Check out this episode of "What's Up With Downes?" for my video highlights of the Salute To Urban Professionals, the 2011 NV Awards:
On Saturday, October 29th the illustrious Alvin Ailey Dance Theater was buzzing with sweet sounds of honor and music. An amazing audience came together to honor a select few shining stars in business.
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New Vision in business is designed to embody the thoughts, vision and intellect of today's urban professional and create pathways of success for the people that strive to be like them. For the past twelve years, NV Magazine has celebrated urban professionals who have made outstanding contributions worldwide. Once a year, a special evening and an issue of NV Magazine is dedicated to inspire an audience mixed with celebrities and business luminaries who demonstrate the epitome of hard work.
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The NV Awards 2011 was a night of great prestige in the urban professional
community; the black tie affair brought together professionals and entrepreneurs from all areas in
business, entertainment and the arts. Host Daymond John (ABC's Shark Tank), and Kemberly
Richardson (ABC's Eyewitness News) were the perfect team with their witty banter and
influential stories to present the honorees with their awards in the intimate setting of the theater.
The ceremony opened with the poised Alvin Ailey dancers and closed with the angelic voice of
the young Pop/Opera singer, Charisse Mills. Guests were in great spirits despite the early winter
weather, they sipped creative cocktails from sponsor, Grey Goose, enjoyed delicious hord'ourves
from a private caterer and desserts by Tonnie's minis. Post reception is where the fun began and
everyone let loose on the dance floor to the tunes of DJ Jon Quick. Overall, the night was one
filled of inspiration and surely one that will be unforgettable to those who attended.
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