Delaware Financial Literacy Institute Supports Savers and Starters in February

Delaware Financial Literacy Institute Supports Savers and Starters in February

SHARE
Wilmington Out of the Box panel (photo by Antoinette Blake) (l to r) Chris Fullman, Antoinette Blake, Queon Jackson, Jamie Hayman, Terrance Vann

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.