Get ready for the first BLACK SUCCESS SUMMIT of its kind in the Northwest!!

Elevate 2019

Black Money & BIZ Success SUMMIT

Saturday, November 23, 9:00am to 2:00pm
at Seattle's Northwest African-American Museum

Elevate 2019

History is being made on Saturday, November 23 when over 100 Black professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs converge at the Northwest African-American Museum for the Northwest’s FIRST EVER Black Money & Biz SUCCESS SUMMIT.  This is the 12th event in the powerful line-up of events in the ELEVATE Movement, and we are expecting a FULL HOUSE once again!

This historical event is all about:

  • Elevating Black Businesses
  • Elevating our understanding of money and finance
  • Elevating our strategies for starting, marketing, growing and financing successful businesses
  • Elevating our conscious conversations and our exchange of best practices
  • Elevating our understanding of financial fitness and market power
  • Elevating our real connections  and collaborations
  • Elevating Black Generational Wealth
Elevate 2019 Event Flyer

What is the ELEVATE Movement?

The ELEVATE Movement, which launched in January 2017, is a Movement to elevate the consciousness (mindset, and level of thinking and believing) of African-Americans in the Greater Seattle area, and to thus re-awaken and activate Black Greatness and Genius.  The Intention of the ELEVATE Movement is to re-direct and re-align positive energies, attention, dollars, actions and focus back into the love, affirmation, synergy, uplift and support of Black Success.

Since it’s launch, the ELEVATE Movement has held 11 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 Elevate Movement is based upon a Success Model that has Four Foundational Pillars.

Black Personal Growth and Spiritual Development

Black Wellness, Health and Healing

Black Money & Business

Black Love Relationships

What is the purpose and objective of the ELEVATE Black Money & Biz SUCCESS SUMMIT?

The ELEVATE Black Money & Biz SUCCESS SUMMIT is an inspirational, motivational and ACTIVATIONAL day of empowerment, filled with purposeful sharing of business-building best practices, game-changing financial insights, success strategies, wealth-building information, and mindset-shifting knowledge provided by 10 Black experts and business owner panelists and Keynote Speaker, Lewis Rudd, of the iconic Ezell’s Chicken Restaurant chain.

The Success Summit’s objective is to:

  1. Provide a platform and a vibrant, stimulating event for the sharing, exchange and celebration of Black success, money and finance knowledge, expertise, entrepreneurship, and business ownership,
  2. Provide a place and space of empowerment for increasing the awareness of, interaction with and direct connection to other Black professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, and vendors, so as to cultivate new collaborations, new client and customer relationships, generate new business relationships, and expand resources and contacts.

Your Success Summit Co-Producers:

Debrena Jackson Gandy

Owner of Masterminds Speaking, Consulting and Coaching and
Chief Visionary of the ELEVATE Movement.

Devin Stubblefield

Owner of Devin Stubblefield Training and Faith Finance Center, and
 Co-Lead of the ELEVATE Black Money & Business PILLAR.


Lewis Rudd, Co-Founder of Ezell’s Chicken

Lewis Rudd is Co-founder and the man behind the success and growth of the iconic Ezell’s Chicken. With his leadership, Ezell’s Famous Chicken has grown to fourteen brick and mortar units, a thriving catering business, two food trucks, and providing concessions at Century Link Field. Ezell’s is also a registered Franchisor with 9 of the units being Franchised along with the two food trucks. He has built a brand that is recognized nationally, and gained additional fame when media mogul and now billionaire, Oprah Winfrey elevated its popularity after she experienced Ezell’s Chicken.

What Topics will be Covered in the ELEVATE SUCCESS SUMMIT Panels?

The THREE EXPERT PANELS will focus on:

Wealth Mindset and Personal Finance

Elevating your Money Mindset, understanding key principles of personal finance, and how to have your money start working FOR you instead of you working for your money.

Introducing Your Panelists...

Jenefeness Tucker - Award Winning Coach, Visionary, Author, Speaker

J. R. Gillespie – Owner - All Star Financial Insurance

Karimah Stewart - Money, Abundance, & Leadership Coach

Moderator - Devin Stubblefield, Owner – Devin Stubblefield Training and Faith Finance Center

Business Marketing, Growth, and Finance

Keys and strategies for starting, marketing and growing your business using off-line and on-line methods(including email and social media) from business owners who are doing it; and ways to finance your business growth.

Introducing Your Panelists...

Jeffrey Taylor – Owner, State Farm Insurance Agency

Keysha Bass - Digital Marketing Consultant, Speaker & Trainer

Jaebadiah Gardner – CEO, Onpoint Real Estate,
Real Estate Developer

Keisha Credit -  5X Serial Entrepreneur & Business Coach

Moderator - Curtiss Calhoun, Owner – Curtiss Calhoun, LLC

Generational Wealth

To make money is one thing; to amass wealth is another.  Wealth can be passed on to your children or successors, and your children’s children.  Find out how to cultivate the “generational wealth mindset,” foundational principles and strategies for building generational wealth, and to how make the changes in consciousness, choices and behavior that shift you from short-term thinking to a long-term “sustainable wealth” thinking.

Introducing Your Panelists...

Jefferson Butler – Mortgage Banker, Owner – Butler Finance

Sarah Freeman – Licensed Insurance Broker, Owner - Mutual Benefits Insurance

Troy Dawson – President, Reliant Financial Group

Moderator – Jolyn Gardner Campbell: Tech Company CEO

What does your Registration Include?

  • Four hours of powerful information, insights, success stories, proven strategies, and insights from 10 Black panelist who are experts and/or business owners
  • An inspiring Keynote Presentation by a local “business celebrity”
  • Exclusive vendors with products you can purchase on the spot
  • A delicious Lunch provided by the Black-owned Classic Eats, with dessert provided by the Black-owned The Great Pound Cakery
  • An Event Program with a special Program section with Black business listings (See below to purchase your listing)
  • The SUCCESS SUMMIT "After-Glow," post-Success Summit "Meet, Greet ‘n Connect" hosted by the Black-owned NEW Boon Boona Coffee Café and Roastery in Downtown Renton
  • The opportunity to connect with other conscious, positive, progressive high-vibe Black folks that are interested in actively supporting one another, learning from one another, seeing each other “win,” and elevate together.
Elevate 2019

Registration Details

premier vip

"After Hours” VIP Dessert Reception and Discussion

Premier VIP
Bonus #2

Deluxe Swagalicious
Gift Bag

Premier VIP
Bonus #3

Hotel Room Upgrade to River View Room


Thru November 19th

Registration has closed.




All vendor spots are FULL.

Your Vendor Registration Includes:

  • 5 foot, table-clothed table inside of the Event Room
  • Event registration
  • Lunch

Special Thanks to the ELEVATE SUCCESS SUMMIT Planning Team:
Curtiss Calhoun, Karimah Stewart, Troy Dawson, Jeffrey Taylor, Jefferson Butler, George Griffin, Jolyn Gardner Campbell, and Administrative Coordinator: Kamari Bright.

Questions? Please Contact the Co-Producer office at 206-878-8163 
Or Email: [email protected]