Event Location: American Legion Post 177 3939 Oak St Fairfax, VA 22030
The Host, Basile Lemba welcoming the Sponsors, Exhibitors and Guests!
Lamont Easter, our emcee and actor appearing in "House of Cards" & the new movie "Loving" expertly kept things moving from the beginning to the end.
Joey Palchikoff, a gifted guitarist, took the place by storm with a one of kind rendition of the National Anthem Jimi Hendrix's style!
After that, it was non-stop action and production. Tim (r) of Go-beyond LLC addressing a guest.
A.J. from Edward Jones exchanging words with Gladys from ADJ Enterprises.
CAFE RIO had a booth and provided some tasty food for guests.
ZIPLOCAL (used to be "The Yellow Pages") with their Regional Sales Manager Catherine Deconcini (r).
The Northern Virginia Community College staff here represented "Education".
Real estate agent Muriel Teague mans her booth at the Expo.
I/T being represented here by Jamie of GRAVOC,LLC.
Three additional seminars were offered in separate room on Social Media, Marketing & Sales. You see attendees here enjoying one of them.
As this was the 150th Event, we decided to acknowledge those with a body of work that SPANS DECADES. Here our videographerMonte Cansler.
Elza Daniel of ELZA PHOTOGRAPHY. She is our official photographer.
Janine Finnell, the Event Emcee from "Leaders in Energy" did a fine job & and announced our very 1st "Networking Conference" (Boot-Camp)coming on 05/06/2016
Arthuretta Martin, Super Star Singer gave a superb rendition of "America the Beautiful"
Ladies & Gentlemen, the MAN of the HOUR! Sir Keith Harley!!! He CARRIED the EVENT! We just assisted him! We heard him once, went after him with vengeance and booked him. Little did we know that he willdeliver more than anyone could possibly hope for! Thank you Sir!
The Ribbon-cutting ceremony was led by Sir Keith Harley assisted withKaren Cleveland (Leadership Fairfax,R) and Beth Akiyama (Say NO to Drugs Campaign,L)
And we got right down to business. Here Zandra Hare & Theresa Accoo (R) of Bank of America talking to some guests (L)
More business dealing going on...
Bronze Sponsor Leadership Fairfax, Inc. represented by its Presidentand CEO Karen Cleveland (L) .
A packed place! We are headed to a bigger location to accommodate our expansion!.
A.J. Skolnitsky (Edward Jones) talking to Jeremiah Davies (ORION Home Improvements)
Don't get the idea that there was no fun. Free massage here, compliments of MASSAGEHOPE
A rather delighted audience here....
Cindy Shao (AACC) & Laura Drain (Random Words) are taking a selfie just for fun!
Back to business with Liora Hill (L) of ZOETIC WORKSHOPS greeting a guest
Vadym (Vadym Photography) posing here with a guest.
Karen Preston (L) of Comcast listening to a guest
Some serious talks going on! Can you tell?
Chris Harrison of Worldpay addressing a guest
Danielle Hart (Randolph Law) visiting the Dianetics booth
There were door prizes and more door prizes. The secret is to "Never leave before the door prize session"! Theresa Accoo (big smile) of B of A getting her door prize from Rosa Feemster of BANKERS LIFE.
The jubilant Olivia Wirt has just won THE ORGANO Coffee prize!
If you really wanted to know the spirit of the day, here it is!
The Host, Basile Lemba welcoming the Sponsors, Exhibitors and guests!
Sir Bob Duff here cutting the ribbon, opening the show!
Silver Sponsor Scott Keefer of COBRA Leadership getting a sponsor gift:A signed Redskin Jersey
The highest (And exclusive) honor of the organization "Honorary Founding Member" was presented to Sir Bob Duff, Founder and CEO of "Diamond Dream Foundation"
Here Jason Garrison (R) of the Washington Business Journal, an EXPO Silver sponsor in action. They are a true Wealth of information!
The COX Business Team posing, Tselane Robertson (L) and Alfonso Padua
Here you have a section of the audience responding to the short presentation
Leroy Battle of "Urban Development Ventures" talking to Cindy Shao (President of the Asian-American Chamber of Commerce)
Alfonso here is addressing a guest.
Here 2 members of the "Networking" Panel, Dip Chandra from IT4DC (L) and Coach Marvin Powell (R)
The SBA Rep (L) sharing information with a guest
Jaime of "Yellow Fiber Network" deal with a guest (Far R)
"On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina" staff came over to "spice"things up."Not Your Average Joe" came back again by popular demand. Many a belly were happy that they did!
Alena (R) of Ruth's Chris Steak House inviting we assume a guest to her famous restaurant
Bronze Sponsor "Dianetics Foundation" easing the stress
METRO was in the house! Their rep. here Al Watson stepped in the Sales seminar and "couldn't believe it was free". Your METRO transportation won't be!
Ruk of "DYNAMIX" showing the guest how to go about it
AMEX as I said last time was back! You see Jorge here taking care of a customer.
Here a rather Happy Customer here indeed!
Presenting to you here the "Grand Door Prize" of the day, a painting worth $2000, courtesy of who else but Sir Bob Duff, Founder and CEO of Diamond Dream Foundation!
ORGANO GOLD, a Gold Sponsor offered delicious gourmet beverages during the entire event!
Then we got down to business. Jennifer Mack (L), KW realtor and Breakfast Club Patron was also the moderator of the "Networking" Panel
The Host Basile Lemba welcomed the guests, exhibitors and sponsors!
Wendi Hatton and Susan Hertzog did a superb rendition of the National Anthem to acknowledge the great country we live in!
MICROSOFT (Title Sponsor) Rep. Maryam A.addressing the audience
Bill Walsh (America Business Expert) delivered a high impact seminar to a very attentive audience
We got down to business right after the Opening Ceremony
Namita Verma (Heartland) talking to Jennifer Mack (R) from Keller William
Cheryl Adams (R) from CEO Space with an attendee
Edris M. (RewardmeVIP) explaining how mobile marketing and text messaging can grow business and retail customers
Steve Chiama from ACTION COACH here in action.
Something CAN be done about stress! Just ask the Dianetics crew
CASS, LLC (Silver Sponsor), Jacquel Tomlin will help anyone with the administration of Government Contracting
And ELZA PHOTOGRAPHY (Bronze Sponsor) will help you secure some treasured memories
Here we have guests networking...
Jorge Chaverri from AMEX was delighted to be there
OCA, the laser precision test was back by popular demand
This is where "things got out of hands". Mixology Bartending Svc. crew came in in full force and parade adding this time "GUAVA" their new Catering department
Katie Mooney (L) of "Not Your Average Joe" & her crew added the Clam Chowder to their offerings
P.F. CHANG'S came back if only to stay on everyone's mind! We should also mention J.R.'s Stockyards Inn who brought in some fine steaks, thereby creating some commotion
The beautiful, delicious & popular cake by Dennis Stanley from Chantel's Bakery! To shoot it you have to fend and keep keep 'em away!
What do you know? Bob & Cheryl Adams of CEO Space came all the way from Delaware! They locked the May 22nd spot right after the Expo. Come to see them then!
Albert Wu (R) and his partner of Edward Jones stand ready for you!
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