On Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 9:00am to 3:00pm, it’s going down, when Black business owners and entrepreneurs converge for the 2022 ELEVATE B. E. S. T Event – Black Entrepreneur’s Success Training, at the Superfunny Comedy Club in Tacoma, the country’s largest Black-owned Comedy Club.
Attracting Black business owners from King and Pierce counties, and beyond, the ELEVATE B. E. S. T Event is the 14th event in the powerful line-up of 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 13 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.
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.
Ericka’s Training Session: Uplevel your Revenue and Marketing Impact
Ericka James, the author of six books, is passionate about creating, connecting, and communicating. She has created a collection of highly sought-after trainings, leading edge training systems, certifications, and resources that include audio teachings, on-line and in-person trainings, podcasts, articles, and an online learning center. As a Master Trainer, she has designed, led and facilitated over 1000 live and virtual training sessions.
Nate’s KEYNOTE: From Good to Great: Black Excellence
Nate Jackson is the Mastermind, Visionary and Founder of Nate Jackson’s Superfunny Comedy Club, a nearly 10,000 square foot entertainment venue that seats 280, with a state-of-the-art sound system and podcast studio. Since its opening less than 2 ½ years ago, it has already attracted top-notch national talents such as D. L. Hughley, George Lopez, DC Young Fly, B. Simone, Cocoa Brown, and T. I.
He is currently recurring on the hit NBC TV show series, YOUNG ROCK, based upon the life of superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He has appeared on Nick Cannon Presents Wild’N Out (MTV), All Def Comedy (HBO), Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City (Comedy Central), Off the Chain (Bounce TV0, Comic View (BET), Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks (TruTV), Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO Max), and is a former winner of the Bay Area Comedy Competition. In 2019, Nate was named to the Time Out L. A. Top 10 Comedians to Watch List, and will appear in a new premiere Christmas movie.
Note: You can also purchase tickets in advance to the Comedy Shows (2 shows) happening later the night of Sat. 11/19, featuring Kym Whitley.
If selected, you will have the opportunity for Get-Acquainted Speed-Matching Sessions with approximately 5-6 business owners. The intent is to schedule and confirm a more comprehensive Follow-Up Meeting during the Speed-Matching Session, and then convert the potential client or customer into an actual new client or customer