Antwon Edwards as their new Transportation Training Manager at Sysco

(BBR)  Sysco, a leading global food distribution company, has recently welcomed Antwon Edwards as their new Transportation Training Manager. Edwards comes with a wealth of experience, having spent 8 years as a Transportation Manager with DHLs where he made significant contributions to the company's success. He was instrumental in implementing the first in-house CDL exam class and became certified within Maryland to do so.

But his contributions to the transportation industry don't end there. Edwards co-founded the Always Available CDL Permit Program, which helps adults learn the permit book by reading it to them and answering any questions they may have. This program has helped many aspiring drivers overcome the hurdles of obtaining a CDL permit and has contributed to reducing the driver shortage crisis in the industry.

But Edwards' dedication to the community doesn't stop with his professional career. He spends his free time volunteering at the Center of Urban Families for second chance adults, where he helps people with resume writing and the single dad program. He understands the importance of giving back to the community and has made it a priority in his life.

In addition to his passion for helping others, Edwards also enjoys fishing and smoking cigars. These hobbies allow him to unwind and recharge after a long day, and he often shares his catches with his colleagues at Sysco.

As the new Transportation Training Manager at Sysco, Edwards brings with him a unique skill set and a commitment to excellence. He understands the challenges faced by drivers and is passionate about developing training programs that can help them overcome these challenges. With his experience in implementing in-house CDL exam classes and co-founding the Always Available CDL Permit Program, Edwards is well-equipped to lead Sysco's transportation training efforts.

In conclusion, Antwon Edwards' appointment as Sysco's Transportation Training Manager is a significant development for the company and the transportation industry. His passion for helping others, dedication to the community, and experience in the industry make him an ideal candidate for the role. We can expect to see great things from Edwards in the coming years as he works to develop training programs that can help Sysco's drivers excel in their roles.


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Baltimore (BBR) - is a leading moving company offering top-notch moving services across the country. One of the key individuals responsible for the success of the company is Sean Rideout, a moving expert who has dedicated his career to helping people relocate with ease and efficiency.

With over a decade of experience in the moving industry, Sean Rideout has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise. He started out as a mover himself, working for various moving companies and learning the ins and outs of the business. As he gained more experience, he began to develop his own ideas about how movers should be done, and in 2016, he founded with his partner Donte Snipes. 

One of the things that sets apart from other moving companies is its commitment to providing high-quality, personalized moving services. Sean, Donte Snipes and thier team understand that every move is unique, and they work closely with clients to develop customized moving plans that meet their specific needs. offers a wide range of moving services, including packing and unpacking, loading and unloading, and transportation. The company has a fleet of well-maintained trucks and a team of experienced movers who are trained to handle even the most challenging moving situations.

Sean Rideout's and Donte Snipes are dedication to providing exceptional customer service has helped establish a reputation as a trusted and reliable moving company.They go above and beyond to make sure that clients are completely satisfied with every aspect of their move. The process begins with the initial consultation and ends with the delivery of their belongings.

Aside from his work with, Sean is also an active member of the community. His team and he regularly participate in charity events and volunteer work to give back to the community.

With Sean's expertise and dedication, has established itself as one of the most respected and sought-after moving companies in the United States. Your move will be stress-free and successful with Sean and Donte, regardless of whether you are moving across town or across the country.

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Marshall C. Bell s President and Chief Strategist for Bell Consulting Services

Veteran government relations and public affairs consultant, Marshall C. Bell specializes in stakeholder development, community engagement, and strategic planning. As President and Chief Strategist for Bell Consulting Services, he oversees all projects and campaigns, using his keen understanding of the need for a coherent and concise interface built on trust between all parties impacted by business and public policy objectives.

Son of Mrs. Elinor Bell and the late Dr. Lawrence Bell, Jr., and brother of past Baltimore City
Council President, Lawrence Bell III, Marshall has deep family roots in West Baltimore. He has
been an active presence in local politics for years, and in 2014, was elected to the Democratic
State Central Committee where he represented Maryland's 40th Legislative District. Marshall is
also a twice published book author and former talk radio show host who has previously served as
Senior Advisor and Consultant to many city and statewide political campaigns, and as a Legislative
Policy Analyst to the Baltimore City Council. Most recently, Marshall worked as both a
Community Liaison and as a Legislative Policy Analyst in the Office of the State's Attorney for
Baltimore City, where he assisted with lobbying efforts to enact laws to better protect the citizens
of Baltimore City, as well as families and communities throughout the great state of Maryland.
Marshall earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Howard University, and an MBA
from The University of Maryland (Global Campus). He has been married to wife Ronda since May
of 2020, and is the proud father of Kyle and Jordan, and stepdad to Nicholas and Austin.

Bell Consulting Services

Founded in January of 2018, Bell Consulting Services is a government affairs and public relations
consulting firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. Its primary focus is assisting businesses,
community organizations and non-profits in the development and execution public affairs
strategies to successfully address often complex legislative, community outreach, and political
campaign messaging challenges. Bell Consulting Services provides expert advocacy and related
legislative services which include, but are not limited to: public and media relations counseling;
legislation and budget tracking; issue research and analysis; strategic communication
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Nationwide  -- Despite the pandemic, Katrina Wilson, founder of Creme Brulee has been proclaimed as "recession-proof" and is moving forward to develop her multicultural salon in downtown Detroit.

After receiving nearly $600k in funding including grants and loans to launch her multicultural salon, Creme Brulee, last year, she was eager to hit the ground running. That all came to a screeching halt when coronavirus hit the scene. Restrictions imposed by the government made it difficult to get things done.

However, Katrina is refusing to give up on her dream. She comments, “Creme Brulee has been a dream of mine for 10 years, and for the last 2 years, it has truly been a very challenging journey. I was told no 23 times before I received a yes. I was able to overcome every adversity faced through three simple words: prayer, preparation, and patience. God selected me for this role because I possess certain knowledge, skills, and character traits that will enable me to lead others on a journey of continuous improvement and success.”

She continues, "Early in my entrepreneurial career, I made the decision to uphold high standards of performance, dedication, and loyalty to the people I serve. I also welcomed challenges which allowed me to be proactive and use my resources wisely. I was not afraid to fail. Along the way, I’ve learned some quite interesting lessons, but 2020 taught me the most valuable. It taught me to continuously seek opportunities despite whatever circumstances I am in."

"Understanding my life’s purpose and the legacy I must leave helped me demonstrate honesty, compassion, integrity, respect, and sensitivity towards every lender that denied my application. I never took business; personal, which allowed me to look at every rejection letter and persevere,” she adds.

A Groundbreaking Ceremony is Taking Place to Celebrate

Katrina’s resilience and determination have kept her business dreams alive while many other businesses have gone away permanently. Not only has she been able to acquire an additional $200K in funding for the salon, but build-out of the interior has also commenced. To celebrate, the team is hosting a “Groundbreaking Ceremony” on January 28, 2021. The salon grand opening is scheduled for early Spring 2021.

The future home of Creme Brulee Detroit will be at 6406 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202.

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About Creme Brulee:

A luxury beauty affair awaits you. Upon arrival, visitors will be greeted by welcoming staff, light relaxing music, and a peaceful aura. Enjoy opulent add on services that include a state of the art beverage bar including premium cocktails, champagne, red and white wines, prior to entering your luxurious experience. Whether you are enjoying a relaxing massage, facial, hair, nail, or any other services, our staff will consult you to learn what your specific needs are and will evaluate them accordingly.

Their services have been thoughtfully conceived to allow for your interior and exterior beauty to shine. Arrive at their centrally located New Center Salon & Spa and let them bring you into a euphoric realm while pampering you.

For inquiries about joining the team or becoming a client, contact Katrina Wilson or call (313) 768-9608 (Monday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm). You can also follow Katrina and Creme Brulee on Instagram @paidandprivate and @cremebruleedetroit

(The Wall Street Journal ) - When Barbara Gardner Proctor applied for a Small Business Administration loan to start an advertising firm in 1970, she was asked what her collateral was.

“Me,” she replied. That turned out to be solid backing for the loan. Her Chicago-based firm, Proctor & Gardner Advertising Inc., lasted for 25 years and worked for clients including Kraft Foods and Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Though the firm never had more than a couple dozen employees, she became a role model for African-American women staking out positions of influence. Ronald Reagan praised her in his 1984 State of the Union address, and she spoke at conferences across the nation.

Born poor to an unwed mother in North Carolina, she relied on herself. “I have never had the luxury, or the hindrance, of having anyone to take care of me,” she said in a 1989 C-Span interview. “I was accustomed to taking care of myself.”

Ms. Proctor, who died Dec. 19 at the age of 86, found her gender was helpful in some ways. When she began her advertising career in the 1960s, “there was a national hysteria about blacks burning down buildings,” she told Forbes magazine. “But black women have never had the same difficulty dealing with white men. We’re not considered a threat.”

Barbara Juanita Gardner was born Nov. 30, 1932, in Asheville, N.C., to a teenage mother and raised by a grandmother in a Black Mountain, N.C., shack without electricity or indoor plumbing. In summer, Barbara earned 25 cents a day helping her grandmother clean vacation homes. Her grandmother said the girl wasn’t cute but was “right smart.”

African-American women of her generation, she said later, had three vocational choices: nurse, hairdresser or teacher. She chose teaching and enrolled at Talladega College in Alabama, where she studied education, English, psychology and sociology and earned two degrees.

After a summer job as a camp counselor in Kalamazoo, Mich., she intended to return to North Carolina and teach. During a stopover in Chicago, however, she ran out of money and decided to look for work. She found a job at the Urban League and later was a jazz critic for Downbeat magazine and wrote liner notes for Vee-Jay Records. The record company sent her to Europe to swap recorded music with record labels there. On one of those trips, she helped arrange for Vee-Jay to distribute early Beatles records in the U.S.

In the late 1950s, she met Carl Proctor, who also worked in the music industry. They married and had a son, but the marriage broke down after several years. Around the same time, she lost her job at Vee-Jay and fell into a funk. “I stayed in the house for about 18 months and licked my wounds,” she said later.

Then she resolved to find work in advertising, a business she figured would teach her how to write more concisely. She learned to create punchy ads but clashed with some of her bosses. At one agency, she was asked to work on an ad making light of protest marches. “We had a hair-care product account and they wanted to have a demonstration in the streets with all the women running up and down waving these cans in the air, demonstrating for this product,” she told the Chicago Sun-Times. “I said that was demeaning and stupid and I wouldn’t do it. So, of course, I was fired.”
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That experience emboldened her to launch her own firm in 1970. She called it Proctor & Gardner, using her married and maiden names in the hope that people who didn’t trust a woman would think she had a male partner. Most of the firm’s assignments were for ads, public relations and events aimed at African-Americans.
She hoped eventually to expand beyond the African-American category. “I don’t see struggling along for the rest of my life on a minuscule share of the market,” she told the Chicago Tribune two years after founding her firm. “In one way or another I have to get into the mainstream of advertising.”
She managed to do some work for the broader market, said her son, Morgan Proctor, but the bulk of the business remained related to her minority niche.
Illinois Bell Telephone Co. appointed her to its board in the 1980s, and she was a frequent motivational speaker. “You can’t work like a dog and look like a doll 24 hours a day,” she told women at a 1991 conference in Cleveland. Women should take time out for themselves, she said: “M-E is OK.”

By the mid-1990s, her firm was losing clients to larger rivals. She filed for bankruptcy protection in 1995 and later formed another company focused on website design and internet marketing.
Ms. Proctor, who recently fractured a hip and had dementia, is survived by her son, a sister and two grandchildren.
“If someone were to tell me a glass ceiling was standing in my way,” she once said, “I would open a window, fly out and continue to soar.”
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