Activities and Updates

Join us on Friday, September 6th for our First Friday Forum. This month guest speaker is Shelley (Butch) Anthony III of This Is It! BBQ and Seafood as he will give us insight into the business of restaurant franchising.

Our panel discussion will include ABC entrepreneurs, Lisa White, David M. Walker, Esq., Lloyd James, and Joy Christina.







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We LOVE our Women's League members of the Atlanta Black Chambers! Today's #WomenCrushWednesday is Sherolyn L Sellers! Sherolyn is the VP of Business Affairs for the Atlanta Black Chambers, the CEO of Pivotal Performance, and she’s also the owner of the tea business, the Urban Tea Party!

Sherolyn is an expert in exotic and unique loose-leaf teas and tisanes! Her passion for her products shines as she discusses the various types of teas and the overall health benefits of each one. Whether it’s a hot tea or chilled tea (no iced tea here!), Sherolyn immerses her customers in the overall tea experience! We are excited to sample Sherolyn’s teas during the upcoming Women’s League Afternoon Tea! She will host the ultimate experience to the attendees to teach us about teas and provide the opportunity to taste them.

Do you need love tea or want to learn more about teas, then Contact Sherolyn Sellers of the Urban Tea Party! You can order directly from her website. And stay tuned for her opening of a storefront! You go girl!
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The Afternoon Tea may be sold out, but there is still an opportunity to connect with the Women's League! Join in for our monthly Women's League Call THIS Friday, August 16th at 8:30am!
Call In Number: 218-936-8564
Passcode: 2031#

A special shout-out to our Sponsors and Partners for contributing to the success of this event!
Sponsored by: BB&T
The Herndon Home Museum
Urban Tea Party (YES, this is a black woman-owned tea company)
Madianite LLC (a black woman-owned gift concierge & boutique)
Music Schools International, Peachtree City GA
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THIS WEEKEND: If you're an arts, entertainment or creative entrepreneur this event is for you! Join us for the 6th Annual BizSavvy Artist Academy and participate in interactive workshops and panels on branding, contract and intellectual property protection, funding your creative work and more. Connect with fellow creatives, entrepreneurs and business experts as well as explore tools and resources to operate and grow your business.

TO REGISTER [ use promo code Flash25 now through midnight to save $35 ]:
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The Arts and Entertainment Monday Madness Take Over Continues.

Join the Atlanta Black Chambers Committee members Panelistist and Instructors: EllaKisha O'Kelly, Tawni Fears, and Harold Alexander

Meet #BSAA19 Instructor Ellakisha O’Kelley @afroattorney, principle attorney at E. O’Kelley Sports, Entertainment and Business (ESEB) Law Firm @eseblawfirm and a proud member of @atlantablackchambers. She is prominent sports, entertainment and business attorney who does more than just represent her clients in contract deals and intellectual property protection, she also educates and empowers them in various aspects of their lives. Her clientele consists of an athlete with a seven-figure sports deal, film, and music production companies, models, artists, actors, authors, and small for-profit and non-profit businesses.
During her interactive workshop, Enough: The Evolution of the Artist - Expanding Your Worth Through Contract and Intellectual Property Protection, you will learn the basics of protecting your brand, work products, and business deals legally (without the complex legal jargon).

Meet #BSAA19 Panelist Tawni Fears @TawniTheWriter, a multiple award winning, and highly sought-after communications professional and owner of a boutique communications firm known as The Tawni Logues, LLC. She graduated from Clark Atlanta University (@cau1988) with a B.A. in mass communications (@caumassmedia). After working 9 years in the music industry, she presently still handles projects for some of the biggest names in entertainment and business. She has composed writing and editing for clients such as The Ludacris Foundation, Asics, Smucker’s, WNBA players, the Atlanta Falcons, Ambassador Andrew Young, and young professionals. Tawni Fears was recognized by the Atlanta Tribune as a rising businesswoman to watch. She has also been honored by Who’s Who in Black Atlanta in 2017, and as a Who’s Who in Black Atlanta Emerging Leader in 2018.

Meet #BSAA19 Instructor Harold Alexander a proud member of Atlanta Black Chambers. Harold Alexander has a BS in Electronic Engineering and has run Alexander Software, Inc. for over 16 years. At Alexander Software, Inc he has worked with numerous medical facilities to setup on-premise and off-site networks. This includes Microsoft and VMWare environments. In 2018 he started a social media company called Underground App which is connecting fans with undiscovered artists using A.I. This includes Film Makers, Comedian, Spoken Word and Musicians.
During his workshop: Gain Exposure & Increase Revenue with Social Media, you will learn more about his app for Artists and Entertainers

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Special Celebrity Panelists and Instructors:
Dr. Yama Brown and Heather Hayes

Legacy in Music as they discuss the legacies of their well-known fathers

Meet #BSAA19 Panelist Dr. Yamma Brown @DaughterofSoul, the youngest daughter of the icon James Brown and Vice President of the James Brown Family Foundation. She is also the CEO of Daughter-Of-Soul Productions and author of the book Cold Sweat, My Father James Brown and Me which chronicles life lessons and struggles of having a famous father. Yamma worked as a consulting producer on her father’s biopic, “Get on Up” starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Tate Taylor. One of Yamma’s latest endeavors is as a co-host of Soul Sisters on Dash Radio. Along with Heather Hayes, the daughter of Isaac Hayes, she brings valuable information and great music to audiences weekly. Yamma sees no signs of slowing down as she is currently working on several projects, one of which is to bring her story to TV.
During the panel discussion, Legacy in Music, you will gain valuable insight on protecting, re-inventing and expanding a brand from the daughters of two of the most successful legacy brands in history, James Brown and Isaac Hayes.

Meet #BSAA19 Panelist Heather Hayes @TheHeatherHayesExperience, Born the daughter of iconic soul singer, songwriter, actor and music producer Isaac Hayes, Heather Hayes has greatness flowing systemically through her veins. While under the tutelage of her legendary father and music greats like the “Godfather of Soul”, James Brown, Heather honed her skills as an entertainer. She worked as a singer for artists such as: Beyonce Knowles & Arrested Development, danced for Michael Jackson, Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs, Brian McKnight & danced/choreographed stage shows for James Brown.
Today, she performs with her corporate band The Heather Hayes Experience where she performs a menagerie of popular music and she has launched a tribute show entitled, Hot Buttered Soul in honor of her father. Also, she is the co-host of Soul Sisters, a hot new radio show featuring Heather and Dr. Yamma Brown, daughter of James Brown.
During the panel discussion, Legacy in Music, you will gain valuable insight on protecting, re-inventing and expanding a brand from the daughters of two of the most successful legacy brands in history, James Brown and Isaac Hayes.

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