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U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses, Inc.

Business Luncheon SHEE™ Fireside Chat


12:15-4:00PM November 1, 2023


OULALA CAFE | 428 Sunrise Hwy Lynbrook, NY 11563

Hosted by:

Deidre Helberg
President of U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses
La’Shawn Allen-Muhammad
Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation

Inspirational Keynote Speaker:

Vera Moore
Vera Moore Cosmetics
Anissa Moore
Deputy County Executive 


Equinor US

Member Sponsorship

S.J. Edwards, Inc.
Long Island Graphix


U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses, Inc. – Business Luncheon Networking

Join us for a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals at our Business Luncheon Networking event. This in-person gathering will be held at 428 Sunrise Hwy, Lynbrook, NY, USA. It’s the perfect chance to expand your network, exchange ideas, and forge valuable partnerships within the vibrant community of black women entrepreneurs. Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or just starting out, this event promises to be a hub of inspiration and collaboration. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to grow your business and make meaningful connections. 

By attending the U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses’ event, Business Luncheon SHEE™ Fireside Chat, participants grant consent for the organization to capture photographs and videos for promotional and documentation purposes. These media may be used across various platforms, including the website and social media channels. Attendees have the option to opt out of being photographed or recorded by notifying event staff upon arrival, and their privacy will be respected. The organization is committed to handling event photos and videos responsibly and in accordance with its privacy and data retention policies. This photo disclosure ensures transparency and gives attendees the choice to participate while respecting their privacy preferences.


Introducing the enchanting Marlene Pierre-Louis, the mastermind behind Oulala Cafe and Lounge, a dazzling haven nestled right in the heart of Lynbrook, NY, where food and music thrives!

As an unstoppable single mother of two, Marlene fearlessly traded her banking career for a truly extraordinary venture. In 2020, amidst the global pandemic’s chaos, Oulala emerged as a shimmering beacon of hope and innovation.

Oulala isn’t just a cafe; it’s a vivacious live event destination that pulses with life in the heart of Nassau County. We dance to the intoxicating rhythms of Jazz, Kompa, Blues, and R&B, promising an unforgettable experience for our treasured patrons.

Marlene’s vision knows no bounds; it transcends Lynbrook’s confines. Oulala isn’t just a cafe; it’s a revolutionary concept poised to be shared with the world. The dream? To franchise Oulala and sprinkle our unique magic across communities near and far.

And as a member of the U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses. Join us for our Fireside Chat at Oulala Cafe and Lounge, where food and music meets innovation and where we redefine fun, entertainment, and satisfaction on November 1, 2023. Experience the enchantment of Oulala today and become an essential part of our journey toward a franchised future!

Join us for a heartwarming evening of inspiration and generosity at the upcoming SHEE™ Fireside Chat Event. As we gather around the virtual fireside to engage in enlightening conversations, we are also extending a special opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.

During this event, we are thrilled to announce our Suit Drive initiative, designed to bring hope and empowerment to the individuals supported by Glory House Recovery Inc. These courageous individuals are on a journey of recovery and rehabilitation, and your contribution can make a world of difference.

Here’s how you can help: We kindly invite you to consider donating gently used suits or professional attire that you no longer require. Your contribution will not only provide a tangible boost to someone’s self-esteem but also enhance their chances of securing employment and achieving financial stability.

In the spirit of respect and dignity, we request that all donated suits be clean and well-maintained. By ensuring that the items are in good condition, you can contribute to the dignity and pride of those who will receive them.

Your generous support during this Suit Drive is an embodiment of the SHEE™ community’s commitment to creating positive change and fostering a sense of unity. Together, we can help build brighter futures for those striving to overcome adversity.

Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to your participation in this compassionate endeavor during the SHEE™ Fireside Chat Event. Your act of kindness can truly make a world of difference.

As you step into the event venue, you’ll have the chance to participate in our sensational raffle. Here’s how it works: for every ticket you purchase, you’ll receive a raffle entry. That’s right, every single ticket is your key to potentially winning big! Whether you’re joining us solo or with a group of friends, each ticket you buy will boost your chances of walking away with one of the fantastic surprises.

So, don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of this thrilling event and enter our raffle for a shot at some incredible prizes. With every ticket you purchase, you’re not just gaining access to an unforgettable experience – you’re also securing your place in a draw that could make your day even more special.

Join us, buy your tickets, and get ready for a whirlwind of excitement and surprises that will leave you with unforgettable memories and a smile on your face. See you there!