The best new restaurant in America, according to Esquire magazine, not
only is in Harlem but is African-American owned. The Cecil is NYC's first Afro-Asian-American brasserie and was opened by NY businessman Richard Parsons, former
chairman of Citigroup and former chairman and CEO of Time Warner,
and Alexander Smalls, famed restaurateur and chef. Recently, TNJ.com caught up with Smalls.
Jason Dukes has a unique approach when it comes to business coaching. And through Captains Chair Coaching, he offers personal, business, and
executive life coaching from his NJ/NY/NYC location, but has clients
Janine N. Truitt is Chief Innovations Officer at a company she founded
called Talent Think Innovations, LLC. It’s a talent management
consulting firm dedicated to helping start-ups as well as small to
mid-size businesses. Here, she tells us a bit about her road to launching the business.
Liquid Soul Media has been
creating some of the most dynamic and effective integrated marketing
campaigns of late. Most recently, they crafted the successful campaigns
for both the films 12 Years The Slave and Selma. Their client list includes the NBA, CNN, Warner Bros., Walmart and Fox
Searchlight. The two men behind the thriving boutique, lifestyle
marketing agency, CEO Tirrell Whittley and CMO Nick Nelson, talk to TNJ.com.
Talk about innovation. Jeremiah Chapman, 24, founded FreshFry LLC, a
Louisville-based start up that manufactures the FreshFry pods and other
innovative frying technologies. Chapman, Woodford R. Porter Scholar and 2012 University of Florida
graduate of the Speed School of Engineering, recently spoke with TNJ.com
Vera D. Kiser and her husband, Timothy Kiser, run Perfect Fit Home
Rentals, LLC in Atlanta. And while it is great helming a family
business, there are a few challenges when working with relatives. Here, TNJ.com speaks with its owners.
Family businesses aren't easy to run. Added to the general stresses of
running a business is the complicated family dynamic. But early
childhood educator/Black parenting expert Moya Ojarigi and her husband,
Mohammed Ali Ojarigi, have found just the right balance in making their
preschool a successful venture in West Hills, California.