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Equipment Finance Cares Announces Panel, Speaker and Foundations for Event

January 24, 2024, 07:15 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

The Equipment Finance Cares Southern California event, hosted by Blue Street Capital, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 1:30 p.m.-7 p.m. at Blue Street Capital’s headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA.

“Equipment Finance Cares is excited to come back to Southern California,” said Jesse Johnson, founder of Equipment Finance Cares. “We are grateful to Blue Street for welcoming us back and to our sponsors for making these events possible.”

The industry-focused best practices panel moderated by Jim Merrilees, CLFP with the Alta Group, includes Lisa Whitehead, CLFP - First Foundation, Don Hansen- Regents Capital, David Rhoads- Blue Street Capital and Brent Hall, CLFP - Alliance Funding Group.

The event’s featured speaker is RJ Grimshaw, CEO of ABLE Leadership. Innovation is not just a buzzword; it's a mindset, a process, and a journey. RJ Grimshaw will guide participants through a journey of becoming a genuine innovator/ intrapreneur. The session will weave together captivating tales and anecdotes, illustrating the essential "dos and don'ts" of the innovation process.

Equipment Finance Cares is a platform that showcases how equipment finance professionals and organizations are giving back to their respective communities. Foundations currently showcased for this event include Love Life Now, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, the Chris Walker Educational Fund, Tam Ky Project, Operation Open Water, and the Mickey Riley Foundation. The day will conclude with networking at Blue Street Capital’s office.

Jaimie Haver, CLFP - Happy Manufacturing is chairing the event. "I'm excited to collaborate with the Southern California team, including Jenna Hubbard, Maggie Holly, CLFP, and Martina Rider-Porter, for the upcoming event. The charities we will be recognizing have deep and valuable meaning to some of our peers, and we are lucky to be able to support them by increasing awareness and raising money for a cause they care about! The working session with RJ will have incredible takeaways for all participants, and the panel will be nothing short of extraordinary. What I love and appreciate about each of these individuals is that they live the values they talk about, from changing the way their teams work, how their teams work with one another, and the respect they have and demonstrate to the people they work with and who work for them. I am super grateful that EF Cares is doing an event like this in our community and own backyard.”

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