BE Next NYC Reception at Moet Hennessy

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Attendees network before formal remarks by Black Enterprise Small Business Editor Tennille Robinson, lead editor of the BE Next franchise.

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Mona Scott-Young, owner of Monami Entertainment, and Ebro Darden, program director at Emmis Communications.

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Nakia Stith (center), a January 2010 Black Enterprise cover subject, and her family attend the BE Next reception. Stith runs Top of the Clock Inc. security company.

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Kristian Buchanan, Black Enterprise account manager and Kimberly N. Cooper, President of BJ Unlimited Inc.

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Ryan Mack, president of Optimum Capital Management LLC and Monique S. Myles, Black Enterprise marketing manager.

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Monique Myles, Tennille Robinson, Black Enterprise CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr., Black Enterprise Integrated Marketing Manager Diana Hilson, and Kristian Buchanan, account manager at Black Enterprise.

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Shane and Shawn Ward, founder of the Shane and Shawn shoe line and January 2007 Black Enterprise cover subjects, pose with Tennille Robinson.

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Attendees network before the festivities get underway.

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Members of the Marcus Graham Project, featured in the Motivation section of the February 2010 Black Enterprise.

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Black Enterprise came out in full force: Kyle Alman, director of multimedia sales; Caroline V. Clarke, general manager, Derek T. Dingle, senior vice president and editor-in-chief; and Alan Hughes, editorial director.

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Diana Hilson, Black Enterprise integrated marketing manager; Monique Myles, marketing manager; Renita Burns, Black Enterprise staff writer; Todd Chapman, Black Enterprise designer, Tennille Robinson, small business editor; LaToya M. Smith, Black Enterprise staff writer; Kristian Buchanan, account manager at Black Enterprise; and Kelly Walton of Moet Hennessey.

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Diana Hilson, Black Enterprise integrated marketing manager; Monique Myles, marketing manager; Renita Burns, Black Enterprise staff writer; Tennille Robinson, small business editor; LaToya M. Smith, Black Enterprise staff writer; Kristian Buchanan, account manager at Black Enterprise; and Kelly Walton of Moet Hennessey.

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Singer Estelle, Marvett Britto, founder of The Britto Agency public relations firm, and Alfred Edmond, senior vice president and editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com.

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Latoya M. Smith, Black Enterprise staff writer, with singing sensation Estelle.

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Nakia Stith, president of  Top of the Clock Inc. security company and Black Enterprise January 2010 cover subject, and Kelly Walton of Moet Hennessey.

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Kelly Walton of Moet Hennessey

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Earl “Butch” Graves Jr., Black Enterprise president & CEO, addresses reception attendees.

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Small Business Editor Tennille Robinson, the mind behind BE Next, addresses kick-off attendees.

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