NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Sakalyah Bettina Thomas

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Sakalyah Bettina Thomas Bettina Thomas attended Rutgers University, majoring in Business/Finance. She comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and has demonstrated her ability to build and maintain several successful businesses in the Nashville Area. By doing so she has provided employment to many individuals, helping them to develop new skills or simply strengthen the talents they already poses. Her next endeavor is the opening of Vege-licious Cafe. Specializing in preparing hearty, mouth-watering, home-style vegan, vegetarian and gluten free cuisine that is delicious enough to satisfy even the most skeptical omnivore. Comfort food is her specialty. Bettina Thomas plans to open the doors in the spring, [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Judge Rachel Bell

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Judge Rachel Bell Judge Rachel L. Bell is a third generation Native Nashvillian and proud graduate of Hillsboro Comprehensive High School, where she was a stellar basketball player. Judge Bell received a NCCA, Division I-Women’s Basketball scholarship to Auburn University and finished her collegiate career at The University of Memphis earning her Bachelor of Science in Education and her Juris Doctorate Degree from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. In 2012, Judge Bell, was elected, General Sessions Court Judge, Division VIII (8) and unanimously re-elected in 2014 to another term. In August, 2014, Judge Bell was elected by her peers to be the Presiding Judge [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Kevin Townsel

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Kevin Townsel Kevin G. Townsel, J.D. serves as the City of Franklin’s Director of Human Resources. Prior to this position, Kevin served as the Chief People Person, Vice-President of Legal Affairs and Human Resources for the Dick’s Last Resort restaurant company. Kevin has also worked as a Human Resources executive for Logan’s Roadhouse restaurants, Burger King Corporation, and TransCor America. A 14-year resident of Franklin, in 2016 Kevin was re-elected to serve on the Franklin Special School District Board (“FSSD”) of Education through 2020. In 2015, Kevin received an award from Franklin’s African American Heritage Society for his service on the FSSD Board. In 2009, [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Page Turner

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Page Turner Page Turner is an Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, Principal Broker & Owner of multiple real estate firms, Business Development Coach and Vision Strategist. Licensed as a fulltime Realtor® in 2003, Page Turner is the passionate and Powerhouse Principal Broker and Owner of EGAP Real Estate, Inc. EGAP (a childhood nickname and “Page” spelled backwards) is a full-service company that projects great passion in the many facets of the real estate industry. With over thirteen years of impacting and making positive differences in the lives of others through real estate education, marketing, and fulfilling the dream of home ownership, hundreds of satisfied homebuyers and sellers have [...]

SumnerBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Jeanice McCord

Click Here To Listen Sumner Business 100 Leading African Americans Jeanice McCord Marketing manager and publicist, Jeanice McCord is a Tennessee native that attended Middle Tennessee State University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and a double minor in Marketing and Organizational Communication. Jeanice spent the first part of her career as a development coordinator at Youth for Christ/Campus Life where in her first year, she fundraised over $30,000 in assisting students during their journey of adolescence to pursue a balanced life: mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. Jeanice then navigated into the new world of mortgage finance at Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. in Hendersonville, Tennessee as [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Pastor John. R. Faison, Sr.

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Pastor John Faison Sr John R. Faison, Sr. is the Senior Pastor of Watson Grove Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, affectionately known as “The Grove,” where they endeavor to be “A GROWING church for GROWING people whom Christ will use in GROWING His Kingdom.” A native of Boykins, Virginia, Pastor Faison earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia and a Master of Arts in Practical Theology from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio. Under Pastor Faison’s leadership, God is using The [...]

Ptolemy Tompkins, Author Of Proof of God: The Shocking True Answer to the World’s Most Important Question Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Ptolemy Tompkins-Proof Of God A Seeker, a Scientist, and the Stunning Answer to the World’s Oldest Question Ptolemy Tompkins, collaborator on the New York Times bestselling Proof of Heaven and Proof of Angels, is at his lowest point, personally and professionally, when he meets with an astrophysicist with a message for the world: God is real, and science proves it. Proof of God is the unlikely story of how this serious scientist and this broken writer, in a series of conversations stretching over several months, come to understand that the universe—from the smallest sub-atomic particles that make up everything in existence to the farthest reaches of the universe—bears evidence of a [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Jeffery Wilford & The Volunteer State Mass Choir

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Tzivia Gover, Author Of The Mindful Way To A Good Night’s Sleep Chats On DrAlvin.com

Click Here To Listen Tzivia Gover-Good Night Sleep This accessible guide to cultivating deep, restful sleep — naturally — combines author Tzivia Gover’s expertise in both mindfulness and dreamwork. Along with a healthy dose of encouragement, Gover offers practical lifestyle advice, simple yoga poses, 10-minute meditations, and easy breathing exercises, plus visualization and journaling activities. You’ll also learn how to set the scene for safe, productive dreaming and cultivate your dream recall. This holistic approach extends into your waking hours with tips on morning routines to ensure that sound sleep leads to refreshed, more conscious living all day long.

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Danielle Whitworth Barnes

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Danielle Whitworth Barnes Danielle Whitworth Barnes serves as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet as the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Services. The Department provides services to over two million Tennesseans each year through programs such as Families First, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Child Support, Child Care Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability Determination Services, Adult Protective Services, Child and Adult Food Program and Social Services Block Grant. Operating a budget of over $2.6 billion and providing leadership to almost 5,000 employees, Ms. Barnes continues to drive for strong results for individuals, families and communities through meaningful work outcomes and community partnerships. Prior to joining [...]