Jul 18

First Business Panel

Last night I hosted my very first business panel/ networking event and I’m pleased to say that it went really well. The goal of the event was to spotlight some of the people from my personal network who are doing interesting and exciting things. The panel featured several entrepreneurs, who were gracious enough to take time from their busy schedules to speak at my event. You can read a recap here.

Once again I’d like to say thank you to everyone who attended and thanks for all of the positive feedback. I’m glad to hear that people found the event useful. In the upcoming days I’ll be posting a more detailed summary of the event.

In the rush of planning things, I inadvertently forgot to thank some of the people who were instrumental in making the event a success. I’d like to thank my boyfriend Latav for listening to me talk about the event for the past few weeks, for allowing me to bounce ideas off of him, and for helping with the set up. Thanks to my cousin Kanika who organized the gift bags and helped spread the word about the event. And thanks to my sister Stephanie for helping with the set-up, clean-up, and tending to any other details that needed to be done during the event.

Of course a big thanks goes to the panelists – Aisha Green (www.hartlynkids.com), Aaron Henry (www.tsurag.com), Ezell Burke (www.spotaplace.com), Nadege Fleurimond (www.fgcatering.com), Nigel Condrington (www.codringtonbusinesslaw.com) – and the moderator Kevin Brooks (www.kevinbrookscomedy.com). Thank you for your time, your raffle donations, and your expertise. Also thank you to Jay Gunder (www.ilovecollegestore.com) for donating I Love College T-shirts to the raffle.




  1. aaronb

    Congratulations! I am curious: What was the purpose of the panel? what did you guys discuss? How will you solicit feedback? When will the next one occur?

    1. Aiyana

      Thanks! The goal of the event was to connect a few of the entrepreneurs I know in my personal network. I also thought it might inspire other budding entrepreneurs to hear success stories. Check out the recap here – http://aiyanaspen.com/small-business-panel/

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