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Feb 11th


Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!Although many of us celebrate Mother's day, we may not know much about its history. Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and the mother figures in our individual and collective lives. This is celebrated in different ways. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, or some other act of appreciation.

Making your dreams a reality

Making your dreams a realityStop right where you are and think about that one dream that is always on your mind, but you've given up on it for one reason or another. Maybe you dropped out of college many years ago and the thought of going back and finishing has always been in the back of your mind. Or maybe you always wanted to move out of your current town but fear has paralyzed you into staying. If any of these scenarios remind you of yourself or someone you know, then I am here to tell you that it is never too late to finish what you start.

Chamber announces its 5th Annual Education Golf Fundraiser

Chamber announces its 5th Annual Education Golf FundraiserAs a member of the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC), I am always happy to share events that positively impact our community. MBCC will host its fifth annual golf tournament on Monday, June 8th, at the Heritage Links Golf Club in Lakeville, MN, to raise funds in support of its college scholar's education fund and program initiative. Golfers and non-golfers are encouraged to support the chambers' event by coming out to enjoy a fun filled day of golf, celebrity appearances, a BBQ buffet, and games/prizes. Student golfers will be paired with business leaders to demonstrate their skills as golfers and practice networking. BBQ buffet and awards reception following the golf.

First five steps to taking control of your life

First five steps to taking control of your lifeDo you ever wonder what your life would look like if you could change a few things? How would it feel if all of the things you ever wanted was right at your fingertips? I often ask this question in my groups and you would be amazed at the answers I hear. So many people are just waiting on that miraculous day when all their dreams will come true. But the truth is you can make all of your dreams come true if you take control of your life right now! It just takes you making the decision.

Anika International Cosmetics to showcase at Ebony Fashion Fair opening reception at Minnesota History Center

Anika International Cosmetics to showcase at Ebony Fashion Fair opening reception at Minnesota History Center
The Ebony Fashion Fair returns to the Twin Cities at the Minnesota History Center on May 21.

The show features 40 pieces from the collections of the renowned designers, including Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Bob Mackie and others and this year Minneapolis’ own Anika International Cosmetics, will also be featured as part of the festivities.

I am better, not perfect

I am better, not perfectThe pursuit of perfection, although an admirable ambition, sometimes gets in the way of one enjoying the moment. In my younger years, I remember reading a story about two people who scored a perfect score on the SAT test. I was in the mist of preparing for the SAT test and decided that perfection was my only option. I took the test, and sadly, did not score a perfect score. Although I scored high enough to attend any school in the country, the thought of being perfect kept me from enjoying the moment. Since that time, I have learned to enjoy and celebrate my continuous pursuit of being better. Here a few things you can seek on your way to excellence.

Motivational Moments: Focused, determined and striving for greatness

Motivational Moments: Focused, determined and striving for greatnessAt different times in life we set goals that will help us get to our next level. It could be a goal of moving up the ladder at work, or completing a personal goal that you haven't shared with anyone. Whatever the case may be, we never stop setting goals. Each time you think of doing something different with your life to make your life better, you are setting a goal. Some goals we don't have to write down.
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