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Thursday, May 9, 2019

2nd Annual Black Business Conference to Engage Bold Innovators, Thought Leaders, and Entrepreneurs

The epiMediaGroup, LLC hosts the second annual epiConference, an exclusive business conference designed and developed for the serious business owner scheduled to take place in Atlanta, GA, October 26-27, 2019.

Attendees at the EpiConference

Attendees at last year’s event

Atlanta, GA — Beginning on Saturday, October 26th, 2019, The epiMediaGroup, LLC (epiMediaGroup) a global public relations conglomerate, will present the second annual epiConference (epiC) taking place at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton (located at 2780 Windy Ridge Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia, 30339). The epiConference will be held for 2 days, preceded by a meet & greet reception on Friday, October 25th at 7pm.

epiC is specifically designed to help bold innovators, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs take inspired action toward propelling their businesses to higher levels. The event will feature main stage presentations, master classes, and panel discussions where attendees can ask questions that will be answered in real time with additional demonstrations. Unlike any other conference of its kind, The epiConference will bring together some of the nation’s leading professionals who are making an impact in their respective industries.

The topics that will be covered are:

* Growing Your Business

* Shifting to a Millionaire Mindset

* Knowing Your Worth & Add Tax (Effective Negotiating Skills)

* Launching 101 (How To Launch Your Product)

* Marketing

* A Recipe for Miracle Millions (A blueprint to earning your 1st Million in business revenue)

* Love Jones (Why Successful Women struggle in their ROMANTIC relationships)

* Coinology Think Tank (Pitch Contest)



Ebony Porter-Ike
With over 15 years of strong business consulting experience with Fortune 500 companies in the space of mergers, acquisitions, energy, public sectors, and entertainment; Ebony Porter-Ike has been seen as the “GO TO PERSON” for resuscitation of failing businesses. She has been known as the guru for assisting new start ups with a comprehensive marketing plan and objective. Ebony is the Founder and Visionary of the epiConference and has created a lifestyle movement and business methodology called Coinology. In addition, she is the founder of The epiMediaGroup, LLC, a global public relations conglomerate based in Atlanta, GA. In less than six years, Ebony has strategically positioned the company to represent only the most elite talent and brands throughout the United States, Africa, Canada and more. She has received numerous awards for her exemplary work in Public Relations & Business.

Stormy Wellington
Born in New York and raised in Miami, Stormy had the humblest of beginnings, but that all changed in 2008 when she joined the multi-level industry and built a world-wide organization of over 40,000 people. A millionaire before the age of 30, Stormy broke every company sales record and from there, she hasn’t stopped. She’s worked with two other companies and today holds the position of Executive Ambassador with Total Life Changes where she is the coach of more than 150,000 people and earned a million dollars in her first seven months. Now, after three and a half years, she’s earned over nine million dollars and has helped nine families to reach millionaire status, as well. In 2015, Stormy was voted the #1 female network marketer in the world. Stormy Wellington is an author, a wealth coach, and the founder/CEO of “Girl Hold My Hand, INC” where over 400 women (and men) attend each event to hear the motivating words of one of the rising voices in the African American community. She has made it her life mission to be one of the most impactful women that has ever lived, by teaching men & women across the globe to know themselves, love themselves and embrace themselves in order to be able to connect, collaborate and celebrate.

Dr. Myla Bennett
Dr. Myla is a board certified plastic surgeon and the owner and founder of Ederra Bella Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa located in the upscale Johns Creek, Georgia which has become a multi-million dollar establishment in less than three years. She recently launched her skincare line, Pretty RX with Supermodel Jessica White as the official spokesperson. As a sought after speaker and motivator, Dr.Myla has been an invited speaker for the most prestigious platforms such as TEDx, Miss Black USA, and the Success Conference with Lisa Nichols. Featured in both national and international publications and networks including, Jet Magazine, Black Enterprise, Sheen Magazine, Single and Living Fab, Black America Web, NBC, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Radio One, Bravo Television Network, WETv, and many more, Dr. Myla continues to support other women throughout the country teaching strategies on building a million dollar business.

B. Lerae Funderburg, Esq.
B. Lerae Funderburg, Esq. is the Founder and Managing Partner of Funderburg Law, LLC. Funderburg Law, LLC, is a boutique law firm that focuses on entertainment and business transactions, and estate planning. Lerae’s love for her family and the black community as a whole has caused the expansion of her practice into estate planning, where she focuses her efforts into helping others to build black businesses, create legacies and develop tools and plans to obtain and sustain generational wealth. Lerae has also received IMDB credits for legal production work on various motion picture films, which work included everything from setting up the business entity to drafting all of the necessary contracts for the above the line and below the line players. Some of the actors in the films in which she has received IMDB credit include Kevin Hart, Big Boy, Deitrick Haddon, Robert Ri’chard, Barry Floyd, Golden Brooks, Lesley-Ann Brandt, and Vanessa Bell Calloway, to name a few. Lerae has also received credits on liner notes in albums for work performed for her recording artist clients. Her current client roster includes recording artist and heartthrob “Sammie”, entertainment mogul Devyne Stevens, mid-level producers with Billboard and top hits, and independent record labels and production companies.

Merissa V. Grayson
Merissa V. Grayson is a not-so-average Entrepreneurial Family & Business Lawyer, Author, Speaker, and Consultant. Her work is centered around Family, Personal, and Business Development. She is the founder and Principal Attorney at her firm, The Law Office of Merissa V. Grayson. In addition she is the co founder of The Elite Law Firm, which is a niche entertainment law practice for high earning athletes and key figures in the entertainment industry. Her firm expands across the United States in states including California, New York, Georgia and more.

Cecily Groves
Cecily Groves is the Co-Founding Partner and Chief Operating Officer, hotelFUBU LLC Brand Management, Business Development & Licensing FUBU, The Collection. She is the 1st female Licensee of FUBU. Cecily’s legal career experience in Commercial Development & Real Estate coupled with her kinship to FUBU’s humble beginnings planted an intense commitment to the “for us, by us” mission. Cecily’s more than two decades of professional legal experience combined with her intrinsic insight into the consumer proves invaluable in the brand development of the FUBU licensees and her strategy offers a recurring “fresh perspective” on business development. Cecily assists launching product lines with eager support, diverse branding & marketing knowledge and her unique affinity to develop viable strategies. Our Chief “Problem Solver”, Cecily’s leadership and sound commitment to customer service is the heartbeat of Licensing operations. Lead by FUBU co-founder, Carl Brown, Cecily is fully-accountable to develop, execute, and achieve strategic initiatives with sound financial results.

Samuel Jackson
Samuel Jackson is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Economic Empowerment Initiative, Inc (EEI). Founded by Mr. Jackson in 2001 after graduating from Emory University, EEI’s mission is to equip youth and young adults with the tools and resources needed to achieve financial independence, allowing them to responsibly manage their resources and build entrepreneurial success, while pursuing their passion and maximizing their contribution to society. EEI has been able to touch thousands of lives all over the globe from Atlanta, GA to Johannesburg, South Africa and is one of the world’s premier financial empowerment organizations that help youth, adults, and families better manage their financial resources through financial seminars that utilize an interactive peer-led ‘train the trainer’ approach. For more information go to www.eei-inc.org. In 2015, Mr. Jackson became an investor in a new restaurant concept, GRUB Burger Bar with 24 locations across the country. Mr. Jackson received the Power 30 Under 30TM Award presented by the Apex Society for professional and community excellence as well as recognition as a part of the inaugural class of 100 Community Builders in the We Are Emory Initiative.

Dr. Rashad Richey
Dr. Rashad Richey’s aggressive and opinionated on-air style led him to being voted “Best Talk Radio Personality in Atlanta” by readers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for his weekly midday show on News and Talk 1380-WAOK. Rashad is also the Political/Social Commentator for The People’s Station V-103, the nations’ largest urban station. When Rashad is not on radio, he’s on television as the daily Political Analyst for CBS 46 News and Peachtree TV Atlanta, where he provides insightful commentary, special reporting and breakdowns of local and national news. Rashad can also be seen weekly as a Progressive Commentator on Fox Nation News and MSNBC. Beyond broadcasting, Rashad serves as the Chief Editor-At-Large and Sr. Writer for Rolling Out Magazine, which has a national millennial readership of 1.8 million and is the largest free print urban publication in America.

J.D. Smith
Jerod also known as JD Smith is a 21st century emerging leader, visionary and motivational speaker who is one of God’s anointed vessels being used to speak life, empowerment and hope to a nation of people. Born and raised in the Hampton Roads area, Minister JD Smith has served diligently in ministry since his childhood. In 2001, he was called into the prophetic ministry and moved to Atlanta under the direction of God. His unique gifts and anointing was used to impact many people and assist pastors in the development of their churches. JD Smith also serves as the founder of JD Smith ministries, a ministry that is passionate about reconciling the world to Jesus Christ. As a true worshipper with a heart of God, Minister Smith endeavors to educate the believer with Kingdom principles through prophecy, motivation and empowerment.

Dr. Mirica Sanders
Dr. Mirica Sanders, also known as Dr. Mimi, is a board certified psychiatrist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio where she is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area. Dr. Mimi is beyond passionate when it comes to women’s issues surrounding stress and mental health; thus, in this past year she has spoken at various events, including Cleveland’s United Women in White, Cleveland Clinic’s Celebrate Sisterhood, and Fearless Destiny Conference in Los Angeles. Dr. Mimi graduated as chief resident at Cleveland Clinic Psychiatry Residency Program as well as was selected to complete additional psychiatry fellowship. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, one of the 24 boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties. This means Dr. Mimi stays up to date and relevant for her clients, using the latest therapy modalities and treatments.

In 2018, Dr. Mimi authored her book, Inner Beauty: Bringing True Beauty Out of Every Woman, and founded the Inner Beauty Online Institute (IBOI). IBOI is an online emotional health learning center for women which teaches skills of emotional Intelligence and the IBOI’s principles of Inner Awareness, Inner Wellness, and forming an Inner Circle. IBOI aids women to be better emotional leaders and navigate the stressors that are present in today’s millennium.


Attendance is limited in order to maintain an intimate dialogue among all participants. Registration to attend is required. If you are interested in attending, please sign up at www.TheepiConference.com

If you’re interested in being a speaker, applications are open between May 1 – Aug 1. Please submit only once for this event. There is a participation fee should your request be accepted.



The Reception with Influencers – Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7pm
An intimate social event with key influencers and conference participants. Gain an opportunity to network with some of the brightest minds in the nation. This will be an affair open to both conference attendees and conference speakers.

epiC Moments
epiC Moments has been designed for “Industry Masters” to share the exact experience that changed the trajectory of their lives. Each presentation is 15 minutes in length and contain 15 minutes of Q&A from the audience. The presenters are game changers and have gone thru an extraordinary experience which resulted in unusual success. Each of the speakers have been hand picked to provide a unique experience for the epiC attendees.

epiC Power Lunch
The epiC Power Lunch is designed for the ultimate networking experience. During this session, hand selected Keynote speaker, Stormy Wellington, will deliver a powerful presentation on Shifting to a Millionaire Mindset. During this intimate lunch one can network and create business opportunities.

Launching 101
Have you ever wanted to create a new product? Are you curious as to how to become the next billionaire using dropshipping, private labeling or brand influencers? This master class is for you. During this session we will walk the attendees through a proper product launch and how to maximize your product sales.

Know Your Worth and Add Tax
Most business owners struggle with developing their price for their product or services. Many struggle when entering into negotiations. Learn some key tactics to be successful in your business negotiations. Learn how to ask for what you want and how to get it!

Coinology® Think Tank
Pre-selected attendees will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to some of the brightest minds in the nation. The panel will consist of successful business owners, coaches, and investors. During this segment each business owner will gain feedback on how to restructure their business to WIN WIN WIN. This session will also teach the business owner some key techniques to generate more sales, to attract the client base that they desire, and/or how to take their business to the next level. Attendees will have the opportunity to review this session only. This is an intense session for business owners who are truly looking to gain extraordinary success quickly in their businesses.

A Recipe for Miracle Millions
This masterclass is designed to teach the attendees the blueprint to making their first million in revenue. This class is intense and will require business owners to come prepared to push their business strategies and introduce additional revenue streams. Come prepared to gain the secret sauce that no one else is sharing regarding success factors in business.

Love Jones
The DNA of a successful woman has served her well in the business world, however, many struggle in their personal lives because of the same attributes that have made her successful in business. This masterclass will discuss a healthy balance for successful women so that they can win in business and in love. This class is for both married and single entrepreneurs.


Attendees will leave The epiConference with new business connections, endless creative solutions to immediately improve their businesses, and a real plan of action. This conference will attract decision makers throughout the nation; including corporate leaders, small business owners, entrepreneurs, consultants, executives, sales & marketing specialists, and other business professionals.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. To gain more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Tina@epimediagroup.com; vendor opportunities should contact Quincy@epimediagroup.com


About The epiMediaGroup, LLC
Their Team of seasoned marketing & PR pros are highly skilled in helping companies go to the market faster in today’s world. They specialize in Event Production, Marketing, Branding, Public Relations, Local, National and International Press Campaigns. As a global PR conglomerate, The epiMediaGroup, LLC is on the cutting edge of the latest marketing, advertising, PR, search engine optimization (SEO) and social media marketing strategies. Their clients have doubled and tripled revenues. They know their stuff and their case histories prove it. Their team’s strengths and successes over the years for emerging consumer high technology and corporate clients gave us a jump start on Internet marketing which they have been a part of since its inception. Their clients include CNN, Fox News, MTV, VH1, The Today Show, YBF, Bossip, Sister2Sister, Allure Magazine, Juicy Magazine and more.