A typical day for Darryl’s Bail Bonding owners, Steve Edwards and Bobby Harris consists of researching, making calls to remind people of court dates as well as devoting significant time going to the local jail to write bonds. Time is also spent at the courthouse petitioning judges in an attempt to recoup money lost due [...]
If you don’t believe in yourself, then who will? Our ambitions and aspirations are not welcomed by everyone, and with growth there is opposition that wants to stunt it. These oppositions can be relentless and their determination is as serious as our reasons to succeed. However, the upper-hand belongs to those who strive and make [...]
Eli E. Breeden was born and raised in Scotland County, N.C. He is an elite member of the Pi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Incorporated. He started his college journey at N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University studying criminal justice. In 1992, he decided to drop out and attend barber school. After graduating [...]
The taste speaks for itself. George’s Awesome Gourmet Turkey BBQ is a place where people from all walks of life can entertain the taste of Pork BBQ without eating pork. The Triad has spoken, saying that George’s has one of the best tastes of turkey barbecue”. The story on how the company began reaches deep [...]
In the small town of Nashville, N.C., Hettion Booker saw at an early age of what hard work and dedication could do. She was raised by her grandmother who was an entrepreneur and business owner. She instilled qualities that allowed her to become a self-starter, motivator and driven in the performance of business. Booker has [...]
Upcoming jewelry designer Jarvetta Bynum has embraced her entrepreneurial spirit and decided to share her gift with the world. Her talent she describes as “God Given” and the idea to design jewelry came from her father. While on a family vacation in Myrtle Beach, Bynum enrolled in her first jewelry class. “I started wearing the [...]
For the past ten years, Shannon “Shae” Hairston has styled hair professionally. She had always considered herself ambitious and motivated, but says never contemplated the idea of owning and operating her very own salon. That thought changed when the opportunity presented itself to Hairston and she eventually opened Lady Shaes Hair Salon in Greensboro in [...]
Nyenzo Natural Boutique is a retailer of highly effective natural skin care and hair care products. Founded in 2009 by Dionne Blanks, it began as an online retailer and opened the physical brick and mortar location in December 2010. Their current location allows them to live up to the meaning of the word “Nyenzo” which [...]
Beginning in January of 2012 Huami Magazine is asking all of its readers and supporters to support businesses in our community. These businesses are selected because they have proven their commitment to serving their community through efforts of giving back.
The business selected to patronize is Occasions II Restaurant in Burlington. Lead by Elois Lettley, Occasions II has been serving the citizens of Burlington and its surrounding areas delicious and hot food for many years. We are asking everyone to come out and enjoy their event, Soulfood Fridays on January 20th from 5pm-8pm. The cost of the buffet is $11.50. The menu includes Ribs, Chicken, Chitterlins, Macaroni & Cheese, Cabbage, and more. Bring your family or come by yourself.
Elios Lettley is a native of Alamance County. She took over the business after catering in her home for many years. Without any business knowledge she entered in the business head first and adjusted. She changed the name from Occasions to Occasions II because some people thought that catering was all that she did.
Occasions II is known by the citizens of Burlington as a business that gives back. She often gives free meals to disadvantaged kids who may otherwise go without something to eat. There is also the Praise Poetry Posture event where homeless individuals are fed and ministered to. All of the proceeds of this event are funneled back into the local homeless shelter. Lettey has also provided the women’s shelter in Burlington with free food and clothes for their tenants.
Lettley also allows area high school students to partake in a internship program at her restaurant and Occasions II plays host to a Back To School block party where she gives away school supplies to students in need.
The menu at Occasions II is rich in soul and redefines the meaning of tasteful. We look forward to seeing you there.
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