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#Blogalicious9 Meet Pro Baller Keith Sims in the Go RVing Suite

Stop by the Go RVing Suite located in Concerto D:

Friday 
1:00PM – 2:00pm or 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday
11:30 – 12:30pm & 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Take your best selfie with Keith Sims, retired NFL offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins & the Washington Redskins and an enthusiastic RV’er.

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After 11 years in the trenches of the NFL, Keith Sims was ready for a change of pace. Little did he know his wife, Tia, had been plotting for this moment for years and had long ago decided that they and their three boys were going to discover new roads in an RV. They now spend more than 100 days and nights each year touring the country and use the travel experiences to enhance the boys’ homeschool education.

You can follow their adventures at www.soulfulrvfamily.com.

Tag your posts on Facebook and Twitter with #GoRVing #Blogalicious9 to win one of two $100 Amazon Gift Cards!
Visit GoRVing.com; A great resource to help you plan your next vacation!

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What’s up @soulfulrvfamily? Can’t wait to meet you and talk travel with @GoRving at the @BeBlogalicious conf! #GoRVing at #Blogalicious9

See you in a bit!
Team Blogalicious

Experience Jack Daniel’s at #Blogalicious9

Cheers!

Your friends at Jack Daniel’s have returned! Join us in the #FriendsOfJack hospitality suite at #Blogalicious9 in Miami for fun games, live cocktail demos, whiskey tastings and more.

The Suite Schedule

Tastings: Friday, October 6th @ 4:30pm
You’re invited! Jack Daniel’s is hosting tastings for #FriendsOfJack in the hospitality suite on Friday. Your friends at Jack Daniel’s encourage you to drink responsibly.

Farewell Happy Hour: Saturday, October 7th @ 4:30pm
You’re invited! Jack Daniel’s is hosting a farewell happy hour for #FriendsOfJack in the hospitality suite on Saturday. Join us for delicious cocktails, cool music, and small bites as we wind down from a fun-filled weekend in Miami. Cocktails are refreshments will be provided until exhausted. Your friends at Jack Daniel’s encourage you to drink responsibly.


#FriendsOfJack Miami Experience

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You’re invited to join us on Friday, October 6 for the #FriendsOfJack Miami Experience from 9:30-11:30 pm. Be prepared for an evening of great music, delicious cocktails and more. If you attended the party we hosted during #Blogalicious8, then you know it’s an event you will not want to miss!

This event is open to conference attendees ages 21+. Please RSVP now for a chance to join us, as space is limited. The location will be shared upon confirmation. Transportation to and from the event will be provided.

Hope to see you there! Space is limited and you MUST RSVP!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Keep up with our exciting activities during the conference using #FriendsofJack on social media. Be sure you stop in the suite to pick up some cool swag too! In the meantime, please check out www.JackDaniels.com for cocktail recipes and more.

Your Friends at Jack Daniel’s encourage you to drink responsibly.

xo,
Team Blogalicious

Will You ‘Change The Cycle’ At #Blogalicious9 With Us?
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Our long-time partner, Change the Cycle, is looking to connect with 5 special women for an on-site video and photo shoot at Blogalicious Weekend 2017 in Miami on Friday, October 6 at 6:30pm!

Specifically, they are in search of women who have a personal connection to abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) and Fibroids who are willing to share their story on camera to help other women who suffer speak up. All too often these issues go untreated and women suffer in silence because the public conversation isn’t being had!

If the following apply to you, please let us know:

  • You’re registered for Blogalicious Weekend 2017 (if not, go ahead and do so here: http://bit.ly/blogalicious2017)
  • You are comfortable on camera and allowing Change the Cycle to share their footage on the http://changethecycle.com/ website and social channels; you are of course welcome to share it as well on your own channels!
  • You have a connection to AUB / Fibroids
  • You actually have AUB/Fibroids currently and are navigating the treatment options
  • You who have effectively treated AUB/Fibroids (perhaps via the MyoSure/NovaSure options)
  • You who have become frustrated by failed treatments / want to avoid hysterectomy
  • You who have a long line of family members who experience AUB/Issues

If you meet the above criteria, please email Pamela King (pamela@beblogalicious.com) NLT than September 22, 2017 with a short blurb about your personal experience with fibroids and/or AUB, including when you started to experience symptoms, what those symptoms are, and where you are in your treatment journey (e.g., have you talked to your doctor, undergone treatment, etc.)

#TribeUp Blogalicious Weekend Labor Day Sale!

Blogalicious Weekend Labor Day Sale!

We are 30 days away from Blogalicious Weekend 2017!

When you think of Miami, a few thoughts probably come to mind: beaches, great food, lively music and yacht parties. Usually, you are not doing any of those activities solo, right?! It’s always more fun when the squad tags along.

We got you.

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Tag your tribe and let them know that Blogalicious is sweetening the deal. Three (3) conference passes for $747! Yes, three of you can go to Blogalicious weekend for $249 each. That is a savings of $150!

Click HERE to register.
The sale ends 11:59 pm EST on 9/4/17.

See you in Miami!

Blogalicious is Proud to Present the Perfect Pitch V Event sponsored by Wells Fargo #Blogalicious9

 

Calling all Small Business owners: Blogalicious is back with the fifth edition of The Perfect Pitch contest, providing the small business owners with an opportunity to pitch their business ideas in the big leagues!! Not only is the $5,000 cash prize at the end of the rainbow a major incentive,but you’ll also be able to craft a pitch, business plan summary and case study. Feedback from the accomplished judges’ panel is icing on the cake. Think about the information and advice that you’ll be able to take back and use to better your brand.

Ok! Ok! I’m sold! What do I need to know?

We’re glad you asked :-) Here goes!

The Perfect Pitch V
Small Business Pitch Event

Saturday, October 7th @ 10am

Pitch your business to our expert panel of judges for a chance to win $5,000

Contest Eligibility: No more than five years in business. View Official Contest Rules Here.

Submission Criteria:

  1. One-minute video introduction (published to You Tube)
  2. Business plan overview (PDF)
  3. Case study of a successful project (PDF)
  4. Headshot and bio to be provided with the submission (Hi-Res)

Submissions will be accepted via email to: info@beblogalicious.com and your contest entry should contain a link to the video on YouTube, a business plan, a case study,  and your bio and headshot. Please ensure consistency in naming across all files: business name_first and last name. (ex: Blogalicious_Stacey Ferguson)

Submission Due Date: Friday, August 25th @ 11:59PM

Scoring:
Submissions will be judged by our expert panelists/judges based on the following:

 20% Originality of Business Concept

o  Demonstrate that you have a unique and innovative business concept that differentiates you from other businesses

 60% Business Pitch

o  Clear articulation of your business plan and model

o  Clear explanation of financials

o  Concise explanation on why your business should be selected

 20% Package Quality

o  Submission is visually appealing and creative

o  Demonstrates professionalism

Scoring Guidelines:
Submissions will be rated in each category on a five point scale.

Finalist Selection:
Three finalists will be selected based on highest cumulative scores as determined by the scoring process. Blogalicious will notify both the finalists, and those not selected, via email on Monday, September 25th.

Click here for official contest rules

Ready? Set? Gooooo!

Event: #Blogalicious9 Pop-Up Experience in Atlanta
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What do you get when you put together nice weather, tours, and swanky spaces? The Blogalicious Pop-Up Experience, summer edition!

We’re kicking off our popular summer event series in none other than Atlanta, Georgia, our second home. Join us for cocktails and appetizers at Everywhere Agency to network, snap it up, and make new friends. We’re bringing the lights and conversation but it won’t be the same without you.

So come out on Saturday, July 15, 2017, for #Blogalicious9 Atlanta Pop-Up Experience and have fun with Justice Fergie and your local Blogalicious tribe! We cannot wait to see you.

P.S. Here’s live footage of us reconnecting with you all in the A!

 

 

Get your tickets here!

Kim Hawk on Women In Travel Summit: ‘Create Your Own Path to Entrepreneurship’

Blogalicious was a proud media partner for this year’s Women in Travel Summit. That partnership spawned a content that travel blogger and entrepreneur Kim Hawk won. Kim is the founder and editor-in-chief of Work Hard Travel Well, a blog and digital resource designed to help entrepreneurs, creatives and aspiring bossed build an empire and travel the world at the same time. 

It goes without saying that Kim had an amazing time at WITS! Here’s a snippet from her time at the summit:

“This year I had the wonderful pleasure of attending the Women in Travel Summit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Women In Travel Summit (WITS) connects travel influencers and travel industry members. The summit is filled with events and sessions that provide influencers and bloggers with tools to increase digital presence and achieve business goals. The summit was brought to my attention from a contest announcement email from the online community, Blogalicious, who was also a 2017 WITS sponsor. Blogalicious is a digital community that elevates women multicultural social media influencers, creatives, and entrepreneurs. Blogalicious also has an annual conference that connects social media influencers, leading brands and industry leaders. This year it is in Miami on October 5th-8th.

“It is good to attend a conference related to your field and audience because it will help you learn how to best monetize your blog and content, connect and build friendships with other bloggers and get the word out about your blog, product or projects. As a blogger and social media influencer, you can never learn enough. Technology and best practices constantly change. Here are 5 things I learned from the 2017 Women in Travel Summit (#Wits17).”

We know — this is a tease! Kim shared some amazing tips. To get the full article, read it here.

Congratulations on your win again, Kim. A special thank you to Women in Travel Summit.

Part 1: Notable Keynotes and Celebrities that Showed Up and Showed Out at Blogalicious Weekend

Selecting a keynote speaker for Blogalicious Weekend is a task we take very seriously. This individual has to bring the energy and set the tone for the entire Weekend. Below, we share some of our notable favorites! 

Blogalicious 2009:  Karen Walrond and Kim Coles 

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Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks lit up our inaugural conference with her powerful message about “The Beauty of Different.” Kimberly Coleman (Mom In The City) shared this reaction: “The message really resonated with me. She encouraged us to figure out what made us different – our “superpower.” That’s the only way that we can be who we are meant to be and to live out our own personal dreams.”

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During Disney Interactive’s The Princess and the Frog New Orleans-style Luncheon, one of us did a double take. Is that THE Kim Coles from ‘Living Single’ tip-toeing into the ballroom?! Turns out she was in the hotel as part of the presenting team for the BET Hip Hop Awards, and saw the fabulous group of ladies entering the luncheon; she decided our event was more fun to attend and she crashed for a few minutes. She said she would be back! Later that night, Kim joined us in the Clever Girls’ Yummie Tummie Suite. We had a ball sipping on bubbly and noshing on tasty cupcakes Good times! We love that, 8 years later, she is still connected with our community.

Blogalicious 2010:  Loni Love, Marc Morial and Kindred The Family Soul

Whew! Let’s talk about Miami, shall we? We had the great honor of having Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League (and former mayor of New Orleans), present our Opening Keynote. We felt inspired as Mr. Morial applauded us for lifting our voices and talked of the important work to be done in our communities. We’ve remained good friends with the Urban League – and Blogalicious family members were invited to live blog President Obama’s speech at their Centennial Conference! A Moment to remember.

And then, there was Loni Love! Presented by McDonald’s – a long-time Blogalicious partner – Loni, a Cafe Mocha Radio personality and co-host on The Real, had us in stitches as she hosted our luncheon AND took the time to interview several bloggers one-on-one.

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A private performance for the Blogalicious attendees by Kindred The Family Soul, capped off an evening presented by General Mills (complete with topless waiters serving Yoplait martinis!) The duo was so down to earth and personable that they blessed us with a repeat, surprise, performance the next day. We’ve kept in touch and have been cheering them on ever since, through their webisodes, Wal-mart commercials and more!

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Blogalicious 2011:  Jessie Jones, Paula Patton, and Chef Aaron McCargo Jr.

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Jessie Jones’, then-founder of U-ology, motivational speech tackledrelationship building.  “We need to develop an “army” with those that want to build with us. If you only have support from 2 people then great, build from there. Don’t waste time with people who won’t support you.” (Quote source: Mommy Factor) We enjoyed having our Canadian brother grace the stage – congrats on your new agency, Jesse!!!

 

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The line for the Cover Girl QUEEN Collection Suite was out the door! That’s because the gorgeous and warm Paula Patton was their brand ambassador on hand to meet and greet with the Blogalicious community. Justice Fergie’s mom was oh-so-tickled when Ms. Patton told her that she should be so very proud of her daughter – we’re proud of you, Paula!

 

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Breakfast for dinner you say? We think that’s a great idea! And so did Aunt Jemima, who brought their brand ambassador, Chef Aaron “Big Daddy” McCargo from the Food Network to Blogalicious. Not only did he perform live cooking demos  and host our Pancake Dinner, but he also took the time to autograph his cookbook: Simply Done, Well Done for everyone in attendance. Keep cookin’ with grease, Chef!

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Blogalicious 2012: Mario Armstrong and Doug E. Fresh 

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Mario Armstrong kickoff Blogalicious 2012 on a high note. He gave an energizing keynote sharing his entrepreneurship journey, and kept it all the way real by sharing a screenshot of his negative bank account statement to show that the road to entrepreneurship is not always paved in gold. After his keynote, 30+ bloggers continued the conversation outside of the ballroom! Attendees couldn’t get enough to his wisdom and energy. [P.S. Congrats on the launch of The Never Settle Show, Mario!!]

 

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Those of you where were there already know. This is hands down THE BEST closing party we hosted in the history of Blogalicious. Gain took us back to early 90’s and bought Doug E. Fresh to help us relive the nostalgia. Attendees are still talking about this party today! Thanks #GainFresh!!

 

But wait! There’s MORE. Part 2 Up Next!

 

Blogalicious 2017: Who would YOU want to see this year? 

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Comment below or tweet us at @beblogalicious with your suggestions!

 

{P.S. Blogalicious 2017 Weekend call for speakers will open in May! Stay tuned for more details) 

#Blogalicious8 Social Media Buzz Roundup!
Announcing our #PerfectPitch IV Finalists!

It sounds like a cliché, but it’s the truth: each year the competition gets tougher! This year, 17 business-minded and daring individuals entered submissions to the Perfect Pitch IV contest. Let us begin by saying CONGRATULATIONS to all 17 contestants, because we know that submitting required a lot of courage, preparation and energy. After tallying the scores from our illustrious panel of judges, we are ecstatic to announce the following three finalists:

 

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Chukwudum Chukwudebelu, CHUMZ

In the fall semester of 2014, I had a couple of textbooks that I tried to sell to the bookstores, but they were offering me next to nothing in return—$10 or $20 back for books I bought for about $150 and so on. Feeling discouraged, I decided to try to sell them online as an alternative and a found a website that bought them back for $50 and up per book (still only 1/3 of what I had spent). I then started to wonder: if the bookstores are going to continue to drive prices upwards whilst keeping buy-back percentages low, why can’t we recycle the textbooks and resell them to other college students who would buy at a less expensive and negotiated prices? I immediately contacted Kareem Garriga, our technical writer, about this bare-bones idea and together, we conceived the implementation of a software platform where college students could buy,sell,swap, and rent their textbooks.

Instagram: @ichumzit | Twitter: @ichumzit

 


 

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Kalilah Wright, Mess In A Bottle

EVER FEEL LIKE YOU WANT TO GET A MESSAGE ACROSS? BUT YOU RATHER NOT SAY IT OUT YOUR MOUTH? HERE’S THE PERFECT SOLUTION, WEAR YOUR MESS. OWN IT! DON’T BE AFRAID TO SAY WHAT YOU’RE THINKING ON YOUR SHIRT.

MESS IN A BOTTLE IS A NEW T SHIRT COMPANY DEVELOPED IN THE HEART OF BALTIMORE CITY BY ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER, KALILAH WRIGHT. BEING A FREE SPIRITED AND SOCIAL INDIVIDUAL, SHE FREQUENTLY SPEAKS HER MIND. SHE DECIDED TO CREATE THIS T SHIRT LINE TO TELL OTHERS WHAT SHE’S THINKING WITHOUT EVER OPENING HER MOUTH. IT THEN CLICKED. THESE SAYINGS ABOUT LOVE, CAREER, AND LIFE ARE WITTY CATCH PHRASES THAT SPEAK TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

THESE MESSAGES ARE FEATURED ON YOUR SHIRT AND THEN PACKAGED IN A REUSABLE GLASS BOTTLE.

Instagram: @messinabottle | Twitter: @_messinabottle

 


 

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Victoria Coker, ColoredContent

ColoredContent is the premier source for quality Black web series. The platform was created to amplify the voices of Black media makers by showcasing narratives from a variety of genres, including: comedy, romance, and action. We believe that by creating a place for Black people to share their stories the community will be empowered. ColoredContent.com is a subsidiary of the CLRED Media, Inc.

Instagram: @coloredcontent | Twitter: @coloredcontent

Make sure to follow each one of these rising stars, congratulate them and get your seat front and center to see them pitch live next week on Saturday, November 5th @ 10am at Blogalicious Weekend 2016!

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