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Stylistics to Perform at Inaugural Gala at French Embassy

National Black Chamber of Commerce and National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation proudly announce their Inaugural Gala, Monday, January 19, 2009, 8:00 PM - Midnight at the glamorous French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007.

The Stylistics, featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. and their 18 piece orchestra will have the dance floor packed as the memories come pouring back. The Howard University Dance Major Performance Ensemble and neo soul, jazz/rock/blues fusion musician Phredley will open the evening's festivities.

Well-known numerologist, Lloyd Strayhorn will be on hand to chart your numbers. We will preview a clip of the soon-to-be-released documentary "Believe: The Barack Obama Story", produced by On the Potomac Productions-www.otpvideo.com.

Take part in a Silent Auction featuring celebrated artist Ted Ellis-http://www.tellisfineart.com and his portrait of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States. Other Ted Ellis fine art will also be available for purchase. NBCC partner EverFi, Inc. will launch its NBCC Financial Scholars Program teaching young adults the core concepts of financial literacy. Test your Fi-Q (Financial Literacy) online at the EverFi table.

Enjoy a crisp cobb salad bar, grilled breast of chicken and London broil, shrimp and vegetable tempura, tortellini alfredo, various dessert pastries and a full bar hosted by Hennessy; afterwards international cigars will be available for purchase.

Please meet our sponsors, Vox Global Mandate, Areva, Hennessy, Tim Adams of Sa-Tech, Inc., Arthur Queen of EGM, June Smith of ISRI, Christine's Coffee, Ever-Fi Financial Literacy Program and Talkhouse Magazine.

Chloe Mortaud, the reigning Miss France, (with roots in Mississippi and the French Pyrenees), diplomats, elected officials, and successful entrepreneurs have been confirmed. It is the place to be! Don't miss this historical event. Pretty faces and beautiful people from around the world will be there to celebrate and network with you. Black tie is optional.

The deadline is fast approaching! To purchase tickets go to the NBCC website no later than January 13, www.nationalbcc.org. There are no ticket sales on site; bring your identification, security is tight.



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