#BKGiftingSocial Celebrates the VMAs & Small Business with Gifting & Networking Event

On August 22, #100BusinessGirls hosted the #BKGiftingSocial at The Shops at 145 Front Street in DUMBO Brooklyn. We were honored to have Alex McCord (VH1's Couples Therapy, Bravo's Real Housewives of New York) stop by to visit our participating shops and receive a gift bag from our sponsors.

Vedazzling Accessories owner Velvet Lattimore gifts Alex McCord with a clutch from her boutique

Alex McCord visits ChiTi Beauty

Networking & Shopping at our host boutique Vedazzling Accessories

Guests enjoyed these chocolate covered treats provided by Shavon Grant of Your Sweets Granted

Guests enjoy a tasting of organic non alcoholic cocktails at DLO Infusion Bar

Nakeeta Wills of Rose Marketing Alliance shows off her makeup done at ChiTi Beauty

Alex McCord strikes a pose with Kenya Murray of Like A Celebrity Concierge

Etophia Lane with Jovanka Ciares

Dana Thorbourne of Traci Lynn Jewelry with Charlotte Anderson Esq.

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Special thanks to the store owners at The Shops at 145 Front Street: Vedazzling Accessories, Chiti Beauty, DLO Infusion Bar, Cowlicks, Something In Mind, and Calabar Imports.

And to our participating gift bag and event sponsors: Like A Celebrity Concierge, Traci Lynn Jewelry, Your Sweets Granted, and Rose Marketing Alliance.


Let's Do Brunch! The Hamptons Recap

L to R: Shana Heath, Jamillah Johnson, Ovington Prophete, and Etophia Lane

On Sunday, August 11th, we held our first Hamptons brunch meetup at The Cuddy in Sag Harbor, New York. After the many loops and turns (thanks to Google Maps) and traffic, we arrived almost two hours late for our own event. Fortunately our guests understood and didn't leave and we were able to enjoy a nice afternoon. We also had our first gentleman join us at the table for the brunch which was pretty cool.

Our Business Girl Topic of the Day was "The Summertime Networking Advantage" -- How to Relax & Still Grow Your Business before Labor Day.

  1. Take advantage of people's lighter schedules. Invite them out to coffee or lunch.
  2. Improve your digital networking. Connect with people on social media and update your profiles.
  3. Never leave home without your business cards. You never know who you might meet at a summertime get together.
  4. Build/Refresh your website - People will Google before they connect with you, so always keep your website or social media pages updated with current news.
  5. Access Goals - By now you should know if you're on track to reaching any goals you set in the beginning of the year. Go over any lists you made to make sure you're sticking to your plans. If not, set up time to work on them.
  6. Automate Your Business - Remember to set up email to respond while you're away.
  7. Relax and take time for yourself - As entrepreneurs we get accustomed to working non-stop, but this is your company always remember to give yourself some vacation time.
In attendance:

Shana Heath -- Managing Partner, The Candy Store Marketing Group

Ovington Prophete -- CEO, The Candy Store Marketing Group

Promo Opp: #100Busine​ssGirls hosts Gifting Social in Celebratio​n of the MTV VMAs || 8.22.13

The 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards will make history as the first major annual awards show to take place in the borough of Brooklyn.

#100BusinessGirls will be hosting the #BKGiftingSocial to kickoff this exciting weekend of festivities and will be distributing gift bags to an exclusive set of entertainers, influencers, and media personalities. This invitation only event will take place on Thursday, August 22, 2013.

We are currently looking for sponsors to participate in our VIP Gift Bags and would like to invite you to participate in this amazing marketing opportunity. This is a chance to get your products into the hands of industry executives, style-makers and consumer influencers. Recipients will receive delivery of gift bags at the event.

The event information is as follows:

What: #100BusinessGirls presents the #BKGiftingSocial

When: Thursday, August 22

Who: Guests from music, film and fashion; stylists, executives, agents and press

Where: The Shops at 145 Front Street in DUMBO Brooklyn

Quantity: 100 items (You are free to scale the gifts to fit recipients — highest value for VIPs, more modest gifts for press, etc.) Product and Gift Certificates Accepted. We will have confirmed invites the week of the event available upon request.

Placement Fee: Please inquire and refer to the #100BusinessGirls website

  • Introduce/Promote your products and services to top to industry executives, style-makers and consumer influencers. (Due to space we are unable to accommodate on-site vending.)
  • Recipients will receive delivery of gift bags upon arrival.
  • Company name and website included in all press materials.
  • Logo Placement on RSVP page.
  • Post-event recap coverage including names of all press and celebrities that attended.

For more information regarding this opportunity please inquire at info@100BusinessGirls.com. Products must arrive no later than August 21, 2013.
For invitation consideration contact jamillah@100BusinessGirls.com.