• Amazing Greek-Life Graduates Shine During the 2017 #GraduatingGreeks Feature Week™
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    Amanda McLeroy; 2017 #GraduatingGreeks Feature Week™ WINNER, member of Sigma Gamma Rho® Sorority, Inc., and graduate of George Mason University.


    CLEVELAND, OH – June 10, 2017 – The National Greek Awards™ 2017 #GraduatingGreeks Feature Week™ recently concluded, and it was the most successful one to date.  Greek-life graduates from all over the U.S. submitted some of the most telling and beautiful photos showcasing their pride in succeeding at one of the most difficult things to accomplish in an industrialized society: Earning a college degree.  

    This year’s GGFW Contest included over 100 contestant photos from several Greek-letter organizations from around the country.  Some of those images even include the babies of graduates, which they used as inspiration to make it through extraordinarily trying times during their undergraduate tenure.

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    Amanda Burgos; 2017 #GraduatingGreeks Feature Week™ 2nd place finisher, member of Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., and graduate of Saint Leo University.

    I am always proud to see anyone accomplish something positive, especially something with a high level of difficulty that is also life-changing,” said National Greek Awards™ Founder and Executive Director Tim Carthon, “But to see my fellow Greek-life family members do so, especially with the reputation of Greek-letter organization members in general not being at the height at which I believe it deserves to be, that’s particularly satisfying.  And it definitely doesn’t hurt to win a nice $100 prize on the side, courtesy of Fiverr.com, for that accomplishment.

    This year’s contest winner is a graduate of George Mason University and entered what may go down as one of the greatest Greek life photographs ever taken.  And, like so many higher education students, she also has an all-too familiar pre-undergraduate story to tell, as college is an expensive experience in America.

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    Je’nell Hubbard; 2017 #GraduatingGreeks Feature Week™ 3rd place finisher, member of Alpha Kappa Alpha® Sorority, Inc., and graduate of Kennesaw State University.

    Graduating college in my family in general was a big thing, not just in my immediate family,” says Amanda McLeroy, a member of Sigma Gamma Rho® Sorority, Inc. and the 2017 Graduating Greeks Feature Week™ Contest winner, “Though we didn’t have much, and I knew we didn’t have much, (my parents) still scraped together every last penny that they had to make sure that I was able to go to a college out of state because they knew that’s what I really wanted to do with myself.

    However, the triumph (and some good fortune) through her struggle are part of the beauty of Amanda’s story.

    When I won I was initially shocked because it was such a close race. I didn’t think I would win in all honesty,” she said, “So many great things had been happening to me over the course of the year, and I was overjoyed to add this to the list.”

    Ms. McLeroy has a “pretty complex” future planned as well.  Watch her story below.

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    The mission of the National Greek Awards™ is to positively change the entire social structure of Greek-letter organizations worldwide.  You can see the Greek-letter organization Students featured on the National Greek Awards’ Facebook®, Twitter®, and Instagram® social media pages (@GreekAwards).  The graduation photos featured will also be included in the Greek life photos section on GreekAwards.com soon.

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    About the National Greek Awards™

    The National Greek Awards™ is the national standard for the highest levels of individual academic excellence, community service involvement, team performance, and career achievement within the Greek Fraternity and Sorority world.  Handpicked by the members of the Hall of Greeks™ Awards Academy™ and members of the Greek fraternity and sorority world abroad, this All-Star-studded red-carpet awards event showcases yearly “The All-Stars of Greek Fraternities and Sororities™.”  READ MORE…

    The National Greek Awards™, also known as the Greek All-Star™ Awards™ and the National Greek Fraternity and Sorority Awards®, is a privately held subsidiary of Carthon Choreography™, headquartered in Ohio.


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  • Fiverr® and GBS Bureau Member Reach Extended ‘Inner-City Education’ Deal
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    Fiverr Sponsors Six (6) Workshops


    CLEVELAND, OH – January 25, 2016 – The Greek All-Star™ Awards™ today announced that its Executive Director and Great Black Speakers Bureau member Tim Carthon and Fiverr® International, an online marketplace that offers creative and professional services starting at $5, have reached a short-term multi-city, multi-workshop sponsorship deal.

    Over the next three (3) months, Fiverr® will be the Title Sponsor for six (6) of Carthon’s exclusive SBI Workshops™; a business infrastructure workshop specifically and uniquely designed to swiftly help aspiring inner-city entrepreneurs streamline the creation and building of their businesses.

    Right now, the job market is very frustrating out there for so many people, so I’m pleased that Fiverr® has taken a vested, extended interest in inner-city communities through my Startup Business Infrastructure Workshop,” said Tim Carthon, GASA Executive Director and founder of the SBI Workshop™,  “This gives residents an opportunity to take control of their career destinies through not just building businesses from within their inner-city ranks, but doing so in the most convenient, most cost-effective manner.  Hey, who doesn’t have $5.00 to invest in completely and positively changing their future, right?

    The $5.00 refers to the current sponsored cost to attend three (3) of Carthon’s previous four (4) Fiverr®-sponsored SBI Workshops™; an ode to his sponsor Fiverr’s starting cost of services at Fiverr.com, where virtually all of their 3M+ services start at just $5.00.

    He also recently created a public school version of his exclusive workshop called Tim Carthon’s SBI Workshop™ for Students, which is to be primarily funded by the school district or the individual schools at which he speaks until sponsorship can be secured.

    As far as the new, six-part extended education sponsorship deal with Carthon and Fiverr®, Carthon calls it his “C.O.E.T.” (Carthon Ohio Education Takeover), which he says will help him begin the indirect restructuring of the Ohio education system.

    The first of Tim Carthon’s next six (6) SBI Workshops™ is being presented by Columbus-based event partner BLACK CENTRAL™ and is scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 9am-4pm EST at the H.U.B. Community Development Corporation on 1336 E. Main Street in Columbus, OH (43205).

    When we build a bridge to one another and dedicate our lives to the uplift(ing) of our people, then the dye is set for us to have and maintain true economic freedom,” says Asad Z. Shabazz, President and Founder of the H.U.B. Community Development Corporation.

    The remaining five (5) events are tentatively scheduled to be held in Akron, Dayton, Cincinnati, Springfield, and Canton.  You can see up-to-date event information, enter his next $100 event giveaway contest, book Tim Carthon to speak at your next event, and register for his upcoming Columbus SBI Workshop™ now at SBIWorkshop.com.


    About Tim Carthon

    Tim Carthon is the creator of the SBI Workshop™, a comprehensive hands-on workshop which aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs start their businesses with a solid infrastructure right there within the workshop.  Carthon is also the founder and executive director of the National Greek All-Star™ Awards™, an organization that is focused on becoming the national standard for awarding the highest levels of academic, community service, performance prowess, and career excellence and achievement within the realm of Greek fraternities and sororities and which works with several educational institutions to help at-risk youth develop a love and appreciation for education and the performing arts.

    About Fiverr® International

    Launched in 2010, by founders Shai Wininger and Micha Kaufman, Fiverr® International is an online marketplace that offers creative and professional services starting at $5.  It is ranked among the top 150 most popular sites in the United States and top 500 in the world.

    About BLACK CENTRAL™

    Founded in 2012, BLACK CENTRAL™ is a movement dedicated to the empowerment of individuals, families, businesses, and organizations in Black communities throughout the U.S. and the African Diaspora.  Using technology, they endeavor to cover a variety of topics that pertain to people of African descent. BLACK CENTRAL™ encourages a critical thinking perspective, fills the void left by mainstream media outlets, and recognizes that there are many working diligently and achieving great things in the community.  Their ultimate goal is to galvanize those efforts and create a unified force to effect change through collective action.

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    About the Greek All-Star™ Awards™

    The National Greek All-Star™ Awards™ is the national standard for the highest levels of individual academic excellence, community service involvement, team performance, and career achievement within the Greek Fraternity and Sorority world.  Handpicked by the members of the Hall of Greeks™ Awards Academy™ and members of the Greek fraternity and sorority world abroad, this All-Star-studded red-carpet awards event showcases yearly “The All-Stars of Greek Fraternities and Sororities™.”  READ MORE…

    The Greek All-Star™ Awards™, also known as the National Greek Awards™ and the National Greek Fraternity and Sorority Awards®, is a privately held subsidiary of Carthon Choreography™ headquartered in Ohio.


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  • Fivver®-Sponsored Business Workshop Series with ‘Keynote Teacher’ Tim Carthon Ends 2015 Strong
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    Tim Carthon’s SBI Workshop™, presented by My5tery Music™ and sponsored by Fiverr®

    CLEVELAND, OH – December 23, 2015 – The Greek All-Star™ Awards™ today announced the completion of the 4th and final 2015 installment of Tim Carthon’s Startup Business Infrastructure Workshop, better known as the SBI Workshop™, presented by My5tery Music™ LLC and sponsored by Fivver® International; the global marketplace for creative and professional services starting at $5.  The event was held at the Frederick Douglass Community Center in Toledo, OH on Saturday, December 19, 2015, from 9am-4pm EST.

    The SBI Workshop™ was paramount for our community, community leaders, and future leaders.  The speaker was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and attentive to all workshop participants,” said Errick Dixon, Executive Director of My5tery Music™, a youth performing arts company and current client of Mr. Carthon’s SBI consulting business, “I was honored that my company, My5tery Music™, was asked to present the ‘Tim Carthon SBI Workshop™’ to Toledo, and HIGHLY recommend this workshop for neighboring cities and towns with similar demographics.

    (L-R) My5tery Music™ Executive Director Errick Dixon, Toledo, OH Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, and SBI Workshop™ Creator and Keynote Teacher Tim Carthon at the Frederick Douglass Community Center

    (L-R) My5tery Music™ Executive Director Errick Dixon, Toledo, OH Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, and SBI Workshop™ Creator and Keynote Teacher Tim Carthon at the Frederick Douglass Community Center

    Tim Carthon, a Cleveland, Ohio native, at-risk youth advocate, and keynote teacher, created the SBI Workshop™ to help aspiring entrepreneurs – who live in inner cities – by guiding them from the concept to development stage of their business, right within the workshop.  He is currently in talks to expand his exclusive startup business infrastructure workshop through a potential long-term sponsorship deal with Fiverr® International.

    There’s nothing like the fire that burns inside me when I am teaching,” said Carthon, “And I’m just getting warmed up.  2016 is going to be an educational inferno.

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    Fivver® International ~ www.Fiverr.com

    The upcoming 2016 first quarter schedule for Tim Carthon’s SBI Workshop™ tentatively includes the following Ohio cities: Akron, Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Canton, and Springfield.  You can see more about Tim Carthon’s SBI Workshop™ now at www.TimCarthon.com.


    About Fiverr® International

    Launched in 2010, by founders Shai Wininger and Micha Kaufman, Fiverr® International is an online marketplace that offers creative and professional services starting at $5. It is ranked among the top 150 most popular sites in the United States and top 500 in the world.

    About Tim Carthon

    Tim Carthon’s SBI Workshop™ aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs start their business with a solid infrastructure.  Carthon is the founder and executive director of the National Greek All-Star™ Awards™, an organization that is focused on becoming the national standard for awarding the highest levels of academic, community service, performance prowess, and career excellence and achievement within the realm of Greek fraternities and sororities and which works with several educational institutions to help at-risk youth develop a love and appreciation for the performing arts.

    About My5tery Music™

    Incorporated in 2013 by founder Errick Dixon, better known to his community and students as “Mr. E”, My5tery Music™ is a performing arts-based company that provides a unique combination of intellectual, physical, & multifaceted music and performing arts activities & education training for students grades 3-12, using these activities to correlate the desire and discipline in learning the different performing arts crafts to the desire and discipline it takes to excel academically.

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    About the Greek All-Star™ Awards™

    The National Greek All-Star™ Awards™ is the national standard for the highest levels of individual academic excellence, community service involvement, team performance, and career achievement within the Greek Fraternity and Sorority world.  Handpicked by the members of the Hall of Greeks™ Awards Academy™ and members of the Greek fraternity and sorority world abroad, this All-Star-studded red-carpet awards event showcases yearly “The All-Stars of Greek Fraternities and Sororities™.”  READ MORE…

    The Greek All-Star™ Awards™, also known as the National Greek Awards™ and the National Greek Fraternity and Sorority Awards®, is a privately held subsidiary of Carthon Choreography™ headquartered in Ohio.


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  • Fiverr®-Sponsored Business Workshop Comes to Toledo’s Inner City
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    CLEVELAND, OH – December 03, 2015 – The Greek All-Star™ Awards™ today announced that Fivver®, the global marketplace for creative and professional services starting at $5, has teamed up again with entrepreneur Tim Carthon to serve as title sponsor for his traveling SBI (Startup Business Infrastructure) Workshop, this time in Toledo, OH.  And, in the spirit of Fivver®, the workshop will continue to only costs attendees five bucks.

    At Fiverr®, our vision is to shape the future of work, everyday,” says Adam Swart, Marketing Director at Fiverr® International. “We know aspiring business owners crave the type of actionable examples, knowledge and insights that the SBI Workshop™ delivers.  So we’re not only proud to sponsor, but Fiverr® is eager to help Mr. Carthon, through his SBI Workshops™, inspire success in these future business leaders.”

    Carthon, a Cleveland, Ohio native, at-risk youth advocate, and keynote speaker, created the SBI Workshop™ to help aspiring entrepreneurs – who live in inner cities – by guiding them from the concept to development stage of their business, right within the workshop.

    Most workshops just tell you what to do to be successful, then send you on your way,” says Carthon.  “This workshop helps seedling entrepreneurs set the correct path from the outset by showing them specifically what to do.”

    Since Oct., Carthon has held workshops in Cleveland, Ohio at the Carthon Conservatory, in Detroit, Michigan where he teamed up with presenting partner Developing K.I.D.S., and in Warrensville Heights, Ohio where he held three (3) workshops at the 13th Annual HBCU College Fair.  The next SBI Workshop™ will be presented by the Toledo-based performing arts company My5tery Music™, held at the Frederick Douglass Community Center, 1001 Indiana Ave, Meeting Room 2 (3rd Floor), in Toledo, OH 43697, on Sat. Dec. 19, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    This opportunity is not only a beneficial tool for those who experience it, it allows my business to give back to someone who helped me,” said Errick Dixon, Executive Director of My5tery Music™, a current client of Mr. Carthon’s SBI consulting business.

     To register for Tim Carthon’s SBI Workshop™, visit www.TimCarthon.com.


    About Fiverr® International

    Launched in 2010, by founders Shai Wininger and Micha Kaufman, Fiverr® International is an online marketplace that offers creative and professional services starting at $5. It is ranked among the top 150 most popular sites in the United States and top 500 in the world.

    About Tim Carthon

    Tim Carthon’s SBI Workshop™ aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs start their business with a solid infrastructure. Carthon is the founder and executive director of the National Greek All-Star™ Awards™, an organization that is focused on becoming the national standard for awarding the highest levels of academic, community service, performance prowess, and career excellence and achievement within the realm of Greek fraternities and sororities and which works with several educational institutions to help at-risk youth develop a love and appreciation for the performing arts.

    About My5tery Music™

    Incorporated in 2013, My5tery Music™ is a performing arts-based company that provides a unique combination of intellectual, physical, & multifaceted music and performing arts activities & education training for students grades 3-12, using these activities to correlate the desire and discipline in learning the different performing arts crafts to the desire and discipline it takes to excel academically.

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    About the Greek All-Star™ Awards™

    The National Greek All-Star™ Awards™ is the national standard for the highest levels of individual academic excellence, community service involvement, team performance, and career achievement within the Greek Fraternity and Sorority world.  Handpicked by the members of the Hall of Greeks™ Awards Academy™ and members of the Greek fraternity and sorority world abroad, this All-Star-studded red-carpet awards event showcases yearly “The All-Stars of Greek Fraternities and Sororities™.”  READ MORE…

    The Greek All-Star™ Awards™, also known as the National Greek Awards™ and the National Greek Fraternity and Sorority Awards®, is a privately held subsidiary of Carthon Choreography™ headquartered in Ohio.


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  • Fivver® Sponsors Small Business Workshop for Detroit’s Inner-City Residents
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    CLEVELAND, OH – November 02, 2015 – The Greek All-Star™ Awards™ today announced that Fivver®, the global marketplace for creative and professional services starting at $5, has teamed up with entrepreneur Tim Carthon to serve as title sponsor for his traveling SBI Workshop™. And, in the spirit of Fivver®, the workshop only cost attendees five bucks.

    At Fiverr®, our vision is to shape the future of work, everyday,” says Adam Swart, Marketing Director at Fiverr® International. “We know aspiring business owners crave the type of actionable examples, knowledge and insights that the SBI Workshop™ delivers.  So we’re not only proud to sponsor, but Fiverr® is eager to help Mr. Carthon, through his SBI Workshops™, inspire success in these future business leaders.”

    Carthon, a Cleveland, Ohio native, at-risk youth advocate, and keynote speaker, created The SBI Workshop™ (Startup Business Infrastructure Workshop) to help aspiring entrepreneurs – who live in the inner city – by guiding them from the concept to development stage of their business, right within the workshop.

    Most workshops just tell you what to do to be successful, then send you on your way,” said Carthon.  “This workshop helps seedling entrepreneurs set the correct path from the outset by showing them specifically what to do.” 

    Carthon held his first workshop in his hometown last month and has teamed up with presenting partner Developing K.I.D.S to bring the second one to Detroit. Developing K.I.D.S Founder Kimberly Newberry said she saw the workshop as an opportunity for the families of the youth they serve, many of whom are attempting to re-invent themselves as a result of a weakened job market. It fits their mission. 

    This is another resource, another opportunity we can provide,” says Newberry.  

    The event will be held on Sat. Nov. 14, 2015 at Developing K.I.D.S. Headquarters, 22519 Plymouth Road, Detroit, Michigan, 48239 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register for Tim Carthon’s SBI Workshop™ visit www.TimCarthon.com.


    About Fiverr® International

    Launched in 2010, by founders Shai Wininger and Micha Kaufman, Fiverr® International is an online marketplace that offers creative and professional services starting at $5. It is ranked among the top 100 most popular sites in the United States and top 150 in the world.

    About Tim Carthon

    Tim Carthon’s SBI Workshop™ aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs start their business with a solid infrastructure. Carthon is the founder and executive director of the National Greek All-Star™ Awards™, an organization that is focused on becoming the national standard for awarding the highest levels of academic, community service, performance prowess, and career excellence and achievement within the realm of Greek fraternities and sororities and which works with several educational institutions to help at-risk youth develop a love and appreciation for the performing arts.

    About Developing K.I.D.S

    Incorporated in 2006, Developed K.I.D.S’ mission is to strengthen urban communities by guiding youth in their mental, physical, and educational growth as well as helping to strengthen and empower young adults by providing opportunities for all to become strong contributors to their community.

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    About the Greek All-Star™ Awards™

    The National Greek All-Star™ Awards™ is the national standard for the highest levels of individual academic excellence, community service involvement, team performance, and career achievement within the Greek Fraternity and Sorority world.  Handpicked by the members of the Hall of Greeks™ Awards Academy™ and members of the Greek fraternity and sorority world abroad, this All-Star-studded red-carpet awards event showcases yearly “The All-Stars of Greek Fraternities and Sororities™.”  READ MORE…

    The Greek All-Star™ Awards™, also known as the National Greek Awards™ and the National Greek Fraternity and Sorority Awards®, is a privately held subsidiary of Carthon Choreography™ headquartered in Ohio.


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  • GASA Founder and Largest Online Services Marketplace Team Up to Help Start 50 Inner-City Businesses
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    Tim Carthon's SBI Workshops™, sponsored by Fiverr®


    CLEVELAND, OH – September 08, 2015 – The Greek All-Star™ Awards™ today announced that its Executive Director has secured Title Sponsorship for his upcoming SBI Workshop™.

    Tim Carthon, a Cleveland native, at-risk youth advocate, and keynote speaker, and Fiverr® International, the world’s largest marketplace for creative and professional services, have completed sponsorship agreement for Tim Carthon’s inner-city startup business workshop.  The SBI Workshop™, which stands for Startup Business Infrastructure Workshop, focuses on taking aspiring business owners and guiding them from the concept to develop stage of their business, right within the workshop.

    The biggest hurdle for aspiring business owners is fear; fear of the unknown,” says Tim Carthon, GASA Founder/Executive Director and SBI Workshop™ Creator, “Most workshops just tell you what to do to be successful, and then send you on your way.  What I do is not only remove the fear, but help seedling entrepreneurs set the correct path from the outset by showing them specifically what to and what not to do, not just telling them.  It’s all hands-on.  This minimizes future problems that can mentally set back individual business owners and potentially cause catastrophic consequences to their business success.”

    At Fiverr®, our vision is to shape the future of work, everyday,” says Adam Swart, Marketing Director at Fiverr® International, “We know aspiring business owners crave the type of actionable examples, knowledge and insights that the SBI Workshop delivers.  So we’re not only proud to sponsor, but Fiverr® is eager to help Mr. Carthon, through his SBI Workshops, inspire success in these future business leaders.

    Tim Carthon’s two-part inaugural SBI Workshop™, sponsored by Fiverr®, is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, September 29-30, 2015, at the Carthon Conservatory in Cleveland, OH.  Times and tickets are available at TimCarthon.com.  To schedule an interview, Email Tim Carthon or Contact Us.

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    About the Greek All-Star™ Awards™

    The National Greek All-Star™ Awards™ is the national standard for the highest levels of individual academic excellence, community service involvement, team performance, and career achievement within the Greek Fraternity and Sorority world.  Handpicked by the members of the Hall of Greeks™ Awards Academy™ and members of the Greek fraternity and sorority world abroad, this All-Star-studded red-carpet awards event showcases yearly “The All-Stars of Greek Fraternities and Sororities™.”  READ MORE…

    The Greek All-Star™ Awards™, also known as the National Greek Awards™ and the National Greek Fraternity and Sorority Awards®, is a privately held subsidiary of Carthon Choreography™ headquartered in Ohio.


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