Trailblazers in Media & Entertainment Honored at Powerprene​ur

by - Monday, March 26, 2012

Last week over 300 Atlanta tastemakers arrived to Atlantic Station for the 2012 Powerpreneur Spotlight Series, honoring 14 key influencers in Media & Entertainment.  Presented by Velvet Suite Marketing in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Special Events, guests experienced an Asian inspired theme furnished by SOHO Events, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drinks, desserts, celebrity presenters, a VIP Welcome Reception, Intimate and In-depth  Conversations with honorees, a social media activation through the HP™ media lounge hosted by Rashan Ali & E. Vincent Martinez, as well as a post-event party hosted by Eboni Elektra L!VE with music by Stefan the DJ.

Through the Powerpreneur™ event, Melissa Johnson (President of Velvet Suite Marketing), has created a unique quarterly series, designed to build strategic relationships with international influence in key industries. “Atlanta is a rising city of influence in media and entertainment. It is crucial for the City of Atlanta to nurture connections to spur economic
opportunity in these challenging times,” she added. 

2012 Powerpreneur Honorees

Roger Bobb (President, BobbCat Films),

Genevieve Bos (CEO, IdeaString),

Vicky Free (Executive Vice President Marketing, BET Networks),

Canton Jones (Artist, President of CAJO International),

Brian Leary (CEO and President, Atlanta BeltLine Inc.),

Noni Ellison-Southall  (Senior Counsel, Turner Broadcast System),

Michael Tavani (Co-Founder, Scoutmob),

Nadia Bilchik (Anchor, CNN International),

Corbett Gilliam  (Angel Investor and Co-Founder,,

Charles King (Partner/Agent, Motion Picture, William Morris Endeavor),

Mariela Romero (Community Affairs Director, Univision),

Dr. Joseph Saulter (Founder, Entertainment Arts Research Inc.),

Jan Smith (Acclaimed Vocalist and Vocal Producer),

Bert Weiss (“The Host” The Bert Show)

Images Courtesy of: Charles Dante Photography

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