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YOUTH UN-CONFERENCE Building a Local Economy for Everyone, July 28, 8:30 – 4:30

Presented by Self-Help Credit Union

Features:  Workshops on “Making a Way out of No Way,” and on “Marketing Your Business,” Panels on “Resources for Youth” and “Building Wealth”/  Youth Entrepreneurs Giving Pitches for their Businesses / Youth Business Expo / Performances by youth, including dancing, marching, singing, spoken word/ hands-on activities, etc.

Services:  child care/interpretation/breakfast and lunch

Registration Now Open!  Get Your Tickets Early! Go to this link: (Bringing it Home:  Building a Local Economy for Everyone) 

For more information contact Dewana Little, or 828-239-9231, ext. 3471.

Keynote Speakers:

Martin Eakes

Chief Executive Officer, Self-Help/Center for Responsible Lending

Mr. Eakes co-founded Self-Help, a community development lender and credit union, in 1980. Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 146,000 families, individuals and businesses. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 147,000 people in North Carolina, California, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Florida.

In 1998, Eakes helped form the Coalition for Responsible Lending, a group of 120 CEOs from financial institutions and organizations representing three million North Carolina citizens, to oppose predatory lending practices in NC and nationally.


Gloria Shealey

President and CEO of the Daniele Company

As President and CEO of The Daniele Company, Gloria has demonstrated professional expertise as an accomplished executive with more than 25 years in building construction and project management. Gloria is the chief strategist and business developer for the company in transforming visions into reality for its clients in both construction services and business engineering consulting. She also served as the first woman President of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC), a 49-year old construction trade association from 2012 – 2015 and was inducted into NAMC’s Hall of Fame, the organization’s highest honor of distinction. She is a founding member and former Chair of the North Carolina Chapter of NAMC, United Minority Contractors of North Carolina (UMCNC). She was recently honored as the 2018 Business Woman of the Year by the Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce. The native North Carolinian holds both a B.A. in Political Science and a M.P.A. concentrating in Housing and Urban Development from The University of North Carolina at Chapel



Tyron Young

Owner of The Gift Production Company

Born Tyron Keith Young, Business Owner, Artist and Producer, The Gift is much more than a name. From childhood, growing up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Young knew that music was meant to be felt as much as created. Raised by a spiritual mother, Young developed a drive unlike those his age and began involving himself in church ensembles, musicals, marching bands and choirs of all ages.  While faced with adversity for not being “old enough” Young watched and learned from those around him who felt the same about music. At the age of 17, however, his life and music career were threatened when he faced death. After facing death and surviving, Young knew, more than ever, that his life, passion and gift were meant for a bigger purpose. Since then, Young has been performing under the name of The Gift and is the CEO and founder of The Gift Productions that was started in 2016.

Upon acceptance into Appalachian State University, Young began a course of study that provided him with a Bachelors Degree in Music Industry Studies and a minor in General Business. After internships and numerous successful projects completed, paying dues in the media industry, Young knew it was time to step out from under larger organizations and founded The Gift Productions(TGP), a Web Development Media Marketing Company with the primary goal of delivering higher value to business owners in need of the crucial web and marketing services needed in any marketplace. Full of passion, media knowledge, hard work and entrepreneurship running through his veins, TyTy Young has made it a mission to give back to those around him, using his “Gift” as the medium.

Go to: Bringing It Home Youth Un-Conference 2018 to meet many more of the speakers and find directions to the event!

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