The 2017 Power Move Holiday Social was held at WKND on Church Street in Nashville. The event itself sported a fine selection of the who’s who of Nashville, attracting celebrities and businessmen alike. Hosted by Patrycya King Williams CEO of PK Williams Enterprises, this is the sister event to the spring Power Moves Awards Gala ceremonies. The Power Moves Awards Gala honors prevalent members of the community. The work these influencers do is both rewarding and enjoyable, with the emergence of the black-tie event becoming their signature event and adding a fine taste of glitz and glamour that allows local business leaders and respected community members the opportunity to let their hair down and be celebrated, as well as awarding them the recognition that their hard work has paid off. The Power Moves Awards Gala spares no expense in mixing business with pleasure, and offered new and upstanding business leaders alike to come together and network, ultimately leading to economic growth founded upon a belief in the city itself!
The 2017 Power Moves Holiday Social was a success in its ambitions – to bring out the best and brightest of society and unite them under the spirit of partnership and support. From the moment the doors opened at 5 pm there was a bubbling of top talent exchanging pleasantries as waiters and waitresses brought tasty appetizers. During the welcome from our hostess, Patrycya King Williams announced exciting news for the Power Moves Awards 2018. The first surprise was that the location of the 2018 Power Moves Awards would be the Omni Hotel. The second surprise was that there would be new categories added to the awards: Healthcare and Finance. After the exciting announcements, guests were free to mingle and meet others invested in the business world within the relaxing and lush setting of WKND’s ‘Hang Suite’.
Sam Gentry, Entertainment Influencer noted about the new Power Moves Categories “They are much needed in the community, especially among African Americans. I think it will help bridge the gap of those making moves in those categories. These new categories were definitely needed.”
“The new categories seem like a natural addition to the Power Moves Awards from where they started last year. I think that it gives [the awards] the chance to really showcase the talent of the categories. More people are included and their excellence and contributions which are what the Power Moves Awards is all about” from Gina Miller, Entertainment One Nashville.
Natasha Drisdelle, Director of Catering at the Omni Hotel stated “Nashville is more than proud to be the host of the 2018 Power Moves Awards. Mainly because we [Omni Hotel] believe in giving back to the community. When I met Patrycya King Williams, I knew that this event was going to be one that lasts the ages and is really standing for what this community needs which is the connection and we need to know all the amazing things everyone is doing and to break down these independent silos. How can we make ourselves even stronger and even better by taking what we are already doing, connecting it. It’s like the braid, one strand is only so strong, but you put together three (or more) and its unbreakable”
Blogger KayElle who hosted last years Power Moves Awards has this to say: “I’m very excited about the location for the 2018 Power Moves Awards. I love the Omni Hotel, and I’m very excited about it being a bigger venue, and I can only imagine how much better the event will be next year. The food was phenomenal in 2017 and I know the Omni Staff will pull out all the stops to make 2018’s event a success!
Other notables in attendance included Nashville’s biggest and brightest: Dr Shawn Pruitt (Pruitt’s Discount Pharmacy), Dr. Lametra Scott (CEO, Breaking the Sickle Cell Cycle), Gina Ruiz (First Tennessee Bank), Joyce Veronica (JV Fitness and Patrycya King Williams’ personal trainer to whom she credits her 47 pound weight loss success), Michelle Vaugh (Breast Cancer Advocate), and Stephanie Holland Coleman (Domestic Violence Advocate), just to name a few. Such a diverse mix of people opened numerous conversations all with the sole purpose of using our skills to benefit the community. It was wonderful to see so many bright minds come together to work as one.
The event provided new contacts for many a local businessman and community leader and is the brainchild of Patrycya King Williams – whose goal is to bring together business leaders in a productive and supportive way. By doing so they strengthen the economic community and everyone profits. Not only is the work they do important, but a percentage of the proceeds raised during the Holiday Social have gone towards providing hats, scarves, and gloves for the Morning Star Sanctuary – a charity that provides sanctuary to victims fleeing domestic violence, and a very worthy cause indeed.
The Power Moves Holiday Social is but one in a series of events and productions Patrycya King Williams all with the same goal in mind connecting like minds in Nashville.
What is there left to say except stay tuned to the 2018 Power Moves Awards Gala. I hope to see you there!
Ten-time Grammy Award Winning gospel artist Cece Winans gave us hits and holiday in her December 7th performance “Holiday and Hits with the Nashville Symphony” at the beautiful Schermerhorn Symphony. Read on to hear about the performance!
Nashville’s Nutcracker by the Nashville Ballet Company has become an annual holiday tradition for locals and tourists alike. The costumes, the music, the addition of 296 youth cast, and not to mention all the toys were presented to my delight during the media preview on December 2nd. The Grammy Award Winning Nashville Symphony added depth to the Nashville Ballet’s performance (literally) and young dancers added to the show this year, providing an exciting and humorous performance of Nashville’s take on my favorite holiday play.
City Winery has hosted a plethora of soulful acts and Talib Kweli (with opener Rashad Tha Poet) was a night for the hip-hop culture. I always feel like I’m whisked away when I walk into the performance hall of the City Winery. The ceilings are high and the ambiance of a dark house with candle-lit tables with the silhouettes of wine barrels is always a treat for an intimate and grown folks night at City Winery.
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Gigi Cupcakes was my go-to I’m having a bad day treat. This time around Gigi’s reached out to me and asked me to sample their Fall Seasonal Cupcakes. UH YEA!
I was given a gift card for cupcakes in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are my own!
The saying goes “ask and ye shall receive”, right? But how do you handle the No’s that are inevitable? I will admit, while I get a lot of yes’ I also hear a lot of no’s as well.
How do I handle the discouragement that could come with no? Read on for my boss tips on translating your no!