Attracting Black business owners from King and Pierce counties, and beyond, the ELEVATE B. E. S. T Event is the 16th event in the powerful line-up of empowering events in the ELEVATE Movement.
We are expecting a FULL HOUSE, so get your tickets today!
The ELEVATE Movement, launched in January 2017 by Debrena Jackson Gandy, is an African-American-focused empowerment movement, with a four-fold focus: (1) To elevate the African-American Community in the Greater Puget Sound region; (2) to re-awaken and re-activate Black Greatness, Prosperity and Genius; (3) to align positive energies, dollars, actions, resources and focus with the affirmation, synergy, motivation and support of Black businesses and community members in this Region, and (4) to help elevate the well-being African-Americans in the Greater Puget Sound Region.
Since its launch, the ELEVATE Movement has held 15 successful events across its Four Foundational Pillars, including Cycle 1 and now Cycle 2 of the highly effective and successful ELEVATE Direct Impact Dollars (DID) Initiative that directly supports Black-owned businesses with dollars contributed directly from community members. The community has directly contributed nearly $55,000 to this Initiative, and in turn, 16 Black-owned businesses have directly benefited over these two Cycles with funds in the form of Repayable Awards to grow their business capacity, sales and profits. The ELEVATE B. E. S. T Event is an essential component of the ELEVATE Black Money and Business PILLAR.
The ELEVATE B. E. S. T (Black Entrepreneur’s Success Training) Event is an inspirational, motivational and ACTIVATIONAL day of empowerment for Black business owners. GET READY to experience a Day filled with power-packed business-building best practices, game-changing success strategies, financial and mindset-elevating insights, and perspective-shifting knowledge.
Chef Kristi Brown has spooned her way through the culinary industry for the past 28 years. From the beginning, her vision was to focus on the art and experience of food through culinary activism. Chef Kristi added to her legacy with the opening of COMMUNION Restaurant & Bar in December of 2020. COMMUNION has garnered much acclaim: CONDE NASTE: 12 best new restaurants in the world; NY TIMES: The 50 places in America we’re most excited about right now; Seattle Met’s Restaurant of the Year; Seattle Eater’s Best New Restaurants; and Chef Kristi was named in Seattle Magazines 2021 most influential people. Chef Kristi will be speaking on: The Savory Ingredients of Stellar Business Success.
Devin’s Training Session: Level Up Your Money Game: Making the Money Mindset/Revenue Connection to Grow Your Business.
Devin is one of the most highly sought-after financial empowerment trainers in the country. He leads the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Your Money, Your Goals Financial Empowerment Toolkit Series. He has trained over 18,000 financial coaches and counselors, homebuyer counselors, and financial service professionals from all around the country over the past six years. He is the author of Advance Your Prosperity, a 90-Day Financial Planner & Journal.