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Pamela Hogan and Sharon Spicer Evans with Georgia Institute of Cosmetology & Esthetics, Bob Bronaugh with Smart Choice Agents Program, and Karen V. Mills with Mills Law Associates

Tess Turrin, Pamela Hogan, Bob Bronaugh, Karen Mills, Sharon Spicer Evans, Angel Nowlin

Tess Turrin, Pamela Hogan, Bob Bronaugh, Karen Mills, Sharon Spicer Evans, Angel Nowlin

Pamela Hogan & Sharon Spicer Evans/Georgia Institute of Cosmetology & Esthetics

The Georgia Institute of Cosmetology & Esthetics, the leading and growing cosmetology and esthetics schools in Metro Atlanta, is pleased to announce plans to rename the prestigious facility during a Grand Re-Opening event on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 10am – 4pm. Located at 495 Indian Trail Road, Lilburn, GA 30047, the renamed Hogan Institute of Cosmetology & Esthetics (HICE) is offering 50% off all services during the re-opening event. VOD Photography will also be onsite at the re-grand opening event to offer discounted photo sessions, including family or individual photo sessions.

Bob Bronaugh/Smart Choice Agents Program

Bob Bronaugh, Smart Choice Agents ProgramSmart Choice is a network of over 3,500 independent agents and over 80 insurance carrier partners. They provide independent insurance agents with access to top-rated markets, product training, and sales and marketing support – and they’re the only no-fee program of its kind.

Whether you’re a start-up agent, a former captive agent, or an experienced agent, Smart Choice can give you the support and markets you deserve. They provide service from coast to coast, in over 41 states, with access to personal, commercial, life and health markets, and customized business solutions guaranteed to make you a competitive agency.

Karen V. Mills/Mills Law Associates

Mills Law Associates, LLC. is a woman-owned boutique law firm based in Atlanta, GA. The firm specializes in business and corporate transactional law, contracts law and technology law. Our attorneys provide practical advice on issues related to entity formations, contract terms and conditions, corporate acquisitions and divestitures, equity and debt financing, corporate governance and other general corporate matters. As a thriving entrepreneur, the Managing Member of Mills Law Associates leverages her engineering, legal and entrepreneurial experiences to provide practical insight to help those individuals and entities to achieve significant personal and professional objectives.

Dan Kaufman & Mike Bartlett with JE Dunn Construction, Steve Jones with ATL-Steppers Connect, and Bernard Levett with B Levett & Company

Bernard Levett, Steve Jones, Tess Turrin, Angel Nowlin, Mike Bartlett, Dan Kaufman

Bernard Levett, Steve Jones, Tess Turrin, Angel Nowlin, Mike Bartlett, Dan Kaufman

Dan Kaufman & Mike Bartlett/JE Dunn Construction

Mike Barlett and Dan Kaufman, JE Dunn ConstructionFounded in 1924, John Ernest Dunn, Sr. began JE Dunn Construction as a small family-owned residential contractor and grew to be one of the largest commercial contractors in the United States, with approximate annual revenues of $2.7 billion and 20 office locations coast-to-coast. JE Dunn Construction is an employee-owned corporation specializing in construction management, program management, and design/build projects of every size.  However, the Dunn Family continues to retain majority ownership. Currently, three generations of the Dunn family are actively involved in the day-to-day management and operations of the firm. With cutting edge resources and a $3 billion bonding capacity, they have consistently ranked among the top 20 contractors nationwide according to leading industry publication, Engineering News-Record.

Steve Jones/ATL-Steppers Connect

Steve Jones, ATL-Steppers ConnectATL-Steppers Connect is a dance and entertainment company. They offer Chicago stepping dance lessons for groups, special events and wedding parties, private lessons are also available. Chicago stepping (or steppin’ as it called) is an art form that combines rhythmic movement and soulful music.


Bernard Levett/B Levett & Company

???????????????????????????????B Levett & Company started in November 2002. They are a design-build firm specializing in commercial and residential construction. Bernard Levett received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tuskegee University, and has over 20 years of experience.

Dr. Jada Moore-Ruffin with Prime Health and Wellness and Tiffany & Larenzo Reid with Tiffany’s Popcorn Cafe

Larenzo Reid, Tiffany Reid, Angel Nowlin, Dr. Jada Moore-Ruffin

Larenzo Reid, Tiffany Reid, Angel Nowlin, Dr. Jada Moore-Ruffin

Dr. Jada Moore-Ruffin/Prime Health and Wellness

Prime Health and Wellness is an emerging leader in the wellness movement that empowers everyday people to live healthy, fulfilling and productive lives.

Dr. Jada, the Founder and Medical Director, is passionate about educating, encouraging and empowering people to reach their greatest health and wellness potential. The working philosophy is that each individual has 3 primary parts to their existence: mind, body, and spirit, which are all interconnected to collectively make up the whole person. Their goal is to help people find that connection, achieve balance, and experience the joy of Prime Health and Wellness.

Tiffany and Larenzo Reid/Tiffany’s Popcorn Cafe

Tiffany’s Popcorn Cafe serves their communities with great customer service, fundraisers, 25  flavors of gourmet popcorn, ice cream and Italian Ice!  It’s “A POP of Happiness”.

Garry Guan with A-A Language Services and Cheri Dallas with Authentic Chicks Foundation

Cheri Dallas, Garry Guan, Angel Nowlin

Cheri Dallas, Garry Guan, Angel Nowlin

Garry Guan/A-A Language Services

Garry Guan, A-A Language ServicesA-A Language Services (AALS) is a small, certified Minority Businesss Enterprise (MBE) company based in Atlanta, GA. It was founded in 1995 by Garry Guan, a native of China and a naturalized United States citizen. AALS has successfully managed and implemented projects for a wide variety of public and private clients across the U.S. and abroad for 19 years. They offer competitive pricing, high-quality service, and solid experience as demonstrated through their satisfied industry and government clients.

Cheri Dallas/Authentic Chicks Foundation

???????????????????????????????Authentic Chicks Foundation promotes wellness, both mental and physical. They provide corporate wellness screenings and weight management tools. They are Law of Attraction practitioners promoting positive thinking as a first step to creating a wonderful life.

Torri Hicks with Youthnique and Vince Bailey with Vince Bailey Productions

Vince Bailey, Angel Nowlin, Tess Turrin, Torri Hicks

Vince Bailey, Angel Nowlin, Tess Turrin, Torri Hicks

Torri Hicks/Youthnique

It takes a unique and youthful approach to help nonprofits thrive, thus “YouthNique”. YouthNique is a cutting-edge nonprofit management company that assists in the start and  management of thriving nonprofit foundations and organizations providing leaders,  entertainers and professional athletes with an opportunity to turn their philanthropic  vision into reality.

Vince “the Voice” Bailey/Vince Bailey Productions

Vince has been in the video production business for the past 30 years, the past 16 as the owner of Vince Bailey Productions. Clients have included the USDA National Forest Service, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, UnitedHealthcare, Job Corps, State and Local Government Agencies, Georgia Force arena football, Atlanta Dream basketball and many commercial and non-profit organizations. From idea to completion, large or small, contact Vince Bailey Productions for all of your video production needs!

Dr. Taunya Lowe with The Resurgent Group of Metro Atlanta, Jennifer Lester with The Purpose Project and Chloe Taylor Brown with Chloe Taylor Brown Enterprises

Angel Nowlin, Taunya Lowe, Jennifer Lester, Tess Turrin, Chloe Taylor Brown

Dr. Taunya Lowe/The Resurgent Group of Metro Atlanta

???????????????????????????????Located just outside of metro Atlanta in Lawrenceville, GA, the Resurgent Group of Metro Atlanta was established in 2006 and is a human services consulting  and leadership development firm dedicated to turning concepts into reality. The Resurgent Group of Metro Atlanta has since expanded beyond Georgia and is providing training and  consultation nationally and internationally.

Jennifer Lester/The Purpose Project

???????????????????????????????Jennifer Shephard Lester is a psychotherapist, child advocate, an entrepreneur, an  educator, a motivational speaker and talk show host. She has more than 15 years of  experience in mental healthcare, social services and nonprofit management. She was  featured as one of Atlanta’s top Doctors & Healthcare Professionals in the 2014 Who’s  Who in Black Atlanta 15th Edition for her work in mental health. In 2008,  she  established The Purpose Project, a multidisciplinary behavioral healthcare practice that offers mental health services, life coaching, career counseling, leadership training and nonprofit management throughout Metropolitan Atlanta.

Chloe Taylor Brown/Chloe Taylor Brown Enterprises

???????????????????????????????Chloe Taylor Brown Enterprises is a tranformational training and consulting firm in  Atlanta. Corporate clients have included international organizations such as The Home Depot, Avon, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and others using the innovative Ideal Woman Initiative, which includes professional excellence training, executive coaching, and whole life well-being coaching for the highest levels of personal and professional  transformation.

Phillip “P.J.” Braham with Salim & Solomon, Lisa-Katrina Butler with CleanNet of Atlanta, and Miguel Lloyd with P2P Media Consultants

Miguel Lloyd, ANgel Nowlin, Tess Turrin, Lisa-Katrina Butler, Phillip "PJ" Braham,

Miguel Lloyd, Angel Nowlin, Tess Turrin, Lisa-Katrina Butler, Phillip “P.J.” Braham,

Phillip “P.J.” Braham/Salim & Solomon

Salim & Solomon is an M&A consulting firm that focuses on the lower middle-market and provides target identification and valuation, transaction support, operations consulting, and integration services to the buy-side. Primary focus areas are the biotech/medical device/healthcare, specialty finance/payment systems, transportation/logistics, and construction/equipment rental sectors.

Lisa-Katrina Butler/CleanNet of Atlanta

CleanNet of Atlanta is part of a national franchise system. They provide environmentally-friendly commercial cleaning services locally and nationally.

Miguel Lloyd/P2P Media Consultants

P2P Media Consultants is full service marketing, media planning and production company. Their goal is to help their clients diagnose their marketing challenges, help them plan, design and develop their solutions, and then deliver profitable results.

Dr. Rebecca Paden with Thermalife and Veronica Maldonado with Georgia Mentor Protege Connection

Tess Turrin, Dr. Rebecca Paden, Veronica Maldonado, Angel Nowlin

Tess Turrin, Dr. Rebecca Paden, Veronica Maldonado, Angel Nowlin

Dr. Rebecca Paden/Thermalife

Thermalife utilizes the best in special infrared-sensitive cameras to record temperatures of heat patterns in the body. Their procedures are non-invasive, no contact, no radiation, pain-free FDA approved scans.

Veronica Maldonado/Georgia Mentor Protege Connection

Veronia Maldonado is a dynamic and versatile Latina community business leader whose voice, passion and purpose are focused on building up the human spirit, creating synergy amongst communities, and fighting for the “inalienable right” for all to progress and excel in any environment.

She is an expert in fostering strategic alliances, creating win-win negotiations and implementing effective marketing strategies that increase any brand value throughout the pipeline. She is ready to meet and exceed any challenge set before her, a quality most demonstrated as director of the Georgia Mentor Protege Connection, which is a mentor protege program—the first of its kind in the nation.

The product of hard work, determination and perseverance as well as an entrepreneurial family tree that spans generations in the U.S. & Latin America, Ms. Maldonado is uniquely qualified to lead the MPC program and thereby to help provide a path to sustainability, progression, and economic growth for small business owners in Georgia.

Cobb County Judge Nathan Wade, Kevin Brewer with KMG Insurance Solutions and Melissa White with National Sales Network-Atlanta

Kevin Brewer, Melissa White, Angel Nowlin, Tess Turrin, Nathan Wade

Kevin Brewer, Melissa White, Angel Nowlin, Tess Turrin, Nathan Wade

Cobb County Judge Nathan Wade

Former prosecutor and a seasoned trial attorney, Nathan J. Wade is prepared to serve as your Cobb County Superior Court Judge. Mr. Wade is a former Special Assistant Attorney General and Pro Hac State Court Judge. He currently serves as an Associate Municipal Court Judge for the City of Marietta, in addition to maintaining his responsibilities as a partner of The Wade & Bradley Firm in Cobb County.

Kevin Brewer/KMG Insurance Solutions

KMG Insurance Solutions is a dedicated insurance brokerage firm. Their duty is to their clients. As your insurance agent, it is their responsibility to provide YOU the most affordable comprehensive insurance solutions to fit all of your needs. They work with over 25 A+ rated insurance carriers and can offer insurance coverage that will meet your needs and save you money. They know you expect the best value without sacrificing personalized service and that’s exactly what they offer. Allow them to show you how they can be the answer to your insurance needs. They are always available to offer you personal one-on-one help with what some say is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life.

Melissa White/National Sales Network-Atlanta

National Sales Network was founded in Newark, NJ in June 1992 by a group of African-American sales management professionals. The organization was founded to fill the void created by the lack of a National African-American professional sales organization. Currently the organization is open to all diversities and cultures.

NSN is composed of sales professionals with titles from District Manager to Vice-President of Sales. They conduct seminars on subjects such as selling skills, negotiating skills, job search, time management, organization skills and career management.

Their mission is to meet the professional and developmental needs of sales and sales management professionals by:

•  Providing training & development for Sales Professionals
•  Providing career development strategies for Sales Professionals
•  Being a resource center for Sales Professionals
•  Providing a networking forum for Sales Professionals
•  Encouraging philanthropy in Sales Professionals

Their vision is to become the organization of choice that supports a diversity of sales professionals in meeting their training and developmental needs.