First Friday Coffee Talk

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Name: First Friday Coffee Talk
Date: February 8, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Our monthly event where Chamber members showcase their businesses and provide a platform for networking, education, and industry meet ups. Join us on the first Friday morning of each month (unless otherwise specified) to be energized and motivated for business and new ideas! 
This month is a SPECIAL First Friday Coffee Talk honoring Black History Month. Join us for two compelling speakers and information about member-to-member discounts on tuition at Holy Names University. 

Armand Carr is affectionately known as “The Voice”.  His baritone and rich, silky tone reverberate through our speakers nightly as the voice behind the Quiet Storm and Listen Up Bay Area on KBLX 102.9FM.  Armand is also the founder of All Tied Up, a nonprofit that prepares young men between the ages of 13-21 for success through workshops structured around the significance of a tie.  Since its inception in 2016, Armand has visited more than 100 schools and programs throughout the Bay Area, and donated more than 3,000 ties.  Due to his community outreach efforts, Armand was a 2017 Jefferson Award recipient, named 2017 Black Enterprise 100 Men of Distinction, received the 2017 Certificate of Special Recognition by Congresswoman Barbara Lee for his work in combatting human trafficking and the 2018 Chabot College "Striving Black Brothers Coalition Man of The Year".  Armand is a naturally gifted personality that exudes genuine sincerity with a great sense of humor, who also exemplifies the heart, spirit and character of a humanitarian.
Delane Sims, an Oakland native, is the founder and executive director of community non-profits, DNNC Steps to Success and Senior Moments.  Sims served as a commissioner for the Alameda County Area Agency on Aging for three years. Equipped with this experience, she conceptualized a program in 2005 called Senior Moments which operates as an elder outreach arm of the local chamber of commerce.  DNNC Steps to Success is an organization designed to empower women, inspired informed by Sims’ own life experience as a single mother of four. Formalized in 2016, the organization helps women and single mothers alleviate employment and health hardships while providing them with a vocation as a manicurist to earn a living wage and provide support with social skills. With an emphasis on African Americans, the mission of DNNC Steps to Success is to increase positive outcomes for children of single mothers and to help all women live a healthy lifestyle.
Sims received the 2018-2019 San Leandro Mayor’s Award of Excellence for contributions that enhance the lives of San Leandro residents. She is a UC Berkeley graduate and owner of Delane’s Natural Nail Care (DNNC), a five-star nail salon. Sims is happily married to her husband of 23 years and enjoys her grandchildren, faith-based studies, travel and movies.

Complimentary breakfast will be provided, RSVP is required and space is limited.
Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd.
Date/Time Information:
First Friday of each month (unless otherwise specified)
8:00-8:30- Networking
8:30-8:45- Introductions by Ree’shemah Thornton, Assistant Vice President for Admissions and Student Recruitment
8:45-9:30- Presentation/speaker, Q&A by Armand Carr and Delane Sims
Contact Information:
FREE - Open to members and not yet-members
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