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Representing a citywide coalition of Black churches, major corporations, small businesses, and financial and civic institutions, this annual two-day interactive conference provides information and guidance on starting and developing profitable businesses, franchising, real estate development, entering global markets, and a wealth of other areas.

On December 11 - December 12, 2006 Georgia Woodbine Author of How to Make Big Buck$ Without Selling Your Soul will speak at the 2006 Black Church Means Business Conference. This year’s conference will be held at the Brooklyn Museum, located at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York

The Black Church Means Business is piloted by Executive Chair, Rev. Dennis Dillon, CEO of the New York Christian Times newspaper, who was recently named one of  New York’s 25 most influential Black leaders in religion, politics and civil rights by the New York Daily News.

Representing a citywide coalition of Black churches, major corporations, small businesses, and financial and civic institutions, this annual two-day interactive conference provides information and guidance on starting and developing profitable businesses, franchising, real estate development, entering global markets, and a wealth of other areas. Featured presenters include the globally acclaimed King of Networking, George C. Fraser, Author, “Success Runs in Our Race;� Adolfo Carrion, Bronx Borough President; Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, Senior Pastor, St. Paul Community Church; Ed Goldberg, Senior Vice President, Macy’s and many more have committed to attend.

About Georgia Woodbine:
After working in the music industry for over ten years, Ms. Woodbine was inspired to use her experiences and life-learned lessons to help others find the path to their passion and purpose. Ms. Woodbine worked as a manager for artists and producers. Some of the projects her artists and producers collaborated on were: Roc-A-Fella Records-Memphis Bleek’s “Everybody;� Amil’s “No One Can Compare;� Maurice Malone- BAGS’ “Come One Come All;� Atlantic Records -Spence featuring Memphis Bleek; Warner Bros/Lifeline Ent-Youth Asylum’s “It’ll Be Alright,� Produced by Quincy Jones.

Ms. Woodbine has also worked for a variety of entertainment companies such as; Def Jam, PolyGram, WNYU Radio, Black Enterprise Magazine, and the Apollo Theatre. Capitalizing on her experience with project management, publicity, promotions, and marketing, Ms. Woodbine formed a successful copywriting and marketing consulting company. G&J Consulting Services was formed to help independent record labels, start-up companies, online publications, publishers, artists, and authors with the presentation of their product and/or service. Some clients include; ASCAP, Warner Bros. Records, HarperCollinsPublishers, WEA, Gots to Have It Marketing/Give ‘n Take Network, NetworkShops, and many others… Sparking an inspirational phenomenon wherever she goes, bestselling author/motivational speaker/marketing consultant, Georgia Woodbine gives
it to you straight in her powerful book, How To Make BIG BUCK$ Without Selling Your Soul.

This tell-it-like-it-is book reveals the secrets to living a life of fulfillment that will show you how to tap into your spiritual power and allow God to be the director of your life.

Ms. Woodbine will be a speaker at Black Church Means Business Conference in the Youth segment. She discusses “Sparking The Power In You� and will have a special suprise presentation for the youth that they will never forget.

Dale Carnegie once said: “The person who has technical knowledge plus the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people -- that person is headed for higher earning power.�  Who would have thought that working in the fast-paced entertainment industry for over 8 years would lead to a personal transformation and purpose to encourage, motivate, and empower others?

Ms. Woodbine has always had the determination and “drive� of an entrepreneur at a young age. She has always wanted to work for herself. At 14 years old, she started a company called “Gee’s Business Services;� which specialized in making business cards, logos, flyers, menus, and invitations. She charged $35.00, and when she received her first $35.00, she gained the confidence to move forward.

At age 17, while in high school, she transcribed report papers for high school and college students, friends, and family. When she graduated from high school, she realized that she had a passion for helping people improve their lives through written material.

In college, she interned at Hot 97 radio station and started hanging out with friends at the studio. She always had a natural instinct for business. Ms. Woodbine would inquire about how they were getting paid, write their bios and press releases, copyright their music, and give advice on how to present their business. The next thing she knew, she gained the title as “manager,� because of her connections within the entertainment industry.

Ms. Woodbine worked as a manager for artists and producers. Some of the projects her artists and producers collaborated on were: Roc-A-Fella Records - Memphis Bleek’s “Everybody;� Amil’s “No One Can Compare;� Maurice Malone - BAGS’ “Come One Come All;� Atlantic Records -Spence featuring Memphis Bleek; Warner Bros/Lifeline Ent-Youth Asylum’s “It’ll Be Alright,� Produced by Quincy Jones. Ms. Woodbine has also worked for a variety of entertainment companies.

For registration and exhibitor information to the Black Church Means Business Conference, contact Faye Braz, conference coordinator, at 718-638-6397

To order Georgia Woodbine’s National Best Selling Book How to Make Big Bucks Without Selling Your Soul log on to
www.spiritualfocuspublishing.com, You may also log on to www.spiritualfocuspublishing.com today to inquire about booking as a speaker Georgia Woodbine for your organizations next event. For registration and exhibitor information, contact Faye Braz, conference coordinator, at 718-638-6397.

This report was brought to BSN by Phil Andrews, a Business Columnist for Black Star News and host of The Power Networking Series located at
www.powernetworkingseries.com.  The Power Networking Series is a referral-based business network online and offline which offers membership and presents monthly Power Networking Series Business Card Exchanges in the NYC metropolitan area. To be placed on our email list log on to www.powernetworkingseries.com and click on event link, scroll down to bottom of page and enter email address.

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