U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Leader “Taneshia Nash Laird” Set To Host Panel Discussion with Prominent Women in Business, in honor of Womens History Month.


NEW YORK, NY (March, 16th, 2015) – It’s time for the Women of Business to take over Downtown Brooklyn this spring, as emerging businesswomen join with top entrepreneurs for a WOMENS HISTORY MONTH PANEL DISCUSSION & CELEBRATION. This very special event presented by MNS Media Group, Cinnamon Chips Media and TNOS comes to the beautiful, historic Brooklyn Nights, located conveniently in the Clinton Hills section of Brooklyn at 497 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, from 3 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, March 29th


Five leading business women will provide insight into how they broke into their industry, how they got where they are now and how they overcame challenges to get there. Panelists will also discuss the best methods for making it to the top but will also talk about the struggles to succeed in their industry.

This event is sponsored by Pretty Please Nail Polish, PYSIS (Protect Your Shoes In style), Nikki Luke Treats, Bella Rose Passion, Nyambi Naturals, Brooklyn Nights and Swagher Magazine.

The Panel will introduce such noted entrepreneurs as Editor In Chief of Hip Hop Weekly and author of New York Times best seller, “The Magic Of Michael Jackson” Cynthia Horner, Celebrity Fitness Instructor /Model and Fitness Apparel Owner Charity Lynette, Vice President of Business Services at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Michelle McClymont, Founder of SPARE (Award winning iPhone app) Andra Tomsa, Co-Founder of Weekend Startup School, Director of Operations at #MentorMonday and Contributer to BlackEnterprise.com Ella Rucker, and special guest host/facilitator will be U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Leader/ Owner of Consulting & Real Estate Development Company: Legacy Business Advisors Taneshia Nash Laird. Also on hand as our special guest, Creator and Executive Producer, FFFWeek Gwen Devoe

The five panelists represent a full range of business and entertainment professionals that are making great strides in their fields of expertise and have donated their time to assist others in building their brand. Networking and demonstrations start at 3:00 P.M. Panel Discussion is at 4:00 PM, followed by breakout sessions on discussed topics.

Free Mimosas will be served from 3-4 pm . This is a free event. Seating is limited.

Host & Panelist Brief Bio:

Taneshia Nash Laird

Host: Tashia Nash Laird-

U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Leader/Owner of Consulting & Real Estate Development Company: Legacy Business Advisors

Consummate entrepreneur Taneshia Nash Laird was appointed the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Leader for the Ewing-Trenton NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area (Mercer County) in November 2014. Taneshia is the owner and principal of Legacy Business Advisors, a development consultancy that serves clients across the United States. She is also co-owner of several businesses including the $21 million, 20,000 square foot entertainment center My Image Studios (also known as MIST Harlem) in New York City and Legendary Eats Sandwich House, the new arena concessions concept co-founded by NBA legend James Worthy, which launched in Staples Center in Los Angeles in April 2014.

cynthia horner

Keynote Speaker: Cynthia Horner

Editor In Chief of Hip Hop Weekly/Former Editor of Right On Magazine Author of New York Times best seller, “The Magic Of Michael Jackson”

Cynthia Horner is a writer, magazine editor, and entertainment industry entrepreneur.
Media specialist and former Right On! Magazine’s Editorial Director. Over the years, as a celebrity journalist she has interviewed virtually every African-American entertainer, including such luminaries as Michael Jackson, The Jacksons, Janet Jackson, Prince (musician), Brandy (entertainer), Queen Latifah, and thousands of others. She is the recipient of the Journalist of the Year Award from the International Association of African-American Music, and has received countless awards and citations for her contributions to the music industry.

Cynthia Horner frequently makes appearances on talk shows, including the E Channel, BET, and MTV, and is the co-author of several books, including the New York Times best seller, The Magic Of Michael Jackson. Cynthia Horner has also contributed pieces to the National Enquirer, The Star, The Amsterdam News and various other media outlets, and serves currently as the Editor-in-Chief of Hip Hop Weekly magazine. Recently, Cynthia Horner formed her own entertainment company, Cynthia Horner’s Independent Production Services (Cinnamon CHIPS), which is a media relations company as well as completing two terms as the President of the Kappa Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority.


Panelist: Michelle McClymont

Vice President of Business Services at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Michelle McClymont has over 17 years’ experience in Business Development and Client Relations both in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. She has a true dedication for assisting entrepreneurs and managing Small Business Development. In her past role as the Executive Director of the Flatbush Nostrand Junction Business Improvement District (The Junction BID), Michelle utilized her skillset and expertise in transforming the look and feel of the Flatbush Nostrand Junction Commercial district.

Today, Michelle is the Vice President of Business Services at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. In this role, Michelle is the Director for the NYC Business Solution Center in Brooklyn where she assists Small Business owners with business services for starting, expanding or continual growth of their business. Michelle specializes in creating relationships and resources for business owners to keep awareness at a peak state while overall adding to the bottom line of small businesses.

Andra Tomsa

Panelist: Andra Tomsa

Founder and President SPARE (Award winning iPhone app)

Andra Tomsa. Andra is a single mother under 30 years of age who founded and launched an award winning iPhone app. The app is called SPARE ([SPARE]http://www.sparenyc.org) and is co-founded by Rameet Chawla, a widely recognized player in the global technology scene. SPARE is a smartphone application that allows New Yorkers to round up their dine out bills to the nearest dollar to support local hunger relief efforts. Just $0.99 can help feed 4 New Yorkers through our beneficiary organizations – Food Bank For New York City, City Harvest, City Meals on Wheels & New York City Rescue Mission. Users can round up anywhere, but users who round up at partner locations receive rewards for giving to those in need – free drinks, food, and $ discounts. Our goal is to inspire New York City to close it’s own meal gap. Currently, there are 235 million missing meals throughout the 5 boroughs each year. It might seem like a tall order to bridge this meal gap, but simple math tells us that if 10% of New Yorkers each round up for a total of $6.00 a month, we can close the meal gap in one single year. New York can close it’s own meal gap and create history – with a minimal contribution from its residents!


Panelist: Charity Lynette

Celebrity Fitness Instructor/Owner of Curvy Chick Fitness & Apparel

Plus Model/Celebrity Fitness Instructor Charity Lynette is the owner of Curvy Chick Fitness. In two short years, Charity Lynette has managed to bring her brand to a national level. She has had placements in such media outlets as Hip Hop Weekly (6x), New York Daily News, First For Women, eHow.com, Full Blossom Magazine, Centrictv.com, and much more. In Jan. 2015, Charity Lynette completed the Curvy Chick Fitness West Coast Home Coming Tour making several stops in Tacoma, WA, Portland, OR, Bakersfield, CA and finishing in New York. Continuing her goal to make a healthy impact on America, Charity Lynette just completed a 90 day challenge for the City of Boston in which the winner lost over 30 pounds.

Charity Lynette, also recently signed a deal with The Eleana Collection_™ designing an apparel line exclusively for her called “Curvy Chick Fitness” Plus Size Sports Apparel For Women. Along with her clothing line, Charity Lynette has inked a deal for her own TV show. She contributes most of her success to proper branding.


Panelist: Ella Rucker

Co-Founder of Weekend Startup School and Director of Operations at #MentorMonday, Contributer to BlackEnterprise.com

Ella Rucker is the co-founder of Weekend Startup School, a 2-day intensive course on everything you need to successfully become an entrepreneur. They focus on minority entrepreneurs who are seeking to start a business or who have recently started a business within the last five years. Ella Rucker is also director of operations for #MentorMonday with Paul C. Brunson, both of which serve minority entrepreneurs. She has made her living for the past three years working as a writer, editor and content producer with some of the most successful personalities, brands, and blogs. Ella Rucker has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal Online and Crain’s New York Business and currently is a contributor at Blackenterprise.com

Gwen DeVoe

Special Guest: Gwendolyn DeVoe-

Creator and Executive Producer, FFFWeek

Gwendolyn DeVoe is a former plus model who now specializes in plus model training, development and management. Gwen has been a long time advocate and supporter of increasing the visibility of fuller figures on fashion runways.

In 1998 she successfully opened The Plus Academy, one of New York’s first training programs exclusively for aspiring plus models. She is also the creator of Full Figured & Fabulous™, the largest plus model runway competition on the East Coast. Gwen Devoe is one of the most noticeable forces behind the Plus Size Model Movement and the Creator and Executive Producer of FFFWeek.

For additional information please email Ernest Jackson atmnsmedia@gmail.com or 717-472-5346

MAKO GIRLS ENT. Bring out several families for the 1st Ever Carnival Glow Party


(Atlanta, GA) This past weekend, Atlanta Girl Group MAKO Girls celebrated their official Atlanta debut at Rendezvous Event Centre in Morrow, GA. Hosted by Lil Q Parker Jr, local kids were treated to night of dancing, West Indies dance performances, speciality treats and one lucky kid won $100 in the “Whip Dance” contest. MAKO Girls ended the night with a high energy performance of their latest single “Turning Up The Crowd” and several other upcoming hits, which kept fans on those feet for the entire performance. Brought to you by MAKO Girls Ent., this event received great reviews and the MAKO Girls Night Take Over will be expanding to surrounding southern states, Spring/Summer 2015.

Special thanks to the dance troupes- NJ Performance Dance Company, Dynamic Image, Kameo Productions; Event Sponsors-  Alexisia’s Sweet Treats (Cake Bites), Caterer @Razzi_NuflavaSomething To Remember Parties & Events, LLC and Lane Italian Ice. Thank you the Parker/Rowe Family for the being apart of the event and all the families that came out for safe night of fun and music.

View full set of pics: https://www.dropbox.com/sc/ir4rp741ga4hy4f/AAD9A-vmSRymYfF-Le3n-GSBa

For more information on the MAKO Girls- @MAKOGirls
www.makogirls.com  Follow The Mako Girls @makogirls
Photo Credits: FreddyO.com

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