Congrats To K’s Kicks!

K's_KicksThe winner of our Salisbury-Rowan Black Business Pitch Contest was Kari Johnson of K’s Kicks! Our winner received a monetary, service, and media package that was provided by local black owned businesses and organizations. Because of our community’s generosity, we were able to provide a service package for all contestants! Our other contestants were Sierra Watkins of SieBration Bar and Destiny Stone and Daniel King of The Music House Inc..

Kari is a lover of all things creative. Music, writing, and art are passions of hers. She is a 2007 graduate of Livingstone College with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She hopes to continue growing her business K’s Kicks as well as writing her Children’s book series Dallas Does based on her 6 year old daughter.

Kari began K’s Kicks in 2018 after personal projects she shared online were praised and people began to inquire about her work. She realized that everyone has a pair of shoes they aren’t ready to part with that she is able to bring back to life. Over the course of a year through social media and word of mouth, a buzz has began in the Rowan community as well as other places about her work. Her ultimate goal is to be able to focus 100% on her business and partner with schools in the community to provide shoes to students each year.

Tonya Cross – Visionary of The Vine Event Planning

 

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Salisbury-Rowan Black Business Pitch Contest

The Vine Events has partnered with some amazing local black owned businesses and organizations to host a Black Business Pitch Contest! The final round of the contest is Saturday, January 18th at 2pm EST at Mission House, 120 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury NC 28144. This is a FUBU (For Us By Us) event. We have pooled our resources together to offer pitch winner both monetary and service package all provided by black owned businesses.

The community is invited to attend. Come prepared to cheer on the contestants and shop with local black vendors. Join us in sowing into our community and empowering each other!

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Vision Board Party

The Vine Events - Vision Board Party 2019

The Vine Events – Vision Board Party 2019

It’s a party, it’s a party, it’s a PAR-TA…

One of my annual self-care practices is creating a vision board. A vision board is basically a visual representation of your intentions. I put mine up in my home office. It’s a reminder of what I want to accomplish and helps me refocus when I get off track.

On Sunday, February 3rd I will hosting a Vision Board Party! This will be a fun filled event that I’ll be facilitating. What makes my workshops unique is that you leave with a plan of action to accomplish your goal(s). After the workshop, there’s nothing to it, but to do it.  Also, I provide all the supplies to create your vision board and snacks to get your creativity flowing. All you have to bring to the party is yourself! RSVP by purchasing your ticket before Wednesday, January 30th. Invest in yourself and your vision, because YOU ARE WORTH IT!

Tonya Cross – Visionary of The Vine Events

Date: Sunday, February 3rd

Time: 4 pm EST

Location: Westridge Place Apartments Clubhouse, 100 Donner Drive, Salisbury, NC (Directly behind Westend Plaza formerly known as Salisbury Mall)

Eventbrite Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vision-board-party-tickets-41292028569

**Limited space is available! Purchase your ticket(s) ASAP**

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Vision Board Workshop

Our visionary Tonya Cross is facilitating another Vision Board Workshop! We organize events that empower people with knowledge. Our goal is to provide an enriching experience that encourages positive change.

What do you foresee for yourself in 2018? What would make 2018 an epic year for you personally or your brand/business?

If you’re local (Salisbury, NC/Rowan County) you’re invited to join us and begin answering the above questions at the Vision Board Workshop! What’s a vision board? A vision board is an amazing tool used to help you establish your intentions, clarify your goals, and create a plan of action.

All you have to bring to the workshop is a few of your favorite magazines! We’ll furnish all the other supplies you’ll need to create your vision board. RSVP by purchasing your ticket before Thursday, January 11th. Invest in yourself and your vision, because YOU ARE WORTH IT!

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Cost: $10 – Click HERE to purchase your ticket(s) via PayPal! Note: The Vine Events is a subsidiary of Women’s Fellowship Ministry. Your payment receipt will show Women’s Fellowship Ministry.

**Limited space is available! Purchase your ticket(s) ASAP.**

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

CoLab Community

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Thanks to everyone who submitted information to We-The-People database! The database is for individuals, organizations, and businesses associated with Salisbury NC/Rowan County African American Community. We had to change the name of database to CoLab Community; We-The-People name is already being used by another organization. CoLab Community is a social network site designed to introduce, support, and unite those who have a heart for local African American Community. Please visit and support the database at http://colabcommunity.spruz.com.

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Community Forum – My Brother’s Keeper

August - What Will Be Your Legacy MonthToo often, we hear about what’s wrong in our communities and areas that need improvement. Through our community forum, My Brother’s Keeper, we decided to redirect our community’s focus on what’s good and highlight organizations that are having a positive impact. Our forum panelist were Pastor Timothy Bates of Nightcrawlers, Minister Andrew Davis Jr. of One Thousand Men Marching, Thaddeus Harris of Transitions Foundation, Inc., and Porter McRavion of H.A.N.D.S, LLC. These gentlemen shared the importance of being involved in the community and why they have chosen to be their brother’s keeper. Our guest learned how they could become allies of these wonderful community movements.

Nightcrawlers meet on Friday nights at 10pm in various neighborhoods throughout Salisbury/Rowan County area. It’s participants walk through neighborhoods singing songs of praise, praying for the community, and conversing with the residents. On Thursday, October 31st  from 7-9pm at Clancy Hills Apartments, Nightcrawlers will be passing out candy, gloves, and toboggans.  To find out more about Nightcrawlers message Pastor Timothy Bates on Facebook or email timothybates70@yahoo.com.

One Thousand Men Marching is an annual event in September that unites men of Salisbury/Rowan County. This year’s theme “Breaking The Chains With Execellence” strongly ties into their mission of connecting communities with existing resources, while empowering men and families; by promoting excellence, education and productive citizenship. To find out more about One Thousand Men Marching visit and like their Facebook Page or email andrewtojo@msn.com. (Minister Davis also oversees a ministry called Fishers of Men.)

Transitions Foundation is a non-profit, faith based organization developed to promote a stronger foundation for youth and parental relationships. Their motto is “Changing lives for a better tomorrow, one youth at a time, one family at a time”.  Transitions is hosting a Zumbathon Fundraiser on Saturday, November 16th at Millers Recreation Center located at 1402 W. Bank St, Salisbury.  To learn more about Transitions Foundation, Inc. visit and like their Facebook Page or email TRANSITIONSTBH@gmail.com.

H.A.N.D.S , LLC  (Helping and Never Denying Success) is a business that provides an alternative living situation for adult/children with mental disabilities. This business sows back into the community by mentoring young men in foster care. They also have a passion for youth who have aged out of the system that needs guidance in that next step beyond foster care. To find out more about H.A.N.D.S visit and like their Facebook Page or email hands4success1@gmail.com.

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