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Friday Forum

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Friday, Oct. 6
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

VCU Commons Theater

907 Floyd Ave.

Kelli Lemon

Social Entrepreneur, On Air Personality for Radio One Richmond, and Host of Coffee with Strangers

Topic: My Name is my Brand!

How I've made a name for myself by "living" Richmond and making my passions pay me.


Kelli Lemon is a "Social Entrepreneur/Consultant" that is passionate about changing how people "LIVE" Richmond, Virginia. Formerly the Business Manager of Mama J's restaurant, Kelli is now working for herself (Like The Fruit, LLC) to socially connect people through food, sports, arts and education. She is an on air personality for Radio One Richmond's Kiss FM and iPower Richmond and hosts a weekly podcast and web series called "Coffee with Strangers."

Kelli hosts various social events including The Richmond Jazz Festival, After Hours at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Family Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens and Dinner En Blanc Richmond. She's also assisted in creating unique urban events in RVA including RVA Pop Up Parties, Hip Hop BINGO, Ready 2 Give Charity Events, Dinner and a DJ, HeART & Soul Brew Fest, Richmond Black Restaurant Week and The Art of Noise. In 2018, Kelli plans to blend all of her talents as she opens her Urban Hang Suite concept in downtown Richmond.

Kelli got her Bachelor of Science degree from UVA and Master's in Education from VCU.

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