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Debb WestProgram Coordinatordwest@ulgatl.org


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Urban Atlanta Event

Collaboration is Key!

Urban Atlanta Is A Proud Catalyst In Connecting

Black Business Owners with other Black Business Owners



In creating a ‘new normal’, Urban Atlanta has established a sequence of virtual events committed to providing you a platform to successfully economically strengthen and widen your network!  Register now, our virtual events are always memorable!


Our Virtual Networking Events are designed to accomplish 3 goals:

  1. Connect. Connections are about building a community. The greater the community, the stronger the collective support of your business goals.

  2. Collaborate. It is a basic strategy to seek collaboration to enhance the value of your business. Liken it to finding the yin to your yang.

  3. Refer. Referrals are all about building relationships. The more relationships you develop, the higher chance of finding your ideal client.



Urban Atlanta is an event-based organization determined to help Black Entrepreneurs succeed. Our goal is to create a platform that makes it easy to do business with Black Business Owners.


We are the fastest growing networking community of Black Entrepreneurs and Black Business Owners in Atlanta, Georgia. We believe that when people physically meet (even virtually), it positions them and provides them with the freedom to build a framework for financial freedom and independence.


We’ve embarked on a movement towards positive change via driving and recycling black dollars within our community! Learn more and stay in the know and join our email listing here urbanatlanta.org.




Local Club oAK Atlanta Provides Free COVID-19 Testing to Aid Atlanta Community

Nightclub partnered with HEALing Community Center and Anheuser-Busch to test over 180 residents

Atlanta, GA – July 23, 2020 – Responding to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the metro Atlanta area, oAK Atlanta nightclub partnered with HEALing Community Center and Anheuser-Busch to provide free COVID-19 testing for residents. Korey Felder, Owner, and Partner in the night club curated the testing event with co-owner Lerrick McCorvey, HEALing Community Center Director Koutney Dubois, and Event-Chair Aaron Mattison. The event provided easily accessible testing with an average wait time of less than 10 minutes. Throughout the course of the event, over 180 metro Atlanta residents were tested.

“COVID-19 has continued to impact our communities tremendously,” said Korey Felder. “Our industry and business thrive off our love for people. As cases continue to rise in the Atlanta area, we wanted to do our part by providing a safe and easy way to get tested. Thank you to all our partners for assisting with this effort. I am proud of the work we are doing and will continue to do for the people of Atlanta.”

For the curators of this event, providing an extra avenue for testing was necessary. oAK Atlanta’s testing event was inspired by the countless testimonies from Atlanta residents spending 4-5 hours in line for free testing and turnaround times for test results of up to two weeks.

The testing event aimed to reach underserved communities in the Atlanta area and help stop the spread of COVID-19 with awareness and education. Recent data shows the virus is impacting communities of color at disproportionate rates. The oAK Atlanta testing site saw great diversity with an emphasis on younger Atlantans coming out to get tested.

The oAK Atlanta team plans to hold another testing event during the month of August to continue to provide an opportunity for residents to check their status.

For more information on oAK Atlanta and future oAK Cares testing events follow Korey Felder on instagram @koreywitak.


Events Press Release

2020 Georgia Minority Business Awards “The Year of the Entrepreneurs”

ATLANTA, GA — On July 23, 2020 at 5:00PM at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), the Georgia Minority Business Awards (GMBA) will host their 24th annual awards dinner to celebrate minority businesses and entrepreneurs from around Georgia who are making an impact within their perspective business communities. The GMBA represents all people, ethnicities, and cultures. The speakers, CEO’s, minority business winners and scholarship recipients represent the best in success and exhibit business ethics and values nationally and throughout the state of Georgia.
Our awards committee recognizes these superior qualities in performance, citizenship, leadership, ethical behavior, diversity and teamwork. These individuals share their philosophy for putting customers first and increasing the value of their companies which make their work-place a great place to work.  Additionally, they have had a tremendous impact on the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia. The keynote speaker for the evening is Reverend Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.  The distinguished host for the evening is Lisa Nicole Cloud, Motivational Speaker.  Other special invited dignitaries and guests that will be in attendance includes: Terry Baskin, Clayton County Tax Commissioner, Shannon W. James, Sr. President & CEO of Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, and Yutaka Hakamura, Deputy Consul General of Japan.

In partnership with Business Development Initiative, Inc. (BDI), which is an entrepreneurial school for youth in high school and middle school, we encourage the students to attend colleges and universities that focus on International Studies, and IT partnership programs that promote future employment opportunities and corporate growth in Georgia.
What began as merely a vision has turned into a successful annual awards event which businesses and entrepreneurs look forward to being a part of each year. Many thanks to Creed W. Pannell, Jr. for his follow through with the vision and commitment to the leadership of the GMBA. The Year of the Entrepreneur is a theme worthy of repetition and recognition.
“I started these award celebrations to simply acknowledge and congratulate local and small business men and women entrepreneurs who are trendsetters in their own right,” shared Founder and Executive Director Creed W. Pannell, Jr.  “Planning to work the plan you create, is merely a good idea; working the plan to work for yourself – makes you an entrepreneur.”
GMBA will honor the following individuals:
(1)  Mike Bell, CEO of the Year Award
(2)  Angelyne Butler, Mayor of the Year Award
(3)  Louis Gossett, Jr., The Lifetime Achievement Award
(4)  Shandry Law, The John Lu International Business of the Year Award
(5)  Dr. Millard James Collier Jr, HealthCare Industry of the Year Award
(6)  Sanquinetta Dover, The Heritage Award
(7)  Harold Hardnett, City CEO of the Year
(8)  Shequilla Bohannon, Humanitarian of The Year Award
(9)  Lonnie Abdul Saboor, The Entrepreneurial Business Development of the Year
(10) Elisabeth Omilami, Non-profit Organization of the Year
(11) Gabby and Madi, Youth Entrepreneur of the Year
(12) Bettina McDowell, Community Investment Award
(13) Arthur Queen, The GMBA Pannell Award for Entrepreneurship
Our proud sponsors are: Georgia Power, Atlanta Business Journal Magazine, ABJ Digital, BDI, Inc., POP Displays, Technique Concrete Construction, City of Forest Park, Farmer’s Basket, Chinese Community Center, Dover Staffing. Concerned Black Clergy, WYZE, South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Influencer 365, Waste Industries, S.T,R.E.A.M., and Future Entrepreneurs Chamber of Commerce.
About the Georgia Minority Business Awards:
The Georgia Minority Business Awards is mandated to evolve and effect change to sustain and propel the vision in this 21st century. The awards sponsoring magazine, the Atlanta Business Journal and ABJ Digital are proud to serve as a catalyst for a new generation of business owners which notably serve as a valuable trend indicator in “Building Cultural and Global Relationships.”
We embrace diversity, overcome cultural obstacles and continue to build global relationships. The amalgamation of minds forms partnerships thus creating common ground for success and achievement.
The names, Atlanta Business Journal and Georgia Minority Business Awards reflects our dedication to help generate awareness about the positive changes and the collective successes of the multi-cultural communities and we look forward to continuing to share and recognize those collective successes for years to come.
GMBA Dinner
Date: July 23, 2020
Time: 5:00
Location: Georgia International Convention Center (GICC)
2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337
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