FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DAYMOND JOHN AND JACQUE REID HOST THIS YEAR’S
NV AWARDS 2010 GALA
NV Magazine — America’s leading business magazine for young urban professionals and entrepreneurs—will salute the 2010 NV Awardees on June 3rd at the Times Center Stage within the New York Times Tower
(New York, NY – May 14, 2010) Daymond John, one of the business savvy entrepreneurs on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and the founder of the FUBU fashion line and VH1’s reality show “Let’s Talk About Pep” star Jacque Reid, who is also an award-winning journalist and an on-air personality for the D.L. Hughley Morning Show and the Tom Joyner Morning Show, will host the NV Awards 2010 salute to urban professionals and entrepreneurs. The lead sponsors for the affair are Jaguar Cars, American Airlines and Moet Hennessy.
The 2010 NV Awardees are: Pharrell Williams, recording artist and producer, and Mimi Valdés, the Pres. of MimiMedia Inc. and the former editor-in-chief of Latina Magazine, who are the co-founders of Kidult.com; D’Wayne Edwards, the design director for the Jordan Brand; Richard Dent III, SVP, COO and Co-Leader of the Victoria’s Secret one billion dollar brand, PINK; Robert A. Marchman, Executive Vice President of the New York Stock Exchange’s Regulation’s Enforcement Division and head of the Regulatory Risk Group. He also chairs their Diversity Council and is the highest ranking African American at the NYSE; Johnita Due, the Assistant General Counsel at CNN and the chair of their Diversity Council who has been influential in the new programming on the network representing people of color like “Black in America” and “Latino in America;” Kelli Coleman, Vice President of Business Development for GlobalHue, the leading multicultural advertising agency; Jeff Friday, the Pres. & CEO of Film Life, which produces the American Black Film Festival; Michael Johnson, Pres. and CEO of 1World Digital, the largest African American-owned digital marketing agency; and the visionary Mayor of Newark, N.J., Mr. Cory Booker.
NV (New Vision in Business) Magazine’s fifth black-tie awards gala honoring business achievers, the NV Awards 2010, will be held at the Times Center on Thursday, June 3rd, a state-of-the-art venue within the New York Times Tower located in the heart of New York City’s Times Square district from 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. The venue offers a 387-seat theater that will be center stage for this elite group of professionals and entrepreneurs. In addition, NV Magazine will be joined by Uptown Magazine, the leading affluent urban lifestyle magazine and radio media partner 98.7 Kiss FM to celebrate the business achievements of these NV Awardees. “Uptown is excited to participate in the annual NV Awards. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate and highlight the success of young men and women leaders in their communities and fields,” states Len Burnett, Co-CEO, Group Publisher of Uptown Media Group and the Vibe Lifestyle Network.
Started in 1998 by Kyle Donovan, NV Magazine is the first business magazine written and designed for, by and about young urban professionals and entrepreneurs. The NV Awards 2010 salutes urban professionals and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated strong leadership in business and in communities of color while using their vision to achieve remarkable inroads within their industry.
“NV Magazine grew out of a need for access to professional business information specifically targeting the young African American community,” states Kyle Donovan. “There are a lot of notable trailblazers who have done tremendous work in paving the way for our up-and-coming generation of young urban professionals. The NV Awards is a reflection of the determination each of these visionaries possess.”
Tickets are currently on sale for $125 per person (non-premium) and $200 (premium) if purchased before May 14th, with a portion of the proceeds going to the NV Magazine Scholarship Fund benefiting students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. For more information on NV Magazine or the NV Awards 2010 you may visit our website at www.nvmagazine.com.