The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.

July 14, 2008

CAABJ Presents "Creating a Brand Called You"

We hope your summer has been going well. Our members had a great time at CAABJ's Annual Summer Kickoff Cookout last month. Now, it's on to our next exciting event.

Because we’d like you all to attend the NABJ Unity Conference in Chicago July 23-27, we will hold our meeting a little later than usual.

CAABJ's next official event is scheduled for July 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Perk at South End (coffeehouse). We'll be featuring guest speaker Millette Granville, diversity recruiting strategist for Wachovia and former recruiter for Time Warner/Turner Broadcasting.

Millette will present her signature workshop "Creating a Brand Called You," in which she will share expert advice on:

  • The link between personal branding and professional career growth.
  • How to connect the gap between the way others see you and the way you want to be seen.
  • How to build and craft your brand to positively influence others.

Millette is well known for her presentations, and we have been guaranteed an enlightening and energizing workshop. This event should be particularly beneficial to our journalists who are facing cuts in their newsrooms.

We'll have about 30 minutes of networking at the start of the event and Millette will begin at 7 p.m. We'll conclude the event with more networking. Complimentary pastries will be served.

Though this workshop is free (!), we ask that you email us at if you're planning to attend. You are allowed to bring one guest.

CAABJ and Creating a Brand Called You
Tuesday, July 29
6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Perk at South End
1427 South Blvd.
(Located in Dilworth Station next to Elder Art Gallery)

You won't want to miss this. We look forward to seeing you there.


Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ)

Best Wishes Alva Pearson!

Alva Pearson, CAABJ Vice-President of Broadcast and producer for WCNC-TV, is leaving us this weekend to serve her country in the military.

We’d like to thank Alva for all she’s done to make CAABJ a thriving organization. We're going to greatly miss Alva and we appreciate her service.

Alva, we look forward to hearing about your experience serving our country.

If you’d like to send Alva a personal note, she can be reached at her personal email address,

Best Wishes Alva and Thank You.