Ian Callender, Serial Entrepreneur and owner of Suite Nation has his hands in so many dope projects, I can't even keep up. Ian, a lover of wings and sneakers has used his platform to build an extensive portfolio. Culture House (formerly Blind Whino), the Nicholson Project and Sandlot Southeast are just a few things you may find his name attached to, but he also specializes in corporate sponsorships, art and entertainment, real estate development and non-profit organizations. Check out more about Ian, www.suitenation.com or @ianeyecan on IG.
The multi-faceted, super talented Ms. Porter. Tinea is an amazing hair stylist and designer that embodies her own eclectic style, which is one of the reasons I love her! Tinea is owner of the Green Room salon. She is one of the few people I allow to cut and color my hair. A cute cut, highlights, color...she got you. Tinea is also a part of The Fun Aunties, a podcast hosted on Clubhouse, Mondays @ 9pm. Tinea never ceases to amaze me with her creativity and ability to be dynamic. To book appointments, visit www.vagaro.com/tgrbeauty. Be sure to follow her on IG @msporterdidit @thegreenroom_tgrbeauty @funauntiespod.
Tinita and I go all the way back to our teenage years and have stayed in contact ever since. Tinita is an award winning and published writer, poet and public speaker. She is releasing a new children's book called Torrie the Great, featuring her adorable 4 year old daughter Torrie. She previously released two other children's books called Dear Son and Dear Daughter, which are poetic letters of affirmations for children. In addition, Tinita has a podcast called On this Journey, an inspirational podcast empowering women to find joy in the journey. Tinita's ability to be real, open and vulnerable has always inspired me and is what makes her such a dynamic writer and poet. I can't wait to see what's in store for her and Torrie the Great. You can check out her site www.tinitatennant.com or follow her on IG @tinitatennant @onthisjourneypodcast @torriethegreat.
I have been working with Veronica for about 5 years now. She is a financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual. Before meeting Veronica, I did not properly manage my finances. She helped me create a budget, a defense plan and a plan for retirement. I think the thing I love most about Veronica is that she is really big on educating you about the different services NWM provides and the benefits and limitations of each of those services. I have a life insurance policy, supplemental disability, a Roth and IRA with her. Like most people, I thought the benefits my job provided were enough but when she really broke it down, I realized it wasn't. I recently updated my personal finance worksheet and found a copy of the first one I did with Veronica. I went from having debt and liabilities to increasing my net worth and having assets. I strongly recommend a financial advisor, no matter your age, it is never too early or too late to start. You can call Veronica @ 202-600-7118 or email her Veronica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have to give props to my personal trainer (and cousin) Darryl Greene. Darryl is a trainer at PLAY Training Facility in Landover, Maryland. PLAY is a CrossFit/HIIT training facility that offers personal and small group training. After closing during Covid, PLAY has reopened with Covid safety measures in place. Darryl's brand "Keep Workin" is the perfect motto. Darryl pushes me to my limit, but is patient and allows me to go at my own pace. He focuses more on proper form and completion of reps than on speed. No matter how many times I quit on him, he welcomes me back with open arms. This past month, he has gotten me all the way together. You can follow Darryl on IG @dougies_world or @_keepworkin_ and PLAY @playtf
Celebrity Chef, Tobias Dorzon is a long time friend and one of my favorite chefs. Tobias, an awarding winning chef has been featured on Guy's Grocery Games (Food Network) several times. I've witnessed Tobias grind from the football field to starting his food truck, Victory to several restaurants and now his most recent venture with James Harden, Thirteen in Houston. Houston is on my list of destinations for the summer so that I can check out his new venture. If you find yourself in Houston, please make sure Thirteen is on your list. Tobias' food is outstanding!! He did a dinner party for me and a few friends last year and they are still raving about it. The lamb chops, the salmon, the mac and cheese, the banana pudding...all something special.
You can follow Tobias and Thirteen on IG, @tobiasdorzon and @thirteenhouston
I've known Vic Jagger literally since she was "Shaquana" on the Russ Parr Morning Show and I've been stanning for her ever since. Vic took a break from radio and started the Private Suite Collection, which features luxe coconut wax candles and self-care essentials. Trust me when I say, her Private Suite products smell amazing and are essential for those Saturday morning house cleaning routines. I mean is your house even clean if you don't burn candles? Lol.
With determination, Vic has returned to radio and now has her own show "VJ in the Midday" on Majic 102.3 from 10am-3pm. She recently got her real estate license and also started Private Suite Homes. Vic juggles all of this with style and grace while raising a teenager and continuing to grow her brands. Check out the Private Suite Collection here: www.privatesuitecollection.com
You can also follow Vic on IG @victoriaonpaper, @privatesuiteco, @realtor.victoria
Dominique Broadway is an award winning financial guru. I was first introduced to Dominique when I was running the Board of Professional Black Females, she did a finance class for my members. I've been following her journey ever since. Dominique has been featured on Forbes, Black Enterprise, Ebony, ABC and more. Dominique believes in making investing and growing wealth easy for everyone through her company Finances Demystified. After taking one of Dominique's free classes, I joined her and her hubby Dion Pouncil for The Wealth Transfer Master Class back in November. It was a 4 week online course with live trainings and trading sessions that taught me multiple tools for investing. I finally feel like I know what I'm doing when purchasing stocks and trading options. Dominique and Dion are extremely knowledgable and patient, understanding that everyone had different levels of knowledge and experience with the stock market. The class was worth every penny.
Learn more about Dominique: www.financesdemystified.com or @dominiquebroadway on IG
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Owner of PRMP Beauty and Brow Zhuzh, a dope Esthetician and Entrepreneur, Nicole Alexis is one of my favorite people. She comes off as sweet and reserved (which she is) but don't be fooled, she is a boss. I literally watched her quit her job in corporate America and become a full-time Esthetician and Entrepreneur. A few years ago, Nicole opened PRMP Beauty, a trendy brow and body wax studio located at 7600 Georgia Ave NW, WDC.
She is also a new mother, but that hasn't slowed her down one bit, she continues to be innovative and expand her brand. She most recently launched Brow Zhuzh, a growth serum that promotes growth of natural eyebrows. If you need to get your brows together, check out www.prmpbeautystudio.com and www.browzhuzhbeauty.com. You can also check out her brands on IG @lovenicolealexis, @prmpbeauty and @browzhuzh.
Cindy Dashdorj, Designer/Entrepreneur and yes, my cousin (in-law) launched #Dashdorjswim last summer. After having a beautiful baby girl a few months ago and birthing me with a new baby cousin to spoil (#mycousinsmakecutekids), she is back at it just in time for this summer. If you haven't figured it out yet, this summer is about to be open open. Her swimsuit designs are everything!! The colors are vibrant and the tops are versatile so you can tie them different ways. I'm just waiting for her to drop the full figured collection so I can cop mine too. To grab a swimsuit, check out www.Dashdorj.com or follow her on IG @dashdorj.
Chantel is a healthcare professional, restaurant owner and Independent Travel Agent. She enjoys taking advantage of all that life has to offer.
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