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Divine Connections Magazine “Helping businesses connect to their potential” Volume 2 * Issue 3 *May/ June 2011 Hours of Operation Monday 11am –3pm Tue –Thursday 11am– 3pm, 5pm -10pm Friday 11am-3pm, 5am -10pm Saturday 5pm to 2am Sunday Closed

Carlos Brown (Executive Chef) 223 South Elm Street Greensboro, NC 24401 336.285.5530


Divine Connections is turning heads and we are on the move .Are you connected? Divine Connections is launching it’s new internet show May 16th, stay tuned to find out how you can be connected to Divine Connections. (Helping business connect to their potential)


Breast Cancer Survivor and an advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness. PINK4CHEE is committed to raising awareness in our community about the impact of this devastating disease. Early detection through self examinations and annual exams for women and men can save a multitude of lives, especially in our African-American Community. Much research is needed on “Neo-Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Fundraising events of PINK4CHEE will help to provide breast health research, diagnostics, screening, treatment, services and education for uninsured or underinsured women.

Reaching out to communities spreading awareness "Simply Me PINK4CHEE" Cheena Wright 336.254.4202 Email:

Tawana Williams Born without arms, Tawana Williams is a highly sought after Motivational Speaker and Author. She has a powerful and uplifting message for people of all walks of life. Her compelling story is one of triumph, perseverance, and determination. She has overcome many obstacles. Tawana was gang raped during a home invasion, raped by her step father, she was addicted to crack and cocaine for 10 years; she’s also experienced abortion and motherhood and has never let her disability stop her. Tawana has many gifts and accomplishments. She’s an author, an artist (she draws with her feet), an entrepreneur, poet, vocalist, wife, mother, mentor, and CEO of Tawana Williams Outreach, Inc. a non-profit organization. She became a professional speaker in 1996. Tawana is the Author of 4 books, “I’m Different, But I Can” a children’s book about being different, Motivation For The Soul-Move Or Be Moved, a collaborative book of amazing stories with Tawana and 17 of her Circle of friends. Her Best Seller “Unarmed But Dangerous,” The Tawana Williams story of relentless struggle and Ultimate Victory, and “Da-Bomb! SYSTEMS That Create A Wealthy Mind-Set,” a book full of systems, practical principals, steps and strategies that will change your life, and teach you how to get what you want; it was released in August 2010. Tawana was a guest on the Jerry Springer Show in 1993 (Beating the Odds). In 2005, she was a guest on the Judge Hatchett Show, as a Mentor to a troubled teen. She’s had phone interviews with Oprah’s Producers, and The Montel Williams Show Producers. In 2007, Tawana and her husband Toby were featured in Homes of Color Magazine, Hope for Women Magazine, and Epitome Magazine. Tawana produced her own Radio Show that was syndicated in more than a million households in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. In January 2008, she and Toby were Guest on the world-wide Television broadcast TCT-ALIVE and The Kim Jacobs Talk Show on The WORD Network in March 2009. In March 2010, she was a guest on The Balancing Act on Lifetime TV. She received the True Servant Award at the Agape Awards Ceremony and is the Spokesperson for The AGAPE Awards Academy. Tawana has countless Awards, Accomplishments, Accolades and Certificates. She was the Keynote Speaker in Omaha, Nebraska for the actor Mr. John Beasley. He starred in (The Sum of all Fears), (Losing Isaiah), and many other Movies. Tawana was a guest Speaker for Mr. Joe Dudley, Sr. (CEO of Dudley Hair Products and Dudley Cosmetology University) in Kernersville, North Carolina. She was the Special Guest for World Renowned Motivational Speaker, Mr. Les Brown at the Speakers Network Training in Atlanta, Georgia. While there; she captured the minds and hearts of other Professional Speakers. She’s now a Les Brown Platinum Speaker, and has been under his leadership since 2005. Tawana is Lobbying Congress for Family Assistant Rest Rooms (FARR) in all Airports throughout America. You can sign her petition at Tawana Williams is an expert in Overcoming Adversities, and is teaching people all over the world how to live a “No Excuse Lifestyle” and her dream is to create and host her own Talk Show in the near future.

Her Book “Unarmed But Dangerous,” and other books are available at To book Tawana Williams for your next event, Call Angela Young (301)883-8425 or (202)256-1834

5 Business Cake Tasting Tour Cake for a Cause Saturday May 21, 2011 10 am to 12 pm Kick Off Meeting Get your Wrist Band and Map for the 5 business Tour! Tour Starts At Coffee at the Summit 623 Summit Avenue Greensboro, NC 27405 Speaker Algenon Cash Music by Triad Youth Jazz Society

Sponsored By: Audretta Hall Support 4 Your Dreams Terry Watson Huami Magazine Beverly Corbett-McCorvey Indigo Diamond International Arther Surgeon Surjmore LLC Stan Montgomery Coffee at the Summit

Part of the Proceeds to benefit the Triad Youth Jazz Society $10 in advance $15 the day of event

Participating Cake Vendors

Advanced Tickets available at Coffee at the Summit from 7 am to 3 pm or on line

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Part of the Proceeds to Benefit the Triad Youth Jazz Society For More information call 336-471-7672 Event Planners can attend for Free. for more information

You Grow Girl Women Expo

You Grow Girl Women Expo

You Grow Girl Women Expo


My name is Mariah Gene'e Faison, I was placed in the arms of Mary and Gene Faison as another gift sent from God to enter the world on March 30th, 1996. I am now a 15 year old, Spanish speaking student attending Grimsley High School, and fighting and working hard to get somewhere in life. I have parents that have been through A LOT in their life experiences. They show affection and worry to give me a life they never had. They set my standards of always going the extra mile. Some activates that I do are cheering, dancing, singing, writing poems, and running track. There are many tasks that I have done such as being president of Aycock Middle School during the school year of 2009-2010, serving volunteer hours, and doing community service work. I have things that inspire me in life, and then I have people that inspire me in life. The things that inspire me in life are such things we never give much thought to. Such as the blooming of the flowers. You may be wondering, why does a blooming of a flower inspire me? Well, because a flower blooms because of the change in the weather and the change in the weather happen because of the change in the season. Example: Brown grass turns into green grass and that lets me know that no matter what you face in your life, the new season brings new beginnings. One good handful of people who inspire me are the following: My mom-inspires me because she is one of the strongest ladies I’ve ever seen to not give up on me when I felt like everything was falling apart and I gave up on myself. That took me in with flaws and all and tore me down then built me back up stronger than before. That gives me love that will NEVER be replaced. My dad-inspires me because he is so genuine and generous. I’ve never seen a male smile so much. My dad is like my one and ONLY knight and shining armor. Always and forever will be a daddy’s girl. Some others are: First Lady and Pastor Knotts, Mrs.Hunter, Mrs.Jones, Ms.Teasley, my 3 teachers of school year 10-11 coach Hunt, Ms.Daniels and Ms.Wetmore, best friends and family. Those are, not all, but only a few that I think about when I need to be inspired, because everyone has a life story that makes you press on. Love, Mariah Faison

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Successful Life Word Ministries, Inc. Presents

Taking Care of Business Workshops: Grant Writing for Nonprofits & Small Business Creation and Funding Saturday, May 14, 2011, 9:00 AM — 11 AM Doors open at 8:30 AM for light refreshments and networking

Business and Nonprofit Tax Structures 9:15 AM - 10 AM Presenter: Jassen Grant, Senior Manager, CPI Financial Services Group, Inc. When beginning a business, you must decide what form of business entity to establish. Your form of business determines which income tax return form you have to file. Understand the tax considerations that enter into selecting a business structure.

Truliant Federal Credit Union Community MiniMini-Grant 10 AM - 11 AM Presenter: Marjorie Rorie, Director of Community Services for Truliant FCU Truliant offers a mini-grant to nonprofit organizations in the Greater Triad, Charlotte, South Carolina and Virginia in communities where they operate. Join us and learn: • Tips for writing the mini-grant • Types of programs Truliant is interested in funding • Other community service programs offerings.

AM I Entrepreneurial Material? 9:15 AM - 10 AM Presenter: Marjorie Rorie, Director of Community Services for Truliant FCU Are you an Asker or a Teller? The basis for excelling at being a successful entrepreneur lies in understanding the personality types of the people you deal with. This class explores 4 basic personality types and the dynamics of each. You will explore strategies for man aging and motivating people to get the highest maximum production from them.

Small Business Funding 10 AM - 11 AM Presenter: Emanuel Moyd, Empowerment Financial Group Qualifying for funding can be crucial to a small business. This workshop will discuss how to obtain commercial funding through both traditional and nontraditional funding sources. Understand the various resources available to you and how to qualify for them.

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Sam Hunt As a young child I was always around one special person. This special person molded me and created me. The person I am talking about is Calvin Hunt, which is my father. At a young age he instilled important skills in me, which I use to this day. The skill he instilled in me was the ability to play basketball. My father has made me the young man I am today. He’s more than my mentor he is my father, friend, coach, and the person I look up to. My father has given me life lessons at an early age that could make me successful as a man. This one man has been the reason for my success at an early age. This is why I call my father, Calvin Hunt, my mentor. Over hand lay-up! Don’t go underhand, do it the right way! A man with rolled up paper in his back pocket, yelled those words. The man that yelled those words went by the name of Mike Harris. Mike Harris or for me Coach Harris, was my second father. He loved me like I was his own son. Coach Harris was my first AAU basketball coach. He also has an affect on my success in basketball coach. He also has an affect on my success in basketball too. He taught me to work hard, and strive to do what I want in life. Even when my father couldn’t work me out, Coach Harris would. The most painful thing that I went through, was when he passed away. I knew I had lost my coach and another father. Even though he passed he still remains with me till this day. Preach short man preach!! That phrase has been yelled at one man for many years. Pastor Anthony Q. Knotts, is the man that takes on that phase. Pastor Knotts is a man that has a loud bark but it matches his bite. This man has spoken over my life many of times and what he says is not a joke. He has truly been a blessing in my life. Pastor Knotts has also given me life lessons as well as spiritual lessons. This man might not be first or second father, but he is my spiritual father. I have too much heart, to let you win! That is what I told a man that stands at 6’4, 230lbs. This man’s name is Duane Fisher. He’s my hardest critic besides myself. Duane has never let me be satisfied with anything I do. This is the man that keeps me mentally and physically sound. If I ever felt like I did something great, he wouldn’t tell me that, instead he tells me what I did wrong. Duane is more than my mentor he is my trainer, friend critic, supporter, and brother. What you see is a young man by the name of Kevin Samson Hunt. This young man has had his ups and downs, but his downs never last. The reason for this is because of Calvin Hunt, Mike Harris, Pastor Knotts, and Duane Fisher. These men picked me up from my lows and guided me to the high points in my life. With these men on my side I know the sky is the limit to my success. These men are part of my family and these men are my mentors.

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Whether you are looking for a full-service event planner, special event management, concert producer or someone to manage your corporate seminar, you've come to the right place. Let us assist you in creating your next unforgettable event. Our event center is the perfect place for any event. A luxurious facility with 15 ft. ceilings, opulent windows, beautiful spacious meeting rooms, exquisite bathrooms, gorgeous Louis XV console adorn the foyer, perfectly manicured landscaping and a hassle-free parking lot, are just a few things that will definitely make an unforgettable statement for your event. Your guests will be impressed and love the decision you made. Alleviating all stress and with this elegant setting, you will be able to relax and enjoy the ambience. Whether you need space for 50 or 400 know that our event center is designed to accommodate you.

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DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS 1st Class Men’s Clothing Store Robert Harris 1203 Holden Rd. Suite F Greensboro, NC 27407 A Bold Impression 2806 Randleman Rd. Suite N Greensboro, NC 27406 Greensboro Urban Ministry 305 West Lee St. Greensboro, NC 27401 Wee’s Fashion and Accessories 1205 Fairview St. Greensboro, NC New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor Ronnie Chrisp 1237 Randolph Ave. Greensboro, NC 27406 Greater Waltown Holiness Church

706 Belvin Ave. Durham, NC 27704 Unlimited Hair 309 Suite G West Lee St. Greensboro, NC 27406 All Save Auto Insurance 200 – H Worth St. Asheboro, NC 27203 Salon Eclectic Stephanie Kitchen, Hair stylist 1325 South Eugene St. Suite 107 Greensboro, NC

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Divine Connections Magazine  

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