FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
First Group of Honorees Announced for the CHOZEN AWARDS
Lenora Bowler, Just BE
lenora (at) chozenawards.com
‘Women of Distinction Brunch’
Saluting the Accomplishments of Women Across Atlanta
Atlanta, GA (March 8, 2011)
- In observance of Women’s History Month, the 3rd Annual CHOZEN AWARDS
(CA) will honor and recognize the achievements of an exceptional group of women in Atlanta during the, Women of Distinction Brunch
, on Sunday, March 27, 2011
The brunch will be held at the historic Paschal’s Restaurant
(180-B Northside Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30313) from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. In addition to a southern home-style meal, the event will provide an intimate and interactive forum that will allow attendees to connect with the honorees through a moderated discussion, Q & A, giveaways, a shoe auction sponsored by Headline Boutique, and more! Closing the event will be a special musical performance by R&B Recording Artist Lou Battle.
Selected by the CA host committee, this year’s honorees include: Celebrity Photography, Drexina Nelson
; Jennifer Bonnett, founder, Startup Chicks
; Mary Wilson, executive director of the East Point Community Action Team, Inc.
These successful women will join the prestigious company of WNBA Head Coach Marynell Meadors
, Dr. Catherine L. Ross
, professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, R&B Recording Artist Monica
, and Entrepreneurs Margarita Ayes
, Dee Dee Cocheta-Williams
and Nina Brown
, who were all honored during the 2009-2010 CHOZEN AWARDS.
“This concept has been on my mind for some time now,” says Liberty, Founder of the CHOZEN AWARDS. “After last year’s event, I felt like we recognized a dynamic group of innovators, however, something was still missing. Since these women have come so far, and there are so many of us who are still trying to find our way, what better people to turn to for advice, than those who have made great strides in their careers or respective fields.”
A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to 40 Girls and Some Shoes, a nonprofit organization designed to provide shoes for the homeless of metro Atlanta. 40 Girls and Some Shoes will also be on-site to collect shoes with hopes of reaching a goal of 1000 pairs of shoes donated by March 31.
"Being in this male dominated industry, I am more than honored to be recognized as a trailblazer for the next generation of young women,” says, Drexina Nelson. “While many people choose to be in front of the camera, I feel that it is necessary to showcase their beauty from the other side. It's important to me to show young women that with drive and determination, they have a place in all careers regardless of how many times they hear the word no, (they should) continue to strive for success and greatness and the sky is the limit.”
To reserve your seat at the Women of Distinction Brunch, visit, http://chozenawards.com/women
to purchase a ticket. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 if purchased after March 26.
The Credit Union of Atlanta leads the way as the presenting sponsor of CHOZEN AWARDS event series and efforts to help combat homeless. Additional sponsors include: Word of Mouth ATL, JBloom Productions, Angel of Love Events, Futuristic Branding, Real Atlanta Magazine, ROUTE TV, Sadiddy Magazine, The Style Suite, Think Broccoli, LLC., The Glambar Salon, Bang! Catering, Scoutmob, Poor Little Rich Girl, MTM Modeling Agency and JBloom Productions.
For more information about the 3rd Annual CHOZEN AWARDS and how you too can get involved, please visit www.chozenawards.com
. For all media inquiries, interview opportunities and media RSVPs, please contact Lenora Bowler
, lenora (at) chozenawards.com
About Credit Union of Atlanta
Chartered in 1928 by the City of Atlanta, the Credit Union of Atlanta is a not-for-profit and not-for-charity financial institution that serves and is owned by all of its members. Committed to “providing total personal financial services for member’s well-being,” The Credit Union of Atlanta is a leader in community development. CUA has almost 60 million in assets, a membership of over 15,000, and three full-service banking centers. A member of the Shared Service Center network, CUA members are able to conduct their financial business at 3,410 locations nationwide and internationally. www.cuatlanta.org
About CHOZEN AWARDS
In 2008, CHOZEN MEDIA, a trend-setting, Atlanta-based multimedia company, and Just BE, an Atlanta-based public relations agency, launched the CHOZEN AWARDS with a vision to inspire, impact and empower the metro Atlanta community in honor of the unsung heroes who make this city so great. Nominees are selected in 16 categories in the areas of business, entertainment, health, hospitality and the arts and are voted on by the public beginning February 14 - March 16. The community awards cocktail reception takes place on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
Join us on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 to find out who will be CHOZEN!