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Andrea Ellis Stevens, also known as DJ Baby Drea. Drea, has provided her services for some of Atlanta’s biggest influencers such as rapper Kash Doll; entertainment publicist, Nicole Garner-Scott; Rolling Out relationship expert, Christal Jordan, and Life Coach Christina Johnson. DJ Baby Drea is the visionary of her time, being the pioneer for Atlanta’s first all-female DJ coalition, HERdj. With HERdj, DJ Baby Drea aims to inspire women of all ages to dominate in a field that is typically governed by men. 

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Brian Keith, founder of Brian Keith Productions, is one of the most creative and innovative event producers in the Houston and Atlanta market. Brian has brought his considerable talents to corporate and high-end social events. In addition, he has lent his expertise to an array of fall festivals, premier fashion and hair shows, and weddings. With over 20 years of experience in event planning, Brian brings his own unique sense of style and his knowledge of the latest industry trends to each event he presents. His seasoned, youthful and dynamic team of professionals collaborates to seamlessly bring the WOW factor to every event they produce.

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Inspired by fragrance, JamillahsBodySync is dedicated to helping individuals as well as businesses heighten their presence, profit and celebrate uniqueness thru the use of scent. JamillahsBodySync, LLC, provides unique signature scents that are inspired by the individual. We provide fragrance and customized favor bags for any type of event ( baby shower, birthday, wedding, grand opening ). We also have a mentoring program for entrepreneurs that are interested in starting a signature scent line or fragranced event service.


Customized cakes, cupcakes & cake pops designed for any theme you need!


Carrie has always been intrigued by all things beautiful and unique.  Art and music are her first loves.  Growing up with a creative spirit, She has always been asked to design or plan aspects for family and friend events.  Carrie's first major event was her very own wedding in 2007. Being a lover of all things organized, she planned the entire wedding from start to finish. Ironically she called a wedding planner but none she contacted had the quality her heart desired for or the price my budget would allow.  As a result Carrie hired a coordinator for the day of and handled the overall wedding herself.  SHE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! Carrie's wedding was the beginning for two important things in her life, her marriage to her "wonderful husband" and realization for her passion in life, event planning and design.

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Collette Caters Inc. is a company that was birthed out of the heart and mind of Lindsay Collette Edwards, single mother of four who always had a love for cooking and entertaining the masses. Chef Lindsay often used cooking to bring her family and friends together to celebrate life, make hard times easier, and to try some of her new creations.


Today, more and more women are realizing their dreams of successful business ownership, but many struggle with how to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. At the create(HER) life we are experts in fighting and beating that struggle. We have led branding, marketing and social media strategies for some of the world’s largest brands including: Sears, PepsiCo, GE and Today as a digital creative agency we provide solutions for women entrepreneurs. In a world where the average revenue earned by women-owned business is is only 27% of the average revenue earned by men-owned business, we are here for (HER) to contribute to closing that gap and breaking glass ceilings.

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In 2008, Charline Shelby finally heeded the urges of friends and family to shift from jewelry hobbyist to entrepreneur and created Fabulina Designs. Since its inception, Fabulina Designs has been carried in more than 175 boutiques in four countries and has been featured in numerous publications. Charline's designs have global and urban influences while being infused with her personal artistic passion and created with quality materials. Her designer jewelry fuses a bohemian feel with classic and chic design elements, resulting in stunning styles that are versatile enough to enhance any wardrobe. Fabulina Designs strives to create unique elevated jewelry available at an affordable price point. The line embodies the refinement of the boardroom while pushing the limits of style and creativity allowing the wearer to allow each piece to serve as an expression of his or her personality. The goal of Fabulina Designs is to provide pieces of art in the form of jewelry that help to express the wearer’s individuality. When you look and feel fabulous, it's even easier to be your best authentic self.


The Finance Femme is the premier financial consulting firm for women entrepreneurs. Kendra James, owner of The Finance Femme, integrates her corporate experience, extensive entrepreneurial knowledge, and business finance coaching skills to help a myriad o women who run their businesses with the confidence of having a full time CFO. Kendra James was in the corporate finance world for 10+ years and during that time, worked for companies like GE managing over 2 billion in sales and 200 million in expenses. The Finance Femme reaches many entrepreneurs via Social Median and a growing email subscriber list. With over 10,000 active social media followers, many entrepreneurs follow to learn more about everything from funding their start-up to managing their cash flow.



Annually, during the 3rd week of September Lucinda Cross hosts her national signature event, 'The Activate experience'. the backdrop of past events have been in major demographic cities such as NYC, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and in 2017-Miami. Lucinda has mastered the art of executing a huge media, socialite, networking extravaganza; bringing all races, ethnicity and earning potentials together. The best in class from finance, education, television & broadcasting, real estate and entrepreneurs have graced the stage in support of Lucinda as she thrills her audience of 400+ activators who come ready to be inspired and Activate. The common thread amongst all in attendance is everyone's ability to ACTIVATE their dreams.



We are a new T-Shirt company developed n the heart of Baltimore City by architec tand designer, Kalilah Wright. She created this T-Shirt company to allow others to be expressive and free. Theses sayings about love, career, and life are bold, witty, and funny catch phrases that will capture anyone's attention. Mess in a Bottle's concept was developed based on the way people communicated dating as far back as 310 B.C. Messages were sent in a sealed container and bottles were released in a large body of water. All our T-Shirts with MESS-ages are packed in a glass, reusable bottle. Wear your MESS-age. 


Moni B Cosmetics features 48 shades of lipstick & lipgloss with more to come. Products are sold online and at 3 retail locations in North Carolina.


Squeaky Moore. is the author of the new book, #100Pitches: Mistakes I've Made So You Don't Have To.  In the book, she interviews several network and production company development executives about the do's and dont's of pitching, as well as, independent content creators who've bridged the gap and have been successful at winning pitches.  Squeaky also shares her journey in pitching her own content 100 times. She created THE PITCH 101, as a blog and resource to help content creators bridge the gap between independent projects to the small and big screens. She gives tips, encouragement and support, and helps educate content creators on how to create and pitch ideas in a masterful way. Moore believes we all have great ideas, and are seeking for the pitching recipe that gets them picked up on air or in movie theaters. Her topics and tips range from how to's, to do’s and dont's, and brainstorming out-of-the-box solutions to getting your relative ideas heard. Squeaky candidly and genuinely discuss all of her wins, losses, discoveries, and takeaway’s while motivating every content creator to their next level of success in the entertainment industry. Squeaky Moore is your virtual pitching mentor.



Dr. Kimes is a native of Miami, Florida. She attended Florida A&M University in Tallahassee Florida and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, where she graduated at the top of her class. After completing dental school, she attended an AEGD program in Memphis TN. She then worked as an Associate Dentist for over 3 years. With over 12 years dental experience Dr. Kimes is a TOP CHOICE for all your dental needs.


SmoothnGroove all started with Keon Davis who had a vision of being self-sufficient. He has kept the primary goal of implementing his competitive spirit with his natural leadership skills to make his dreams come true. Mr. Davis was able to do just that when he discovered his desire to entice peoples’ interest in their heath by opening a smoothie and juice bar with a creative edge “Smooth N Groove”. The concept and creativity started with his logo design; as a child Mr. Davis loved the California Raisins, so it was only right that the mascots for his business be a modern day twist on just that, garnished with the big black glasses. Smooth N Groove was in the works of becoming a reality and not an idea, so when the time for developing an official menu came Mr. Davis wanted to make his customers excited and ready to Groove when they read his menu, which is why all his smoothies from the “Running Man” to the “ Fox Trot” are named to do just that, Dance! Mr. Davis’s decision to place Smooth N Grove inside a workout facility was a way for him to fulfill his main goal; in that location he was already surrounded by those that wanted to better themselves and always keeps an open door to anyone trying to start on that path.



Being a good neighbor is about more than just being there when things go completely wrong. It's also about being there for all of life's moments when things go perfectly right.With a passion for serving customers and giving back in our communities, State Farm has been doing well by doing good for almost 100 years.


One day Shelley just decided to start living her life through her heart.  She figured out what set her soul on fire and committed to pursuing that….and only that, for the rest of her days on this earth. She started Vision and Passion International, LLC (VPI) to be the holding entity for all of the projects and businesses that she's passionate about and want to invest in. is where you’ll get to know Shelley, up close and personal.  Business coaching, speaking engagements, business events, it all goes down over there.  Empowering others and supporting my fellow entrepreneurs… Shelley Willingham is all about that.


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