Harlem Small Business Empowerment Event

Sponsored By

Constant contact & Griot


Derrick M. Guest 
Griot's Roll Film Production & Service Inc.


Wednesday, Feburary 20, 2013

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Harlem Office State Building                              163 West 125th Street, 2nd floor Art Gallery
New York City, NY 10027 

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Keynote Speaker:Terrie M. Williams, Entrepreneur & Author 

One of Ebony Magazine’s “Power 150” for Activism  and Woman’s Day magazine “50 Women On A Mission To Change The World,” is an advocate for change and empowerment. For more than 30 years, she has used her influence and communications expertise to educate and engage audiences in causes. She launched The Terrie Williams Agency in 1988 with superstar Eddie Murphy and the late jazz legend Miles Davis as her first clients and has continued to represent some of the biggest personalities and businesses in entertainment, sports, business and politics.

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nullPresenter: Wendi Caplan-CarrollArea Director Constant Contact.

 Wendi is a marketing expert with over 20 years experience developing and implementing marketing strategies for businesses and organizations spanning a variety of industries. Wendi uses her expertise to provide coaching for small businesses and organizations on best practices of email marketing, designing strategic marketing initiatives and developing creative approaches to marketing with the use of online tools.

Panel Discussion: Building Your Business and Achieving Your Dreams.

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Derrick M. Guest Bio: CEO of Griot's Roll Film Production & Services Inc., video, social media & e-mail marketing expert at Griot’s Roll Film Production & Services Inc., graduated from City-As-School, with an academic high school diploma, Associates degree from Queens Borough College, majored in Performing Arts and minored in Business Management and Marketing, Bachelors Degree from Brooklyn College in Film Production.

Derrick M. Guest was a presenter for Presenter Seminar entitled: No Fluff: Power Your E-mail Marketing” at Columbia University Small Business Development Center (December 2012), Guest speaker Black Business Works Inc. Harlem “Social Media Marketing Made Simple” (December 2012), The Empowerment Network (TEN) “Take Time Out Tuesday” (June 2012), The New York XPO video marketing expert for Constant Contact (May 2012), guest Panelist for SoBro at Monroe College entitled: “Leveraging Social Media in the Marketplace(May 2012), guest Panelist for Harlem Business Success Forum with Barbara Corcoran “Where Business Succeeds in the Face of Adversity” (May 2012), In the Black: Successful Strategies, Motivations and Tools for Entrepreneurs guest panelist for Entrepreneur Week (April 2012).

Kevin Walters Bio:Owner of CREOLE Restaurant and Music Supper Club in Harlem, New York is an exquisite and unique dining and entertainment experience specializing in international Creole cuisine.Kevin graduated  from the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business with his MBA in International Finance and his BBA in  Accountingat the City University of New York-Baruch College

Creole Restaurant is located at 2167 Third Avenue, NE corner of 118th Street in Harlem. The telephone number is 212-876-8838.


Eric’s Hamilton Bio: Eric Hamilton is an internet, web, search marketing and social media veteran with over 20 years of technology work experience. Eric is the Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Around The Way App. Around the Way is a mobile app that allows users to automatically find Black-owned businesses in their vicinity.

Eric is the founder of the Web Academy, an online web school which recently reached its 4000th enrollment. Eric is the host of the web series TrickedOutSite. Similar to MTV's "Pimp My Ride", TrickedOutSite does website makeovers. Eric is the founder of LAUNCH, a tech incubator focused on inspiring, guiding and launching technology companies founded from the dorm room.


Debra's Dixon moderator Bio: Debra Dixon is the President and CEO of Light of Gold PR, Marketing, and Consulting LLC, a MWBE (Minority/Woman-owned Business Enterprise) Headquartered in New York City with a satellite office in Atlanta, GA. Light of Gold PR, Marketing, and Consulting LLC has a 7 person team in New York, NY and a 2 person team in Atlanta, GA. The team has over 30 years of combined experience in Public Relations, Marketing, Promotions, Media Relations, Communications, Technology, Social Media, Training, and Consulting. Debra has over 18 years of Technology and PR experience, having worked as a Consultant, Trainer, Public Speaker, in Publicity/Promotions, Marketing, and Media Relations.