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Houston businesswoman Melody Woods-Gilmore on the way to having a global impact as CEO of MWG Tax & Financial Service, LLC

DALLAS — Contrary to what one would intuitively expect, the tax preparation industry is, by all accounts, a helping profession.

Need more proof?

Ask longtime Houston, Texas businesswoman Melody Woods-Gilmore, founder and chief operating officer of MWG Tax & Financial Service, LLC.

MAKING MAJOR MOVESLongtime Houston-area businesswoman Melody Woods-Gilmore, 40, is founder and chief operating officer of MWG Tax & Financial Service, LLC, a progressive business venture she established in February 2012. 

“We find ourselves helping clients mentally and emotionally to reevaluate how they think about money in an effort to transform their financial outlooks and propel them onto a path of Monetary Wisdom and Growth, Woods-Gilmore, 40, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said while revealing what the acronym, MWG, stands for.

A Houston-based business that was established in February 2012, MWG Tax & Financial Service — as mentioned in a review on the company’s Facebook business page — is considered one of Houston’s “rising stars” in tax and financial services, in large part because of Woods-Gilmore’s outstanding professionalism in customer service, tax preparation, and client information.

In addition, the review cited that Woods-Gilmore, a notable cancer survivor who’s been a fixture in the tax preparation arena since 1994, has at her disposal what consumers describe as a “versatile and credible” staff that is comprised of teachers, restaurant managers, medical administrators, realtors, and notaries, all of whom are owners of home-based businesses as well as certified tax professionals.

Located at 7324 Southwest Freeway, Suite, 202, in the Houston metropolitan area, MWG Tax & Financial Service isn’t just a credible, progressive tax preparation venture for Texans. By and large, this booming establishment also accommodates clients in California, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Atlanta and its surrounding areas, New York, Chicago and its surrounding areas, Tennessee, not to mention specializes in approximately 10 other states under the federal tax laws.

WE ARE FAMILYA married mother of five (James Gilmore), amongst the things about which inspires Woods-Gilmore daily to go above and beyond to successfully achieve her customer service goals and objectives and help impact lives mightily is due in large part to one significant, life-enhancing thing: a legacy.
Because of the divine purpose for which God has blessed her, she’s certainly well on her way to leaving behind a favorable, commendable one.

“We pride ourselves on having clients in 33 different states and we are growing annually,” Woods-Gilmore, a Houston James Madison High School alum, said while explaining the continuous growth of her business.

To Woods-Gilmore’s credit, the considerable growth, coupled with the immense strides her business has enjoyed in recent years undoubtedly have inspired countless consumers to embrace and allow her company to handle their tax preparations and essential needs with regards to finances.

Currently, MWG Tax & Financial Service has four offices throughout Houston’s massive Metroplex and, according to Woods-Gilmore, plans are effectively underway to erect offices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well as in several Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi markets in the coming months.

MORE ABOUT MWG TAX & FINANCIAL SERVICE, LLC: http://WWW.MWGTAXFINANCIALSERVICELLC.ORG/.

Oh, there’s one more notable observation Woods-Gilmore is quick to acknowledge, particularly as it relates to expansion.

“Ready or not, here we come! We anticipate breaking international soil by 2018,” said Woods Gilmore, whose business essentially was jumpstarted in the Dallas market during which she worked alongside her aunt for a tax company.

A married mother of five (James Gilmore), amongst the things about which inspires Woods-Gilmore daily to go above and beyond to successfully achieve her customer service goals and objectives and help impact lives mightily is due in large part to one significant, life-enhancing thing: a legacy.

Because of the divine purpose for which God has blessed her, she’s certainly well on her way to leaving behind a favorable, commendable one.

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“My personal mission for MWG has and always will be to leave a legacy of monetary wisdom and growth, financial security and stability, and an entrepreneur mindset to my children and their generations to follow,” Woods-Gilmore, said. “Too often in many communities, individuals leave this world and have possibly willed property and/or money to their families. My next statement does not apply to all African-American families; however, many will agree it is a vast majority that typically have worked 9-to-5 jobs for years and still are not able to leave an inheritance to their families.”

Which, as she eloquently acknowledged, is why her business also can be considered a longstanding ministry, of sorts.

Because even as a progressive, flourishing business owner, Woods-Gilmore doesn’t shy away from the notion that her Creator has sanctified her to impact lives, thus esteem others highly then herself.

TEXAS SIZE IMPACTA Houston, Texas-based business that was established in February 2012, MWG Tax & Financial Service — as mentioned in a review on the company’s Facebook business page — is considered one of Houston’s “rising stars” in tax and financial services, in large part because of owner Melody Woods-Gilmore’s (center) outstanding professionalism in customer service, tax preparation, and client information. In addition, the review cited that Woods-Gilmore, a notable cancer survivor who’s been a fixture in the tax preparation arena since 1994, has at her disposal what consumers describe as a “versatile and credible” staff that is comprised of teachers, restaurant managers, medical administrators, realtors, and notaries, all of whom are owners of home-based businesses as well as certified tax professionals.

“This will not be the case for me, my business partners, my staff, and prayerfully, our clients, because this is the heart of our mission…financial education that will transcend generations of monetary wealth and wisdom,” she said. “As an African-American, it is my desire to eliminate these stereotypes and patterns in our demographics and help one million households of all cultures establish financial freedom by 2020.”

When asked who have been amongst those who inspired her to keep the faith and go aggressively after that about which she dreamt to accomplish in life, Woods-Gilmore said,

“God first and foremost. My husband, children, and granddaughter are my true inspiration. Of course, my mother, grandmother, father, stepfather, and siblings continuously support me and cheer me on to victory after victory.

“I have awesome ride-or-die business partners that inspire and push me to grow, mature, and exemplify excellence in all that I do,” Woods-Gilmore added. “All of my clients, contractors, and staff members are the reason I do what I do and can never stop.”

After all, contrary to what one would intuitively expect, the tax preparation industry is, by all accounts, a helping profession.

Need more proof?

Ask longtime businesswoman Melody Woods-Gilmore.

 

For more information about MWG Tax & Financial Service, LLC, call 832-523-7222. Also, send email to: melodygilmore@mgtaxservice.biz



EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, athlete, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is founder and publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University Of Memphis School Of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Dallas-Fort Worth-area businesswoman Von M. Griggs-Laws promoting workplace safety through Griggs Safety Consultants, LLC

DALLAS — Although the national economic landscape has progressed in many aspects in recent years, safety in the workplace continues to be an ongoing issue.

No one, it seems, is more aware of this downward trend than Von M. Griggs-Laws.

“(What I like the most) about my business is training employees and managers to training and educating and identifying hazards on their jobs and to prevent fatalities, personal injuries and property damages,” Griggs-Laws told Making Headline News earlier this week.

It is, by all accounts, due in large part to Griggs-Laws’ commitment and passion for eliminating job-related injuries and fatalities that have greatly inspired her to delve off into a business geared toward helping to enhance job safety.

A native of St. Louis, Griggs-Laws is owner and chief executive officer of Griggs Safety Consultants, LLC.

Based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the largest metropolitan area in the South, Griggs Safety Consultants are widely known for providing risk assessments, accident investigations, management and employee safety, not to mention health training in various occupations, most notably construction, general industry, manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare, daycare, and recreation disciplines, among other entities.

According to VeteranOwnedBusiness.com, Griggs-Laws’ company also offers CPR and First Aid, Defensive Driving, HazWoper, H2S, and Respiratory, etc OSHA, DOT, EPA, Safeland USA and other regulatory compliance training and education. These programs can be uniquely designed for your companies most critical needs.

A TRUE PROHaving been actively involved in the job safety industry since 1985, it is because of Griggs-Laws’ lengthy, respectable track record that has greatly enabled and empowered her to educate employees on a number vital job-related subjects, most notably the significance of understanding compliance, workplace safety, the importance of saving lives, as well as the significance of minimizing job-related accidents, injuries and illnesses.

In addition, Griggs Safety Consultants specialize in an assortment training exclusively designed to suit clients’ organizational needs.

“We offer a proactive model in assisting employer and employees in their compliance initiative,” a spokesperson for Griggs Safety Consultants said. “Safety always…it begins with you.”

Having been actively involved in the job safety industry since 1985, it is because of Griggs-Laws’ lengthy, respectable track record that has greatly enabled and empowered her to educate employees on a number of vital job-related subjects, most notably the significance of understanding compliance, workplace safety, the importance of saving lives, as well as the significance of minimizing job-related accidents, injuries and illnesses.

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Griggs Safety Consultants cater to individuals ranging in ages “16 to 70ish,” Griggs-Laws acknowledged, although the retired military veteran (Air Force) pointed out that it is somewhat “now most common” to have four generations sharing the labor force, or diverse cultures.

“As our aging workforce — or baby boomers — is retiring and with the often demands of changes in our labor force, many employees are introduced to unknown hazards daily,” Griggs-Laws who holds Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, explained. “Too many lack proper knowledge and experience to work as safely as they should. However, many know and understand regulatory compliance and laws, yet choose to deviate from safe practices, often due to production demands.”

To Griggs-Laws’ credit, she managed to provide valid proof as to why her credible business is a necessity in today’s workforce.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWERCurrently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Counseling at the University of Oklahoma, Griggs-Laws is a Certified Government HSE Specialist as well as a Certified Safety And Health Official through Texas A&M.
Also, she is M/WBE & DBE Certified, is affiliated with the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency and is
A TEEX Safety And Health Adjunct Instructor for Texas A&M.

Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Counseling at the University of Oklahoma, Griggs-Laws is a Certified Government HSE Specialist as well as a Certified Safety And Health Official through Texas A&M.

Also, she is M/WBE & DBE Certified, is affiliated with the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency, and is

A TEEX Safety And Health Adjunct Instructor for Texas A&M.

“There were a reported 4,836 fatalities in 2015, and 2,905,900 work-related illness,” Griggs-Laws cited.

MAKING MUCH PROGRESSWithout question, given her wealth of knowledge as it pertains to reducing and eliminating workplace safety, this progressive, vibrant, well-equipped businesswoman boasts the immense skills and mechanics to make a monumental difference in today’s job market. Which, after all, essentially explains why Griggs Safety Consultants, LLC is starting to garner an array of headlines for all the right reasons.

Wait. There’s more pivotal evidence, she revealed.

“The total employer compensation costs for state and local government workers averaged (approximately) $45.93 per hour worked in September 2016, while average minimum wage is $8.25 to $10.00,” Griggs-Laws said. “The math doesn’t add up to balance business income versus employee’s worker claim costs, not to include medical treatment, cost to hire and retrain, etc. Oh…and lawsuits and legal fees.”

All of which practically sums up why Griggs-Laws’ business is, by and large, deemed a missing piece, of sorts, in today’s microwave society-oriented workforce.

Without question, given her wealth of knowledge as it pertains to reducing and eliminating workplace safety, this progressive, vibrant, well-equipped businesswoman boasts the immense skills and mechanics to make a monumental difference in today’s job market.

Which, after all, essentially explains why Griggs Safety Consultants, LLC is starting to garner an array of headlines for all the right reasons.

“Many have the delegation of safety and health for their respective employers and are often over tasked with other duties, unable to really focus on safety and health with a 24/7 approach,” Griggs-Laws explained. “They juggle duties and safety is often the first ball to drop. Griggs Safety Consultants are here to help, especially smaller company owners that are not able to have a full time SHE (or safety, health & environmental) position added to their payrolls.

“We have partnerships with other consultants that are experts within their fields and can assist with removing the guesswork — saving one life and one limb at a time,” Griggs-Laws continued. “Safety is everyone’s responsibility, whether at work, at home and in recreational activities too. Let us help you preserve your assets.”

For more information on Griggs Safety Consultants, LLC, call 469-867-4250 or send a fax to 214 337 5699. 



EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, athlete, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is founder and publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University Of Memphis School Of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Houston-area businessman J Lee Williams creating family-oriented atmosphere as Regional VP for Locke Albert Financial Partners

DALLAS — In case you don’t know him, Johnny Lee Williams would like to introduce himself.

 

REPPIN’ THE ‘SIP’ IN TEXASA longtime Corporate America professional, J Lee Williams (pictured with his wife, Deidre) boasts an array of experience in the accounting and financial service industry. To his credit, it certainly shows, considering he has become a catalyst for Locke Albert Financial Partners. Based out of Houston, Williams, 39, assumes the role as Regional Vice President for Locke Albert Financial Partners.

For starters, Williams is a native of Greenville, Mississippi but, because of his job responsibilities, he resides between Little Rock, Arkansas and Houston.

A longtime Corporate America professional, Williams boasts an array of experience in the accounting and financial services industries.

To his credit, it certainly shows, considering he has become the catalyst for Locke Albert Financial Partners.

Based out of Houston, Williams, 39, assumes the role as Regional Vice President for Locke Albert Financial Partners, located at 3707 Westcenter Drive.

According to Buzzfile.com, Locke Albert Financial Partners is an organization that primarily operates in the Insurance Agents, nec business/industry within the Insurance Agents, Brokers and Service sector.

SPREADING WISDOMAccording to Williams, whose longstanding presence in the accounting and financial services industries was birth in large part because of his commitment to public service and his wife’s tireless support (Deirdre J. Williams), his business venture caters to individuals of all ages. And because of the nature of his career, coupled with his awesome job responsibilities, he has been afforded the opportunity to engage in regular travel as a way to achieve his daily customer service goals and objectives.

A progressive company that has been in existence for approximately 30 years, Locke Albert Financial Partners also specialize in individual, business and corporate taxes, as well as provide life, health, and dental insurance.

Moreover, this organization offers IRS negotiations, not to mention small business bookkeeping and “much, much more,” Williams told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

Because of the nature of the industry in which Williams operates, there is one intriguing attribute he wants to drive home to current and potential clients.

FOLLOW J. LEE WILLIAMS’ BUSINESS VENTURE ONLINE: www.lockealbert.com.

“I am a family man,” Williams said. “I’m committed to making sure that my customers feel like family. What I love about my job is the opportunity to help people, businesses and the government to manage the money. No matter who they are or what they do, I will help my clients make important financial decisions. Being a true server of man, it is rewarding to see a smile on my client’s face when they no longer worry about finances.”

According to Williams, whose longstanding presence in the accounting and financial services industries was birth in large part because of his commitment to public service and his wife’s tireless support (Deirdre J. Williams), his business venture caters to individuals of all ages.

And because of the nature of his career, coupled with his awesome job responsibilities, he has been afforded the opportunity to engage in regular travel as a way to achieve his daily customer service goals and objectives.

MAKING STRIDES“(My wife) pushed me to get a Master’s Degree in accounting and financial services,” Williams said. “(Mr. Locke) asked me to join (his firm) because of my vast knowledge of finances. He has been in the business for over 30 years and is teaching me everything he knows and more.”

“My personal mission is to educate everyone about their finances,” Williams, a 20-year military veteran, explained. “(I want to) teach them how to invest and prepare for the future while leaving financial support behind after they have transitioned.”

All things considered, Williams admittedly wouldn’t have jelled the way he has in such a competitive industry if not for the continuous support of his spouse and the company’s owner, Michael Locke.

“(My wife) pushed me to get a Master’s Degree in accounting and financial services,” Williams said. “(Mr. Locke) asked me to join (his firm) because of my vast knowledge of finances. He has been in the business for over 30 years and is teaching me everything he knows and more.”

It is, by all accounts, because of his strong supporting cast that Williams attributes having emerged as the stellar businessman he has become.

Not to mention, a devoted family man.

“My personal mission is to partner with my clients to create financial comfort, help and protect my clients, and to help their family to build a legacy,” Williams said. “I am driven to provide objective, tailored solutions that enhance their lives.

“I am committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in our relationship with you, our client,” Williams added. “I endeavor to know and understand your financial situation and provide you with only the highest quality service and advice to help you reach your personal goals.”

Spoken like a true family man.

 

For more information on Locke Albert Financial Partners or to contact Johnny Lee Williams, call his office at 713-487-6328 or fax him at 832-553-1897. Also, call him directly at 832-655-8308 or send email to: jgwilliams@lockealbert.com.

 



EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, athlete, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is founder and publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University Of Memphis School Of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

Dallas/Fort Worth-area pastor Renee Fowler Hornbuckle demonstrates ‘agape love’ and relentless faith in revitalizing her longstanding ministry

A TEXAS-SIZE OVERCOMER --- Having officially accepted her calling to preach the gospel in 1995, more than anything else, it seems, Destiny Pointe Christian Center Senior Pastor Hornbuckle’s reputation is such that she’s appropriately learned the significance of what it means to not just conquer and outlast wilderness experiences, but rather to embrace them.
A TEXAS-SIZE OVERCOMERHaving officially accepted her calling to preach the gospel in 1995, more than anything else, it seems, Destiny Pointe Christian Center Senior Pastor Renee Fowler Hornbuckle’s reputation is such that she’s appropriately learned the significance of what it means to not just conquer and outlast wilderness experiences, but rather to embrace them.

ARLINGTON, Texas — At approximately 1 o’clock on Sunday afternoon, Renee Fowler Hornbuckle was nearing a compelling close to what undoubtedly was a thought-provoking, gut-checking sermon before a sizable crowd of worshippers.

Then without hesitation, she offered a rather intriguing suggestion that essentially drew rave reviews and applause from the gallery of roughly 300 attendees.

“Because Jesus laid down His life for us, we, too, can lay down our lives for others,” Hornbuckle said as she continued to speak so eloquently about a subject that has greatly shaped the overall landscape of the modern-day church. “We’ve got to stop being so selfish. We can love like Jesus did.”

 

SHOWING RESILIENCY --- All things considered, because of her relentless faith, coupled with the solid support from her congregation, Hornbuckle was determined not to allow the gates of hell prevail against a church that, though a dark cloud hung over it, God had strategically anointed to serve as the beacon of light for which it is widely known.
SHOWING RESILIENCYAll things considered, because of her relentless faith, coupled with the solid support from her congregation, Hornbuckle was determined not to allow the gates of hell prevail against a church that, though a dark cloud hung over it, God had strategically anointed to serve as the beacon of light for which it is widely known.

To her credit, demonstrating and fortifying love the way Jesus did has seemingly become a common theme, or sorts, for Hornbuckle, particularly during a ministerial stint that spans more than two decades.

Having officially accepted her calling to preach the gospel in 1995, more than anything else, it seems, Hornbuckle’s reputation is such that she’s appropriately learned the significance of what it means to not just conquer and outlast wilderness experiences, but rather to embrace them.

“Y’all let anything and everything to get you out of peace,” Hornbuckle told her congregation near the halfway point of her sermon. “But you will stay in perfect peace if your mind stays on Him.”

15492222_1721432307871565_3277636436464752733_nBy and large, to grasp a thorough understanding of why Hornbuckle, the Senior Pastor of Destiny Pointe Christian Center at 2350 East Mayfield Road in nearby Arlington, Texas, is so adamant about rendering agape love for the rest of her life, look no further than her life-changing, tear-jerking testimony detailing the tumultuous events that could have very well caused others to vacate their right mind.

“Up until 2005, I thought I was living the American dream…great success…pretty much ready, equipped and prepared for anything.  In the eyes of many, I was considered successful from the external side of things,” Hornbuckle said. “Successful marriage, thriving ministry, fruitful relationships and lucrative business.”

And just like, what was a long-awaited American dream suddenly turned into an assortment of horrifying occurrences Hornbuckle sensed were only suitable for a suspenseful, docudrama-filled movie.

“My life and the life of my children changed traumatically after a real life scandal,” Hornbuckle told Making Headline News during a recent exclusive interview.

Hornbuckle is referring in large part to what she described as a “jolting scandal” that unfolded and involved her then-husband and Pastor, Terry Hornbuckle, who was charged with multiple allegations of narcotics possession and inappropriate sexual misconduct involving a few of his members.

15420983_1721432407871555_7153731719539769549_nA slew of disastrous developments that consequently generated local headlines and sent shock waves throughout what undoubtedly was a thriving, progressive church, Hornbuckle and her family were suddenly left to press and navigate their way through arguably one of the biggest church scandals in recent memory to transpire in Dallas/Fort Worth, one the nation’s most populous markets.

“Me, my children, and my congregation, our communities in which we lived and worked were paralyzed with a real life scandal — that even Olivia Pope couldn’t handle — that included shame, suffering, and sorrow, not to mention the spiraling loss of finances, relationships and possessions,” Hornbuckle, a mother of three and grandmother of one, explained. “I found myself humiliated, embarrassed, stripped of all dignity, only left with unanswered questions and the barebones of a shattered ministry.”

15589852_1721432217871574_5346763389337196406_nAll things considered, because of her relentless faith, coupled with the unyielding support from her congregation, Hornbuckle was determined not to allow the gates of hell to prevail against a church that even as a dark cloud hung over it, God had strategically anointed to serve as the beacon of light for which it is widely known.

“When was the last time you actually showed someone an act of love?” said Hornbuckle on Sunday while simultaneously challenging her congregation to “check its level of agape love.”

That, after all, practically headlines how Hornbuckle, 54, managed to mightily overcome an array of embarrassment and hardships with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“I’m here today, because I had to make a choice to either rise above my crisis or collapse into it,” Hornbuckle said.

To her credit and because of her undeniable love for the people of God, this native of Little Rock, Arkansas — who boasts a wealth of beauty much like that of a Hollywood celebrity — surely has risen above and conquered what she sensed was arguably the darkest chapter of her life.

Surely, she’d be the first to admit that it took love…and a whole lot of it.

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“I don’t really feel like I chose what I do…it chose me,” said Hornbuckle, when asked at what point did she see God positioning her for ministry. “I’ve always been drawn to helping people solve problems and reach their potential. Even during my time in corporate America, my desire to help others excel was dominate. I left corporate American in 1993, not really happy about the transition, but knowing that something more was waiting.  As I transitioned out of my corporate career to be a fulltime mom, I truly felt empty because I had always worked.  But, I embraced my new life and began to structure my life — my children and my ex-husband — as a corporation of in which I was CEO.

Consequently, bolting corporate America ultimately gave way to other areas of intrigue for Hornbuckle, who apparently wasn’t the kind of full-time mom who was accustom to, well…being a normal full-time mom.

That’s because along with preaching to the masses, Hornbuckle adopted a number of new venues, which included — but weren’t limited to — becoming what she describes as a Life Empowerment Expert, as well as an author, motivational speaker, a businesswoman, not to mention a faith leader and advocate.

“The similarity they all have is that they all help people shape and mold their lives, solve problems and reach their potential,” Hornbuckle explained. “It’s what I’m called to give to the world and that’s what I’ve been building since 1993.”

WORSHIP AT “THE POINTE” ONLINE — www.LifeStream.TV .

Having been raised in a middle class home with the existence of both biological parents — both of whom worked in the education sector — Hornbuckle is the youngest of five girls.

“My Parents were my greatest inspiration, especially my father,” Hornbuckle said. “They taught me to push yourself beyond where you are (because) there’s always something more. (He taught me) with decision, determination and dedication, you can do anything. (He taught me to) stay true to your word and to be a person of integrity and impeccable character always.”

In essence, those assortment of rich, life-enhancing family values have proven beneficial to Hornbuckle, a relatively young, vibrant pastor who, to her credit, has exhibited nothing short of dignity and class in her continuous journey of revitalizing a longstanding ministry that had fallen victim to life support and seemed headed for a permanent destruction, never to exist again.

All along, even during her darkest days as a woman of the cloth, even when it seemed her faith was bleak and she seemed on shaky ground, even when it appeared the grace she harbored for so long was on the verge of completely evaporating, there was God, coming to her rescue, thus providing for her a way of escape.

Once again.

Consequently, bolting corporate America ultimately gave way to other areas of intrigue for Hornbuckle, who apparently wasn’t the kind of full-time mom who was accustom to, well…being a normal full-time mom. That’s because along with preaching to the masses, Hornbuckle adopted a number of new venues, which included --- but weren’t limited to --- becoming what she deem a Life Empowerment Expert, as well as an author, motivational Speaker, a businesswoman, not to mention a faith leader and advocate.
MAKING STRIDESConsequently, bolting corporate America ultimately gave way to other areas of intrigue for Hornbuckle, who apparently wasn’t the kind of full-time mom who was accustom to, well…being a normal full-time mom. That’s because along with preaching to the masses, Hornbuckle adopted a number of new venues, which included — but weren’t limited to — becoming what she deem a Life Empowerment Expert, as well as an author, motivational Speaker, a businesswoman, not to mention a faith leader and advocate.

That, in a nutshell, practically sums up why Destiny Pointe — an approximately 50,000-square-feet institution widely known as The Pointe that was erected in 1999 — was destined to stay relevant amid arguably the grandest storm in its rich history.

Today, unlike never before, Hornbuckle and her congregation can, as the songwriter once said, “see the sun peeping through the cloud.”

Yes, the storm isn’t merely almost gone.

Given the immense strides Hornbuckle and her supporters have made since the recovery — and rebirth — of their church, it’s safe to assume the storm has effectively passed them by.

Just like God.

15590611_1721432471204882_2604746149408472089_n“I’ve accepted that life may never be balanced, but rather I like to think that I can make life adjustments that bring stability and better integration into life,” Hornbuckle said. “We get frustrated in pursuit of the balancing act. I’m passionate about empowerment …inspiring others to make the transforming in life to get the corresponding results desired.  So, I’m not just a Pastor.

“I want my legacy to be that I made a difference each and every day,” Hornbuckle added. And gave of myself sacrificially.”

Which, to her credit, practically sums up why The Pointe has remained relevant, let alone the beacon of light for which God predestined it to be.

 

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Pastor Renee Fowler Hornbuckle

What About Destiny Pointe Christian Center, Arlington, Texas?

Our Vision: The vision of Destiny Church is to be a place where people will be empowered with the tools that are necessary to fulfill their God-Given destiny while building the Kingdom of God!  A Real Church for Real People Offering Real Solutions from the WORD OF GOD!

Our Mission: Our mission is to transform lives through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!

By effectively promoting the principles and mandates of the Kingdom of Heaven to a contemporary society through passionate worship and the study of the Word. It is our personal endeavor to impact all people through the ministries of healing, reconciliation, restoration and inspiration as outlined in the Holy Scriptures.

Our Beliefs: Our preaching and teaching is grounded in Scripture, informed by Christian tradition, enlivened in personal experience, and tested by reason.

 Our Values: Our values define what is important to us. Our values shape who we are, what we do, and how we act. In all things, we will strive to model and live our values.



EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are a pastor or minister, entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, or model who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is founder and publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and former sports reporter for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson is the former chief adjutant to Elder Andrew Jackson, Sr. of Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Houston-based businesswoman Toni Anderson enjoying a global impact as a thriving group travel consultant

15590153_1718946021453527_4019456721345500304_nDALLAS — Various media reports have surfaced in recent years to insinuate, among other things, that the traditional family life is on a steady decline.

For instance, among the notable reasons, particularly as it relates to the decline of the American family is that, “It’s about money, not morals,” syndicated columnist Paul Krugman wrote back in his 2012 commentary in The Seattle Times.

Among the family-oriented Americans who have expressed constant concerns about this notion is Houston-area businesswoman Toni Anderson.

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PHILLY'S FINEST --- It is because of the camaraderie and close-knit fellowship that were comprised amongst her fellow members that have fueled Houston-area businesswoman Toni Anderson’s desire to help aid families recapture the love and intimacy that have, by all accounts, given way to the traditional family emerging as the beacon of light for which it is widely known. “I am woman, veteran owned business owner. My words are God, family and work…in that order,” Anderson explained.” There’s more. “My tag line is, ‘Toni, Your Travel Agent, With A Personal Touch,’” Anderson said. “I want all my clients to know and feel that they are important to me and my family. As a family we understand and value the loyalty of our clients.”
PHILLY’S FINESTIt is because of the camaraderie and close-knit fellowship that were comprised amongst her fellow family members that have fueled Houston-area businesswoman Toni Anderson’s desire to help aid families recapture the love and intimacy that have, by all accounts, given way to the traditional family emerging as the beacon of light for which it is widely known.
“I am woman, veteran owned business owner. My words are God, family and work…in that order,” Anderson explained.”
There’s more.
“My tag line is, ‘Toni, Your Travel Agent, With A Personal Touch,’” Anderson said. “I want all my clients to know and feel that they are important to me and my family. As a family we understand and value the loyalty of our clients.”

A native of Philadelphia who served in the United States Army for four years, Anderson, 47, is a well-established Group Travel Consultant, an adventurous profession that, to her credit, has greatly afforded her with the golden opportunity to help families reconnect with the traditional values and attributes that have helped shape family life — the way God predestined it to be.

“Most of my clients are families,” Anderson told Making Headline News. “Today’s families are not as close as they used to be. As a child, I remember when my mom always took us somewhere for the summer.  We had a family vacation. My mom didn’t have lots of money, so all vacations were road trips.  As siblings, we bonded in the back of a station wagon driven by my aunt.”

It is because of the camaraderie and close-knit fellowship that were comprised amongst her fellow family members that have fueled Anderson’s desire to help aid families recapture the love and intimacy that have, by all accounts, given way to the traditional family emerging as the beacon of light for which it is widely known.

”I’m a veteran business owner.  My words are God, family and work…in that order,” Anderson explained.”

Wait, there’s more.

“My tag line is, ‘Toni, Your Travel Agent, With A Personal Touch,’” Anderson said. “I want all my clients to know and feel that they are important to me and my family. As a family we understand and value the loyalty of our clients.”

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Aside from an extensive amount of traveling, amongst Anderson’s chief responsibilities through her business venture is to routinely introduce an assortment of cruise and travel packages to consumers.

“I specialize in Virgin travelers and groups,” Anderson said. “I focus on families of all ages, from six months to 90 years.”

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In addition — and fortunately for her — what has undoubtedly become a booming, thriving business venture has given way to her having experienced trips of a lifetime.

How else to explain why she has visited luxurious establishments such as South America, as well as a plethora of sites in the Caribbean and Mexico, not to mention having toured nearly half of the United States?

15442380_1718946178120178_2392630356978868428_nOr 22 states to be technical.

“I truly believe God created this beautiful earth and we should see as much of His creation as we can via traveling,” said Anderson, explain in great detail her mission for engaging in such a profession. “It is good to see and learn other cultures.  You will be exposed to others by traveling.”

Not to mention reconnecting and revisiting something that has seemingly been nonexistent in American families for some time — that priceless, yet rich camaraderie.

“I have a family reunion cruise coming up June 17-22, 2017,” said Anderson, adding that her husband, Darryl and her son, Antonio, are amongst her her biggest supporters in what has become a successful business. “This event is multiple families coming together to cruise.  We will have family competition games and more.  One example is each family is being asked to come up with T-shirt design and the best design wins a gift.”

All of which is to say why family values are extremely key and vital, Anderson acknowledged, particularly in the supposed traditional American family, whereby there has seemingly been an unyielding dysfunction.

SHE'S SO COOL --- By and large, Anderson strongly believes that through her flourishing business, coupled with her relentless faith, she has the remedy for helping families recapture that close-knit unity, something that can take place outside the confines of their respective communities. “My mom always kept an open line of communication with us,” Anderson said. “There was nothing we couldn't talk to our mom about. We would sing, talk and play in the car all along bonding. My mom taught us valuable lessons about life and people. She said, ‘In this world, always remember you have each other. There will be times when you argue and fight, but you are always sisters and brothers and don't let no one come between you all.’
SHE’S SO COOLBy and large, Anderson strongly believes that through her flourishing business, coupled with her relentless faith, she has the remedy for helping families recapture that close-knit unity, something that can take place outside the confines of their respective communities.
“My mom always kept an open line of communication with us,” Anderson said. “There was nothing we couldn’t talk to our mom about. We would sing, talk and play,  all while bonding. My mom taught us valuable lessons about life and people. She said, ‘In this world, always remember you have each other. There will be times when you argue and fight, but you are always sisters and brothers and don’t let no one come between you all.’

By and large, Anderson strongly believes that through her flourishing business, coupled with her relentless faith, she has the vital remedy for helping families recapture that close-knit unity, something that can surely take place outside the comfortable, familiar confines of their respective communities.

“My mom always kept an open line of communication with us,” Anderson said. “There was nothing we couldn’t talk to our mom about.  We would sing, talk and play, all while bonding.  My mom taught us valuable lessons about life and people.  She said, ‘In this world, always remember you have each other. There will be times when you argue and fight, but you are always sisters and brothers and don’t let no one come between you all.’

family-on-ccl“My mom is an only child, so I think that is why she said that,” Anderson continued. “I tell people all the time if my mom could take four children on a vacation with the little funds she had, you can too. I assist my clients with a payment plan to afford their dream vacations.”

All while greatly helping families reconnect with the traditional values and attributes that have helped shape family life.

After all, that is how God predestined it to be.

 

To reach Toni Anderson, MCC, feel free to call:
Group Travel Consultant
713-870-5369 Cell
281-406-8778 Office
281-940-5369 Voice-mail.
Also, send email to: ta@cruisesbytoni.com.


awseeEDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, athlete, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is founder and publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University Of Memphis School Of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

 

Houston-area businessman Christopher Charles Evans having a Texas-size impact as a thriving, successful interior designer

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)

jjjjDALLAS — When striking up a conversation with Christopher Charles Evans, it wouldn’t take long for one to become thoroughly enlightened of the fact that his reputation is such that he steadfastly goes after that he believes would add a real sense of wholeness and value to his life.

That, in a nutshell, practically sums up why the above passage is so befitting for a man who, by all accounts, aspires daily to maximize his potential with God, His helper, leading the way.

jikml-768x491“It is imperative that I esteem and inspire others daily, because it is a part of the human experience,” Evans told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “We are not allotted life, breath and being for our own sole purpose.  We are here to ensure that we all make the journey in becoming our best selves.  There are times that the work in doing that requires help and a hand from those we encounter either daily or just once.”

To his credit, Evans undoubtedly has become one who is rather resourceful, accommodating, efficient and downright passionate, particularly as it pertains to esteeming others daily.

A military veteran who once served six years in the United States Army as an Administrative Specialist,” Evans, 45, is a man who’s armed with an assortment of gifts and talents, especially from an entrepreneurship standpoint.

A longtime professional interior designer, Evans is owner and chief operating officer for Christopher Charles Interiors and Indigo Red, LLC, a Houston-area full service interior design firm for both residential and commercial projects.

Having officially opened for operations in 2010, Evans’ business venture is geared largely toward providing design services for new construction, remodels, staging, private and commercial events and home staging for real estate sales.

CHECK OUT EVANS’ BUSINESS ONLINE: http://www.christophercharlesinteriors.net/.

In addition, his business specializes in color and art procurement, as well as offers clients the ability to experience and indulge in bold color pallets, sophisticated patterns and global textures to enhance their spaces.

15271513_10154226590673022_1186469105_o-768x522“We specialize in working with our clients to create spaces that showcase extraordinary individuality, comfort, livability and style,” said Evans, explaining the mission for purpose for his rising business. “We work closely with our client’s to ensure that their time, spaces and budgets are respected and attended to in the highest regard.”

A native of Houston and a proud graduate of Alief Elsik High School, Evans established Christopher Charles Interiors and Indigo Red, LLC while working as an Oil and Gas accountant for a major international Exploration and Development company in the greater Houston metropolitan area.

Prior to engaging in the competitive world of entrepreneurship, he served in Desert Storm and was ultimately honored with a Bronze Star for Valor.

jjjjuuuuu-768x559As Evans eloquently explained, there is a unique correlation, of sorts, as it pertains to serving his country and starting a business.

A TRUE PRO — A longtime professional interior designer, Evans is owner and chief operating officer for Christopher Charles Interiors and Indigo Red, LLC, a Houston-area full service interior design firm for both residential and commercial projects. Having officially opened for operations in 2010, Evans’ business venture is geared largely toward providing design services for new construction, remodels, staging, private and commercial events and home staging for real estate sales. In addition, his business specializes in color and art procurement, as well as offers clients the ability to experience and indulge in bold color pallets, sophisticated patterns and global textures to enhance their spaces. “We specialize in working with our clients to create spaces that showcase extraordinary individuality, comfort, livability and style,” said Evans, explaining the mission for purpose for his rising business. “We work closely with our client’s to ensure that their time, spaces and budgets are respected and attended to in the highest regard.”
A TRUE PROA longtime professional interior designer, Christopher Charles Evans is owner and chief operating officer for Christopher Charles Interiors and Indigo Red, LLC, a Houston-area full service interior design firm for both residential and commercial projects. Having officially opened for operations in 2010, Evans’ business venture is geared largely toward providing design services for new construction, remodels, staging, private and commercial events and home staging for real estate sales.
In addition, his business specializes in color and art procurement, as well as offers clients the ability to experience and indulge in bold color pallets, sophisticated patterns and global textures to enhance their spaces.
“We specialize in working with our clients to create spaces that showcase extraordinary individuality, comfort, livability and style,” said Evans, explaining the mission for purpose for his rising business. “We work closely with our client’s to ensure that their time, spaces and budgets are respected and attended to in the highest regard.”

 

“My military experience has provided me with the tenacity and attention to detail and communication skills that have proved valuable in my own business,” Evans said. “What I like most about being my business is that my destiny and success are entirely left in my hands. I will either eat or starve by my own hand.  There is no greater feeling in the world than having complete ownership of your own level of success.”

His success, in many aspects, was fueled in large part by what he describes as “those who fall into two groups.”

“Personally, my Uncle Luther and Aunt Marie (now deceased) always kept a beautifully appointed home,” Evans explained. “As a child I enjoyed and relished spending time at their house.  Not only was it always impeccably kept, but it was always full of laughter, food, fun and peace.  Their home created great memories just by its sheer presence and grandeur.”

And then there is the always notable professional side to his rise to success.

jio-768x472“On a professional level, Evans acknowledged, “I have been inspired by three individuals that I admire, honor and look at in total amazement: Kimberly Ward of Kimberly and Cameron Interiors, Michel Boyd of Michel Smith Boyd and Smith Boyd Interiors and Corey Damen Jenkins of Corey Damen Jenkins and Associates, LLC. These three individuals have inspired, encouraged and supported my pursuit of interior design directly and indirectly.  They all execute design and business in a way that make me proud to be a designer.  Each of them has a level of professionalism, excellence and humbleness that is awe inspiring.”

trreAll of which to Evans’ credit, essentially sums up why God has destined him to blossom as the thriving, progressive businessman for which he is widely known.

“There is no greater legacy than the legacy of a word that strengthens, encourages and motivates someone to keep going and or dig deeper for the best that may be hidden or locked way inside of them,” said Evans, who first began interior designing in 2003. “This is the purpose of the human experience and existence, to see to the healing and well-being of other souls.”

To God be the glory.



aaaEDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, athlete, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is founder and publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University Of Memphis School Of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Is Memphis businesswoman Kim Claxton the tax preparation industry’s best kept secret in the Tri-State area?

tttt-2Just recently, Mid-South-based businesswoman Kim Claxton was asked what was her inspiration for delving off into the tax preparation industry.

Like many successful entrepreneurs, it wasn’t actually her primary area of emphasis.

“Tax preparation was not in my initial plans,” Claxton told longtime journalist Andre Johnson during an exclusive interview. “I have always loved math. That’s one thing my dad always said… ‘Take plenty of math courses.’ So I listened.  And here I am.”

oooAnd to her credit, coupled with the notion that she took heed to that about which her father suggest, Claxton essentially is helping transform and enhance lives from an economic standpoint — one person at a time.

A native Memphian and a rising entrepreneur who has proven time and again that maximizing her potential in her chosen field essentially headlines the divine purpose for which God created her, Claxton boasts such assertiveness and resiliency as owner and chief executive offer of KC Financial Services.

Located at 3385 Airways Boulevard, Suite 216 in the Whitehaven district of Memphis, KC Financial Services offer a variety of economic entities, most notably tax planning, bookkeeping, payroll, as well as vital assistance with federal and state tax ID forms.

CHECK OUT KC FINANCIAL SERVICES ONLINE: http://www.kcfinancialsvcs.com/.

By and large, what’s mostly beneficial is that they do this all year round, thus live up to their slogan of being a business that is “Professional. Consistent. Prompt.”

All while helping transform and enhance lives from an economic standpoint — one person at a time.

KC Financial Services boast a clientele that covers 15 U. S. States as well the U. S. Territory of Puerto Rico.

ffff“I  love it…I really do,” Claxton said of a professional tax preparation career that spans more than seven years. “It comes so natural for me.”

And because of her keen ability to routinely provide consumers with top-notch, reliable service, KC Financial Services appear on track to take on a national presence, a trend that essentially was a part of Claxton’s longstanding vision from the outset as a rising businesswoman.

BELIEVE MEMPHIS — A native Memphian and a rising entrepreneur who has proven time and again that maximizing her potential in her chosen field essentially headlines the divine purpose for which God created her, Kim Claxton boasts such assertiveness and resiliency as owner and chief executive offer of KC Financial Services.
BELIEVE MEMPHISA native Memphian and a rising entrepreneur who has proven time and again that maximizing her potential in her chosen field essentially headlines the divine purpose for which God created her, Kim Claxton boasts such assertiveness and resiliency as owner and chief executive offer of KC Financial Services.

“Helping my clients, whom I consider my extended family, keep their tax affairs in order, be it business or individual,” said Claxton, when asked what she loves most about her business. “The one company you don’t want to play with is the IRS. I want to put my clients at ease when it comes to filing their taxes.”

HEART FOR PEOPLE --- “Helping my clients, whom I consider my extended family, keep their tax affairs in order, be it business or individual,” said Claxton, when asked what she loves most about her business. “The one company you don’t want to play with is the IRS. I want to put my clients at ease when it comes to filing their taxes.” Because, truth be told, Claxton acknowledged, “No one really cares for the IRS.”
HEART FOR PEOPLE“Helping my clients, whom I consider my extended family, keep their tax affairs in order, be it business or individual,” said Claxton, when asked what she loves most about her business. “The one company you don’t want to play with is the IRS. I want to put my clients at ease when it comes to filing their taxes.”
Because, truth be told, Claxton acknowledged, “No one really cares for the IRS.”

Because, truth be told, Claxton acknowledged, “No one really cares for the IRS.”

A graduate of Memphis Northside High School, Claxton enrolled at the University of Memphis, then ultimatelly attended the Baptist School of Nursing.

Still, although for a while it appeared she was destined to engage in a career in the medical industry, God ultimately revealed to her a life-enhancing vision, one whereby she would transform and enhance lives from an economic standpoint — one person at a time.

The rest, as they say, is history.

To Claxton’s credit, she undoubtedly has found her niche in an industry in which it seems her best and brightest days are well ahead of her.

“I am always surprised when people reach out to me and tell me that they are inspired by my drive, hustle, and work ethic,” Claxton said. “It makes them work harder. It is flattering.”

Which, fortunately for Claxton, is what happens when you take heed to your father’s life-changing wisdom of taking math courses.

Early and often.



EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is founder and publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Dallas/Fort Worth-based entrepreneur Tameka King-Durham providing job-seekers with confidence, much-needed boosts

aaaDALLAS — It doesn’t take very long for anyone who crosses paths with Tameka King-Durham to realize that her reputation is such that she’s customarily a half-glass-full kind of person.

By all accounts, she’s especially one who aspires to see life from God’s perspective.

To her credit, that is amongst the grandest reasons King-Durham has found favor with God as a rising entrepreneur throughout Dallas/Fort Worth, one of the most energy-driven, business-oriented, and most populous establishments in America.

"SHOW ME" A TEXAS SIZE IMPACT --- A native of St. Louis, Tameka King-Durham is owner and chief operating officer of Business Solutions, a unique, credible multiple service company that offers customers a variety of professional entities that will greatly enabled them to become equipped and empowered to get a leg up in today’s ever-so-competitive job market.
SHOW ME A TEXAS SIZE IMPACTA native of St. Louis, Tameka King-Durham is owner and chief operating officer of Business Solutions, a unique, credible multiple service company that offers customers a variety of professional entities that will greatly enabled them to become equipped and empowered to get a leg up in today’s ever-so-competitive job market.

A 38-year-old native of St. Louis, King-Durham is owner and chief operating officer of Business Solutions, a unique, credible multiple service company that offers customers a variety of professional entities that will greatly enabled them to become equipped and empowered to get a leg up in today’s ever-so-competitive job market.

Everything from assembling resumes, to resume re-writing, cover letters, and thank you letters, among other things.

Given the immense strides she has made while simultaneously finding her niche in her craft, it’s safe to assume that King-Durham, by all accounts, have connected with her passion, thus walking in her divine purpose.

“For many years, I have written resumes not only for myself, but family members, friends, and others,” King-Durham told longtime journalist Andre Johnson during a recent interview. “I have always received favorable feedback from all. As a writer (with a wealth of experience, it is my belief that my job is to construct an amazing story of (consumers’) careers that will get them seen and hopefully the call for an interview.

“My mission is to let people know that we can always do and better,” King-Durham continued. “(I teach them to) stay positive and strive to always be the best you. God has a purpose for all. It is up to us to figure out what it is and make it work.”

FOLLOW TAMEKA, Y’ALL: Via Email at: Tameka@businesssolutions2016.com or Online at: Businesssolutions2016.com.

In detailing her up-and-coming venture, King-Durham specifically stressed that Business Solutions offer consumers:

Interview Coaching — “One must realize that the key to landing the dream job is to be prepared,” King-Durham said. “So it’s important to know that it’s not okay to just walk in an interview cold turkey or think that you can wing it. The interviewer will know. (Job seekers) must have a clear understanding of what the job is about and learn how to effectively communicate they are better suited for the position.”

Salary Negotiating Tools — “Of course, money is the driving force with regard to why we start the entire job search process,” King-Durham explains. “Depending on the position, it is quite possible the salary can be negotiated. We’ve got the tools to help you get through negotiating your next salary.”

Complaint Letters — “I offer this service simply because I am good at complaining and getting results,” King-Durham explained. “My father taught me how to write an effective letter when I have been wronged by a service or received a product that didn’t work properly. This service is for those who have had a bad experience and just don’t have the time to follow up for resolutions. We are more than happy to be the voice of the consumer when handling these issues.”

Insurance Assistance — “My career of choice initially was as Licensed Claims Adjuster for over 13 years,” King-Durham said. “Now I am not a lawyer. However, throughout the years, I have seen how people spent thousands on attorneys and it’s possible they did not need one. We will not settle claims. However, we can assist with answering questions one might have about their auto accident, injuries, or general liability claim experience.”

eeA graduate Lindenwood University, amongst the reasons King-Durham believes her business stands out is that it is a necessity of which consumers ought to take advantage.

The sooner, the better she said, because in this day and time, the job market will only become more competitive.

That is where King-Durham becomes a reliable, aggressive source of reason, particularly as it pertains to providing job seekers the right solutions to become equipped and empowered to get a leg up in today’s ever-so-competitive job market.

“I was never competitive in sports,” said King-Durham, “but always in life. For as long as I can remember, at the beginning of each calendar year, I write out short-term and long-term goals. Entrepreneurship has been on the long-term list long enough. It’s time for me to cross it off and continuing to move forward.”

This, to her credit, sums up why she’s one who aspires to see life from God’s perspective.

For more information about Business Solutions, call Tameka King-Durham at 866-599-1981. 



aaaEDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is founder and publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Dallas/Fort Worth businesswoman Charmaine Wynter having a global impact as a professional luxury interior designer

aDALLAS — Charmaine Wynter was only keeping it real.

Given the immense strides she’s made as a progressive, thriving businesswoman, she’s undoubtedly has earned the right to keep it real — real for all the right reasons, mind you.

Take, for instance, how during a recent exclusive interview, Wynter deemed it necessary to display a catchphrase uttered by renowned R & B/Pop music icon, particularly when asked what does she likes mostly about her business.

“The fact that I (get to) shape my destiny,” Wynter told longtime journalist Andre Johnson. “If I want to work hard, I do. And if I want to take a day or weeks of vacation, I can. I appreciate not having to ask permission. Like (R & B/Pop singer) Bobby Brown said, ‘It’s my prerogative. I can do what I want to do.’”

ewBecause of her God-manifested talents and gifts, coupled with her relentless perseverance and unyielding faith, it’s safe to assume that Wynter certainly has earned the right to do what she wants to do.

A native of Jamaica — but Canadian by immigration — Wynter is a seven-time award-winning Luxury Interior Designer and owner of Wynter Interiors, Incorporated, a business venture she founded in 1996.

nhyuioA notable guest speaker for designed-related events, Wynter is the host for the show, Living Well Show Host.

To her credit, interior designing is that about which she is widely known, something she had dreamt of embarking upon a career in ever since she was a youngster.

“Hmm…I’d have to say that this is my God-given talent,” Wynter explained. “As a young child, I didn’t even know what a designer was. I had no name for what I did. I just did it.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Wynter, by all accounts, began to build on and expand her niche as a young interior designer to the point at which she thought it befitting to start a business by way of the dazzling talents for which God has blessed her.

YOU GO GIRL!!! Because of God-manifested talents and gifts, coupled with her relentless faith, it’s safe to assume that Charmaine Wynter certainly has earned the right to do what she wants to do. A native of Jamaica — but Canadian by immigration — Wynter is a Luxury Interior Designer as owner of Wynter Interiors, Incorporated, business venture she founded in 1996.
YOU GO GIRL!!! Because of God-manifested talents and gifts, coupled with her relentless faith, it’s safe to assume that Charmaine Wynter certainly has earned the right to do what she wants to do. A native of Jamaica — but Canadian by immigration — Wynter is a Luxury Interior Designer as owner of Wynter Interiors, Incorporated, business venture she founded in 1996.

Ahhhhh…look at her today, exhibiting a Texas-size impact as a current resident of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

“My family just accepted it that Charmaine would rearrange the furniture every Saturday,” Wynter said.

There is, in fact, a memorable story, of sorts, behind Wynter’s rise as a thriving entrepreneur.

“When I was 11, tired of sharing a room, I converted a laundry room into my own bedroom,” Wynter explained. “Folks were amazed. At 13, when my folks divorced and my father took all the living room furniture, I redecorated and the ladies from the church where shocked I’d done it. They assumed my mother had gotten help.”

Yes, she did get help, some much-needed assistance from the woman who seemed very well on track to having a global impact a booming professional interior designer.

“Everyone deserves to live their distinctive, luxurious, living sensibility,” Wynter said. “Whichever way that shapes out and environments are one way in which we can esteem and inspire ourselves and our loved ones daily.”

A proud graduate of George Brown College Toronto, Canada, Wynter consequently enrolled in the Interior Design Program at the University of Phoenix, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design.

MAKING TEXAS-SIZE STRIDES — A longtime luxury interior designer whose business venture caters to adults mostly ranging in ages 35-and-up, Wynter’s talents have afforded her to display her skills in such places as Toronto/Ontario Canada, Chicago, Pittsburgh and now the Dallas/Forth Worth area. As it pertains to her profession and passionate as interior designer, Wynter emphasized that grasping clients’ attention is extremely key in this ever-so-competitive business.
MAKING TEXAS-SIZE STRIDESA longtime luxury interior designer whose business venture caters to adults mostly ranging in ages 35-and-up, Wynter’s talents have afforded her to display her skills in such places as Toronto/Ontario Canada, Chicago, Pittsburgh and now the Dallas/Forth Worth area. As it pertains to her profession and passionate as interior designer, Wynter emphasized that grasping clients’ attention is extremely key in this ever-so-competitive business.

The youngest of eight siblings — with four older brothers — Wynter is a former multi-sport athlete, having been involved in competitive Track and field, basketball, soccer, and field hockey from early childhood to her freshman year of high school.

In addition, she was a member of the varsity cheerleading squad during her entire high school stint.

A longtime luxury interior designer whose business venture caters to adults mostly ranging in ages 35-and-up, Wynter’s talents have afforded her to display her skills in such places as Toronto/Ontario Canada, Chicago, Pittsburgh and now the Dallas/Forth Worth area.

As it pertains to her profession and passionate as interior designer, Wynter emphasized that grasping clients’ attention is extremely key in this ever-so-competitive business.

“As a little girl, I didn’t always get to shape my life,” Wynter said. “But I could shape my lifestyle by controlling my environment. How my room looked was all on me. I want to give that same gift back to my clients.”

All while keeping it real.

TO REACH CHARMAINE WYNTER: 
Charmaine Wynter BID, Wynter Interiors, Incorporated
DESIGN EXPERT/HOST LIVING WELL SHOW
Email: info@wynterinteriors.com.
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Philadelphia businessman Aquil “Ali” Bashir survives near-death experience, emerges as thriving author and entrepreneur

Aquil “Ali” Bashir has become a fixture to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas.

PHILLY'S FINEST --- Nearly 30 years removed from having found his niche in this ever-so-competitive communications industry, Philadelphia native Aquil Bashir is steadily having an influential impact, most notably as a thriving businessman and author. A 44-year-old native of Philly, Bashir is originator of the book entitled, “Grindstone 4 Life. According Grindstone 4 Life’s Facebook page, this book depicts the story about Philadelphia's underground secret world of sex, drugs and murder and is scheduled to be available for purchase on Amazon.com as early as December 24.
PHILLY’S FINESTNearly 30 years removed from having found his niche in this ever-so-competitive communications industry, Philadelphia native Aquil Bashir is steadily having an influential impact, most notably as a thriving businessman and author.
A 44-year-old native of Philly, Bashir is originator of the book entitled, “Grindstone 4 Life. According Grindstone 4 Life’s Facebook page, this book depicts the story about Philadelphia’s underground secret world of sex, drugs and murder and is scheduled to be available for purchase on Amazon.com as early as December 24.

It is, to his distinctly unique credit, a trend that spans nearly three decades.

An accomplished writer since the age of 16, Bashir’s seemingly insurmountable rise to success began when he hosted his very own radio show called “The Way It Is” on Philadelphia-based WDAS AM. In addition, he was a frequent contributor for The Communicator Magazine as well as made regular appearances on Kid Time News on Philadelphia’s channel 17.

vbhNearly 30 years removed from having found his niche in this ever-so-competitive communications industry, Bashir is steadily having an influential impact, most notably as a thriving businessman and author.

A 44-year-old native of Philly, Bashir is the originator of the book entitled, “Grindstone 4 Life.” According Grindstone 4 Life’s Facebook page, this book depicts the story about Philadelphia’s underground secret world of sex, drugs and murder and is scheduled to be available for purchase on Amazon.com as early as December 24.

“It’s a compelling story about the inner-workings of a “Go-Go” club I use to own in Philadelphia during the 90’s (or during) the Golden Age of Hip-Hop,” Bashir explained.

According to Bashir, the first book of the series is called, “The Unauthorized Truth,” which reveals actual accounts seen and told by the witnesses at the illegal establishments like the “Grindstone,” “Cherokee,” as well as the “Nite on Broadway,” just to name a few, he said.

tt“Writing “Grindstone 4 Life” allowed me to live through all those moments again…the good and the bad,” said Bashir, who’s widely known as owner and chief executive officer of Bashir Enterprises International as well as CFO of Discount Dental Lab. “It’s based on my journey striving to make in the Erotic Club business, elbow to elbow, with the most fearless people I know: the “G-Stone Crew.” This is my homage to the whole game before I check outta here.”

Before his rise as a compelling author/businessman, Bashir endured his share of adversity and turmoil, all of which greatly fueled his desire to recover and bounce back unlike never before.

And what a dramatic comeback for the ages he managed to stage with God, his Helper, leading the way.

It all started some three years ago when Bashir had suffered a massive stroke, which suddenly gave way to his life left hanging in the balance.

FOLLOW AQUIL BASHIR VIA SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/Grindstone4Life/.

As if that wasn’t enough to shatter and cause a sudden shakeup to his life, Bashir recalls like yesterday how his then-wife surprisingly abandoned him during a time in which he needed her most.

“I was abandoned on my stroke bed by my (then) wife…left homeless…living in my dental lab,” Bashir explained. “God blessed me with the intelligence to write these visions down.”

The rest, as they say, is history.

“You get the first installment December 24 on Amazon,” Bashir said once again while displaying his signature smile. “I wrote this book in my hospital bed, jotting down my dreams instead of stressing about things I have no control over…tapping on a laptop with one finger. So, I guess triumph would describe this book for me. I have no control over, tapping on a lap-top with one finger. Never could type (anyways). So, I guess triumph would describe this book for me.”

Talk a dramatic comeback for the ages.

With God, his Helper, leading the way.



awseeEDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, athlete, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is a senior writer for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.