About the Host: Jerome Love
Jerome D. Love is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and founder and CEO of the Texas Black Expo, the largest business expo for African American merchants and consumers in the United States. Through his various business and community initiatives, he endeavors to empower African Americans by providing them with the tools, education and insight necessary to close the wealth gap in this country.
Throughout his career as an entrepreneur and professional speaker, Jerome has been consistently recognized as a well-respected and highly sought-after expert in peak performance, sales and leadership. The author of several books, his writings have been published nationally and are frequently quoted by industry experts.
In 2020, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jerome created the We All Eat program, an effort to help struggling restaurants in the midst of a national shut-down as well as families facing food insecurity. The program provided free meals to those in need, purchased from restaurants desperate to keep open their doors. The $10 million program helped to provide over 750,000 meals throughout the Fort Bend County, Texas, area.
As a real estate professional, Jerome is the broker of LHS Realty Group, a leading real estate firm headquartered in Houston.
Jerome’s latest venture is Black Money Tree, a personal finance philosophy delivered through a curriculum and video podcast that empower Black people with the education, support and resources they need to understand and build wealth and to achieve both individual and collective economic sufficiency for future generations.
Local and national media outlets have recognized Jerome for his many pursuits and successes including The Real talk show, Black Enterprise, the Houston Business Journal, the Houston Chronicle, and many more.
Jerome has received numerous accolades and awards for his business acumen and work in the community including the Larry V. Green Leadership Award from the Greater Houston Black Chamber; Multi-Million Dollar Top Producer designation (Prudential Texas Realty); and Entrepreneur of the Year (National Black MBA Association, Houston Chapter). He has also been featured as a keynote speaker on major platforms such as the Los Angeles Mayor’s Economic Development Summit, New Mexico’s State Leadership Conference, the National Alliance of Black School Educators National Conference and the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization’s National Conference for six straight years. He has also shared the stage speaking at conferences with global icons such as Jeff Hoffman (Founder of Priceline.com), Earvin “Magic” Johnson (NBA Hall of Famer), and Dr. Gene Landrum (Founder of Chuck-E-Cheese).
For more information about Jerome, visit his site below.
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About the Partner/Producer: Texas Black Expo
Texas Black Expo, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate growth and development within urban communities by strengthening businesses, inspiring youth, and building better lives. Our mission is to improve the quality of life within underserved communities, by creating continuous economic growth though business development and inspiring underserved youth.
We focus on 3 critical areas to help accomplish our goals:
- Assist startups and underserved businesses through financial education, business plan development and organizational formation.
- Empower existing underserved businesses through operational development, strengthening business models, and providing access to capital.
- Inspire underserved youth by providing training and resources to prepare them for entrepreneurship and/or college life.
Texas Black Expo, Inc. celebrates cultural diversity and inclusiveness across all races, ethnicities, nationalities, generations, and socioeconomic levels. We continue to strive for excellence by providing unique events and programs, which reflect the changing landscape of Texas and the world.
Our commitment to excellence through personal enhancement and community development exemplify our dedication to improving the quality of life for all.
Texas Black Expo, Inc. demonstrates accountability and integrity in its delivery of quality programs and events that provide important customer service, which builds community and trust through active teamwork.