The Stonecrest Chapter of BlackBusinessList.Com held their First Fridays event on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the AEI Startup Factory in Stonecrest, GA. This was the first event in the series and we were pleased with the energy and excitement in the room.
The event focused on upcoming business opportunities with the city of Stonecrest. In attendance were business and city leaders who shared their knowledge and insights.
The next First Fridays event in Stonecrest will focus on non-profit agencies and how for profit businesses can partner with them for mutual success. Stay tuned for more information.
A few pictures from the event are in this post.
STAFF - June 28, 2019 - On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, Mr. Sylvester Ford will be the featured speaker at the Stonecrest Power Breakfast. The event will be held at the AEI Startup Factory from 8:30 to 10:30am. The Stonecrest Power Breakfast is an event that brings together members of the AEI Startup Factory, business and civic leaders, and movers and shakers in the Atlanta metro area.
Sylvester Ford is the owner of Alternative Finance and Business Strategies (AFBS), a commercial finance and franchise consulting company based in Jonesboro, Ga. The company arranges funding for business working capital, commercial real estate purchases and refinancing, economic development funding and franchise consulting. Prior to opening his own business in 2011, he worked in the housing finance industry for 15 years where he was able to arrange funding for single family homes. He began his career working with small and mid-sized businesses, from 1983-1993, as an Account Executive at Bellsouth.
As one of the founders of the Gwinnett county NAACP, he served as both a President and Vice-President over a five-year period. He is also an alumnus of the Leadership Gwinnett program. In 2010, he graduated with his MBA from the University of Phoenix and obtained a B.Sin Political Science and Public Administration from Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA in 1983. While attending Georgia College, he was elected the first African-American student government president and also elected the first African American Student Advisory Council President to the Georgia Board of Regents.
Sylvester has been a member of the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the Atlanta Business League, the Council on Quality Growth, the Forest Park Ministerial Association Executive Board, the International Economic Development Council, and the Atlanta Airport Chamber of Commerce; as well as a member and licensee of the Franchise Broker's Association. Sylvester serves as a board member on the Clayton County Development Authority and the Jonesboro Downtown Development Authority.
Sylvester is a member of Divine Faith Ministries, he lives in Jonesboro, GA and enjoys being both a father and a grandfather when he isn't assisting businesses reach their growth potential.
Following the morning's business educational presentation (20 mins). They will have networking opportunities and meet and greet activities. If you are a business owner, a member of the StartUP Factory or city leader this is the place where Power Moves are made in Stonecrest, so join them on Tuesday, July 2nd at 8:30 AM for an awesome business experience!
Members free of charge + 1 additional guest permitted, along with leaders and invited guests please join!
AEI Startup Factory
7310 Stonecrest Concourse
Stonecrest, GA 30038
On Saturday, May 25, 2019, the city of Stonecrest hosted this year's Caribbean Festival and Parade. The whole city was buzzing around the town center as thousands attended the annual event.
The day was punctuated with an event sponsored by the Mayor of Stonecrest, Jason Lary, who honored legendary performer, Eddy Grant at the AEI Startup Factory.
Denise Powell, of DP Global Media and author of "Welcome To The A!", is putting on the Unity Day Pre-Launch Celebration at Atlanta City Hall in Atlanta, GA. Unity Day will bring together the various cultures of the community. The event will have entertainment, food, and more.
We recently recorded Ms. Powell as she explained certain aspects of her book and the upcoming event.
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