Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: NFL Vet and Entrepreneur Israel Idonije

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NFL Veteran Israel Idonije is the Founder and Creator of Blessed Communio.

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

by Pepper Miller, Black Enterprise

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, Joi Weathers chats with 11 year NFL veteran Israel Idonije. A defensive lineman, Idonije is the founder and creator of Blessed Communion, a venture that sells dual-chambered, pre-filled communion cups and wafers. This year the company is expected to sell over 40 million units. Idonije, a native of Lagos, Nigeria, is also the recipient of the NFL’s Ed Block Courage Award, which recognizes players who exemplify the principles of courage and sportsmanship, as determined by the votes of their teammates. He is also founder of The Israel Idonije Foundation, which supports initiatives including Project Africa, Shop for A Cop, and after-school programs for youth. Idonije joins the Roundtable to share just how he became so committed to his life of service.

Then, UBR Contributor Samantha Pass speaks with author Dr. R. Kay Green on her book, I’ve Been Called The B-word… Now What Do I Do?: 13 Rules for the New Age Professional Woman (RKG Marketing Solutions, Incorporated). In her book, Green redefines the B-word and shares the foundation for success in business and in life.

And finally, every week on UBR, you’ll hear Pepper Miller’s Y.O.U.-TURN segment, get motivation and inspiration from author and educator Dennis Kimbro, a weekly wrap-up of business news from USA Todaybusiness correspondent Charisse Jones, and our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments.




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