Lo­cal blog­ger, Ay­ers, to be fea­tured speaker

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Cov­ing­ton na­tive Shameeka Ay­ers, known for her blog The Broke So­cialite and her much-lauded dessert fes­ti­vals called Sugar Coma Events, will be a fea­tured speaker at The South­ern Co­terie Sum­mit on Aug. 1 in Athens. Well-known as a mo­ti­va­tional speaker, she will coach her au­di­ence on mak­ing the tran­si­tion from em­ployee to en­tre­pre­neur and cre­at­ing a brand.

On the road fre­quently, she was a fea­tured speaker at the re­cent Essence Fes­ti­val in New Or­leans. She now calls At­lanta’s his­toric Wash­ing­ton Park com­mu­nity home.

The South­ern C. Sum­mit, a part­ner­ship with South­ern Liv­ing Mag­a­zine, will be held at the Ge­or­gia Theatre at the Ge­or­gia Mu­seum of Art and will fea­ture South­ern food and a host of ed­u­ca­tional pre­sen­ta­tions.

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