Summer J. Artisan Ice Pops
Daneya Jacobs – Candy Connections
Terrance Vann – Wilmington artist, moderator
Attendee Nichole Naprstek, an aspiring entrepreneur, said, “I enjoyed every panelist, and everything was useful, be it an anecdote or nugget of truth!”
To learn more about the organization and its free programs, contact www.dfli.org or call 302.792.1200.