This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Samantha Pass sits down with the President and CEO of Optimum Capital Management and founder of the Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment Inc., Ryan C. Mack. As appropriate for the month of April, Financial Literacy Month, Mack discusses the benefit of reinvesting in your education. With a passion for teaching, he established his own financial awareness group in 2003. As a renown public speaker, Mack has provided keynote presentations to organizations across the country such as Harvard University, Princeton University, the NAACP and the NBA. He joins the Roundtable to share how reinvesting in your education can rejuvenate your business.
Also, UBR Contributor Dywaine Betts Jr., chats with athlete turned successful entrepreneur, Herb Washington, a former hitter for Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s. In 1980, he became a McDonald’s franchisee. By 1998, Washington founded H.L.W Fast Track Inc. in Boardman, Ohio; the company currently owns and operates 28 McDonald’s restaurants. Washington’s enterprise is now among the nation’s largest black-owned businesses, ranked at No. 49 on the Black Enterprise Industrial/Service 100 list with annual revenues of $60 million.
And finally, every week on UBR, you’ll hear Pepper Miller’s Y.O.U.-TURN segment, get motivation and inspiration from author and educator Dr. Dennis Kimbro, a wrap-up of tech news from the chief digital aggregator for Johnson Publishing Company Jun Mhoon, and our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments.
Pepper Miller is the Founder and President of The Hunter Miller Group and the host of The Urban Business Roundtable, a weekly radio show, sponsored by Ariel Investments, airing CST Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on WVON-AM 1690, the Talk of Chicago. You can also listen live online at WVON.com. Check back each week for UBR Spotlight, which features additional resources, advice and information from and about the topics, entrepreneurs and experts featured on the show. If you have a question you want answered or a topic you want addressed on The Urban Business Roundtable, connect with us on Twitter @UBR1690.
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