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Friday, March 1, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce 
6500 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097

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North Metro Atlanta SCORE 
SCORE North Metro Atlanta 
SCORE Phone: 678-506-0718 

Lunch & Learn Workshop:
Risky Business Panel

This event has been rescheduled for May 3rd. Register here.

When it comes to business, there are a lot of tough questions. And if you’re not sure on some of these answers, you could be putting your business at risk.You'll hear from a panel of subject matter experts and get the answers to all your risky business questions.  

Our experienced panelists tackle topics such as:

  • What is insider fraud and how do I protect myself?

  • Is risk management really necessary? (I already have insurance.)

  • How do I legally protect myself (and my family) should I get sick or become disabled?

  • What are the biggest risks of payroll, taxes, and worker misclassification?

  • How does insurance protect me or my company if I am sued?

Meet Our Subject Matter Experts

Bernadette Harris, forensic accountant, realizes that when businesses fail the impact is widespread. Bernadette will why insider fraud is a bigger problem than you realize, exactly what insider fraud is, how small businesses become victim, and what you can do to protect yourself.

J Christopher Miller, attorney, believes "life is a journey that begins and ends with family." He will help you navigate the legal side of protecting your assets as business owner and for your family should you become sick, disabled, or worse.

Joi Blume, commercial insurance agent and our moderator, is a skilled commercial insurance professional that understands the complexities of insurance and property risk. Joi will discuss the importance of insurance and how it can protect you in the event of a lawsuit.

Lawanda Hall, risk management professional, has demonstrated the ability to develop, manage and document risk management concepts, procedures, and strategies. Lawanda will explain risk management in easy to understand terms, divulge what tools you need in your arsenal, and discern the types of insurance you really need.

Shruti Dhawan, payroll and HR specialist, is a seasoned CEO who understands the payroll and HR challenges of small/medium sized businesses. She will discuss the risks of payroll and worker misclassification and will let you know exactly how to determine the right classification. Shruti will also explain just how big of a deal employee misclassification really is.


Fee: $25 (includes lunch)

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ABOUT our Moderator


Joi Blume is a well-respected and a skilled commercial insurance professional specializing in commercial property business. Joi has 10+ years of insurance industry experience. In her role as AVP/Underwriter for the fast-growing Specialty Property Program of Blue River Underwriters, Joi helped to train and develop the staff that works to support their entire team. As a Property Risk & Insurance Specialist (PRIS), Joi understands complex property programs, windstorm/hail, flood and earthquake hazards.