Paperclip Publishing, a publisher based in Tempe, AZ, announced its latest initiative: Equipment Finance Cares. The first stop for the program will be held at Brick and Mortar in Minneapolis on June 15 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST. The event will be headlined by Paperclip author Lovern Gordon, who has been with Boston Financial & Equity Corporation since 1999. She will be discussing her domestic violence memoir, “The Legacy He Left Me.”
Paperclip is planning a Northeast event in August and a Southwest event in November as well.
“As the country begins to open up, we wanted to provide a format for equipment finance professionals to get back to socially responsible in-person networking,” Brooke Eisenhart, CEO of Paperclip Publishing, said.
Deb Reuben, founder of TomorrowZone, and Jesse Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing at JDR Solutions, will moderate the Equipment Finance Cares discussions. The format will be two one-hour panel discussions with equipment finance professionals and will wrap up with a two-hour networking reception.
“Equipment Finance Cares provides an educational platform of thought leadership ideas from industry leaders and, even more importantly, an opportunity to learn more about the domestic violence epidemic that is plaguing the world today,” Eisenhart said.
The first panel of the event will be comprised of services providers, who will be discussing topics including upholding employee morale while not being in the office and maintaining customer relationships without traveling. The second panel will feature representatives from a group of equipment finance organizations, including Brian Slipka with Honour Capital and Nancy Robles from Eastern Funding, who will discuss topics including internal workforce development and how technology impacted business before the COVID-19 pandemic as well as how it has impacted it during the pandemic and how it will affect it after the pandemic.
“The Legacy He Left Me” will be released on June 1. The domestic violence memoir is Gordon’s first publication and shares her story of being a two-time domestic violence survivor.
“As a first-time author, being able to spread the message of DV awareness via this platform has been rewarding on so many levels. For many years, I have been able to voice the message nationally via speaking engagements, but to be able to flesh it out word for word in this book to help others is both a blessing and a gift,” Gordon said.
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