Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce Rising Stars
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Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce Rising Stars

Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce Rising Stars

The Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce announces its 2018 Rising Stars. The award recipients are as follows:

Carlyle Anderson – gets things moving in the shipping industry with a fleet that guarantees cost efficient solutions and innovative technology, as President and CEO of United Global Expedited Services, Inc. he is rapidly growing towards becoming the leading force in the freight and logistics industry.

Renee Bobb – prepares and empowers future businesses owners as CEO of R.B.I. Enterprise Empowerment Training and Development, Nashville Business Journal Veteran of the Year, Tennessee Titan Quarterback Volunteer of the Year, Small Business Administration, Virginia Women in Business Champion, 2017 Athena Award Nominee, and the Owner of the Music City Icons Semi-Professional Women’s Basketball Team.

Robert Higgins – serves the needs of thousands through entertainment and community service by bringing to the Music City, venues and entertainment experiences such as Jazz and Jokes Comedy Lounge in the Historic-Lower Broadway District, the WKND Bar and Lounge, Agenda Night Club in the Historic Nashville Gulch, Shut up and Vote, Voter Registration Drive, 100 Dreams Turkey Drive, Martha O’bryan Christmas Toy Drive, and Charity and Foundation Outreach for Professional Athletes.

Jason and Myranda Jones – foster the most formative years of educational growth as a husband and wife tem that assists children to their fullest potential through Kiddie Academy.

Josh Shaw – tells stories and impacts thousands of lives, both nationally and internationally as the owner and director of Modern Innovation Production and Manager of Marketing Videography at Lipscomb University.

Dr. Lakisha L. Simmons – brings the data of science and EdTech to business intelligence as a six-sigma black belt and associate professor in management information systems at Belmont University, founder of the Homework Suite Student Planner App, founder of The Achiever Academy nonprofit, 2018 Nashville Emerging Leader in Education, and as a 2018 Susan Short Jones Emerging Leader.

Dimeta Smith – shares her passion for financial literacy and economic development as
an Internal Auditor, Financial Systems Implementation Consultant and Chief Financial Officer, as a consultant with small to large size corporations, sole proprietorships and partnerships from various industries within for profit and non-profit sectors, as a member of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Respite Coalition, West End Homes Foundation and New Leaders Council, as a presenter for Girls To The Moon, National Association of Women MBAs’ Annual Thrive Conference, Small Business Administration, Pathway Women’s Business Center and the National Association of Women Business Owners, as a regular guest on Common Cents: The Money Show on WFSK 88.1 FM radio, as a partner in the accounting firm Smith Pelmore Dobbs PC, and as a 2018 Nashville Business Journal Woman of Influence.