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CEO Sean James joins ForbesBLK in ringing NASDAQ Closing Bell

Updated: Feb 24

Photo Credit: Nasdaq, Inc.


Atlanta, GA - February 23, 2024 - Sean James, founder and CEO of VSNWKS. (Vision Works), made history today by joining ForbesBLK executive team Seth Cohen, Chief Impact Officer, Jabari Young, Senior Editor, Ayisha Mendez, Community Manager, and the National and Local Advisory Council in ringing the closing bell at NASDAQ. The event, held on Friday, February 23, 2024, marked a significant moment for James and the entire ForbesBLK community.


The announcement came amidst a flurry of excitement as Forbes senior editor Jabari Young revealed plans for the 2nd annual ForbesBLK summit, set to return to Atlanta from June 23-25, 2024.


Reflecting on the momentous occasion, Sean James expressed his gratitude, stating, "The energy was electrifying as Seth and Jabari rang the closing bell of the week at Nasdaq. I am humbled, honored, overwhelmed, and mostly filled with gratitude to witness this moment."


He continued, emphasizing the importance of community and collaboration, "Standing on the stage and being at the Nasdaq MarketSite studio in Times Square is a moment I will never forget. I was filled with so much inspiration, hope, and encouragement."


James also highlighted the significance of bringing the ForbesBLK summit back to Atlanta, stating, "Atlanta is a beacon of black excellence and innovation. There are so many success stories and contributions of black entrepreneurs in Atlanta that it only makes good sense that this is where ForbesBLK would plant our stakes in the ground."


With a commitment to dismantling barriers and fostering equitable economies, Sean James serves as the ForbesBLK local advisor for Atlanta.


Photo Credits: Nasdaq, Inc. / Brandi Sims

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