Business & Community Leaders from Arizona and abroad united at a summit in Phoenix, Arizona to advocate global civility
Submitted by Denise Meridith Consultants, Inc,
PHOENIX – An international group of entrepreneurs gathered at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center, Phoenix Arizona, to attend the Productive Business Summit on June 8, 2019. The summit was organized by Dr. Vernet A. Joseph, a World Civility Ambassador, National Statesmen, productivity speaker, best-selling author and the Founder/CEO of Live To Produce Enterprises, LLC. The day-long summit involved workshops about business/investment strategies; and awards were given to a wide variety of community leaders and influencers. The Mayor of the City of Phoenix, Kate Gallego, issued a proclamation deeming June 8th as Phoenix Day of Civility.
At the Summit, the speakers ranged from the My Financial Home CEO from California—Dr. Cozette M. White—who stressed the five biggest mistakes business owners make, and Arizona Financial Planner Ashley Folkes, who provided practical tips about being mentally, physically and financial fit, to World’s Best Connectors’ founder Denise Meridith, Crown Life Enterprises Founder Marquez Hughley, whose talk focused on increased levels of productivity, Mindset Changer CEO Jamal Cummins, whose message was “Don’t quit!” and PITCH Investors Live representatives who introduced a new innovative way for business owners and entrepreneurs to gain exposure and obtain funding.
The Productive Business Summit & Golden Rule Global awards is a collaboration with Dr Clyde Rivers, the Honorary Ambassador at Large of the Republic of Burundi. Rivers has earned innumerable awards, including, in 2017, the United States Presidential Life Achievement Award for over 4,000 hours of serving the nation and humanity. He is also the Founder and President of IChange Nations (ICN), which improves the quality of life throughout the world by emphasizing honor, trust, dignity, and civil discourse.
Examples of the Golden Rule awards given out to Arizonans at the Summit included recognition for: World Civility (Danielle Williams), Women Add Value (Roslyn Williams), Challenged Champions and Heroes (Anthony Ameen) Community Ambassador (Sheriff Mark Lamb), Women of Global Solutions (Marchelle Franklin) to name a few. Examples of the Productive Business awards given out included recognition for Global Agent of Change (Clarence McAllister), Agent of Change (Christie Ellis), Community Game Changer (Ron Williams), Warrior Heroes (Anthony Ameen), Media ICON (Javier Soto), Economic Development (Diana Gregory), Productive Business Entrepreneurs (Pamela Slim), Productive Business Philanthropy (Black Philanthropy Initiative), Volunteer Service (Dr. Robin Hollis), Productive Business Veteran (Quincy Milam), and Civility City of the Year (City of Phoenix) to name a few.
In an era where long-held international alliances and treaties are being threatened, this event focused on the value of civility and relationships and ways of executing its power. iChange Nations seeks to bring back “the art of honor.” Its newest attendees and honorees will continue to practice, advocate and embrace the golden rule throughout the world.