NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Clifton Harris

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Clifton Harris Clifton Harris, is a native of Cary, N.C., a long-time community organizer and advocate for the most vulnerable population (the homeless). One year and two months ago, he was appointed to lead the Urban League of Middle Tennessee (ULMT) and he is off to a great start. Harris is no stranger to the non-profit community. He has successfully managed six different non-profit agencies during his career. Harris’s work has made him an expert in the field of helping homeless individuals and families. As the former Executive Director of Sophia’s Heart, Harris, he was known as a leader who loves people with a passion [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Cory Beal, Sr.

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Cory Beal Cory​ ​Beal,​ ​Sr.​ ​is​ ​the​ ​Founder​ ​and​ ​CEO​ ​of​ ​Rekindled​ ​Dreams,​ ​an​ ​organization​ ​that’s​ ​committed to​ ​providing​ ​enlightenment​ ​to​ ​what​ ​many​ ​consider​ ​a​ ​bleak​ ​future​ ​for​ ​young​ ​adults​ ​within​ ​the African​ ​American​ ​community.​ ​​ ​Cory’s​ ​motivation​ ​for​ ​starting​ ​the​ ​organization​ ​comes​ ​from​ ​his experiences​ ​growing​ ​up​ ​as​ ​a​ ​Black​ ​male​ ​in​ ​the​ ​challenging​ ​neighborhoods​ ​of​ ​Chicago,​ ​IL.​ ​​ ​Cory was​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​city’s​ ​top​ ​athletes,​ ​yet​ ​devoid​ ​of​ ​any​ ​true​ ​leadership,​ ​Cory​ ​did​ ​not​ ​maximize​ ​his athletic​ ​opportunities.​ ​​ ​And​ ​those​ ​missed​ ​opportunities​ ​have​ ​motivated​ ​him​ ​to​ ​always​ ​have​ ​an everlasting​ ​connection​ ​and​ ​impact​ ​on​ ​the​ ​lives​ ​of​ ​his​ ​children. As​ ​a​ [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Monchiere’ Holmes-Jones

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Monchiere Holmes-Jones Monchiere’ Holmes-Jones is the Chief Brand Curator of MOJO Marketing + PR, a results-driven marketing professional seeking to energize brands of corporate marketing teams, small businesses, and women business owners across the South. Her dynamic 14 year career in marketing, pr, and brand campaigns consists of: innovative brand experiences, corporate marketing campaigns and campaign management, media planning, strategy, brand building and launches, event activation, community relations, strategic partnerships, and public relations experience. Specifically, in major industries like automotive, gaming, healthcare, higher education, tech, quick service restaurants. Her body of work and current clientele includes a range of big brands such as Hiller Plumbing [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Robert Blair

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Robert Blair Robert Blair was born in Nashville,Tn and raised in Franklin,Tn. Educated in the Franklin Special School District, graduated from Franklin High Attended Tn. State University, before transferring to Nashville State Technical School to study Television and Video Production. He produced with The Williamson Herald a “Special Edition to Black Business Edition followed by the first Black Mixer with Williamson Chamber and is now Producing A Salute to “ Black Churches in Williamson County.” Robert worked in Television and Video Production for over fifteen years. With Steve Gilreath TV, he worked on the Gospel Music Dove Awards, Stellar Awards and CCM-TV(Contemporary Christian Music Television) [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Sonya Johnson

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Sonya Johnson Sonya Johnson has been serving the Williamson County community over 13 years. Sonya was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Jackson State University and a M.P.A. from Indiana State University in Public Administration. Sonya moved to Nashville in 1999 after completing an appointed term as a Mayor’s Fellow with the City of Indianapolis, Indiana. While residing in Nashville, she continued to work in the nonprofit sector with the Brentwood YMCA school-age program, then as a Community Organizer / Lobbyist and later accepted the position of Kindergarten Teacher in 2002 at Faith Christian Development Center. She [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Valencia Breckenridge

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Valencia Breckenridge Valencia Breckenridge opened prayer time on her first day at GraceWorks Monday with reading 1 Corinthians 12:12-26, in which Paul discusses how any part of the body is no more important than any other part. It was particularly appropriate as the new GraceWorks’ CEO/President began her leadership of its 32-member staff whose individual gifts help the 21-year-old ministry provide immediate and long-term resources to struggling families. “No one part is more important than any other,” Breckenridge said. “We are all gifted differently. I freely admit my shortcomings, and I know some of you have gifts I don’t have. And I hope my gifts [...]

Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Remember To Donate To Your Favorite Charity Chats On DrAlvin.Com

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Kim Starkey Jonker, Author Of Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership In The Nonprofit Sector Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Kim Starkey Jonker We are entering a new era―an era of impact. The largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history will soon be under way, bringing with it the potential for huge increases in philanthropic funding. Engine of Impact shows how nonprofits can apply the principles of strategic leadership to attract greater financial support and leverage that funding to maximum effect. As Good to Great author Jim Collins writes in his foreword, this book offers "a detailed roadmap of disciplined thought and action for turning a good nonprofit into one that can achieve great impact at scale." William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker identify seven essential components of strategic [...]

Michele Knight Of Doing Good Sharing Growing Williamson County Event With Dr. Alvin

Michele Knight POPULATION GROWTH IMPACTS ONE OF THE BEST SMALL TOWNS IN AMERICA Hear the current economic trends & demographic growth of all of Williamson County including Franklin, a “best small town in America,” as Middle Tennessee population grows & diversifies over the next 5-10 years. GUEST SPEAKERS: Mayor Ken Moore, Franklin Mayor Rogers Anderson, Williamson County Harold Cr ye, Co-Founder & CEO of Crye-Leike Real Estate Services Steve Kulinski, Managing Director of CBRE Group, Inc. Michael Skipper, Executive Director of Greater Nashville Regional Council AUGUST 17TH, 2017 — 5-7PM 5:00-5:30 Networking, Food & Wine; 5:30-5:45 Sponsorships; 6:00 Presentation E|SPACES — 1550 McEwen Drive, Franklin, Tennessee 37067 Food & Wine Provided To purchase tickets visit [...]