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  • 28 Sep 2014 11:50 PM | Anonymous

    The husband and wife duo of Gonzales and Aletha Calloway have found a simple, very effective way of creating both wealth and business opportunities for themselves and others in the Indianapolis Black community. The Calloways are National Expansion Leaders for the company 5LINX, a multi-level marketing firm based in Rochester, New York, whose diverse operation covers such areas as utility and telecommunications services, health insurance, nutritional supplements and business services.
    5Linx has amassed some impressive accomplishments since its creation in 2001.


     It's been ranked on Inc, Magazine’s list of the nation’s Top 500 fastest growing private companies the past nine years. They’ve also made the Global 100 list of the top Direct Sales Companies in the world in both 2012 and 2013.


    Gonzales Calloway is a retired military man who’s no stranger to slowly but steadily building something substantive. He achieved his goal of earning a Master’s degree over a 29-year period, starting with an associate’s, then earning the bachelor’s, and finally the master’s. He recommends involvement with 5LINX as a top chance for anyone who’s ambitious, self-motivated and hard working, and says they have the number one thing he values most in both business and life: integrity.


    “They are a good company,” Calloway said during an interview for Everything Underground. “ They pay when they say they will. Now if you break the rules they will take you to court. Integrity is something that cannot be sacrificed.”


    The concept works off the simple base of recruiting five people whom you can trust and are reliable. “You’ve got to find five like minded people,” Calloway adds. “This (direct marketing) is not for everyone. But you find the right five and that’s the key.”


    The Calloways have been involved with 5LINX since 2008, and Mr. Calloway said that the fact the company’s structure doesn’t require mastering intricate techniques makes it the ideal venture.
    “Anyone can do this,” he said. “But there are some things that you have to do. Your associations must change. The things that you put your emphasis on and the way that you spend your time, all those things are key. But once you’ve got the right team and are determined to do what it takes, you can acquire wealth, you can build a sustainable business and you can grow and prosper.”


    With the range of available products being everything from cell phones and computers to security systems and televisions, there’s certainly a lot to sell. Calloway says 5LINX has ambitious plans for the future, and the couple and their various teams in different locales want to be part of it.


    “They (5Linx) want to be a billion dollar company,” he concluded. “Microsoft is sort of their model. But right now they’re looking at the next five years and helping create as many millionaires as possible. That’s something I find very exciting, and want to help others achieve that goal as well.”

    (For more information on 5LINX go to 5linx.net/L365342 or L481818)

  • 28 Sep 2014 11:46 PM | Anonymous
    The annual Freedom Fund Banquet and the 2014 state convention are the major events next month for the NAACP’s local and state branches. The first event marks a historic occasion, while the second brings to the state the organization’s new President and CEO Cornell William Brooks.

    The Greater Indianapolis NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held October 17 at the J.W Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.
    This year’s theme is All In For Justice and Equality, and the banquet marks 100 years of the celebration.  The keynote speaker is Mr. Victor Goode, the Interim Director of Education for the NAACP. 

    For more information call (317) 925-5127.
    The 2014 Indiana NAACP State Conference will be held Oct. 24-26 in  Bloomington. 

    There will also be pre-convention activities Oct. 23. An Ivy Tech Community College Diversity event is being held for MBE’s and WBC’s desiring to do business with Ivy Tech. Also, a special program “Is The Criminal Justice System for Just-Us: a look at the system from 3rd grade to redemption.”

    “Labor Day: Issues and Answers” is set for Oct. 24th. This event includes a Labor Day Luncheon and Award Presentation. There will also be Health Fair Screenings: HIV/AIDS: Blood Pressure and other screenings as well as a public mass meeting.
    The WIN Brunch and Membership Luncheon, along with the freedom Fund Scholarshp & Awards Banquet will conclude the event. The new President & CEO of the NAACP, Cornell William Brooks, will be the featured speaker.

    Workshops and training will also be conducted during the convention. Areas include Economic Sustainability; Health; Voter Protection; Political Action & Representation; Education; Environment and Climate Justice; and Membership.
    For more details and registration contact (219) 614-4891 or barbarabolling@aol.com.


  • 28 Sep 2014 11:44 PM | Anonymous

    Acclaimed young racer Walter Thomas III has a lofty goal. "I want to be the Michael Jordan of auto racing" he proclaims in the YouTube documentary "Chasing The Dream (crafted by the Indianapolis Star newspaper)," and he's well on his way to achieving that goal.


    Following in the footsteps of pioneer and new NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Wendell Scott, Thomas has been behind the wheel of race cars since he was four years old. He's been a 2011 Speedway Track and State Points Indiana Outlaw Asphalt Champion and received the 2012 NASCAR Diversity Young Racer Award..


    Thomas spent seven years in bandoleros after racing four years in midgets and three in junior dragsters. He was recently chosen to participate as a driver for Max Siegel's Rev Racing in Charlotte, North Carolina's Super Shootout's Legend Car Division. Both Bar-B Q Heaven and Max Siegel Inc. Rev Racing Motor Sports Academy are current sponsors. Thomas' #45 car is a familiar sight in Limited Late Model Division stock car racing.


    But he is also an accomplished student. Thomas won an award as a seventh grader for a combination of aptitude, academic achievement and attitude. He has consistently been on the honor roll. A busy and productive individual off the track, Thomas currently does public speaking and is involved in several community activities. These include his involvement in an ongoing campaign against youth violence. He's also a recipient of the "My Brother's Keeper Youth" Award.


    There should be no doubt that someday Walter Thomas III will not only be running, but contending for titles in the Daytona 500 and other prestigious NASCAR events. His work ethic and desire to excel stamp him as a definite future champion and a mentor and inspiration for all young people, especially young blacks who want to succeed in the pressurized and predominantly white world of auto racing.
    Thomas’ next race will be in Anderson Oct. 4th.

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