New Promo Video On Deck!

img_1516The Vine Events entrepreneur support group Digital Marketing On A Budget (DMOB) has completed our first marketing challenge! During June, I challenged our group members to create a promotional video for their brand/business by the end of the month. At the beginning of each week, members were given a task to complete by the end of the week. Daily post relating to the week’s task was shared to assist members in getting the ball rolling. Below is a snippet of our weekly tasks.

Week 1: Challenge participants had to decide what they wanted to promote; whether it was a product, event, contest, or service. Everyone was encouraged to keep their script simple and concise.

Week 2: Challengers had to choose a video platform. Daily post about smartphone apps, laptop software, and live streaming assisted with their decision.

Week 3: Things got real; participating members task was to create their promo video. They were encouraged to let their personality shine through!

Week 4: Participants had a chance to tie up loose ends! Through out the challenge, group members were encouraged to work at their own pace and to keep things simple.

I truly enjoyed sharing this creative experience with DMOB group members. I chose to make a promo video for Accented Glory’s NEW Styling Guide! As I stated in previous posts, myself and other group members are not too tech savvy, so user friendly platforms are a must.  With that being said, I chose PowToon as my platform; it was easy to use and easy on my budget. Check out my promo video below!

Tonya – Visionary of Accented Glory and The Vine Events

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My Sister’s Keeper

We’re celebrating Black History Month! Join us for “My Sister’s Keeper” on Saturday, February 25th at 4pm at Westridge Place Apartments Clubhouse, 100 Donner Dr, Salisbury NC. We will have a panel discussion about financial literacy, group economics, and community development. Also there will be local female business owners vending their products at the event so, bring your dollars to circulate!  Photo Source: Createher Stock

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NYC Trip For Urbanworld 2016

In July I got an email from ArrayNow informing me that I was receiving a pass to Urbanworld Film Festival 2016! The pass was a thank you for valuing and supporting their work. Array was originally AFFRM (African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement), which was founded by one of my SHEroes Ava DuVernay. I became an ArrayRebel a few years ago because foremost I LOVE black film. Secondly, I understand the importance of supporting indie films by people of color and women filmmakers.

I was already off from work during the time of film festival, because I had originally planned to travel to Washington DC for the inaugural of the National Museum of African American History and Culture with my hubby. I’m a black history nerd too! My husband convinced me to bypass the trip to DC and head to NYC for the film festival. He also made it very clear that he still planned to attend museum opening without me!

Urbanworld Film Festival was amazing! I was in film heaven. I got an opportunity to see some great independent films and engage in post-screening dialogues. I also meet some amazing people from fellow film enthusiasts to filmmakers! It was like a big family reunion centered around the love of film. Thanks ArrayNow, I will forever cherish the experience!

Tonya Cross – Visionary of The Vine Events

 

Director Leila Djansi and actor Jay Ellis of Like Cotton Twines

Director Mira Nair and actor David Oyelowo of Queen of Katwe

Dialogue with Class Divide Cast

Dialogue for young filmmakers showcase 2016. My favorite film was Silent Night!

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First Legacy CCU – New Account Drive

P8perglass Jewelry/Beads and The Vine Event Planning is co-hosting a “New Account Drive” during the entire month of September at First Legacy Community Credit Union in Salisbury, NC. We’re encouraging the local Salisbury/Rowan County African American community to “bank black”. This is a movement taking place across the United States signifying a shift towards economic empowerment at a local community level. Our hopes is that this is the beginning of greater things to come towards building a stronger community. First Legacy Community Credit Union website link: http://www.firstlegacyccu.org/   Photo Credit: CreateHER Stock

For The Love of Men

We’re hosting “For The Love of Men” on Saturday, July 30th at 1pm EST. This event is for women who have fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, and/or nephews of color. We will have a conversation about loving the men in our lives, knowing our rights, and the importance of restoring and replenishing ourselves. Visit our Facebook event link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1725819641001724/. **This program is not sponsored by Rowan Public Library** #ForTheLoveOfMen #LovingOurMen #KnowingOurRights #SelfCare #TheVineEvents #TheVillage #TheTimeIsNow

January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month! Spending one hour each week– whether it’s helping with homework, playing games or just hanging out – helps a young person know he matters. Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters. – Mentoring.org Follow us on Facebook for daily post about National Mentoring Month!

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Peace Circle – What’s Your Role In The Village? 

Peace CircleThe Vine Events has partnered with other local businesses and organizations to create the Peace Circle. The Peace Circle is held every first Tuesday of the month at Mean Mug Coffee, 1024 S. Fulton Street, Salisbury, NC at 6:30pm. The Peace Circle creates a safe space for open and honest dialogue about social divides within our community.

We’re hosting parent/child workshop sessions this September that address how systemic racism, discrimination, and stereotypes impacts our community. The workshop facilitator will be Carla Marlin Smith; a Parent Engagement Specialist with Chapel Hill-Carboro City Schools. The workshops are for 7th-10th grade (12-15 years old) youth.

Our first workshop kick offs TUESDAY, September 15th at 6:30pm at Center for Faith and the Arts! Because limited space is available, please register at our Eventbrite Page to attend. See below for workshop sessions agenda.

What’s Your Role In The Village?
Center for Faith and the Arts
207 W. Harrison St
Salisbury, NC 28144
(Located behind/below Haven Lutheran Church)

Workshop I: Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30pm
Subject: What’s Your Role In The Village?
Audience: Community Members/Parents (Maximum Participants 30)

Workshop II: Saturday, September 19th 9am – 1pm
Subject: Stereotypes and Art Project
Audience: Youth of Color 7th – 10th grade (12-15 years old – Maximum Participants 20). Parents need to participate in Workshop I.

Panel Discussion/Gallery Walk: Tuesday, September 22nd 6:30pm
Subject: Importance of Counternarratives
Audience: Community Members/Parents/Youth Workshop Participants

**We’re asking for donations from the community to supply art supplies and lunch for youth and travel expenses. Click here to support. Thanks!**

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