Metropolitan Business League hosts a twice-weekly Town Hall series to inform, educate, and guide small businesses & non-profit organizations during COVID-19. 

Tameka Jefferson
Community Relations Manager
Richmond Region Tourism
Tameka Jefferson is the Community Relations Manager for Richmond Region Tourism. In this position, she focuses on partnering with tourism stakeholders and community leaders. She is also responsible for leading the organization’s diversity and inclusion strategies including working with the OutRVA and BLK RVA tourism campaigns. Before Richmond Region Tourism, Tameka was employed with the Department of Commerce – US Census Bureau (May 2019) and the City of Richmond’s Office of the Mayor (October 2013).  LEARN MORE:

Nickkol Lewis
Principal/Senior Creative
Visual Appeal, LLC.
Nickkol Lewis is principal and senior creative of Visual Appeal, LLC, a graphic design studio specializing in branding and marketing solutions. Visual Appeal provides brand identity, graphic design, web development, and communications that entice, educate, and engage. Visual Appeal integrates consistent visual and verbal branding across both traditional and new media platforms. LEARN MORE:

Patrick McFadden
Founder & Marketing Consultant
Indispensable Marketing Patrick McFadden is a small business marketing consultant known for his“practical” and “process approach” to marketing. In 2012, he founded Indispensable Marketing, a small business marketing consulting firm changing the way that businesses develop and do marketing. He has been named a Small Business Thought Leader by American Express Open Forum, his advice to entrepreneurs has been featured in Inc. Magazine and Small Business Development Centers. LEARN MORE:

Lauran Peoples, CGMP
Convention Sales Manager
Richmond Region Tourism
Lauran Peoples is a firm believer in purpose and provision.  She began her hospitality career nearly 20 years ago as a hotel Front Desk Agent, and knew immediately that her life’s journey was rooted in service and hospitality.  From learning the ropes as a Sales Manager for Marriott International, Hilton Hotels and Resorts and 21c Museum Hotels, to working as a Marketing Director for a boutique hospitality group, In her current role as a Sales Manager, Lauran represents the Richmond Region as a distinctive and diverse meeting and convention destination to planners across the country. LEARN MORE:

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