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Minority, women group has workshop
Local Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials workshop attendees were the Rev. Henry Fickling, Macon City Council member; Cathy OHagan, VIP Office Furniture & Supply retail operations executive; attorney Ethel Munson of Atlanta firm Quartney and Cornelius Clark; state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway; Barbara Meador; and Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier. - photo by Photo provided.

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, joined elected officials throughout Georgia to attend a Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials workshop Oct. 25-27 in Midway to learn more about working the Minority and Women Businesses Enterprises policies in their county or city governments.
The workshop was held at the Historic Dorchester Academy and Museum of African-American History and  focused on “Remembering the Past to be Prepared for Today and the Future.”
Williams, a facilitator, and several presenters provided information on how to support minority owned businesses. VIP Office Furniture & Supply Inc. was invited as a representative of a local woman-owned small business and provided refreshments. There also was a session on understanding the Affordable Care Act and who benefits from it.

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