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#TheArtofSuccess HBA Annual Awards Celebration

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This year, the Harlem Business Alliance is honoring creative Black minds and their power for change. The Art of Success speaks to Black Creativity and its unparalleled impact across the globe. From the pyramids and the swagger that inspired the latest internet sensation to constructing game-changers like The Black Panther — we’re rooting for our talented brothers and sisters who deserve to be recognized. In support of the advancement and transformation that have come as a result of Black ideation, the Harlem Business Alliance celebrates Black creatives raising the bar!

The lineup is fierce:
· Born and bred Harlemite, Vy Higginsen, who’s local gospel choir has been a soulful contribution to the community (Community Service Award)
· Pulitzer winner, Karen Hunter, a heavy hitting journalist with eight NYT best sellers under her belt (Percy E. Sutton Award)
· Lifelong dancer, Robin Williams, has been fulfilling dreams of young people since the day she founded the Uptown Dance Academy (Entrepreneurship Award)
· Marketing and branding guru Ericka Pittman, who’s boss moves over the last 20 years have elevated her into a C-suite role (Business Person of the Year)

· Most recently named one of the ‘One Hundred Greatest Business Minds’, Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy is the definition of a mogul. (Chairman’s Award)

HCC Growth Path Kickoff

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The Harlem Commonwealth Council (HCC), HSBC Bank, and West
Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) launched the second cohort of ‘Growth Path; a free
business advisory service for entrepreneurs of color in Harlem.
To kick off the second cohort, HCC hosted a fireside chat with Chris Collins, entrepreneur, model, and
creator of Chris Collins Alchemy of Fragrances to speak about the successes and challenges of being
an entrepreneur of color. Chris will be joined in conversation by Julee Wilson, Fashion & Beauty
Director of Essence Magazine.


In its second year, Growth Path will provide local entrepreneurs with intensive hands-on advice from
subject experts in sales and marketing, financial management, or human capital — a service sponsored
by West Harlem Development Corporation. Complementing one-on-one consultations, Growth Path will
expand to offer a tailored educational series including a tax workshop, legal clinic, and marketing
workshop to further develop the knowledge and technical skills of local firms sponsored by HSBC.
“As Harlem continues to evolve, Growth Path’ services will be pivotal in ensuring businesses owned by
women and people of color remain competitive, build wealth, create local jobs, and assure the vibrancy
of our community,” said Kelvin Collins, President of Harlem Commonwealth Council. “We are delighted
for the support of West Harlem Development Corporation and HSBC bring to this endeavor – it
highlights the power of collaboration.


“HSBC’s involvement in this initiative is the result of our employee’s desire to give back to the
community which has been led by the volunteer work of our colleagues involved in our African Heritage
employee resource group, in partnership with our Corporate Sustainability and Retail Business Banking
teams,” said Mike Macintyre, Head of Retail Business Banking, HSBC Bank USA N.A. “Providing our
financial support and business expertise to entrepreneurs based in Harlem through ‘Growth Path’ is a
great example of our commitment to supporting small businesses, and it goes well beyond just opening
an account. We are here to help small business thrive.”
‘Growth Path’ is a signature program of the Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund. Firms have to be in operation
for at least one year and located in Harlem to be eligible with an annual revenue of $150,000 to $10
To learn more about ‘Growth Path’ and to apply, visit

Crescent City Monk with Herlin Riley & Friends

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Our Favorites from Love the Way You Live with Charlie Lewis

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In case you’ve been sleeping on the Love the Way You Live podcasts with Charlie Lewis, let’s bring you up to speed. Charlie Lewis is a NYC based real-estate agent with Corcoran who happens to have some of the best listings in Harlem. Each week on the podcast, Charlie dishes you the latest news on Harlem arts, culture, fashion, real-estate, nightlife and more. Here are 4 of our favorites that we know you’ll enjoy:


Episode 28: The Skin is the Truth
Charlie Lewis has one of the most riveting conversations with esthetician, consultant and speaker Seven Brown of Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic who shares the do’s and don’ts to have healthy skin and simple regimens to get you on the path to living a clean life.


Episode 21: It’s Showtime at the Apollo
Charlie has an inspirational conversation with the theater’s Executive Director, Kamilah Forbes, who shares her vision to further celebrate the educational and social impact of this iconic institution with the intentional mission to reflect the issues of the black community. Forbes says, “When people come to The Apollo, we say ‘Welcome Home.’”


Episode 11: Curated Experiences
One of his favorite go-to shops is NiLu in Harlem where the owner Katrina Parris is interviewed on being intentional about selling unique and purposeful brands made by artists and makers in Harlem and around the world. From Peruvian chocolate to vegan body butter, to letterpress greeting cards, there is something for everyone at NiLu.


Episode 8: Experience Harlem
If you didn’t know, Harlem, NY has always been hot and now everyone is flocking uptown to experience the third most visited area on the island. Charlie has a lively discussion with Angie Hancock, who’s the founder of Experience Harlem – the premiere resource for shopping, dining, arts and culture year round. Learn about the hidden gems for a good cocktail, music and art festivals and what Charlie calls, “Conscious Capitalism”.

Once on this Island – The Musical

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Essential Uptown Favorites

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It’s time we figured out who’s who in Harlem. Uptown is home to some of the city’s most sought-after bars, nightlife, and cuisine but we want to see who you like best! Vote for your favorite restaurants/ businesses in our 2018 Essential Uptown Favorites competition!


Join TEEM CoWorking

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Tired of working from home alone?
Join TEEM CoWorking before April 30th and receive 50% off your first 2 months of a dedicated membership!

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YMCA March Membership Open House — March 17, 2018

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How exciting that March is here already; the year is indeed moving along! On Saturday, March 17 from 11am – 3pm, we will host a March Membership Open House. This is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY to invite your family and friends who have seen your results and are interested in joining a gym. Here at the Harlem YMCA, we have something for everyone and on Saturday we will have FREE class demonstrations open to ALL! Plan to come with a friend or two, staff will be available to answer questions about our facility as well as give tours!

Hear Joey Alexander, Paquito D’Rivera, & more at Jazz at Lincoln Center

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