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

Deshawn Chapman, District Director
Northwestern Mutual
DeShawn Chapman is a District Director and Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual in Richmond, Virginia. As a leader at the Richmond firm, DeShawn is responsible for attracting, developing, and retaining successful financial representatives. He is also focused on his thriving personal practice. DeShawn is a registered investment advisor. He works with clients to identify their financial security needs and then focuses on solutions that can help make those financial goals a reality. He helps find the right solutions for personal, family or business needs. He is passionate about educating his clients about financial security.


Jerome Clarke, CPA
Clarke Financial Associates
Jerome has a broad range of experience in the financial sector. He has held the positions of Director of Accounting for a Fortune 15 Company, Chief Financial Officer for a regional financial planning firm in the Northeast, as well as the position of Senior Audit Manager with a “Big Four” accounting firm. As the former Chief Financial Officer for a regional financial planning firm in the Northeast, Jerome was responsible for all aspects of financial reporting and analysis, as well as, providing the sales team with concepts to better serve their clients.


Lenise Robinson, Owner
Parlour Salon
Lenise is the owner of Parlour Salon, and a 12-yr veteran in the beauty industry where she has served as a mentor, educator, and an expert on textured hair. Her thirst for education and excellence continues to fuel her success in the industry. LEARN MORE:

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