(BALTIMORE – October 3, 2017) – Established in Washington, D.C. in 2011, the ORIGINAL Black Wall Street SERIES *NYC *MD *DC *ATL *NOLA by www.BMORENEWS.com seeks to celebrate black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race. To date, we have honored hundreds in 5 US cities: New York, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and New Orleans.
The next event in this ongoing business networking and awards series is set for next Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm at Baltimore’s newest restaurant in the heart of downtown, Ida B’s Table, located at 235 Holliday Street – just north of City Hall.
Honorees include Nathan Chapman, a longtime supporter of Bmorenews.com. Truth be told, Mr. Chapman provided our publisher with stock broker experience back in the 80s. It is because of people like Chapman that Bmorenews has been able to achieve such accomplishments. The training he provided opened doors we couldn’t imagine at the time.
Do join us on Tuesday as we celebrate Chapman and others who are intent on making a difference in the community – particularly for entrepreneurs.
Who is Nate Chapman?
Nathan A. Chapman, Jr.
Visionary – Serial Entrepreneur – Business Influencer – Reach Influencer
Nathan Chapman is a native Baltimorean, who grew up in the Edmonson Village area of Baltimore City. A multi-sport high school varsity athlete, he graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Chapman is a veteran of the United States Air Force and honorably discharged. Upon leaving the military, Mr. Chapman enrolled at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). He graduated with a bachelor degree, with a double major in Economics and Political Science with a minor in Accounting. He completed his graduation requirements in two and one-half years. He was elected President of the Student Government Association and received the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. National Scholastic Achievement Award. Mr. Chapman has been named UMBC Outstanding Alumnus.
After graduation, Mr. Chapman joined the international accounting firm of Peat, Marwick Main (PM&M) in its Baltimore Office. While working at PM&M, Mr. Chapman performed auditing, tax and consulting services for international and local businesses. He became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and was a frequent speaker on accounting and tax issues.
After leaving PM&M, Mr. Chapman joined the investment banking firm of Alex Brown & Sons (Alex Brown). Mr. Chapman began as an investment representative passing the Series 7 and Series 63 securities exams. His clients included individuals, corporations and large state retirement systems. While working at Alex Brown, Mr. Chapman achieved the highest professional designations in the investment securities industry. He became the first person in the country to pass the general securities principal exam, financial and operating principal exam, registered municipal principal exam and the registered option principal exam.
In 1986, Mr. Chapman began The Chapman Company, the state’s first Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered African American controlled investment banking firm. In I987, Mr. Chapman began Chapman Capital Management, Inc. a SEC registered investment advisor. In 1988, Mr. Chapman began The Chapman Funds, and became the first African American in the country to own a mutual fund family. The Chapman U.S. Treasury Fund, part of The Chapman Fund family, became the first African-American controlled fund to receive an AAA rating from Standard and Poor’s. In 1990, Mr. Chapman took public the DEM, Inc. (Domestic Emerging Markets) closed end investment fund, the first publicly traded closed-end fund controlled by an African American. Mr. Chapman is the creator of the domestic emerging markets investment strategy and term of art. In 1998, Mr. Chapman took The Chapman Company public (NASDAQ CMAN), making it the first African- American controlled publicly traded investment banking firm. The next year, Mr. Chapman took Chapman Capital Management, Inc. public (NASDAQ CMGT), making it the first African-American controlled investment management firm. His companies have provided billions of dollars of capital to domestic, international and minority controlled companies.
In 1995, Mr. Chapman was appointed to the Board of Regents of the University of Maryland. He was the youngest person ever to be appointed and first graduate of UMBC to be appointed. In 1999, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Regents, the first African-American chairman and the youngest chairman in history. Also, he was a member of the University Medical System of Maryland.
Currently, Mr. Chapman, a serial entrepreneur, is chairman of a number of internet-based companies and is a graduate and mentor to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Entrepreneurship Teaching Bootcamp.