VOLUME 4 | JULY/AUGUST 2020
WELCOME TO THE 4th ISSUE OF THE OFFICIAL AA GOLF EXPO AND FORUM NEWSLETTER
SAVE THE DATE! FEB 20 - 23, 2021 IN ATLANTA
MARIETTA CITY OFFICIALS WELCOMES AAGEF TO TOWN
Jim:
Congratulations on planning this historic event. Proud to have the golf expo hosted in the City of Marietta. 

Mayor Tumlin and I are happy to support this event. Mayor Tumlin will issue a proclamation/ I will provide a welcome. 

Let’s touch basis in January to finalize details. 
Look forward to meeting you. 

Best~
Michelle Cooper Kelly
Marietta City Council, Ward 6
EXPO COVID COMPLIANCE
This monthly newsletter is designed to inform you about the people, organizations, sponsors and exhibitors participating in the First Annual African American Golf EXPO and Forum

JOIN GOLFERS FROM ACROSS THE NATION
SEE NEW PRODUCTS- ATTEND WORKSHOPS,NETWORK
LEARN, GROW AND HAVE A GOOD TIME DOING IT
Feb, 20 -23, 2021 in Atlanta,GA
@ the MARIETTA HILTON and CONFERENCE CENTER
REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER,2020
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THESE TOPICS AND WORKSHOPS WILL BE ADDRESSED AT THE EXPO

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY OPPORTUNITIES PGA/LPGA/USGA
DIVERSITY ON GOLF'S BOARD AND "C" SUITES
JUNIOR PLAYER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
FUNDING YOUR ORGANIZATION
GOLF JOBS,CAREERS,INTERNSHIPS
PUBLICIZING YOUR PROGRAM
NEW GOLFER WORKSHOP FOR LADIES
NEW GOLFER WORKSHOP FOR MEN
CLUBCORP MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
INCREASING TOURNAMENT REVENUES
BECOMING A PGA/LPGA PROFESSIONAL
AUTHORS AND WRITERS FORUM
GOLF COURSE OWNERSHIP
COACHES CORNER
INVENTORS FORUM
TRAVEL AND TOURISM
HISTORY AND ARTS FORUM
JUNIOR’S FORUM
GOLF AT HBCU’S
OFF COURSE VENUES
WOMEN’S FORUM
FASHION

LISTEN TO ANOTHER INTERVIEW WITH JIM BEATTY
BY Nick Heidelberger and Joe Simon, Co- Hosts of the popular podcast At The Turn
Listen to the podcast Here
I shared my views on the business opportunities in the $84B Golf Industry for African Americans.
THE MISSION AND OBJECTIVES OF THE
AFRICAN AMERICAN GOLF EXPO and FORUM
THE MISSION
  • PROMOTE THE GAME, THE BUSINESS, THE INDUSTRY, THE CAREERS AND THE OPPORTUNITIES IN GOLF TO AFRICAN AMERICANS

  • GROW THE GAME
THE OBJECTIVES

  • Promote economic growth, diversity and inclusion in golf for African Americans and other underrepresented groups

  • Provide a friendly and welcoming environment for golf industry leaders to develop relationships with African American and other underrepresented entrepreneurs, community programmers, and golf enthusiasts.

  • Help grow golf and the industry by featuring subject matter experts in learning forums, seminars and networking opportunities.

  • Provide funding to grassroots organizations involved in teaching and promoting golf to the African American community
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!! NOTICE - NOTICE - NOTICE- NOTICE - NOTICE !!
ZOOM IT - ZOOM IT - ZOOM IT - ZOOM IT - ZOOM IT
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YOUR CLUB OR ORGANIZATION CAN SCHEDULE A ZOOM,WEBEX,MICROSOFT OR CONFERENCE CALL WITH JIM AND THE CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS AT ANYTIME TO DISCUSS THE EXPO AND ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS. THERE IS NO COST FOR THIS.
LISTEN TO ANOTHER BEATTY CONCERNING MINORITY BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES. WATCH AND LEARN FROM US REPRESENTATIVE JOYCE BEATTY FROM OHIO.
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WATCH THIS ZOOM INTERVIEW WITH EXPO SPONSOR AJGA
ZOOM INTERVIEW with STEPHEN HAMBLIN, CEO, AJGA
Listen to the interview conducted by Dr.Michael Cooper and myself with one of the most passionate people in golf regarding
Diversity and Inclusion in the golf industry conducted on 7/22/20
AJGA is a SPONSOR of the African American Golf EXPO and Forum. DID YOU KNOW THEY HAVE OVER 100 INTERNSHIPS?
AA EXPO SPOTLIGHT ON
LION'SGATE SECURITY
SOLUTIONS - THE OFFICIAL SECURITY AND SAFETY PROVIDER FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN GOLF EXPO AND FORUM















AFRICAN AMERICAN GOLF EXPO AND FORUM SELECTS LION’SGATE SECURITY SOLUTIONS INC. TO HANDLE SECURITY AND SAFETY MEASURES FOR THE EXPO AND FORUM

Jim Beatty, president of Jim Beatty Golf Ventures, organizer of the First African American Golf Expo and Forum announced the selection of LIONS'GATE Security Solutions as its security and safety provider for the Expo scheduled for Feb 20 -23 in Atlanta, GA at the Marietta Hilton and Conference Center
LION'SGATE Security Solutions is a highly credentialed and professional firm and I am so pleased to have them on board to provide security as well as public safety compliance to ensure the best possible experience for the attendees, sponsors and exhibitors of the EXPO “ stated Jim Beatty. The EXPO is a great opportunity to showcase the talents and capacity of premier minority firms such as LION'SGATE Security Solutions to the $84 Billion golf industry.
MEET JOE HODGES AND CALVIN JONES, OWNERS AND FOUNDERS OF LION'SGATE SECURITY SOLUTIONS
Hodges and Jones have over 40 years in police, fire and public safety experience. Hodges and Jones also taught criminal justice at the university and community college levels. Hodges and Jones drew upon their military and law enforcement experience to focus on professionalism, visibility, education, and training in order to bring law enforcement, public safety and training standards to the corporate arena. ​
LION'SGATE Security Solutions, Inc. (LGSS), headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska is a multimillion-dollar security firm founded in 2010 and is one of the largest minority owned and Service Disabled Veteran owned security firms in the United States. 
LION'SGATE Security Solutions, Inc. was established by Joseph H. Hodges, Jr. and Calvin D. Jones law enforcement and safety experts to improve public safety and awareness and to protect the assets of business owners.
HERE IS THE EXPO SCHEDULE - EXHIBITS AND WORKSHOPS
SATURDAY- FEB. 20 - FIRST TIMERS and JUNIORS CLINIC
SUNDAY- FEB 21- TOURNAMENT / SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
MONDAY - FEB 22 - THE EXPO BEGINS, EXHIBITS AND WORKSHOPS
TUESDAY- FEB 23 - MORE EXPO,EXHIBITS AND WORKSHOPS
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS
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THE AA EXPO AND FORUM WILL FOLLOW ALL GUIDELINES TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF ALL ATTENDEES,
EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS.






















The AA EXPO and FORUM thanks the National Golf Course Owners Association for their Sponsorship making a difference. 
They were the first organization to
sign up and support the effort.
Make plans to attend their workshop on "Golf Course Ownership" at the EXPO.
You don't want miss this session.
Send Jay Karen,CEO a note.
Reach him at jay@ngcoa.org
The AA EXPO and FORUM thanks the American Junior Golf Association for their sponsorship and support.
Plan to attend their workshop on "How to develop your junior player and taking advantage of Internships"
Send Stephen A. Hamblin, Executive Director a note at shamblin@ajga.org
SEND YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO THE FIRST ANNUAL GOLF EXPO AND FORUM

WE WOULD BE HONORED IF YOU SUPPORT THE EXPO BY SENDING YOUR CONTRIBUTION OF ANY AMOUNT. YOUR DOLLARS ARE APPRECIATED AND WILL BE UTILIZED WISELY TO SUPPORT THE MISSION AND GOALS OF THE AA EXPO AND FORUM. WE WILL PUBLISH THE LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS.
DEBERT COOK,FOUNDER PUBLISHER
LARGEST PUBLICATION IN AMERICA DEDICATED TO REPORTING ON THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE SPORT AND BUSINESS OF GOLF
QUOTE FROM DEBERT COOK
"This AAGolf EXPO is a first-of-its-kind, large scale event that brings golfers and exhibitors together for business and education in a fun, open environment to discover, shop and support one another."
ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORICAL EXHIBIT AT THE EXPO!
THERE WILL BE SPECIAL EXHIBIT THAT WILL SHOWCASE ITEMS AND ARTIFACTS RELATING TO AFRICAN AMERICANS AND GOLF. IF YOU HAVE ANY ITEMS.
PHOTOGRAPHS ETC. THAT YOU CONSIDER HISTORIC PLEASE CONTACT US AND WE WILL DISPLAY THEM IN THIS SPECIAL HISTORY EXHIBIT. WE ARE LOOKING FOR PROGRAMS BOOKS, AWARDS, TROPHIES
ARTIFACTS ETC.ANYTHING WITH A STORY TO BE TOLD.
PLEASE CONTACT ME TODAY! JIM@JIMBEATTYGOLFVENTURES.COM
SIGN UP AND BECOME AN EXHIBITOR
YOUR FIRM NEEDS TO BECOME A PART OF THE SUCCESS OF THIS HISTORIC EVENT. CONTACT JIM@JIMBEATTYGOLFVENTURES.COM