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The key function of this organization is to provide young, upwardly mobile minorities with opportunities to gain access to resources and information that will allow every one of them growth and realization of the â€œAmerican dreamâ€? by becoming part of an ownership society.
Any savvy professional understands the power of networking.Â But the secret to effective networking is finding quality networks.Â Tony Herbertâ€™s â€œThe Professionals, Inc.â€?Â is the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of networking for people of color who are making it happen.Â Â
In December of 1996, Tony Herbert, along with several business associates, formed the Professionals Network Organization. The key function of this organization is to provide young, upwardly mobile minorities with opportunities to gain access to resources and information that will allow every one of them growth and realization of the â€œAmerican dreamâ€? by becoming part of an ownership society.
As evidenced by their last New York Social Exchange (NYSE) networking event November 1st at Jay-Zâ€™s elite 40/40 Club, located at
The Professionals, Inc. presented the NYSE event at the 40/40 Club together with the New York State Young Democrats Caucus of Color, at which time, they honored the icons, Motorcyclists Who Care with the 2006 Chairman's Leadership Circle Award, The Honorable William C. Thompson, Jr., NYC Comptroller with the 2006 Distinguished Community Service Award, Brenda Blackmon, Co-Anchor My9News with the 2006 Excellence in Media/Broadcast Award, TheÂ National Society of Hispanic MBAs with the 2006 Professional Organization Recognition Award, Â National Association of Black MBAs with the 2006 Professional Organization Recognition Award, Â Rabiah Torain/Southern Wine & Spirits with the 2006 Professionals' Rising Star Award, Â Ms. Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice President/Pfizer with the 2006 Corporate Professional Pacesetter Award, Â Mr. Gil Noble, Host â€œLike It Isâ€? WABC-TV with the 2006 Chairmanâ€™s Lifetime Achievement Award, Â Diversity, Inc. with the 2006 President Excellence in Diversity Award, Â The 40/40 Club with the 2006 Professionals Appreciation Award and Â Mr. Ballard/Chair-NYCHA Brooklyn West Tenant Associations with the 2006 Unsung Hero Award.
The November 1st event was sponsored by Republicans for Black Empowerment, IAB, Kip Business Report, Sepia Skin Care and Moving Forward.
The Professionalsâ€™ next amazing event will be their 2006 Holiday Mixer to be held December 6th from 5:30 pmÂ to 12:00 am, in association with Hispanic Professionals Networking Group (HPNG) and North Fork Bank,Â at Porcao Churrascaria located at
The Professionals Inc. welcome all professionals, entrepreneurs,Â leaders and achievers,Â aspiringÂ businessÂ men and women, positive-minded,Â success drivenÂ people.Â Please mark your calendars, tell all your friends, colleagues, and associates that all roads lead to the Professionals Networking SeriesÂ ...The N.Y.S.E at Porcoa December 6, 2006.
This event is sponsored by North Fork Bank, Vital Marketing, Sepia, The Network Journal, Republicans For Black Empowerment, 1-877-Spirits.com, Moving Forward, IAB, Jolie, Young Democrats Caucus of Color, CN Concepts, The Kip Business Report, and The Black Star News, and hosted by The Ice Breakers.
Also, prepare for another spectacular NYSE at
*ABOUT TONY HERBERT
Anthony "Tony" Herbert Sr. has a broad range of community and political experience.Â HeÂ is currently Vice President of Government Affairs for a multi-cultural Advertising/Marketing firm. Mr. Herbert hasÂ worked for an investment banking firm on
Mr. Herbert represents a new generation of leaders who bring fresh ideas and a pragmatic approach to todayâ€™s challenges.Â He has served as Special Assistant to New York City Councilwoman Priscilla Wooten.Â In this role, Mr. Herbert acquired his skills as a community advocate, fighting for the rights of the residents in the council district to gain access to city services that their tax dollars paid for.Â In addition, Mr. Herbert has worked under the leadership of Congressman Edolphus Towns as a volunteer and subsequently, hired as a Special Assistant by the Congressman to represent his leadership in the
To that end, Mr. Herbert has established solid relationships with community and political leaders while in his tenure with the government.Â A proven leader and as aÂ progressive, he has extensive experience with the inner workings of the local, state and federal branches of government. Mr. Herbert has worked on volunteer projects with former President, Bill Â Clinton and current President, George W. Bush.
Tony Herbertâ€™s interest in public affairs began during his youth. Having come from a single parent home, where his mother was the breadwinner of the family and having had the terrible experience of homelessness, Mr. Herbert learned about commitment to family early on. He was taught the value of hard work and being of service to others. He was a member of the
Mr. Herbert is an advocate of health issues that affect the lives of all New Yorkers. His special interest in finding cures and early detection ofÂ a number of women health issues stems from the loss of his mother to ovarian cancer just a few short years ago, and in having a number of his closest friends diagnosed with fibroid problems.Â As a grassroots activist he has taken the lead on this issue and a number of other issues such as Business Ownership, Employment, Economic Development & Community Re-investment, Fair Housing and Education. Mr. Herbert has also been instrumental in organizing annual and monthly business seminars, health and job fairs in order to disseminate information that helps tackle many of these issues.
Mr. Herbert is currently working with several elected officials and community based organizations to organize the first ever Central Brooklyn Youth Council,Â aÂ community basedÂ organization,Â non-governmental voluntary association of Brooklyn youth and organizations that will be established in 2007 to encourage and strengthen our youth and youth organizations while promoting the development of tomorrow's leaders.Â
In December of 1996, Mr. Herbert, along with several business associates, helped to form the Professionals Network Organization. The key function of this organization, is to provide young upwardly mobile minorities with opportunities to obtain access to resources and information that will allow each and every one of them growth and to bring them closer to realizing the American dream and becoming part of an "Ownership Society". Mr. Herbert is a member of theÂ MW Enoch Grand Masonic Lodge,Â Men's Caucus for
Expect State Senator to precede Tony Herbertâ€™s name in 2008!
*Tony Herbert's bio provided complements of Yvette Harris of Harris Public Relations
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Brenda Jeanne Wyche, Advocate for Solutions and Results Â©2006 is Managing Editor for The Black Star News and Harlem Business News and CEO of Winning Strategies & Associates, a business development consultancy in New York City.Â If you have a solution, contact Brenda@blackstarnews.com .Â Maybe weâ€™ll talk.
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