Black Southern Belle Launches “Collective” Conference in
Charleston, S.C. for Exclusive Southern Vendor Network  
Sponsors for the highly anticipated event include the Historic Rice Mill, Hamby Catering, Gadsden House, and The Cedar Room
CHARLESTON, S.C. – From Tuesday, November 15, 2016 to Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Charleston, S.C., Black Southern Belle, the leading network for diverse Southern-based businesses and vendors, will host “The Collective,” a sponsored Southern-tastemaker conference and curated, diverse network of influential business owners in the South.
The Black Southern Belle Collective conference will gather Southern-based entrepreneurs, brand strategists, event planners, creatives, interior designers, chefs, and professionals and provide sought after experts to help attendees increase their network, brand visibility, net worth, and future collaborations.
The conference will feature an after-five style “Welcome to Charleston Affair” with the backdrop of the rich Historic Rice Mill.
During workshops and panel discussions at the historic Gadsden House conveniently located in the heart of Charleston, attendees will get a chance to engage with a team of experts that will share best practices and knowledge in branding; public relations and marketing; strategic partnerships; social media strategy; law; business management; brand equity; ecommerce; and blogging.
During the conference, attendees will enjoy true Southern cuisine with Charleston’s leading caterer, Hamby Catering. They can update their brand by participating in professional photoshoot during the event with a top photographer.
Attendees will leave in true Southern fashion with another chance to network at the black tie Grand Finale Ball at The Cedar Room, a traditional yet modern venue with true Charleston appeal.
Black Southern Belle created the Collective to create a collaborative space for businesses in the South that have a lifestyle niche. Members of the Collective are given tools to help develop their brand, publicize their brand, and manage their company to increase revenue and acquire new clients.  This year, Collective members online will finally get a chance to network face-to-face in Charleston’s top award-winning venues and learn crucial tips from top experts. Black Southern Belle will host a set of Southern Tastemaker Summits in Atlanta, G.A., Charlotte, N.C., and Richmond, V.A. leading up to the conference.