Archie Manning addresses 111th GMA Annual DInner

Archie Manning, GMA, Bourbon Street Bash

“We have been very blessed,” Archie Manning said many times, as he answered questions at the 111th Annual GMA Dinner.  More than 775 people enjoyed the Bourbon Street Bash themed dinner at the Koury Convention Center.  Manning was the featured speaker and encouraged the group of business leaders to set goals, respect others, and work hard.

Aesthetic Images Photography was on hand to document the event.

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Archie Manning is a former College All America (Ole Miss), NFL All Pro Quarterback (New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings), successful businessman, author, and father of Peyton and Eli Manning (NFL quarterback greats).  Learn More Here.

During the Dinner on February 23, Manning told stories of his days as a player, of his family, and the lessons of the game of football.  He gave inspiration for future success, no matter what what one does.  He stressed hard work and sense of humor.

The Manning family has enjoyed a life of success and love based on faith, family and football. Archie and Olivia Manning raised their sons with the philosophy that “it’s the right thing to do, so do the right thing.” The result, which Archie and Peyton capture so clearly, is a tribute to the values Americans hold in high regard: work hard, stand up for what you believe in, treat each person with respect and be grateful for what you have and for what you have achieved.

The Guilford Merchants Association is a business membership organization focused on supporting member companies with educational programming, lead generation activities, marketing opportunities, and overall enrichment while serving as a catalyst for community growth and prosperity.

GMA is comprised of approximately 1000 members throughout the Triad.  Although the name suggests that most members are in the retail business, we are actually comprised of 74% Business to Business/Consumer Services, with the remaining 26% including Restaurants/Hospitality, Retail, Non-Profits, and Universities/Colleges/Government.

 

Toys for Tots, 2016

Toys for Tots

Our team at Aesthetic Images Photography has partnered up with Ward Black Law and the United States Marine Corps Foundation’s Toys For Tots program.  Our Studio is one of the Collection drop off places.  Please bring unwrapped toys before December 1.

Tanto Captures Greensboro

Kris Paronto – “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles – was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr Paronto’s story is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving annex security team members. For more information, see www.kristantoparonto.com.

Kris’ newest project is a movement to call radical Islam what is it, terrorism, and to take specific actions to protect western civilization and our children’s future. See www.LeadingFromTheFront.org. Aesthetic Images Photography had the honor of documenting Paronto when he visited Greensboro to share his story with the Greater Greensboro Republican Women’s Club.

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Raleigh Children’s Business Fair

The Raleigh Children’s Business Fair, co-sponsored by the John William Pope Foundation and the John Locke Foundation, was held at The Commons at North Hills to promote entrepreneurship. The Aesthetic Images Photography team was there to document the event.

Pope Foundation Vice President Joyce Pope said the fair was “a great way for children to learn in a safe environment with the support of our community.”

Fair organizer Kayla Nguyen said 63 children between the ages of 7 and 14 participated in the fair, operating businesses at 43 booths on a hot September day.

Nguyen said the fair helps kids learn things like responsibility, hard work, and how to interact with other people.

“We’re definitely very much behind entrepreneurship,” Nguyen said. “They say teach a man to fish and you can feed him for life.”

“The kids have been incredible,” Nguyen said. “They have exceeded all of our expectations. It’s one thing to read about their business on paper but to see them come to life has been amazing.”

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Click to see the entire article in the Carolina Journal, written by Barry Smith.