PHOTO GALLERY: BE Next Mixer at the 2010 Entrepreneurs Conference

 

 

Young professionals, entrepreneurs and business leaders converged at the nightspot Rare for some power-networking at the Atlanta BE Next Premiere hosted by CNN during the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference. Above are members of the Atlanta Chapter of the New Leaders Council: Kevin Grimes, Kwanza Hall, Travis Townsend, Jahnisa Tate, Lisa Borders, Menyuan Smith, Amani Channel, and Justin Tanner. (All photos by Lonnie Major)  #####

 

Buick, a 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo sponsor showcased their vehicles outside the BE Next mixer at Rare restaurant and lounge in downtown Atlanta. #####

Shane and Shawn Ward, founders of SHANE&SHAWN shoes, mixed it up with other entrepreneurs and young professionals.#####

 

 

What’s a good networking event without a little food to spice things up? Atlanta’s Rare was in rare form. #####

 

 

 

Darnell Henderson (right), owner of H.I.M.-istry skincare line, expands his network at the BE Next mixer. #####

 

 

Black Enterprise Multimedia Sales Manager Raquel Mayfield-Bradford (left), strikes a pose with a colleague. #####

 

 

Ideas and conversation flowed, and event-goers look over recent issues of Black Enterprise magazine. #####

 

 

The Black Enterprise BE Next franchise is focused on creating content and events especially for and about black business leaders and professionals ages 21-35. Do you wanna BE NEXT? #####

 

 

The mastermind behind BE Next, Black Enterprise Small Business Editor Tennille Robinson recognizes some of the groundbreaking young entrepreneurs at the event. #####

 

 

Natasha Eubanks, founder of Young, Black and Fabulous LLC, receives a BE Next certificate from Small Business Editor Tennille Robinson. #####

 

 

Darnell Henderson, CEO of H.I.M.-istry skincare, receives a BE Next certificate from Small Business Editor Tennille Robinson. #####

 

 

Jamail Larkins, CEO of Ascension Aircraft, receives a BE Next certificate from Small Business Editor Tennille Robinson. Larkins also won the BE Next category of the 2010 Black Enterprise Small Business Awards. #####

 

 

Event sponsor CNN helped Black Enterprise pull off a fabulous mixer. Keisha Taylor, CNN Marketing Manager, addresses all the BE Nexters in attendance. #####

 

 

Jamail Larkins, Darnell Henderson, Black Enterprise Marketing Manager Monique Myles, Tennille Robinson, Keisha Taylor and Natasha Eubanks. #####

 

Black Enterprise Integrated Marketing Manager Diana Hilson (right) and a BE Next mixer attendee.