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imPowered Business Summit 2019


imPowered Business Summit 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.


World Renowned Motivational Speaker Eric Thomas Is Coming to Columbia, SC. 

The Breakfast Club and The Hip Hop Preacher To Takeover The Midlands

The imPOWERED Planning Committee is excited to announce a day-long Business Summit consisting of empowerment, business networking and motivation for current and aspiring business owners, entrepreneurs and the community.  This event will take place at the Koger Center for the Arts on Saturday, July 27, 2019 beginning at 10am, doors open at 9am.

Ticket prices start at $35 and are on sale now.

The imPOWERED Business Summit 2019 hosted by Burris & Pressley Realty will feature The Breakfast Club’s one and only DJ Envy and The Hip Hop Preacher Eric Thomas as speakers.  Both speakers will also attend the catered Social Networking event immediately following the Summit at the Koger Center for the Arts. All VIP Ticket Holders will receive a pass to attend the Social Networking Event.

DJ Envy and his real estate partner, Flipping NJ, are taking the country by storm in the real estate market. They will be on hand to share their story and knowledge regarding the real estate industry and their success with “flipping” homes.  The beloved Hip Hop Preacher Eric Thomas (ET) who provides daily motivation to his 1M followers on social media, athletic icons such as Lebron James, corporate executives in the boardman, ESPN and so many more, will travel from Michigan to motivate and inspire the Midlands community.  Eric Thomas has used his life story of growing up in Detroit, college years in Alabama and earning his PhD to inspire others.  His authentic vulnerability and storytelling skills provides consistent and relatable inspiration to the masses.

In addition to the speakers and social networking event, attendees will have access to a variety of local vendors who will have goods, services and information on hand for all who attend this phenomenal event.  Vendor Table and Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to the event team at  The imPOWERED Committee will also sponsor a video challenge titled imPOWER U!, more details for this contest will be made public on the 1st of July 2019.

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Press Contact for imPOWERED 2019: 
Alenda Taylor
 - Event Director 
Phone: (803) 929-7550 

About Burris and Pressley Realty:
Burris and Pressley Realty is a real estate brokerage located in Northeast Columbia led by the real estate partnership of Damian Burris and Cody Pressley.  Learn more at