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Black Business Month Mixer Recap

Black owned Smitty’s Wings Sistrunk in Fort Lauderdale set the scene for August’s BPN mixer, highlighting Black entrepreneurship. A panel of Black entrepreneurs shared their journeys, imparting wisdom among the crowd. The evening brought both seasoned and newly emerging professionals together to network the night away and hear from Black business owners in the community.

Dr. Egheosa Igbinoba and Orlando Arnold shared insights regarding their foray into entrepreneurship, highlighting what they have learned along the way. As President and CEO of Pyramid Sports Group, Orlando’s decade of experience in sales, marketing, negotiation and contracts has navigated the success of many in the NFL and MLB. From avoiding negative energy as you build your brand, to using social media as a sharp tool to elevate your brand, Orlando cited the many components of turning passions into reality.

Talented in the realms of fashion, music, education management, consulting, and training, Dr. Egheosa used her diverse skill set to form Passionfire Enterprises LLC. Centered around success in education, Evolution TMS provides exceptional staff and student training, education management, research and consulting services. Dr. Egheosa encouraged the crowd to not delay their business pursuits, citing no better time than now, as she shared personal insights on the obstacles she overcame in stride to become a successful entrepreneur.

Moderated by BPN Miami Chapter Vice President and President and Legacy 40 under 40 Recipient Dreema Stokes, August’s mixer was a beacon of Black excellence.

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