Sunday, January 20, 2008

"Entrepreneur of the Week" Diane V. Boone

Diane V. Boone
Phone: (570) 341-6762

Diane V. Boone, CEO of Melanian Publishing, Inc. Chief Editor of Melanian News, A free community publication focusing on Minority Achievement in Northeast PA. She is the Founder of the Annual Unity Festival, celebrated every July at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, and Vice President of The Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission.

In 2003, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recognized the Melanian Newsletter, her first publication, for empowering and educating members of Scranton’s African American and Hispanic communities and awarded Diane for her work and efforts to create a bridge to understanding among Scranton’s culturally diverse communities.

In 2006, she was chosen as one of Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women in Business based on her dedication to business growth, professional and personal accomplishments, community involvement, and advocacy for women in business.

She currently serves on the Lackawanna Co. Council of Economic Development; the Lackawanna/Luzerne Transportation Planning Committee, the African American Network of Monroe Co., as secretary of the East Scranton Business Association. She is a board member of United Neighborhood Centers of Northeast PA and the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, Diane has been accepted into the Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2007-2008.

Diane and Governor Rendall

Diane believes that success means continually working towards a worthy goal that benefits all persons involved and brings harm to no one who may be affected. As a Black woman, we must never let our failures defeat us! We must keep our goals in the forefront of our minds day and night and use every failure as a stepping stone (of experience) to climb up to the summit of our word sum--Perseverance!

Diane role model: the Ant --If a stone is in the way of an ants goal to get where it's going, she will try to go around it or climb over it and if that does not work she will go and find other ants to help her move the stone--nothing will stop her from getting where she intends to be!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

“Entrepreneur of the Week" Crystal Boone

Crystal Boone

Travel with Finesse
Independent Certified Travel Consultant
Winston-Salem, NC

Crystal Boone originally from Pennsylvania moved to North Carolina in 2003 have three daughters two grand daughters is a hard working women who love making money, love her family, honest and loyal people around her.

Crystal Boone is an Independent Certified Travel Agent with “Travel with Finesse”,
specialize in booking trips to the Cayman Islands, MGM Mirage Las Vegas, and Destination Weddings/ Honeymoons. Crystal will plan all of your vacation getaways, car rental, airfare, cruises, group’s adventure tours and vacation rentals to relax your mind while you escape to take a break.

Crystal believes it takes drive and determination to be successful. Set goals and don't let anything get you off your mark. Network with like minded people. Make sure that you educate yourself with motivational & inspirational peoples if you can.

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