Friday, May 28, 2010

On May 27, 2010 Black Business Works launched its first networking event in the Queens, New York

On May 27, 2010 Black Business Works launched its first networking event in the Queens area. Over 40 small business owners participated in the launch. Phil Andrews, President of the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. was the special guest speaker. The topic for the Breakfast meeting was "The Importance of belonging to a network". Sherise Patterson is the President of the Queens Division of Black Business Works.

2004, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation reported that Black men and women are 50% more likely to start businesses than their white counterparts. The study also revealed that while millions of Black businesses are launched each year, many of those businesses fail. Entrepreneur Hanif Russell has seen this scenario of start-up and failure in the Black business community play out time and time again in his home state of New York, which also happens to lead the numbers in annual Black business startups.

That’s why in December 2008, frustrated with the lack of support within the Black business community, Russell launched Black Business Works.

Russell says black business failure often occurs because there isn’t a strong business network that focuses on the needs of black-owned businesses. He founded Black Business Works to be that strong network black businesses need to succeed.

Black Business Works facilitates the role of raising the awareness in the black community of black professional business services offered to the black community and beyond.

The organization’s services are designed to help black businesses become financially sustainable and garner support from the black community. Russell believes if more money is spent with black-owned businesses, then black businesses will have a better chance for financial stability and business growth. The community spending approach has been utilized within other communities with much success, with Black Business Works we will see more Black businesses succeed.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

GW Monthly (Networking Event with A Purpose) Presents Thursday, May 27, 2010 NYC

GW Monthly (Networking Event with A Purpose) Presents Thursday, May 27, 2010 NYC

The purpose of GW Monthly Networking Event is build meaningful and powerful relationships which have a profound impact on economic development for all attendees.

GW Monthly Networking goal is for attendees to get to know, like and trust one another, thereby increasing the number of quality business transactions among the group.

Speaker: Stacie Grant

Topic: Creating Your Own Luck

Strategies To Increase The Success of Your Business

About Stacie Grant

Stacie N.C. Grant, Entrepreneur, Event Planner, Motivational Speaker is founder of C&G Enterprises. Her C&G Scholars Program provides life skills, leadership training, facilitation and coaching to various community based organizations, youth programs and women’s organizations. The success rate of the participants is a direct result of Ms. Grant's innate ability to inspire individuals to make the changes necessary to live their best lives.


I am very excited about becoming a member of the GW Monthly Networking Event. This network has been very instrumental in assisting me with my personal development and business goals. If you are not a member of the GW Network, I encourage you to join today.

– Karen Babb

I really enjoyed the GW Monthly Networking event, it was insightful, informative and most importantly I got to network with many business professionals. This event was awesome."

- Lucia Lucia Bennett, Mary Kay Consultant

"I love the GW Monthly Networking Event, there are so many successful and powerful men and women that attend who actually want to share resources and empower others. This network is a wonderful addition to my Empire Builders Wealth Alliance that I have formed.”

-Jacqueline Wilson

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Limited Seating RSVP A Must! No Exceptions.

To RSVP Via Telephone Contact: 1.888.340.3409

Georgia Woodbine

Phil Andrews

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Phil Andrews, Master Networker has lectured throughout New York State at various colleges and universities. He was the Vice President and Marketing Director of the Haircut Hut franchise for over a decade. He is also featured in a book published by, Mr. Robert H. Adams entitled, 15 years of Minority Business Development. Currently, he is the Public Relations Director for Hempstead Horn Newspaper, African Atlantic Genealogical Association, and 100 Black Men of Long Island. Mr. Andrews is a current member of the Caribbean- American Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc., Former Chairman of Public Relations for The United Black Men of Queens, Inc., and member of the New York Association of Black Journalist, National Black Public Relations Society of New York, and Urban League of Long Island Young Professionals.

In October of 1995, Mr. Andrews was presented the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce/Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award.

In 1998, he was presented with the Nassau Council of Chambers/West Indian Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award. He has also received a citation from the 18th Assembly District of Long Island New York, Assemblywomen Earlene Hooper Hill. In 2005 Mr. Andrews received a Proclamation for Outstanding Service to New York's 10th Congressional District presented by Congressman Ed Towns. Mr. Andrews has received Proclamations from former Nassau County Executive Thomas S. Gullotta, and former Town of Hempstead Supervisor Mr. Richard Guardino. In December 2005 Mr. Andrews was inducted into the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. as a Member Visionary.

Phil has served the community in multiple ways. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce, Roosevelt Kiwanis, 100 Black Men of Long Island, and the West Indian Chamber of Commerce as the Public Relation Director. Mr. Andrews currently runs a business network named the "Power Networking Business Seminar Series". As a certified mentor, he is looking forward to mentoring more young men as well as continuing to work and serve communities. Mr. Andrews was featured in the NY Report Magazine as one of the Top Networking Organizers in the NYC metropolitian area.

Georgia Woodbine, Products That Move You - Sparking an inspirational phenomenon wherever she goes, national bestselling author/motivational speaker/life coach - Georgia Woodbine shares her experiences, secrets to success and strategies from the entertainment industry that transitioned into her successful publishing company.

Ms. Woodbine is author of National Best Selling book “How To Make Big Bucks Without Selling Your Soul”, Jewels of Inspiration and Reflections: The Journey of Life, How To Choose Your Career Path, and has produced life changing audio CD’s "Make it Happen" and DVD's "Live By Your Design” and Fight For Your Life: How To Stimulate Your Own Personal Economy as well as other motivational/informational products that empower many in communities worldwide.

Ms. Woodbine is one of the world’s leading authorities in personal, business and spiritual development. Ms. Woodbine has appeared 98.7 Kiss FM Wake Up Club, Conversations With Mayor Ernest D. Davis, of Mt. Vernon, New York, Air America Radio, 93.5FM, 90.3FM - other credits include, Mt. Vernon Inquirer, Star Ledger Newspaper, Hempstead Times, Black Star News, International Epoch Times, Harlem Business Magazine, Roll Out Magazine, New York Trend Magazine, and many others. She has also been listed as one of the top ten books in 2006 by the #1 book club in the country.

She has been invited as a guest speaker at The Learning Annex in NYC, Time Warner, Georgian Court University, Stony Brook University, Rutgers University, Howard University, Medgar Evers College, as well as a long list of other network organizations and churches, just to name a few. She has also served as fellow panelist with other well renowned speakers such as: Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Dr. Farrah Gray and Terrie Williams.

Her credentials include 15 years of entrepreneurial business success as well as an extensive marketing background. She worked in the entertainment industry with over ten years of experience working for a variety of companies such as; Def Jam, PolyGram, WNYU Radio, WQHT-Hot 97, Black Enterprise Magazine, and the Apollo Theatre, where she honed her management, promotions, and marketing skills

Meal Included: Half Rotisserie Chicken Served with Corn Bread, Baked Potato, Cole Slaw.

Drinks Not Included.

Entire Group Must be ordering from Group Rate Menu


Come out for an Beneficial Networking Affair

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Location: Dallas BBQ 27 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Lower Level

Admission Online $20.00

$25.00 at Door