Although there was plenty to do and places to be during Atlanta’s hosting of Super Bowl III, enthusiasts of luxury lifestyle, fashion and economic empowerment, came out in support of the first Finer Experience, a series of luxury lifestyle events hosted by Reality Television stars, Lisa Nicole Cloud and Lisa Wu, creators of the Atlanta A List Network.
The Finer experience included two events held during Super Bowl weekend, starting with an invitation-only dinner, held at Bentley’s Atlanta in Alpharetta and was hosted by Business Mogul and Fashion Designer, Lisa Nicole Cloud, formerly of Bravo’s Married to Medicine and Lisa Wu, formerly of Atlanta Housewives. The dinner, which was attended by key influencers in fashion, media, sports, film, music, business, etc., was held on Thursday, January 31st. In addition, a number of community influencers were recognized for their contributions to their respective industries, at the dinner.
Honorees included Catherine Brewton, vice president, Creative at Broadcast Music Inc., (BMI), who received the Music and Entertainment Influencer Award; Billy Hayes, CEO of Northside Hospital-Cherokee, who received the Business Influencer Award; Dr. Rashad Richey, on-air radio personality and Munson Steed, publisher of the Steed Media Group, who both received the Social Influencer Awards.
The dinner was followed up with a fashion showcase extravaganza and party on Saturday, the 2nd, at the Crowne Plaza in Midtown, which included the designs of the Lisa Nicole Cloud Collection and her newest fashion brand, B.O.S.S. (Believers of Supernatural Success). The fashion event also showcased the beautiful designs of Rawan Asad, owner of Elite Pour La Vie and Beauty and Fashion Expert, Dwight Eubanks.
Both events were the results of a coalition of leading business, entertainment, sports, media and fashion industry influencers known as the Atlanta A List Network, which will be hosting a series of luxury lifestyle events designed to connect and galvanize Atlanta’s Who’s Who, in making a difference within Atlanta communities. Among those serving on the host committee for the Finer Experience, were Dwight Eubanks from Atlanta Housewives; Shante Paige, executive with The Ricky Smiley Show; Sheree Whitley and Lisa Wu, Atlanta Housewives; Palmer Williams, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Big Tigger, radio personality; Carl Payne, Actor, formerly of the popular show, Martin; Dr. Denise Mitchem, Dr. Darren Naugles, Dr. Rashad Richey, radio personality; Charles Hellier, CEO, The Hellier Group; William Patsiga, CEO Telaid, etc.
The Economic Empowerment Initiative (EEI) was the charitable partner of the Finer Experience events, the mission of which is to increase the minimum standard of financial literacy in America, which it has been doing for almost 20 years. The organization provides financial literacy courses to high school and college students, community-based groups, faith-based organizations and companies, to help create smarter consumers and producers for stronger economies.
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“We are so thankful for the support the Atlanta community showed us, by the large crowds that attended both Finer Experience events during Super Bowl weekend,” said Lisa Nicole Cloud. “We hope to do these kinds of events quarterly because the Atlanta A List Network was not only created to connect power influencers from the business, entertainment, sports and media communities, but to also form a coalition of committed community influencers who want to make a positive difference in the area of economic empowerment, and we’re off to a wonderful start,” she said.