Hosted in partnership with The Mayor’s Office of Special Events, this event will take place on Wednesday, March 21st and Thursday, March 22nd from 6pm – 9pm.
Honorees Bert Weiss, Canton Jones and Roger Bobb recently sat down to discuss success secrets and their excitement for the event, in a series of video messages on Youtube.com/Powerpreneur.
Mayor Kasim Reed also expressed his anticipation,"I am pleased that the city of Atlanta will host the 2012 Powerpreneurs Spotlight Series. Honoring innovative, talented and strong individuals who continue to work hard in moving our city forward is critical to empowering small businesses, stimulating economic growth and creating jobs in the community," he said.
The goal of Powerpreneur is to create a unique event series designed to build strategic relationships with international influence in key industries to accelerate economic development in Atlanta.
The event will include: Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drinks and desserts, celebrity presenters, Welcome Reception, VIP Reception, Intimate and In-depth Conversations with honorees, a social media activation through the HP™ media lounge hosted by Rashan Ali & E. Vincent Martinez, as well as a post-event party on Thursday evening hosted by Eboni Elektra L!VE. 2012
Roger Bobb (President, BobbCat Films), Genevieve Bos (CEO, IdeaString), Vicky Free (Executive Vice President Marketing, BET Networks), Canton Jones (Artist, President of CAJO International), Brian Leary (CEO and President, Atlanta BeltLine Inc.), Noni Ellison-Southall (Senior Counsel, Turner Broadcast System), Michael Tavani (Co-Founder, Scoutmob), Nadia Bilchik (Anchor, CNN International), Corbett Gilliam (Angel Investor and Co-Founder, eRollover), Charles King (Partner/Agent, Motion Picture, William Morris Endeavor), Mariela Romero (Community Affairs Director, Univision), Dr. Joseph Saulter (Founder, Entertainment Arts Research Inc.), Jan Smith (Acclaimed Vocalist and Vocal Producer), Bert Weiss (“The Host” The Bert Show)
Other sponsors and partners include: The Mayor's Office of Special Events, HP, Infiniti of South Atlanta, CBRE, Hennessy, Belvedere, Image Concepts as well as media including: Modern Luxury's Men’s Book, Uptown and Channel 2. Local business partners include: Executive Women’s Golf Association, A.H. Entertainment, Elle's Carpet, Tantra, Moet, Smart Water, KheeseKakes By Kelli, Cloud 9 Cupcakes and Eboni Elektra L!ve.
The Emcees for the evening: Jovita Moore, Channel 2 News Anchor and Tony Guerrero, Musician.
Host Committee members include: James Brashears – Corporate Code; Grace Lee – Atlanta G Spots; Terrinee Briggs – Collective Renaissance Guild; Freddy Cameron – Georgia Entertainment Association; Les Roberts – The BluePrint; Ryan McNeil – OT Enterprises; Corey Moore – Fortune Financial Group; Tashia Stafford – ICON Studios; Lentheus Chaney – Urban Lux; Shanti Das – Press Reset; Torarie Durden – ClassWatch.com; Autumn Bailey-Ford - Get Connected Atlanta and Daniel Dickey – The Garner Circle.
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