February 1, 2015

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Black History Event March 2014

Empowering Our Businesses

Tuesday March 27, 2015     5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Gwinnett Chamber Education Room Gwinnett Chamber Education Room – 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway,Duluth, GA 30097

Doors Open at 5:00 PM

Everyone is welcome to attend this evening of networking, education and information!

Presentations as follows:

Legal Issues/Minority Assistance……… Presented By: Andy Morgan, Esq., Morgan Law Group

Government Contracting…………………  Presented By:  Joe Beaulieu, Counselor – GTPAC

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

208fd94a3df52fc3405a39a6c218aaa6Andy Morgan is the principal and founding attorney of the Morgan Law Group.  The Morgan Law Group is based in Lawrenceville, Georgia and provides corporate and business law advice and legal representation on matters such as contract negation, drafting and review, joint venture and partnership structuring, business mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, business entity formation, private equity financing and trademark registrations.

Andy has practiced business law for over 18 years.  He is a member of the Georgia and New York State Bars.  Andy began his law career as an associate at Skadden Arps, a very prominent New York law firm well known for multi-billion dollar transactions.  At Skadden Arps, Andy practiced in the areas of initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, proxy fights, private placements and joint ventures.  He then served as general counsel to a privately owned oil company, where he was a member of the executive team that ultimately arranged the sale of the business to a major US oil company.

Andy has served as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau in New York City and as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which is a federal agency that regulates broker dealer activities.  Andy also served for over eight years in the military as a soldier in the ordinance branch of the United States Army Reserve.

Andy is an active member of the Gwinnett Chamber, including participating in the 2013-2014 resource campaign.  In August 2013, his firm, Morgan Law Group, was named Small Business of the Month by eth Gwinnett Chamber.  He is also actively engaged in the community, serving as Vice President / Board Member of Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity, Advisory Board Member of the Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Board Member of the Mosaic Rotary Club, an Area Manager for the Gwinnett County Board of Elections and as a Volunteer Attorney for the Gwinnett Legal Aid Society.

Andy received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The Cooper Union School of Engineering in New York and a law degree from The New York University School of Law.  He is also a graduate of the Empire State Military Academy in New York, where he earned his commission as an officer in the United States Army Reserve.

 

GTPAC-JoeJoe Beaulieu is a government contracting counselor with the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center. He has over 33 years of management and consulting experience with the federal government and 13 years of hand-on experience in federal acquisition and contracting as an aeronautical engineer, program manager, business consultant, contracting officer’s technical representative, and quality assurance manager.

A retired naval aviator, he has been formally schooled in total quality management, statistical process control, and aviation safety, and he holds the highest certification from the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers. He has a bachelor of science degree from the United States Nava

Programs

5:15  – 5:45   Networking and Appetizers

5:45 – 5:50   Welcome………………………………………… ………………Emcee (TBD)

5:50 – 5:55   About The Gwinnett Chamber………………………….Vince DeSilva, Sr. V.P. Membership Services

5:55 – 6:00   Small Business Resources………………………………..Stephanie Sokenis, Dir. Small Business Dev.

6:00 – 6:05   Introduction to The Family……………………………….Ann LaFavor

6:05 – 6:35   Legal Issues/Minority Assistance……………………. Andy Morgan, Esq.

6:35 – 6:45   BREAK

6:45 – 7:30   Government Contracting………………………………… Joe Beaulieu, Counselor – GTPAC