The Johnston County Deltas’ 2015 Young Entrepreneur Program had a surprise ending.
The sorority’s “shark tank” found the task of choosing one winner impossible. So two young entrepreneurs walked away with $1,000 for their award-winning business plans and presentations.
Alex Allen presented his visual-design company, Concinnity, and Diamond Hudson’s plan outlined her media production company, D. Production Studios.
Allen is the son of Darryl and Lisa Allen. Hudson’s parents are Kenneth and Shallina Hudson.
The 2015 “shark tank” members were: Joyce Harper, Melvin Kelly, Don Liles and Harvey Monk.
“The chapter applauds Shirley Bell and Shallina Hudson for planning the nine-month program of events and activities,” said Alfreda Bryant, chapter president. “This year’s program was a success due to their collaborative planning and collective professionalism.”
Bell and Hudson were co-chairs of the 2015 Young Entrepreneur Program. For more details about the program, visit johnstoncountydeltas.com.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is a nonprofit whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately black, college-educated women, the sorority was founded Jan. 13, 1913, and currently has more than 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan, Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea.
The sorority’s major programs are focused on economic development; educational development; international awareness and involvement; physical and mental health; and political awareness and involvement.
The Johnston County Alumnae Chapter was chartered April 27, 2003.