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INVESTED IN YOUR FUTURE

INVESTED IN YOUR FUTURE

By Jennifer I. Cowick The Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce held its annual Meeting and Mixer at the ACU Hunter Welcome Center on this past Monday evening. The key note speaker for the event was Floyd E. Miller. Miller is an Abilene entrepreneur as well as an active participant in the local community. He has been self-employed as an investment professional for 33 years. Mr. Miller has served as a volunteer in The Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce since 1985. {{more}} Mr. Miller holds an impressive resume; having served as Minister at the N. 10th and Treadaway Church of Christ, President of the Board of Hospice of the Big Country, and President of the Board of the Taylor County Extension Council. He also served on the Mental Health Association Board and spent 10 years on the Zoning and Planning Commission for the City of Abilene. So it is no wonder that he has been the recipient of the Thomas G. Oliphant Award presented by the African-American Leadership Council of West Texas and the Kiwanis Layperson of the Year for Texas Oklahoma District 35. As well as recently receiving the Richard Nelson Award from the Texas Association of African American Chamber of Commerce honoring individuals in the Texas Black Press. At Monday’s meeting however, Mr. Miller spoke on the topic which is his specialty; “helping individuals and corporations make smart investment decisions”. The title of his presentation was A Campaign for Your Future; How Presidential Elections Effect Commerce. Mr. Miller encouraged investors to expect volatility, think long term, and resist the urge to panic. He utilized facts and statistics from a historical point of view to illuminate the importance of having a long term vision when it comes to our personal finance goals. His key tips for the evening included staying invested in your own campaign and seeking a trusted adviser to help you construct and stick to a solid strategy. The evening finished off with Mr. Miller being presented with an award of gratitude from The Chamber, thanking him for 31 years of service. As well as The Chamber’s President, Dee Moore, passing the presidential torch as it were, to President Elect, Dr. Terrenia Fitts. The Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce has served the Abilene Community, its small businesses, governments, schools, and the arts since 1975. They are the second oldest Black Chamber in all of Texas, and are always encouraging new members and all levels of involvement to benefit Abilene and all its people.

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