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Entertainment

‘Rhythm, Reading & the Runway’

Memphis-based author Megan Mottley (“Glamour Girl”) presented her book and self-publishing business model. (Courtesy photos)

The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, Inc. hosted a champagne-filled business networking Soirée at the boutique.

Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Memphis “Trolley Night” fans got a triple treat last Friday (April 27) at K’PreSha Boutique on South Main. The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, Inc. (NABFEME) hosted a champagne-filled business networking Soirée at the boutique.

 
 “The Edge” dance group quickly stole the hearts of the Main Street shopping crowds.

 
 ‘Rhythm, Reading & the Runway’ was a collaborative that included (l-r) Johnnie Walker, Erica Nason, Tanisha Ward and Terri Gordon.

Dubbed Rhythm, Reading & the Runway, the event was overflowing with talent and professional smarts. It was designed to attract consumers while creating a marketing platform for local businesswomen and their products.

Sprinkled with a variety of entertainment and showmanship, the event drew crowds from Arkansas, Mississippi and throughout Memphis. A talented kiddie dance group called “The Edge” quickly stole the hearts of the Main Street shopping crowds. And the musical performances by Jina Govan and Tanisha Ward were on-the-spot crowd pleasers!  According to NABFEME Founder and CEO Johnnie Walker, the gathering was a smashing success, particularly measured in the context of a recently launched program called BEEP, Black Entertainment Entrepreneur Power.

“The purpose of the program is to connect different businesses and show them the crossover potential of their products and services, while they compliment each other and share customers,” said Walker.

“Our Rhythm, Reading & The Runway concept brought singers, dancers, authors and models under one roof to accomplish a two goals, build customer awareness and increase sales. We invited the ladies to the boutique so that they could network, be entertained and shop at the same time!”

Memphis-based authors Megan Mottley (“Glamour Girl”), Gwen Harmon (“Love Songs”), Shayna Rattler (“Higher: 5 Power Principles for Entrepreneurs”), Jae Henderson (“Someday Too”) and Eve Alexander (“10 Commandants of Love”) presented their books and shared their self-publishing business models.

Local Walgreen’s pharmacist, Rhonda Boutte, who owns her own cosmetics company, Pouts and Wink, treated attendees to mini-makeovers. The evening concluded with a dazzling fashion display on the catwalk featuring the latest spring and summer fashions by K’PreSha Boutique.

(For more information about the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, Inc (NABFEME), visit www.nabfeme.org.)

 

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