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
February 26th through 28th, 2016, Kingonomics will convene in Atlanta, GA for its 4th Annual Access To Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Investment Conference.
This year’s theme is “The Path To Wealth: Save. Start. Invest” and will focus on the intentional presentation of definitive tools and opportunities that everyone, minorities and under-represented communities in particular can access.
Over a three (3) day period, we’ll engage with over 5,000 attendees live-in-person as we take them on an exciting journey of how to effectively create wealth by accessing expert knowledge, saving money, starting a viable business and investing to create individual, corporate and community wealth.
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BlackBusinessList.Com's Atlanta Chapter is proud to partner with Chi Ife Productions in presenting the Art of Bloom, an arrangement of performance, art, and concepts from the Black Diaspora.
The event will be held at Georgia State University on Sunday June 14, 2015.
This event will feature snippets from the original musical theatre production, Songs for Adaeze, an Art Exhibit, and will be hosted by Georgia State University’s Cast of Carnival Medea: A Bacchanal
This event also serves as a fundraiser for the Georgia State theater group as they have been invited to perform abroad at the Fringe Festival in Scotland.
Here is what we have planned.
Tickets are only $15.
$20 at the door.
Chi Ife Productions
BlackBusinessList.com (BBL) hosted its first networking meeting May 12 at Club E on Main Street. In attendance at the College Park chapter meeting: (Front row l-r): Jairus Harper, Mojaevans; Marcia Knox, Cetera Advisor Networks; Stephen Wicks, BBL President and Founder; Evangel Wicks, BBL and Jamila Davis. (Back row l-r:) Shuronda Booker, Energy One Federal Credit Union; JoAnn Allen, Club E GM; LaMont Evans, Mojaevans CEO; Gail Collins, Energy One Branch Manager; Zakiya Wicks and Aishah Akbar, 1Voice. (Not pictured, Darryl Jackson, BBL Atlanta Chapter President).
The College Park Chapter of BlackBusinessList.Com held their inaugural "Business After Hours" networking event on Tuesday May 12, 2015.
In attendance were business owners and professionals that represent a wide range of services.
The event turned out to be a great evening and many new business connections were made. Guest speaker, Marcia L. Knox of Cetera, received a certificate of appreciation presented by BBL founder and chapter president, Stephen Wicks.
Mr. Wicks said, "I am excited to see this chapter get off the ground. The group of people that assembled here today are just the type of people that we're looking for to be apart of our movement. We must create networks of Black people that are sincere about business creation and having a positive impact on Black economics."
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