2010 Client Roster: Expert Studio

Written by Kandis Knight

Expert Studio has developed a rare web design system which lets users develop a custom branded site in a short period of time. The impression and branding by Expert Studio is polished, state of the art and will suit your personal and professional branding needs.

It took many years of experience in design and branding, coupled with exceptional technical knowledge to consolidate Expert Studio's services into one molded system and to create such a "well thought" platform.
The eXite system is designed by a first class experienced designer.  The same designer who will design your site to fit your brand yet distinguish your brand from the competition. 

With the eXite system you save many hours of design, required by the conventional design systems and the end result is money saved. 
The eXite solution is based on new and current technology. The system development was done in PHP, which is the driving engine of most advanced web sites like Facebook, Twitter, and more, which in turn gives you a worry free, strong and reliable system.

The system also enables you to control, make changes, and manage your site from anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection and a browser.

Every site is developed with the user in mind, therefore every upgrade of the system or any future technologies are applied only after a test run is done with all the browsers to fit them to the site, additionally,  the infrastructure that the system is built on will allow eXite to update all the sites periodically at once, and all that at no extra charge to the user.

The system also built with “Google” in mind, where it is "Google Ready" and search engine friendly. Read and optimized in all searches, where your site is automatically ready for SEO unlike many of your competitors. Expert Studio's friendly team will guide you and give you all the necessary support you need.

Join many others today and enjoy a state of the art design with an advanced management system for a fraction of the price you would pay anywhere else.

For more information, please visit the Expert Studio Website:  CLICK

2010 Interview: Jimmy Rosemond

Seasoned Hip-Hop Impresario
Jimmy Rosemond (Czar Entertainment)
By Kandis Knight

Managing an artist’s career in today’s hip-hop climate is arduous.  Jimmy Rosemond, CEO of Czar Entertainment can attest to that.  Rosemond, is most notably known for managing West Coast rappers, The Game and Too Short and for managing his own industry crises. 

“I think that there are not a lot of good managers out there and I think there’s a misconception of what management is,” explains the 14-year music industry veteran.

From his well publicized beefs with Tupac and more recently with Tony Yayo, Rosemond has endured it all for his love of building music careers.  “Experience is the main thing at this point, that’s the advantage I may have over the young manager.  A lot of times you just have to know the right people to call in order to get the right things done.”

Through a fire storm of controversy, The Game’s Doctor’s Advocate was certified platinum, under Rosemond’s leadership. Geffen Record’s executive, Greg Miller, says The Game’s next album is set for release in 2008. 

“A good manger is one that is able to take care of the artist from A to Z and that would require his money, his business, his scheduling, you know, intertwining and being that liaison between the artist and the record company or any business ventures that they are in.  And sometimes you know a good manager is one who even manages the artist’s personal life.”

2010 Client Roster: Organo Gold

Written by Kandis Knight

Thanks to modern science and cutting-edge technology, Organo Gold and their strategic partners are pleased to introduce 100 Percent Certified Organic Ganoderma Lucidum products to the world.

In Cantonese, “Lingzhi or Reishi”, is the name for one form of the mushroom Ganoderma Lucidum. It is highly-esteemed in Asia, where it has been used as a medicinal mushroom in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 4,000 years.

Ganoderma Lucidum is known as the “Miraculous King of Herbs” to the Chinese.  The scientific name “Ganoderma” is derived from the Ancient Greek  “bright shiny skin”.  The word “Lingzhi”, in Chinese, means “herb of spiritual potency”.  To many Chinese, Ganoderma is simply described as the “mushroom of immortality”.

Ganoderma truly is the mystery of the east revealed. In China it’s considered a national natural treasure. The Organo Gold China plantation is home to the 100 Percent Certified Organic Ganoderma processing.

The Organo Gold China plantation  is pleased to offer Organo Gold Ganoderma Capsules, Ganoderma Spore Powder, Ganoderma Mycellium Healthy Beverages, Nutrecuticals and Ganoderma Skin Care products.

Organo Gold is dedicated to maximizing the potential of Ganoderma with research, development and an ever expanding line of scientifically developed Ganoderma based products.

The processing procedure for Organo’s Ganoderma based products is is in strict compliance with GMP standards which are the highest in the world. Organo’s exclusive breakthrough is the “Advanced Micro-Particle Technology” that is applied to the spore cell wall-breaking scientific process. This is the foundation that guarantees Organo Gold to be the world leader in 100 Per Cent Certified Ganoderma Lucidum.

About Organo Gold

Organo Gold is on a mission, spreading the knowledge of Ganoderma to the four corners of the world and partnering with thousands and thousands of people along the way. Using the cost effective network distribution system to deliver these Ganoderma products, more of every dollar is shared with our growing Organo Gold family world-wide.

The home of Ganoderma may be China, but thanks to Organo Gold and our growing team of worldwide distributors its story is now spreading to the rest of the world.

For more information please visit: www.organogold.com

2010 Client Roster: Alisha L. Gordon (Author)

Written by Kandis Knight

Single Parents Your Presence is Requested for
The Official Book Signing for Pieces,
A Single’s Parent’s Guide

ATLANTA, GA May 20 /PRNewswire/ --Author Alisha L. Gordon, M.Ed. wants to meet Atlanta’s single parents at Vino Libro for a special book signing dedicated to you.  The evening will be filled with wine, celebration and single parenting stories and anecdotes.  Gordon is celebrating the official release of her new book, Pieces: Finding the Missing Pieces is Easier Than You Think.

Gordon, whose work has been featured in Upscale Magazine, Spelman College’s Spelman Spotlight, Morehouse College’s The Maroon Tiger and BREAK Magazine asks, “What do the 9.7 million single mothers in the U.S. have in common?”

Join Gordon as she discusses the “pieces” she believes single parents are missing. Pieces is a nonfiction book that reverberates beyond race, status quo, and class structure; the story is about self revelation and finding those missing pieces in our lives.  Through engaging personal anecdotes Gordon motivates single parents to work towards personal goals and aspirations. 

“Alisha pours her heart out in order to help restore the many women out there who seemed to have lost their way when it comes to the balancing act of it all. It uplifts, inspires, teaches and causes every reader to reflect. Soul food at its finest,” explains Michelle Johnson, a single mother who recently finished reading Pieces.

While the book’s target audience is for single mothers, the book proves to be one that engages all women in finding their best selves. It gives women the opportunity to reflect and regain a sense of purpose, and if you're lucky, a few laughs and chuckles in between.

"Being a single parent is one of the most difficult things I have ever had to endure.  I wish there was a book like Pieces for me when I was at my lowest points or just needed motivation to make it through the day.  Make sure to come out and find those missing pieces with me," explains Gordon.

Vino Libro is located at 933 Garrett Street SE Atlanta, GA. The event begins promptly at 8 p.m.

Books will be on sale for $15 and cash and personal checks will be accepted.  

Alisha L. Gordon is a full-time educator and avid writer.  Gordon  is a 2004 graduate of Spelman College and a 2009 recipient of a Master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Phoenix. Alisha is the single mother of a beautiful 5-year-old daughter.

To purchase a book, arrange a book signing, or interview contact: 

Kandis Knight
URL: www.totheninespublishing.com
ISBN 978-0-578-05387-5

2010 Client Roster: Expedited Travel

Written by Kandis Knight

Expedited Travel's popular websites, RushMyPassport.com and RushMyTravelVisa.com, cater to international business and leisure travelers by taking the stress out of processing required documents for travel abroad.

Recent travel regulations have changed and valid passports are required for all international travel for US citizens of all ages. Whether you are a first time applicant or need to renew your expired passport, RushMyPassport.com can help.

Expedited Travel’s  trusted passport hand couriers around the nation with over 20 years of experience can process passports and other travel documents in as little as 24 hours. The company’s process is designed around efficiency with a stringent set of standards for security.  For those price-conscious consumers they offer a service for only $99 with a 10 day turnaround time.

Expedited Travel’s flagship website, RushMyPassport.com, was launched in June of 2007 and since then has helped tens of thousands of U.S. Citizens.  Its sister website, RushMyTravelVisa.com, helps consumers obtain Travel Visas in as little as 48 hours.

U.S. Passport and Travel Visa certified specialists at RushMyPassport.com and RushMyTravelVisa.com provide professional customer service with complete step-by-step instructions to assist consumers on the proper procedures for preparing their document to avoid delays.  The company, which has partnered with FedEx, can provide customers with real-time status and tracking updates to know exactly when their documents will arrive.

Expedited Travel also offers customized programs for Corporations, Travel Agents, Tour Operators and Universities.  Benefits of the program include volume discounts, monthly invoicing and access to Expedited Travel’s proprietary software which allows them to create custom co-branded travel portals.
Expedited Travel was voted #1 in Customer Service by The Wall Street Journal and also featured on Forbes.com, MSNBC and CNN.

For more information regarding the services offered by Expedited Travel, please contact us :  CLICK

2010 Client Roster: Richard Moody

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Kandis Knight
                 Public Relations,

Richard Moody (IamMoody.com) to Produce Sheila Mossberg’s
NONTOXIQUE NYC Fashion Week Celebration

Hosted by BMW of Minnetonka August 25, 2010

Minneapolis, MN August 11th, 2010—Minneapolis’ Sheila Mossberg’s NONTOXIQUE is quickly becoming a popular national beauty brand.  The eight-month old “natural, eco-luxury brand” recently received a special invitation to participate in NYC Fashion Week. To celebrate, Mossberg hired fashion and events specialist, Richard Moody (IamMoody.com) to produce an elegant, unique and memorable event to celebrate the achievement.

“This is an important time for the company, and we’re honored and excited to see that what we believe, is being confirmed by so many others.  Fashion Week will allow us to gain a wider audience in which we can share our products and continue to grow, and that’s what we look forward to celebrating with our friends and supporters at this event,” states Mossberg.

To help celebrate BMW of Minnetonka is hosting a special “Green Carpet Event”. The Green Carpet Event, although focused on NONTOXIQUE, will also celebrate and highlight female businesses owners from the Twin Cities, who were recently featured in the new book, CRAVE, that spotlights local movers and shakers.

Following the “Green Carpet Event”, guests will enjoy an evening emceed by Katie Dohman, Editor of Minnesota Monthly, taking place in the state-of-the-art BMW of Minnetonka facility that opened this year.  The 230,000-square-foot facility is a work of art itself, featuring three indoor showroom floors and a theater.  

CRAVE restaurant will cater to guests with many delectable treats, and throughout the evening everyone will enjoy a tasty mix of “ear candy” provided by DJ Shiek.  Another highlight of the evening will be the fashion show, produced by Moody, featuring designs by il Vostro Boutique, OPM, Bumbershute, Irely, Max’s, and Urban Junket. 

There will also be a scavenger hunt sponsored by BMW of Minnetonka, that will give guests an opportunity to win a host of wonderful gifts and prizes.  Gift bags will be handed out to the first 200 ticket purchasers and will feature samples from NONTOXIQUE, Infinity Tea House, and more.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to benefit TreeHouse, a non-profit, faith-based organization helping teens and parents during difficult times.  More information can be found at www.treehouseyouth.org .

For more information about this event, please contact 612-599-7852.

The NONTOXIQUE NYC Fashion Week Celebration is a ticketed event open to the general public. Tickets can be purchased at IamMoody.com: www.iamMoody.com/IamMoody-event/aug-25th-green-carpet-event/


Located in Minneapolis, MN, NONTOXIQUE BEAUTY is a personal-care products company devoted to responsible beauty, bringing 100% natural, age-defying eco-luxury skincare for hands and feet, to both the fashion and beauty world, bridging the gap between beautiful fashions and beautiful hands and feet.

“The beauty industry is definitely changing to become more healthy and we’re proud to be at the forefront of offering the best skincare possible for the hands and feet.” 
  -Sheila Mossberg 

For more information:  www.nontoxique.com or call 888.TOXIQUE.

About IamMoody.com

With twenty-five years of experience creating and producing “top-notch” industry events, Minneapolis tastemaker and fashion maven, Richard Moody is the official “go-to person” people call when they need to plan a seamless event. 

Moody’s passion for fashion and entertainment are overshadowed only by his passion for giving.  This industry veteran has faithfully produced the 4H Club’s Annual Fashion Show for twenty-four years, and he has been producing the Gift Giving Drive for The Link MN (www.thelinkmn.org) for twenty years. Moody’s efforts have benefitted homeless youth and the Sabathani Community Center’s Horizons Youth Program.

For more information:  www.IamMoody.com

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2010 Client Roster: Kena Sage

Kena Sage
By Kandis Knight

As a very young girl, Urban Gold recording artist Kena Sage spent most of her time watching her mother sing along seventies disco diva, Lolita Holloway. This was where Kena acquired her acumen as an artist, always pushing herself to do better and be better, following in her mother’s footsteps.  Kena credits Diana Ross and her mother as being her greatest influences.  In fact, young Kena listened to her mother sing the “Lady Sings the Blues” album so much; she thought her mother and Diana were the same person.

Kena studied dance, modern jazz, tap and ballet, before embarking on a music career.  The Chicago native’s introduction into the music industry came as a member of the Warner Bros., female recording group, Phajja.  Kena was the artistic force behind the group.  Touted as the “it” female quartet for the label, Phajja toured with such platinum selling recording artists as Usher, Brian McKnight, and Eric Benet, to name a few.  During her stint with Phajja, Kena developed a reputation as a stellar performer and choreographer.

Marketing her own product line of oils and scents led to a brief move to Atlanta, where Kena continued practicing choreography for a number of artists.  During the same time, Kena also embarked on a poetry and spoken word career.  “Something was calling me to do myself,” she remembers.  Although a couple of new singing groups were in hot pursuit, Kena decided it was time to do “Kena.” 

Kena moved to New York and began working on her solo career at the same time she steadily pursued her passion as a songwriter.  “I’ve been blessed to have been around the right people,” states Kena, “my most significant challenges have always led to a new and better opportunity.  They’ve also allowed me the opportunity to collaborate with such artists as Truth Hurts, Tone “Cat” Wilson, Mario Winans, Idee Invisable Hands, Budda Ninja, and Label Mate Spike Reble,” she explains.

Roland Russell, CEO/A&R, Urban Gold Records had this to say about Kena; “As the "First Lady," of  Urban Gold Records, and a music industry triple threat - Singer, Songwriter and Performer, Kena is poised to be an artist to be reckoned with.  I think she will prove to be a positive influence on females of all ages and backgrounds.  Not only is she talented, she's beautiful both inside and out.”

Ask Kena about her poetic style of songwriting and she’ll reply, “I’m inspired by the music, the melody moves me and tells me what to write.”  Her “freestyle” way of writing has no limits; she draws you in with songs like “Love Me,” “I Cry,” and “Dum Da Da,” the first single release.  Kena transports you into a fun, flirty vibe with “Baby” and “Hella Sexy,” produced by SomeThing for the People.

Step into the "PlayGround" and let Kena Sage take your “Soul” for a ride.

About The Label:  Urban Gold Music.com
Urban Gold Music is an independent music label that distributes music through internet and brick and mortar retail outlets.   Urban Gold’s mission has been to sign and develop talented artists, and make their music available throughout the world.  Urban Gold Music is on the cutting edge of where the music industry will be in the future.

Urban Gold Music has attracted a joint venture license deal with Vibe TV.  Our venture will help expose our artists on an international level with the power of Vibe’s media influence.

Vibe Live in 2007 will feature new up coming artists and today’s top artists.  Vibe TV together with Urban Gold Music will expose and promote many artists for years to come.   

In the next decade major music companies will be a thing of the past.  The internet, video and cell phone will be the only way of exposing and selling music. With the proper support Urban Gold Music will position itself to disseminate music through internet exposure such as, Web Concerts, V-cast, Radio Play Globe and Print Media.

Urban Gold is searching for the right company to support our ideas and concepts.  Urban Gold Music consists of experienced, devoted individuals who are committed to successful implementation of their product and ideas in any market place. 

Interview: Dj Enferno

Always Ahead of The Game
By Kandis Knight
Published in 4Seen Magazine

ATG (Ahead of the Game) Djs, is a Minneapolis-based brand receiving notoriety across the Midwest to the Dirty South.  While living in Atlanta I was surprised to hear their buzz.  Naturally when I landed in Minneapolis, interviewing ATG’s Dj Enferno, was on top of my to do list. 

I sat down with Enferno in Uptown, a sky bar with the backdrop of Downtown Minneapolis made the perfect setting.  Over seafood and drinks, I learned more about the Dj collective from Minneapolis that has the music industry knocking. 

To die-hard fans, Dj “Dante” Enferno is more than a Dj, he is the pulse of the Mid-Western, urban nightlife.  The accolades Enferno receives from fans as far away as Japan, are due to the appreciation people feel for his unique interpretation of music and culture.

Watching, Enferno work on a steamy Minneapolis Night at the Historic, First Avenue Night Club and you begin to see how he passionately creates art with music.  Like connecting dots, he works the crowd like magic.  His “kenetic” ability to “crowd rock” is impressive at least.  If you have ever watched an artist paint a blank canvass you know what I mean.  He connects with the crowd on a personal level and once he has you, he guides you through the music taking your mind, body and soul on a journey.

“People may not necessarily like a particular song but they will give it an ear because it is being played by a Dj in a club,” laughs the 29 year-old maestro.  By day however, Enferno is a regular guy, holding down a cushy, corporate Computer Help Desk position at Nash Finch in Edina.

“The current state of hip-hop is wack, right now everybody is doing the same things.  Roscoe Dash came out and he had his own style, now you got Roscoe copycats.  Everything is so cookie cutter right now.  However, on the good side, music is happier these days, in the late 90s to the 2000s music was not very happy, the vibe was not happy, I am glad dance music is back,” explains Enferno.    

Full of passionate artist swagger, Enferno can best be described as a gifted and talented urban storyteller who has superstar written on his forehead in fluorescent paint.  To the point, the President of Hittmenn DJs, an International record-breaking conglomerate is cosigning Enferno and his ATG Djs all the way from Atlanta. 

“I am not a mainstream Dj I am an everything Dj, if you need something for your Bar Mitzvah, I got you,” Enferno insists. 

Enferno’s advice to new artists is simple, “stop calling yourselves local, because you are putting yourself in a box.  Why compete with people that are on the same level as you?  You need to be competing with national artists.”

When he is not Djing, Enferno is the spokesman for the wildly popular youth movement, Hood Nerds, LLC, International, based in Minneapolis.  Founded and Operated by teens, www.hoodnerds.com.

2010 Client Roster: Carl Eller (NFL)

For Immediate Release

Contact:              Kandis Knight

Retired NFL Players Launch the Retired Players Association at the
 NFL Enshrinement Festival August 7th 2010

Minneapolis, MN / V-Newswire/ August 3, 2010—Today, retired NFL greats, Carl Eller, Lem Bailey, Deacon Jones and other NFL Hall of Famers, announced the launch of the Retired Players Association (RPA).  The launch will take place at the NFL Enshrinement Festival at the NFL Hall of Fame Ceremony in Canton Ohio on August 7th 2010. 

To address concerns that are intimate to players, the RPA was established by players and for players.  Many believe Eller is one of the best advocates in the league to run an organization like this. Eller has been assisting players for years in many different capacities. 

“I have been actively involved with helping players before, during and after their time in the league with important issues, healthy lifestyle coaching, educating players about “specific to the league”, health-related issues such as head injuries, dementia, back injuries,” explains Carl Eller, a 6 time Pro Bowler.  

Eller has also taught players how to be good mentors to youth, he has helped players with family issues, taught about the importance of community service, pensions, finances, investing and preparing for retirement, since retirement happens much younger for professional athletes. 

Eller has enlisted the help of esteemed Neurologist, Dr. Patricio F. Reyes, M.D., to help develop board members in special areas to assist with player needs.  Dr. Reyes is the Director the Centers for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Care, Health Partner’s Specialty Center, and Alzheimer’s Research Center. 
The concept for the RPA began with Eller two-years ago, and has grown with many current players and retired players all expressing interest in helping and becoming a part of the association.  Eller says, “The RPA is growing in influence and momentum, with more players being added to the Board of Directors, more opportunities and partnerships developing daily.”    

The RPA will provide parenting programs and work along side many already established professional sports associations, such as All Pro Dads.  “We want to bring to the forefront this cadre of retired players who are still valuable resources in their communities,” says Eller.

As the RPA grows in the years to come, Eller is already looking forward to integrating additional services to the association, including clinics around the country for High School and College level players.  The RPA will also implement an eco-technology program.  The RPA’s Legends for Technology Program, will create technology and “green”, sustainable energy programs in disadvantaged areas around the country modeled after the programs Eller currently operates in Minnesota.

For more information or to find out ways to support the RPA, please contact:  Kandis Knight at 612-599-7852.

    V-Newswire Public Relations

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2010 Client Roster: KA-Gold

KA-Gold (Israel)
Written By Kandis Knight  
Coupled with the growing interest in spirituality and symbolism, people around the world have all become interested in unlocking the secrets of the conscious and unconscious mind.

Interestingly, an exotic jewelry website offers a unique set of timeless treasures that have managed to incorporate the growing mysteries of the past through their intricate designs.

“At Ka Gold Jewelry, sacred science, art, and spirit meet,” explains Israeli-born artist and spiritualist, David Weitzman.

Weitzman is the force behind Ka Gold Jewelry, having dedicated himself for many years to the search for sacred knowledge. Weitzman has vast knowledge in the fields of Kabbalah, “sacred geometry”, Egyptian wisdom, Jewish tradition, Tibetan Buddhism and other sacred concepts.

The jewels at Ka Gold Jewelry are designed from “sacred geometry”, which refers to the geometrical laws that create everything in existence.  Mathematicians, geometricians, spiritual seekers, anthropologists, and archaeologists have used the term “sacred geometry”, for hundreds of years. “Sacred geometry” encompasses the religious, philosophical, and spiritual beliefs surrounding geometry in all the major cultures during the course of human history.

For instance, the geometrical laws derived from the “flower of life” produce the blueprint of the One Consciousness that created life and existence. It is said that the moment you connect spirit and geometry, you arrive at “sacred geometry”.

“The symbols embodied in our jewels reveal the truth about our identity and the true nature of reality. Behind these sacred symbols is the knowledge that enables us to take complete control over our lives, so that we can rid ourselves of chaos, fear, and hatred, which affect so many of us,” Weitzman shares.

About Ka-Gold Jewelry

Ka-Gold Designer, David Weitzman was born in Israel. He is the force behind Ka Gold Jewelry. David has dedicated himself for many years to the search for sacred knowledge. He has vast knowledge in the fields of Kabbalah, “sacred geometry”, Egyptian wisdom, Jewish tradition, Tibetan Buddhism and other sacred concepts.

In 1998, David began making the Merkaba Pendant. The flood of responses from people telling him of the enormous changes in their lives, encouraged him to continue creating and distributing these symbols all over the world.

Ka-Gold Jewelry


2010 Client Roster: Richard Moody Fashion

(Uptown Minneapolis)
·       Socialite
·       Fashion Authority
·       Philanthropist
·       Fashion Blogger
·       Event Planner
·       Author
·       Master of Ceremonies
·       Motivational Speaker
·       Project Manager
·       Community Servant

“Never give up, never give in and do not take “no” for an answer, hold each other accountable for our actions and always reach higher.”     -Richard Moody

Words by Kandis Knight

W ith twenty-five years of experience creating and producing “top-notch” industry events, Minneapolis tastemaker and fashion maven, Richard Moody is the official “go- to person” people call when they need to plan a seamless event. 

Moody’s passion for fashion and entertainment are overshadowed only by his passion for giving.  This industry veteran has faithfully produced the 4-H Club’s Annual Fashion Show for twenty-four years, and he has been producing the Gift Giving Drive for The Link MN (www.thelinkmn.org) for twenty years.  Moody’s charitable, annual Christmas party is talked about in Midwest elite fashion circles.  Moody’s efforts have helped thousands of homeless youth through the years.  Moody is also a major supporter of the Sabathani Community Center’s Horizons Youth Program.

In 2007, Moody was honored alongside fashion notables, Damon Dash, Rachael Roy and baseball great, Yogi Berra, by the Dress for Success Organization.

When he is not producing events for major corporations, small businesses or non-profits, Moody enjoys globetrotting or simply relaxing at his North Shore cabin. 

For more information:  www.iammoody.com

2010 Client Roster: Fabulosity Takes Minneapolis By Storm

LuCreative Group


From their posh Uptown Minneapolis office, Marcella Marshall and Tasha Griffin, the Midwest Divas, are busy planning events, training new staff and getting the entire office ready for the filming of their new reality television show.  A steady stream of traffic comes in and out of their small boutique-styled office space, as the ladies calmly recline back on leather seats.  Keeping their stilettos planted firmly on the ground and their laptops blazing. 

These Divas are meticulously planning for their next big event, Fabulosity:  A Pampering, Shopping and Networking Experience, Saturday August 7th hosted by the W Hotel (Foshay Tower), in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis. 

“We are gearing up for a little Midwest fashion history,” shouts out Griffin as she grabs her designer handbag and pulls out a notepad.  Marshall and Griffin and a team of over ten people have planned this first annual event.  “This first event is already going extremely well so we are planning to reproduce it semi-annually, the next will be Valentine’s Day themed in February 2011,” explains Marshall, Executive Director/Founder of Midwest Divas.  “We are on a mission to make a difference.”

Their mission involved filling a void in the local scene and it was easy for the Divas, they know exactly what the Twin Cities are missing. “Midwest women who are spoiled by the fashion and beauty offerings of larger cities like Los Angeles or New York, will be able to finally find solace at Fabulosity. It is our mission to honor everything that is fabulous within them”, beams Griffin, Midwest Divas Creative Director, rushing off to answer her phone.  

Marshall and Griffin anticipate Fabulosity will bring local hipsters out in packs for some much needed “pampering time” and something much more important.

Marshall adds, “People should know, Fabulosity is anti-superficial.  Being superficial is no longer fabulous.  We proudly boast our mission is deeper than face value.”  The Midwest Divas have enlisted the support of many local businesses to help raise funds for a cause very close to their hearts, Ovarian Cancer.

“15,000 women die every year from Ovarian Cancer and we have all been touched by it and decided we had to figure out a way to contribute,” explains Marshall.

To cement their commitment, they teamed up with the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) whose goal is to fund ovarian cancer research in Minnesota, raise awareness of the disease and to provide support to women with ovarian cancer and their families.

Along side MOCA other vendors and attendees include: Smart Water, Rox Minneapolis, OPM, YQY, Zelaz, Coco & Cole, Mi Armadio, IamMoody, Gittleson Jewelers, ReVamp, Touched by an Angel, Go Health Chiropractic, Wax Kitten, Troe Williams, Vidita, Dirty Denim, Vandalism Designs, Charolette Ann’s Boutique, ETE Handbags, Starr Hair Design, ThinkThin, Thomasina’s Cashew Brittle, Body Magic, Europe Shoes & Such and many more.  “Our vendor booths are going fast, each day we have great new additions, this will be an event to remember!” says Marshall. 

There will be a silent auction to benefit MOCA. The Divas are taking donations until the day of the event to raise funds for this worthy cause.  Check out the Midwest Divas on www.twincitieslive.com August 6th on Dez’s “Weekend Where To Go” Segment at 3:00 p.m.!

For more information:  LuCreative Group Public Relations, kandisknight@gmail.com

If this sounds like an event you would like to be present at for business exposure, networking or just to be a pampered guest, please contact Marcella@midwestdivas.com (323.605.2587) or tasha@midwestdivas.com (651.276.6103 ) to R.S.V.P. or for sponsor and vendor information.


A percentage of the proceeds from Fabulosity will be donated to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA). MOCA currently has 800 ovarian cancer survivor members and the organization has awarded $2.5 million for ovarian cancer research to promote earlier detection, better treatment and a cure.  For more information about MOCA MN please visit:  www.mnovarian.org

Mark Your Calendars:

August 6th- Fabulosity is on Twin Cities Live

TWIN CITIES LIVE airs weekdays on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. The show focuses on the people and places that make the Twin Cities unique hosted by Minnesota natives John Hanson and Elizabeth Ries the show’s broadcasts are watched by over 40,000 women between the ages of 18-25. 

TWIN CITIES LIVE segments are varied and diverse including local business entrepreneurs, chefs & restaurant owners, fashion & trend experts, nutrition & fitness professionals, gardening whizzes, musical guests and tons of deals, discounts & bargains.

August 7th- “Fabulosity: A Shopping, Pampering and Networking Experience” will be hosted by the W Hotel (Foshay Tower), in Downtown Minneapolis:  821 Marquette Avenue Saturday August 7th, 2010 from noon-until 7 p.m.  Tickets are 20.00 at the door and include express manicures, mini massages, champagne and hors d'oeuvres.  Bring the women in your office, bring your girlfriends, your daughters!  Tickets to Fabulosity make great gifts!