On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, Candid Conversations hosts its third female entrepreneur mixer and panel discussion at the Aurum Lounge.


Candid Conversations is a mixer event for black female entrepreneurs to mingle amongst each other. “We don’t want you to just sit down and be around the same people,” said Eboni Elektra L!ve, the host of the event. “If you know the person next to you, get up and meet someone else. This is for networking and meeting new people.”


Among some of the guest panelists were Sheri Riley of Glue Inc., Chantel Watkins of Honesty Jewelry, Eva Burks of E. Burks Development, Mattie James of Mattieologie & Style Bloggers of Color, Nicole Garner of The Garner Circle PR, Shannon Nash of Nash Management Group & The Green Room, and Nicci Gilbert of Curvato (also from the popular 90’s group, Brownstone). The purpose for the panel was to discuss with the audience how they came up with their ideas to start their own businesses. The panel also answered questions from the audience.

As far as refreshments during this event, Qream Liqueur was the host alcohol beverage of Candid Conversations 3. Upon arrival, guests were given a beverage ticket, which allowed them to get a free cup of Qream’s two delicious flavors: Strawberry or Peach. There were also fruit arrangements and small pastries provided by Petite Bites.


The brief entertainment was provided by Nalo Movement, a group of Atlanta-based African American women who believe in entertainment by telling stories through poetry, dance, and music.


Brent Yancy, Contributing Writer