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Wells Fargo, Turning Point Magazine Honor African American Entrepreneur


SB Informer
Tuesday, June 26, 2007; 07:02 AM

Celebrating the success of African American-owned small businesses, Wells Fargo & Company and Turning Point Magazine awarded the 5th annual Living History Maker Entrepreneur Award to Tiffany Jones, president of OneSource Marketing, Inc.

Jones received the Living History Maker Entrepreneur 2007 Award, along with a $5,000 check on June 22, during the African American Business Summit 10th Anniversary Dinner and Gala in Los Angeles.

OneSource Marketing, Inc. (OSM), Corona, California, provides experiential, strategic and promotional marketing to clients nationwide. In 2004, OSM produced the first Riverside Jazz Festival at Riverside, California's historic Fairmount Park. Now an annual event, the festival earned OSM a Proclamation from the City of Riverside and two local Riverside business awards.

"I believe the formula for success in business includes family, friends, business colleagues, and the community," said Tiffany Jones, President of OneSource Marketing, Inc. "I owe a lot to the communities who have embraced my personal and business endeavors and I am committed to supporting local organizations and worthwhile projects such as the revitalization of Fairmount Park in Riverside, California. I'm honored to receive this award, and hope OSM's accomplishments demonstrate that African American business owners can contribute and are committed to economic empowerment in our communities."

"Tiffany Jones reflects the important role African American-owned businesses play in the American economy, and is a great example of the strength and diversity of this market," said Brenda Ross-Dulan, senior vice president and regional president of the Los Angeles Crossroad Division at Wells Fargo and national spokesperson for Wells Fargo's African American Business Services program.

The Wells Fargo and Turning Point Living History Maker Entrepreneur Award honors the extraordinary achievements of African American business owners. Recipients are chosen from applicants across the country, and the winner is selected based on business innovation, success, growth, and community service.

"We are pleased to honor Tiffany Jones as the 2007 Living History Maker Entrepreneur Award recipient," said Patricia A. Means, president and publisher of Turning Point Magazine and African American Business Summit founder. "We congratulate Tiffany on being selected for this award, and encourage her to continue to remain active in supporting her community."

About Turning Point Magazine/ Turning Point URBAN Magazine

Turning Point Magazine fuels the passion, drive and commitment of African American and minority entrepreneurs. Through its pages, Turning Point informs, inspires, and influences this vital segment of the American economy by providing real solutions for owners of growing companies. And now, building on 14 years of successfully publishing Turning Point Magazine for African American business owners, Turning Point URBAN Magazine will expand its target audience to include multicultural readers - supporting the business and lifestyle aspirations of ethnic readers in Top US markets. For more information, please visit http://www.turningpointmagazine.com/.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $486 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through more than 6,000 stores and the internet (http://www.wellsfargo.com/) across North America and internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the only bank in the U.S., and one of only two banks worldwide, to have the highest credit rating from both Moody's Investors Service, "Aaa," and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, "AAA."

Providing financial products and services to more than one and a half million businesses with annual sales up to $20 million in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, Wells Fargo is America's #1 small business lender in total dollar volume according to the most recent Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) data (2005).

The second largest national Small Business Administration (SBA) lender in dollars, Wells Fargo is an SBA Preferred Lender in 28 states and the District of Columbia, and originated 4,937 loans for $578 million in 2006. Its diverse business services programs provide outreach and education to women, African American, Latino, and Asian business owners about financial services. Since 1995, Wells Fargo has loaned more than $30 billion to women and diverse business owners. For more information, please visit http://www.wellsfargo.com/biz. Wells Fargo & Company

CONTACT: Allison White of Wells Fargo & Company, +1-415-975-6291,
[email protected]

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