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Mellow Mushroom

Meet Gregory Grant: Equal Business Opportunity Administrator/JSEB

Mr. Grant was appointed by Mayor Donna Deagan in September 2023. He has served with the Government in various capacities such as the Assistant Director of Special Programs at the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Meet Gregory Grant: Equal Business Opportunity Administrator/JSEB
Meet Gregory Grant: Equal Business Opportunity Administrator/JSEB

Time & Location

Jun 13, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Mellow Mushroom, 3611 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205, USA

Guests

About the event

Mr. Grant was appointed by Mayor Donna Deagan in September 2023. 

He has served with the Government in various capacities such as the Assistant Director of Special Programs at the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Government Contracting Specialist with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center all at UNF, and is an Adjunct Professor at FSCJ, TBC, and UNF. 

Over the past 25 years, Gregory has managed retail locations, corporate operations, and owned several businesses. He began entrepreneurship in Jacksonville, Florida at an early age, where he worked in his family business as an Independent Tile Contractor from 1989 to 1996. He pursued new knowledge and skills in multiple industries which prompted him to join the United States Army in 1996. After years of active military service and reserve duty in leadership

roles, he began using his managerial skills in large corporations in Florida. After working multiple years in management roles, Gregory began building independent companies. 

He is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of North Florida in the study discipline Doctor of Education (ED.D) program. His journey started at the University of Phoenix completing the Bachelor of Science in Business Management studies. During this educational program, coupled with his business experience, he gained a passion for helping small businesses grow and succeed. Gregory did not stop there he continued his academic journey earning a Master’s in Business Administration along with certifications in process improvement dynamics and entrepreneurship. By gaining the knowledge to  complement the skills he already possess he has been privy to helping and teaching small businesses in a practical way with business aspects in formal education settings.

Gregory has been referenced or featured in media publications such as Huffington Post, Forbes, MSNBC, EPN, BUZZ, and many others providing inspiration to business owners. He is a recipient of the Regional Performance Award at the SBDC successfully assisting companies with growth and goal accomplishments. Gregory has also been active in the veteran community assisting aspiring veteran business owners with resources to be successful. He has participated as a panelist and previously served on the Vetrepreneur Committee in partnership with the City of Jacksonville and the Military Affairs Veterans Department. Gregory has served in advisory roles for the Jacksonville Veteran Chamber of Commerce, Black Business Development Center, Jacksonville Black Chamber

of Commerce, and Director-At-Large for the National Contract Management Association.

Gregory’s philosophy and passions are rooted in continuous learning, actively sharing, and creative teaching in the Jacksonville community. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, traveling, and piano instrumental music. 

Each day is a new adventure to learn, share, and teach!

Tickets

  • Online Member Ticket

    Member's pre-purchase rate. At the door is $2 more

    $15.00
    +$0.38 service fee
  • Online Visitor Ticket

    Pre-purchase visitor price. At the door is $2 more.

    $17.00
    +$0.43 service fee

Total

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