Courtney Dillard To Host The Country's Largest College Scholarship Fair At New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
The country's largest college scholarship fair will be held on October 23rd - 24th, 2019 at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Stonecrest, GA. Courtney Dillard, of The Leadership Team USA, is the host.
During the two day event, 50 colleges and universities will offer college scholarships on the spot to high school seniors. Last year, students who attended the event received $39 million dollars in awarded scholarships.
October 18, 2019
OneUnited Bank is a Black owned bank that operates primarily online. The bank is well known for promoting the concept of African Americans banking and shopping with Black owned establishments.
The bank has a new initiative called 'BankBlack X' that seeks to educate the Black community using a new online training portal.
BankBlack X has 3 main components.
Teri Williams, President & COO of OneUnited stated, "We have many weapons to affect change, starting with the truth. The reality is that almost everything we have been taught about Black Americans and money has been wrong. We have been bamboozled and led astray…for 400 years. We need to share the truth to make financial literacy a core value of our community!"
We visited the free online training portal and it seems to be easy to use and very informative. This may be a great tool in order to spread financial literacy in our community.
Learn more about the new program at https://www.oneunited.com/
Pro-Fit Performance is a health and fitness facility located in Stonecrest, GA. It is owned by a dynamic couple who are dedicated to helping people get healthy and fit. Kevin and Chamonica Peoples are not your average trainers.
Kevin Peoples is a former professional football player who has had tremendous success in his past endeavors. He has become a local celebrity who has become well known for his fitness programs for athletes at all levels. Many coaches of sports teams bring their athletes to Kevin so that he can develop a personalized plan for their improved fitness and performance.
Chamonica has also developed a following with local Atlanta residents. One of her clients proudly told us that when he first started coming to Pro-Fit he was on high blood pressure medicine but now, due to his increased fitness, he no longer needs to take the medication. In fact, everyone that we spoke to at the gym spoke highly of the training and results that they were experiencing. We can tell, that the workouts were challenging but they all seemed to welcome the extra push from the trainers.
Kevin said that just like most entrepreneurs, he has experienced highs and lows, but he is ready to take the business to new levels of success. There is a product line coming soon, and they are also looking at other locations for expansion.
Pro-Fit gym is currently taking new clients for personalized workout plans. If you live in the Atlanta metro area, make sure you give them a call to inquire about their programs.
Learn more about Pro-Fit Performance Gym by visiting them online at www.pro-fitatl.com
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!
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