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AAPI Toastmaster to Host The 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Asian American Toastmaster Judy Thang has been selected to host the opening session of the 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods. This year, the theme of the event will be "Leading Change Together," Toastmasters District 52 announced today.

"The opening session will be comprised of a keynote speaker Executive Director General Manager Capri Maddox- of the LA Civil Human Rights and Equity Department, Mayor Garcetti, the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners Representative, and the General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, Raquel Beltran," says Colette Amin, Co-Chair of the Production Committee of the 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods.

"Being part of Toastmasters has provided the space and support that I needed to become confident and driven, and to work on my own goals in life," says Toastmaster Judy Thang. "I've been fortunate to work with Toastmasters from all walks of life - and thrust into situations that nudge me out of my comfort zone such as the opportunity to host the opening session of the 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods."

The virtual congress has an expected attendance of 500-700 Angelenos. The goal is to bring together neighborhood council board members, committee members, stakeholders, and local communities from our 99 neighborhood councils for a day of learning, civic engagement, and inspiration.

2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods

Date: September 25, 2021

Time: from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Location: Online via Zoom

For more information please visit: https://www.neighborhoodcongress.la

About District 52

District 52 comprises more than 90 corporate and community Toastmasters clubs in Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, San Fernando Valley, Valencia, Calabazas, and Malibu.

To learn more about District 52 please visit: http://www.district52.org/

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit http://www.toastmasters.org/. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.

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#HousingDC21 Sets Attendance Record

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Housing Finance Strategies Founder & CEO Faith Schwartz today recapped the successful two-day #HousingDC21 virtual conference held on September 20-21 of this week.

"With more than 1,600 registered participants, our success in hosting the nation's preeminent housing conference is a testament to our sponsors and the quality of the content we delivered," said Schwartz of #HousingDC21.

Sponsors included Black Knight Financial Services, Caliber Home Loans, Chase, Class Valuation, CoreLogic, Depth PR, FICO, First American, FormFree, Freedom Mortgage, Genworth, Mortgage Connect, Mr. Cooper, Notarize, ReverseVision, RiskSpan, USMI, Volly | Home Captain, Wells Fargo and Women in Housing & Finance.

The content featured at #HousingDC21 included an opening Day One focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and a Day Two concentration on the mortgage business from the perspective of industry leaders, fintech innovators, regulators, academia, advocacy executives and officials from the Biden Administration's Domestic Policy Council, US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The two-day event included important discussions on climate change, appraisal bias, source data, nimble tech, 3D scanning, minority homeownership, credit invisibles, CARES Act forbearance, IMB regulation, mortgage compliance, government lending and diversity, equity and inclusion

"Like many organizations, we at Housing Finance Strategies are performance based. In planning #HousingDC21, we forecasted 1,300 registered participants. We exceeded our goal by 25% with over 1,600 individuals representing more than 500 companies, non-profits and government agencies from more than 30 states," said Housing Finance Strategies' Schwartz.

One of the benefits of the virtual #HousingDC21 event is the on-demand content. Registered attendees may view each panel and segment at their convenience.

Housing Finance Strategies was established by Faith Schwartz in 2016 as a professional services and advisory firm specializing in mortgage modernization, housing policy and legislative and regulatory affairs. Schwartz serves on a number of bank and fintech boards and has a lengthy record of hosting and moderating housing industry events.

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The Lowell Chamber Orchestra opens their third season with cosmic music, premieres

LOWELL, Mass. -- The Lowell Chamber Orchestra opens its third season this Saturday, September 25, with music inspired by the cosmos. The three works by Anna Clyne, Micah Roberts, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, all allude to a cosmic object.

The program starts with "Hypernovae," written by Tennessee composer Micah Roberts. "Hypernovae" was written for the Lowell Chamber Orchestra's first ever call-for-scores. Roberts' score was measured against about other 120 from nine different countries, and the judges were impressed by its driving force and unusual orchestration. "Hypernovae" will receive its first ever performance at the beginning of the program, and the composer will be present.

Following a world premiere, the second work in the program will be heard for the first time in Massachusetts. Anna Clyne's "Three Sisters" is a concerto for mandolin and string orchestra inspired by the three stars that make the "belt" of the constellation Orion.

About her piece, Clyne says "It's a piece I actually wrote in 3 locations. And one of the locations was my apartment in Brooklyn that had access to a rooftop and I would sit on the rooftop looking at the stars, often seeing the constellation Orion, which is also known as 'Three sisters.' So just thinking about the stars, the passage of time, and that journey."

Joseph Brent will be the featured soloist of the evening. Called, "one of the truly exceptional musicians of his generation," Brent has worked closely with many of the great modern composers, and has performed with many well-known chamber ensembles, including The International Contemporary Ensemble, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, among many others. He is a published author of mandolin pedagogy, and has released a few albums. "By the time I was 13 I knew mandolin was my voice," says Brent about his musical career's beginnings. Today, Brent plays mandolins with 5, 8, and 10 strings, all custom-made for him.

The concert ends with the very well know forty-first symphony by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Truthfully, Mozart was not thinking about Jupiter - the planet after which the symphony is named - when he wrote this symphony. According to a story, the nickname comes from a British publisher, who upon hearing the opening chords, thought of the thunderbolts of the ancient Greek god Jupiter. However, the symphony's majestic structure and use of instruments does compare with the largest planet of the solar system.

The concert is free to attend, but donations are most welcome. Audience is required to show proof of vaccination, and to be masked while indoors.

Learn more at: https://lowellchamberorchestra.org/

WHEN AND WHERE:

Saturday, September 25

7:30 p.m.

UTEC

35 Warren Street, Lowell MA

MEDIA CONTACT

Antonio Mak

Lowell Chamber Orchestra

admin@lowellchamberorchestra.org

Phone Number: 781-583-6160

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COVID Variants Do Not Stop C. diff. Awareness Walks Worldwide

TEANECK, N.J. -- C Diff Foundation announced today that the 5th Annual Global C. diff. Awareness Walks will take place on-demand, on a livestream, and in-person at Sims Park, New Port Richey, FL, and Brown Street Park Complex, Spring city, PA, and Milton A. Votee, Teaneck, NJ. This year's annual events will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT. Learn more at: https://www.cdiffwalks.com

Proceeds from the events will benefit the C Diff Foundation's mission educating and advocating for C. difficile infection prevention, treatments, clinical trials, and environmental safety worldwide. During these unprecedented times the C Diff Foundation effectively adapts to overcome the many obstacles developing from this global virus and the variants of SARS-CoV-2 that have been emerging and circulating around the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

C. diff. infections are one of the leading healthcare-associated infections facing local communities worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a Clostridioides difficile infection (C. diff., C. difficile), (formally known as Clostridium difficile) "has become the most common microbial cause of healthcare-associated infections in U.S. hospitals and costs up to $4.8 billion each year in excess health care costs for acute care facilities alone." Statistics provided by the CDC suggest that C. difficile cause nearly 500,000 infections in patients in the U.S. annually. In one study noted by the CDC, among infected patients, nearly 29,000 died within 30 days of being diagnosed, and more than half of those deaths (15,000) were directly attributable to a C. difficile infection.

"C Diff Foundation volunteering members have a passion to improve the lives of patients, families, and caregivers who have been impacted by C. diff. infections worldwide," says Nancy C. Caralla, Founding President, Executive Director of the C Diff Foundation. "At the in-person C. diff. Awareness Walks, a safe distance will be maintained, and hand sanitizer will be available to ensure a safe outdoor event. 'Let's Walk' presents educational information shared by health care professionals, and C. diff. Survivors, through on-demand walks and livestream options located on the dedicated event website: https://cdiffwalks.com."

Thank you, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, for being the Global Sponsor of the 5th Annual Global C. diff. Awareness Walks. Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group committed to helping people around the world build families and live better lives. Ferring is a leader in reproductive medicine and maternal health, and in specialty areas within gastroenterology and urology. Ferring is committed to exploring the crucial link between the microbiome and human health, beginning with the threat of recurrent C. difficile infection. With the 2018 acquisition of Rebiotix and several other alliances, Ferring is a world leader in microbiome research, developing novel microbiome-based therapeutics to address significant unmet needs and help people live better lives. For more information visit https://www.ferringusa.com.

We also extend our thanks to Seres Therapeutics, Inc. for being the Diamond Sponsor of the 5th Annual Global C. diff. Awareness Walks.

Seres Therapeutics, Inc. is a leading microbiome therapeutics company developing a novel class of multifunctional bacterial consortia designed to functionally interact with host cells and tissues to treat disease. Seres' SER-109 program achieved the first-ever positive pivotal clinical results for a targeted microbiome drug candidate and has obtained Breakthrough Therapy and Orphan Drug designations from the FDA. The SER-109 program is being advanced for the treatment of recurrent C. difficile infection and has potential to become a first-in-class FDA-approved microbiome therapeutic. Seres is evaluating SER-301 in a Phase 1b study in patients with ulcerative colitis and SER-155 in a Phase 1b study to address gastrointestinal infections, bacteremia and graft-versus-host disease. For more information, please visit https://www.serestherapeutics.com.

About C Diff Foundation:

C Diff Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the leading patient and healthcare organization educating and advocating for C. difficile (Clostridioides difficile, C. diff., CDI, CDAD) prevention, treatments, clinical trials, diagnostics, support, and environmental safety worldwide. Their Mission continues to move forward and grow through research conducted by government, industry, and academia strengthening the advocacy on behalf of patients, families, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and researchers worldwide. For more information: https://cdifffoundation.org/

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Twitter @cdiffFoundation

#cdiffwalks2021 #cdiff2021

C Diff Foundation(tm) is a trademark of C Diff Foundation, established 2012 in the U.S.

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kathy@cdifffoundation.org

(727) 205-3922

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Chelsea Groton Bank, in Partnership with NCDC and GNACC, Offers Free Business Seminars for Local Entrepreneurs

GROTON, Conn. -- Chelsea Groton Bank kicks off their 5-week "Cultivating Great Business: Small Business Bootcamp" on October 5, 2021. The FREE small business series, designed for aspiring and established entrepreneurs, is offered through the Bank's financial education program, Chelsea University, in partnership with the Norwich Community Development Corporation (NCDC) and the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce (GNACC). Participants will walk away with a wealth of knowledge and a strong foundation for starting or growing a business.

"Chelsea Groton Bank is passionate about helping turn dreams into realities for businesses of all types. In addition to providing custom financial solutions, we proudly offer informational programs throughout the year to arm business owners with the tools they need to be successful," shared Miria Gray, AS, Community Education Officer at Chelsea Groton Bank. "As so many business owners learned in 2020, it is critical for businesses to have their financial house in order and to be able to market their services. We'll discuss these topics and more throughout the series."

The instructor-led curriculum was developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Each class will be delivered by Chelsea Groton Bank team members and local professionals to provide aspiring or current small business owners a practical introduction to aspects of starting and managing a business.

All classes will be offered in person and via Zoom on Tuesdays from 12-1 PM at Chelsea Groton's Westside Branch, 444 West Main Street, Norwich, and Thursdays from 6-8 PM at Foundry 66, 66 Franklin Street, Norwich, from October 5 - November 4.

Class topics are: Is Owning a Business Right for You?, Banking Services, Business Plans, Time Management, Organizational Types, Tax Planning and Reporting, Record Keeping, Small Business Insurance, Risk Management, Social Media Marketing, Financial Management and Cash Flow, and an opportunity to Chat with the Experts.

Community members are invited to register for individual classes or the entire series. Registration is required in order to have accurate in-person headcounts and to receive log-in credentials if attending via Zoom.

To learn more and to register, visit http://www.chelseagroton.com/ChelseaUniversity.

About Chelsea Groton Bank

Based in Groton, Conn., Chelsea Groton Bank is a full-service mutually owned bank with over $1.5 billion in assets. Chelsea Groton Bank's products and services include consumer banking, business banking, mortgage and business lending, cash management, financial and investment planning and financial education programming. With 14 branch locations throughout New London County and a Loan Production Office in Hartford County, Chelsea Groton Bank also provides online and mobile banking, 24-hour telephone banking, video banking, and nationwide ATM banking for individuals, families and businesses.

To learn more, please visit http://www.chelseagroton.com/. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS Institution ID 402928.

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Thousands to Be Tattooed at 19th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention at Hynes Convention Center

BOSTON, Mass. -- The Boston Tattoo Convention announces its 19th annual gathering in the heart of downtown Boston! The event will be held this weekend Friday September 17 - 19, 2021 at the Hynes Convention Center.

A tradition for the past 18 years, the Boston Tattoo Convention brings together artists, collectors, shops, vendors, performers, and tattoo culture to Boston's Back Bay for a weekend of live tattooing, art, and entertainment. Ticket prices start at just $25!

Event highlights include live tattooing from top-tier tattoo artists, live music and performances, the Miss Boston Ink beauty contest and an after party at King's Boston!

For additional information including the full schedule of events, visit https://bostontattooconvention.com/.

Check out the attending artists' portfolios on Instagram at @bostontattoocon and on https://www.facebook.com/bostontattooconvention.

The Boston Tattoo Convention will be a mask required event. Thank you for doing your part to help us make it a fun and safe event for all! KEEP BOSTON BEAUTIFUL, GET A TATTOO!

Event Media Contact:

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978-744-9393

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner Joins Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival as Celebrity Judge

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce that television icon Malcolm-Jamal Warner is joining the fourth annual "Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival" as a celebrity judge. The famed star of "The Cosby Show" and current hit "The Resident" will also be performing his poetry at the festival and sharing thoughts about his career during an Artist Talk.

The three-day event attracts the premier spoken word artists in the country and will take place December 9-11, 2021 at the City's cultural venues. Event details and tickets are available at https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/exit36.

"We are honored that actor and poet Malcolm-Jamal Warner will be a judge at this year's festival. His participation will shine the national spotlight on an event that is growing in prestige every year," said Phyllis Korab, Director, Cultural Affair Department. "Warner stole our hearts as a lovable Huxtable kid in the 80s and is now gaining raves as Dr. Andre Jeremiah Austin on the hit show 'The Resident.' But many do not realize the acclaimed actor is also a leading voice in the spoken word realm."

Warner, who is a Grammy(R) Award-winner, has tackled many important issues with his spoken word performances including problems with the penal system and in 2020 he chronicled life as a black man with his film "Word Warriors III."

Warner has said, "Poetry had always been a huge part of my life. My father went to Lincoln University with Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, so I literally came out of the womb listening to Gil Scott-Heron. So, poetry's always been a huge part of the expression of self."

The Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival was founded by Eccentrich, one of the top-ranking female poets in the country. She developed the platform to serve the community through educational, theatrical, and literary performances. The festival showcases local, regional, and nationally recognized poets, while educating and encouraging self-expression in local youth.

"Now more than ever, spoken word artists are shaping the cultural and social dialogue in our country," said Eccentrich. "This form of expression empowers those who have felt unheard, providing platform to address both deeply personal situations and larger global issues. We are excited to return for our fourth year, and we look forward working with a dynamic group of participants."

TICKET AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION:

Tickets are $10 a day or $25 for a festival pass, available at https://www.pompanobeacharts.org/exit36

* Thursday, December 9, 2021

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

Artist Talk & Happy Hour 6p to 7p (In-person and virtually via zoom)

Prelim bout - 7p to 8p (In-person and virtually via zoom)

Artist Market & pop-up poetry - 8p to 9p

* Friday, December 10, 2021

Blanche Ely House Museum

Lunch Time Story Slam - 12p to 1p (In-person and virtually via zoom)

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Artist Talk - 6p to 7p (In-person and virtually via zoom)

Prelim bout 7p to 8p (In-person and virtually via zoom)

Artist Market & Cyphers - 8p to 9p

* Saturday, December 11, 2021

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Final Stage - 7p to 10p (In-person and virtually via zoom)

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City's premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Ali Cultural Arts Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, and the Blanche Ely House Museum. The department also oversees the City's Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts' Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

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Award-Winning Toastmaster Launches 2021 Burbank International Film Festival

BURBANK, Calif. -- Award-winning Toastmaster Jeff Rector, of Toastmasters International District 52, invites film industry professionals and film enthusiasts to secure their VIP All-Access Passes to the Festival Screenings, Red Carpet Events, Parties and Closing Night Dinner & Gala Awards Show. The Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF) is proud to celebrate its 13th anniversary in the "Media Capital of the World."

"We are very excited to be able to screen live again at the Burbank AMC 16 Theatres, and to bring filmmakers from around the world together to share their art, ideas, and to create future collaborations," says Toastmaster Jeff Rector, President and Director of BIFF. "From the speech I present on Opening Night, to writing, producing and hosting the two-hour Closing Night Gala and Awards Show, the knowledge and experience I've acquired from being a Toastmasters International member have been invaluable."

Emily Bridges, daughter of actor Beau Bridges ("The Fabulous Baker Boys"), will be presented with the President's Innovation Award for her film, "Acting: The First Six Lessons," which she co-wrote with Beau.

BIFF will also be presenting the Annual Garry Marshall Spirit Award, and will also be paying tribute to the Bridges Family (Lloyd, Beau, Jeff, Jordan, and Emily), celebrating three generations of actors. Other celebrity participants include Priscilla Presley, Natasha Henstridge ("Species," "The Whole Nine Yards," "The Whole Ten Yards"), Rico Rodriguez ("Modern Family"), and Nigel Gibbs ("Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul") to name just a few.

WHEN AND WHERE:

2021 Burbank International Film Festival

Dates: September 9 - 12, 2021

Location: Burbank AMC 16 Theaters 125 E. Palm Ave. Burbank, CA 91502

For more information, please visit https://www.burbankfilmfest.org/

About District 52

District 52 comprises more than 90 corporate and community Toastmasters clubs in Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, San Fernando Valley, Valencia, Calabazas, and Malibu.

To learn more about District 52 please visit: https://www.district52.org/

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit https://www.toastmasters.org/. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.

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Highlighting New Acquisitions on View at the Museum of Sex, NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Museum of Sex, NYC is proud to announce that as of September 1, 2021, Zoya Cherkassky's drawing "Untitled" from her "Women Who Work" series and Louis Soubrier's Siège D'Amour Love Chair will be on view in the second floor exhibition "Artifact [xxx]: Selections from Secret Collections." The Museum recently acquired the chair from M S Rau LLC, New Orleans and the drawing from Fort Gansevoort Gallery, NYC for the permanent collection.

Artist Zoya Cherkassky recently detoured from her usual practice to explore the topic of female sex work in a series called "Women Who Work." In this drawing, Cherkassky beautifully and hauntingly portrays the disassociation and alienation many women experience during sexual intercourse and intimacy. Inspired by the horrific story and subsequent Russian mythologization of Viktor Mokhov, who abducted two teenage girls in 2000 and held them hostage as enslaved sex workers for four years in a bunker, the drawing highlights the power dynamics, abuse and fear that can accompany sex and the sex work industry.

Specially designed in 1890 by French cabinet-maker Louis Soubrier for King Edward VII (1841-1910), the Prince of Wales and King of England from 1901 to 1910, who was also known as "Dirty Bertie," the love chair enabled the infamous playboy prince to partake in sexual amusement with minimal exertion in numerous ways, including with two ladies at once. Le Chabanais, one of the extravagant brothels of nineteenth and twentieth century Paris, kept the original chair in a private room for the future king's personal use. While the exact chair used by "Dirty Bertie" is now owned by Soubrier's great-grandson, the example on view at the Museum of Sex is one of just two replicas based on the original design. The only other known replica is on view at the Sex Machines Museum in Prague. The chair has been featured in both BBC and Smithsonian documentaries such as the "Private Lives of Monarchs."

As part of the rotation of new objects into "Artifact [xxx]," the Museum has also recently hung Keith Haring's "Bad Boys" (1986), a set of 6 framed silkscreen prints on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation until February 2022. The exhibition also features objects on loan from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University Bloomington, Stanley B. Burns, MD Collection & Archive and the Dittrick Medical History Center at the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF SEX

The mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality. Since opening in 2002, the museum has collaborated with world-renowned cultural institutions, artists, and academics to create exhibitions and interactive programs that explore the best in current scholarship in the arts, sciences, and humanities. From fine art to historical ephemera, its permanent collection comprises more than 15,000 sexually significant artifacts.

To learn more visit: http://www.museumofsex.com/

Facebook: @mosex | Twitter: @museumofsex

Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue (at 27th Street) New York, NY 10016, (212) 689 6337.

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Free Business Summit Offers Workshops from Top Valley Leaders to Minority Entrepreneurs

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Thinkzilla Consulting today announced that The Millionaire Mastermind Academy is fulfilling its mission to educate and support the growth of minority owned businesses by introducing the free United Diversity Business Summit to Arizona on Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The event will bring together a selection of business experts and CEOs sharing innovative approaches and best practices to improve Arizona's economic growth outcomes with minority business owners and entrepreneurs.

The theme of the all-day summit is "Enhancing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem," with workshops on mentoring minority entrepreneurs, accessing capital and more. The summit is designed as a recovery mechanism to grow small and medium businesses and provide opportunities to support diversification and inclusion initiatives.

"The United Diversity Business Summit is designed to be an avenue for minority entrepreneurs and avant-garde companies to make a mark and propel to new heights, access opportunities, and build the businesses for the communities they live in," said Dr. Velma Trayham, founder of Millionaire Mastermind Academy and CEO of Thinkzilla Consulting Group. "We are proud of the partnerships we created with the distinguished list of speakers and look forward to sharing their expertise with the Arizona business community."

The event programming was designed to address topics that directly impact minority business owners and entrepreneurs. Chris Camacho, president and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council will lead a conversation titled "The Road to Economic Recovery" sharing innovative business practices and pivot techniques that empower innovation in entrepreneurship. Marcy Tibbs, financial specialist with Country Financial will host the workshop, "Taking Control: Financial Challenges Women Face" addressing topics like the importance of credit and maximizing social security benefits to help women strengthen their financial futures. Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority will lead the workshop "Arizona's Exciting Economic Vitality Is Just Beginning" discussing the rapidly growing economic development of Arizona. Through these workshops, speakers will highlight innovative approaches and best practices that corporations and entrepreneurs can take to improve economic diversity.

Additional workshop topics at the summit include: Entrepreneur Start-up Lab for Students hosted by ASU, Empower Minority Entrepreneurs through Mentorship, Diversity in the Workplace, RFP/Sales Contracts with the State of Arizona, The Power of Capital, Information on How to Create an Effective Capability Statement, Intelligent Automation Driving Industry Transformation, Measuring D&I

Initiatives and more. By spotlighting best practices and promising approaches, attendees will leave the Summit with new tools and a new paradigm for growth that adapts to a dynamic global marketplace.

"We are so pleased to be part of the Millionaire Mastermind Academy's United Diversity Business Summit 2021 because MMA founder Dr. Velma Trayham has the vision, experience, and skills to bring entrepreneurs together for greater impact in Arizona, as she has done nationally," said Ji Mi Choi, vice president of ASU's Knowledge Enterprise and Founding Executive Director of ASU's Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute. "The nonprofit mission of MMA and the business acumen and network they bring to the summit is a force multiplier for entrepreneurs."

The full list of esteemed speakers includes: Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority; Dr. Velma Trayham, founder of the Millionaire Mastermind Academy and CEO of Thinkzilla; Robin Reed, president and CEO of the Black Chamber of Arizona; Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council; David Ortega, Mayor of Scottsdale; President and CEO of Blaylock Van; Eric Standifer, President and Art Hamilton, founder of the Art Hamilton Group.

To register for The United Diversity Business Summit, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-diversity-business-summit-tickets-157093505905

About Millionaire Mastermind Academy

The Millionaire Mastermind Academy is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate and support the growth of women-owned business enterprises, thereby strengthening the economic impact in their community. More than 5000 women have been mentored through our minority business development programs. For more information visit https://millionairemastermindacademy.org/.

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