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Thursday, May 1, 2014

HBCU Connect & Atlanta Greek Picnic Partner to Produce Diversity Career Expo as a Part of Atlanta Greek Picnic Weekend

Tony Gaskins, Jr.

Tony Gaskins Jr., a renowned author, life coach and speaker will be in attendance

Atlanta, GA — HBCU Connect, in partnership with TiwaWorks, producers of Atlanta Greek Picnic Weekend (AGP), is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual HBCU & Black Greek Diversity Career Expo and Speaker Series, Thursday, June 5th in Atlanta, Georgia at the Marriott Marquis as a part of Atlanta Greek Picnic Weekend’s 10th Anniversary Celebration.

In 2013, HBCU Connect, the largest on-line community targeting alumni and students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, partnered with Atlanta Greek Picnic, the largest annual event targeting alumni and students of Greek-lettered organizations, to produce a viable career fair as a part of an event in its 9th year, which already attracted 20,000 professional and student attendees.

After a successful first event and tremendous feedback from first-year sponsors and exhibitors, HBCU Connect and AGP doubled down on their partnership to extend their relationship through 2016 and this year have returned with a monster lineup of hiring organizations, workshops, personal and professional development seminars, networking opportunities, as well as top-notch entertainment. Now in its tenth year, Atlanta Greek Picnic is expected to draw 25,000+ attendees.

Some of this year’s confirmed guests include 2 Chainz, Tony Gaskins Jr., renowned author, life coach and speaker; Dia Simms – Executive Vice President The Blue Flame Agency; Justin “Henny Tha Bizness” Henderson – super producer and 1/2 of the Grammy Award-Winning duo Tha Bizness; Shanti Das – Author “The Hip Hop Professional 2.0”; Enitan Bereola – NY Times Best-Selling Author “Bereolesque” and “Gentlewoman”; Dave Mays – Co-Founder “The Source” & “Hip Hop Weekly”Magazines, Angela Watts – PR Maven and Owner 10Squared PR, Clevis Harrison – Creative Director, Trey Songz Productions and Danny Swain – Futurist, Hip-Hop Artist & Producer.

“Our goal was to take an already thriving event produced by our partners at Atlanta Greek Picnic Weekend and embue the event with resources and experiences valuable to the professional alumni and student audiences they had done so well in attracting.”, offers HBCU Connect’s President and Chief People Person, Daniel Moss. “TiwaWorks has done an amazing job of growing AGP and with the addition of superstar talent, as well as a great lineup of speakers and workshops, there is no doubt we’ve put together a landmark event for attendees, hiring organizations and sponsors alike.”

Career Expo Booth rates range between $1,299 – $2,499 and sponsoring organizations include: McGraw-Hill Financial, Chrysler, IBM, US Securities & Exchange Commission, US Department of State, Monster, Fulton County Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, Macy’s, ADP, Land O’ Lakes, Gordon Food Service, Nordstrom, Syracuse University, US Department of Justice (DEA), US Bureau of Prisons, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Intel, Saint Paul Public Schools, University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, US Global Health Initiative, ZenithOptimedia, Williamsburg James City County Public Schools, BlackRomance.com, Northern Kentucky University, National Audubon Society, City of Tacoma, Northern Kentucky University, BlackNews.com, Centers for Disease Control and more…

About HBCU Connect, LLC:
Founded by Hampton University alum William R. Moss in 1999, HBCUConnect.com launched as the first social network targeting African Americans and is the largest on-line community targeting alumni and students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). With an audience of more than 2 Million subscribers, HBCUConnect.com is also home to the first and largest job board targeting African Americans. HBCU Connect produces 2 print magazines targeting alumni and students, as well as boutique networking and recruiting events targeting African American professionals.

About Atlanta Greek Picnic:
Produced by founder “TiwaWorks”, Atlanta Greek Picnic is the largest annual Black Greek event of its kind targeting alumni and student members of Divine 9/Black Greek-lettered organizations. Now in its tenth year, Atlanta Greek Picnic attracts more than 20,000 annual attendees for a 5 day weekend celebration including networking, personal and professional development opportunities, community giving and entertainment.

For sponsor opportunities, please email Daniel Moss at dmoss@hbcuconnect.com, or call 614.416.5517. To register, view the schedule of events, agenda and official lineup of speakers please visit www.HBCUBlackGreekCareerExpo.com

For vendor opportunities email vendor@atlantagreekpicnic.com.

To learn more about Atlanta Greek Picnic, or HBCU Connect, please visit www.AtlantaGreekPicnic.com and www.HBCUConnect.com

Daniel C. Moss

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