ARE YOU A SHINING STAR ?
Sign Me Up! is a series of upscale social events created to display people's talents and gifts through their zodiac signs. @TheSpot will host exclusive themed parties for birth signs every other month for a limited amount of people. Guests for this month's event will receive first invites for our next event as appreciation for celebrating with us!
On June 18th, we will have our second Sign Me Up! with the hottest, most talented Taurus & Gemini IN THE CITY by celebrating their birthdays!
Guests should expect exclusive entertainment, a food, and drinks! Sign Me Up! events are ticketed, and limited guests are permitted. Must know one of the Stars to get on the list.
Taurus & Gemini SHINING STARS
Artez Irvin a renowned photographic artist who has earned national acclaim for his Editorial, lifestyle and fashion images. Artez's infatuation with the visual arts began at the age of 16, after he directed his first photoshoot. Even with a disposable camera, Artez's “eye” and talent were undeniable. Since then, his style has evolved and he is well-respected for his immense attention to detail.
26th , MAY
Dj Xavier was co-founder and owner of In His Presence Productions, Inc., a Christian production company. While searching for a DJ for his upcoming wedding, Xavier was offered the opportunity to utilize his gifts, talents, and skills as a DJ for the largest entertainment company in Arkansas. Xavier currently DJs close to 100 events per year and prides himself in creating memorable moments be it a wedding or a major corporate event.
28th , May
Little Rock, AR
Vontifany Smith is the CEO and Founder of Vontifany Smith Inc., LLC also known as Vonnie Speaks. She is a Highly qualified and sought-after speaker and facilitator with a Stylish Flare!
Vonnie has crafted her training and facilitation style to Empower, Inspire, and Motivate participants to engage in learning that is Vibrant! Exciting! And Impactful! She is certified to facilitate for personal and professional development for individuals or organizations focusing on key factors such as: Leadership Development, Motivation & Team Building, and Conflict Resolutions.
4th , MAY
Pisces & Aries Shining stars
Ally Washington, aka Ally Lynn, is a multi-talented MMJ, TV Lifestyles Reporter, and award-winning radio personality packed with fun, flair & sass! Ally is a Freelance Entertainment Reporter for both FOX46 Charlotte and FOX5 Atlanta. Ally got her start while in college at 90.7 The Capstone, a student-run college station in Tuscaloosa. If you are a Pisces or Aries, experience Island Vibes with me March 20th! SignMeUp!
13th , March
Producing positive vibes with his love for music and creative styles of mixing, Nicholas Hudson, better known as DJ Nick Hud to many of his growing fans and followers, is one of the few DJs out there whose goal is to elevate the party experience to as dope as possible. With his ability to command the crowds on the dance floor and advanced classic dj techniques, he always reaches that goal. Piseces & Aries, be sure to sign up for #SignMeUp! And meet me @thespot March 20th!
13th , March
Little Rock, AR
Mia Banks is a small-town millennial from the South and a resource for all things beauty, pop culture, and everyday motivation. Mia, known for her witty, down-to-earth, alluring personality, has transcended onto social media. She merges her media and makeup talents to teach #theblackgirlnextdoor how to master her beauty routine to look and feel her best.
Recognized within her local market as “HustlHER of the Year,” she has ten years of retail beauty and on-air radio experience, enabling her to connect best with her audience. Her animated and inspirational information is inimitable, making her ideal for product launches, advertising campaigns, or live/virtual events. Her mantra is simple: “Slay every day with passion, purpose, and persistence because when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you become great!”
1st , April
Since 2013, Gerald D.Thomas has worked with emerging artist and luxury brands, corporations, beauty brands, non-profits, and high profile individuals to help them achieve their strategic public relations and communications objectives across a broad range of interest.
Gerald D. Thomas professional areas include Event Planning, Beauty, Entertainment, Health & Wellness, and social media marketing. Gerald is a tailor of culture and embrace taking risks. Result driven, innovative, and resourceful. He works hard, fights fair and deliver each and every time.
Gerald D. Thomas is also a rising public speaker. In May 2015 Gerald was recognized by Examiner for paving a pathway to success for young Black men. He was ranked by LinkedIn as one of the Top 50 Public Relations Professionals in 2016 and a 3x award winning publicist.
KayPee grew up in Conway, Arkansas and has been making music since she was a little girl in . At church, her mom was the praise team leader with her brother and step-dad alongside her playing the drums and guitar, so it was only right that she sang along to their tune. She said that singing is her way to express herself while using her God given talent. She’s inspired mostly by her mom, Marcia, who was the first singer she admired. Famous inspirations include Kim Burrell, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, Jhene Aiko and Beyonce.
Her goal is to make her listeners' mood change. “Music is way more than just words and a beat -- it’s healing, it’s magical,” she said. KayPee creates contemporary R&B music that paints pictures that everyone can relate to even if they haven’t experienced that exact situation. She wants her music to bring comfort and vibes to others in a way that makes it timeless.
Bjorn BK Simmons is a venture catalyst, serial entrepreneur and champion for inclusive innovation. A native of Arkansas, BK is a nationally recognized startup founder, investor and strategist. He’s worked with world class organizations like the Walton Family Foundation, Procter & Gamble and Disney. He’s raised millions of dollars as an entrepreneur and recently exited his first startup, Wyzerr. BK recently returned to Arkansas in order to assist in building a thriving community for entrepreneurs of color. He is the CEO of his consulting firm, SimmCO, chairman of the board for diversity and inclusion at the Walton College of Business, and is getting ready to launch the Minority Business Xcellerator (MBX) at the Center for Inclusive Innovation. BK is a God fearing Pisces that is invested in people. He lives by the quote, “Success is not about what you obtain, but who you become.” Learn more about BK at www.bksimmons.com
Capricorn & Aquarious Shining stars
Food has been my passion—my love language—since I was sixteen. Watching people’s eyes light up because of a connection I helped make through a spark of their taste buds has shown me my calling.
Through kitchen experiences with various spices, people, and languages, my specialization, Southern Fusion — a mixture of southern cuisines and global elements of world food cultures — was birthed. If you are a Capricorn or an Aquarius, experience Southern Fusion with me Jan 30th! SignMeUp!
10th , January
Just Train First began in 2013 by me taking my own personal health more seriously. Oftentimes, health in the African American community isn’t packaged or taught in a relatable way, thus, persisting problems such as obesity, high blood pressure, and cholesterol continually claim the lives of aunties, big mamas, and little cousins. As I trained my own body, I gained a client, and the rest is history! My services don’t stop in the black community, as it is my goal to also provide twenty-second century performance training habits for young athletes. It is vital to provide young Arkansans with the competitive edge that other states such as Texas and California have in regards to sports science and training, and I plan on continually being a part of the driving force to this innovative health culture. Aquarius and Capricorn, be sure to sign up for #SignMeUp! And meet me @thespot January 30th!
10th , January
Little Rock, AR
Jingle Mingle began as an impromptu event eleven years ago after Little Rock natives returned home during the holidays and needed a centralized location to hang out and reconnect. Originally, urbanites gathered at my house, but that didn’t last long. The word spread that the function was indeed popping, and Jingle Mingle has been a hit since! People’s anticipation grew so much around Jingle Mingle, which happens on the same date every year—December 23rd—that there became a need for a spring event, thus, Creme De La Creme was born. I believe influence is a way to positively connect people, and I’m excited to use my being as a social lite for Sign Me Up!
Fellow Capricorn and Aquarius, join me January 30th @thespot! #SignMeUp!
16th , January
Little Rock, AR
Her love for residential design as a young impressionable designer was influenced by often accompanying her mother as she coordinated and designed decor for numerous weddings, events and seasonal updates to her own home as a favorite pastime and not to mention weekly family excursions to the furniture store.
While working part-time at a local real-estate agency, her passion and desire to create and design gorgeous living spaces for her clients ignited her to pursue this with a fervor that continues to drive her. As fate would have it, she began working as an appraisal apprentice where that fire was stoked all the more with the transformation of newly renovated properties creating an intriguing interest that unequivocally evolved into a passion for Whitney. This passion prompted her to seek a renovator mentor-ship to learn the process of successful home renovations which resulted in her becoming a founding partner and real estate investor in her own residential development company.
4th , January
Little Rock, AR