Atlanta Tastemakers Summit 17

The Atlanta Tastemaker Summit hosted by the Black Southern Belle Collective gathered top industry-specific vendors from Atlanta, which were handpicked by experts, and featured a networking reception, series of styling workshops, panel discussion on brand building, giveaways, and a lunch keynote. The Black Southern Belle Atlanta Tastemaker Summit was held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at AmericasMart Atlanta. This summit featured artisans, entrepreneurs, brandmakers, chefs, interior designers, event planners, and independent businesses that are members of the Black Southern Belle Collective.

This event featured Gail Johnson, Owner of Gail Johnson Weddings & Events; Melanie Watts, Brand Marketing Director of Pepsico; Shelley Dozier-McKee, Owner of Conffeti Style; Kimberly Sundt, Lifestyle and Hospitality Expert of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine; South Fulton’s own Erika Hollinshead Ward, Editor of BluLabel Bungalow; Jill and Steve Mckenzie, Owners of Steve Mckenzie’s; Erika Preval, Owner of Charm Etiquette; Tamara Eckles, Founder of Jem of the South; Katie Kern, Marketing and PR Director of Media Frenzy Global; Jewel Burks, Co-founder & CEO of Partpic, Entrepreneur in Residence for Diversity Markets at Google; Chaundra Luckett, Public Relations Manager of Atlanta Community Food Bank; Kardea Brown, Founder of Kardea’s Kuisine; Michelle Blue, Founder of Bene Scarves; and Lance Jackson and David Ecton, Founders of Parker Kennedy Living.