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loia qJ / acknwn,-� is the Founder , President and CEO of Blackmon Roberts Group , Inc . ( BRG ), a national Public Planning and Management Consultant firm that specializes in economic and community development strategies . She lives by a quote of John Quincy Adams , " If your actions inspire others to dream more , learn more , do more , and become more , you are a leader ".
Sylvia ' s leadership , analytical skills , and business savvy has grown her company from a zero revenue start-up firm to a multi-million dollar enterprise with three full-service office locations in Lakeland , Miami , and Tallahassee , FL .
Blackmon Roberts Group , Inc . is a full-service consulting firm solving problems for clients as a purpose driven company focusing on economic drivers such as small business , community empowerment and economic development . With a wide range of services including addressing economic diversity issues and needs , they solicit and compete for opportunities that target small and minority businesses , as well as low income minority communities as a part of economic / community development .
Sylvia is a visionary who leads her team in their corporate vision to be a national leader in services and solutions that transform small businesses and communities to vibrant economic contributors . Sylvia challenges and inspires entrepreneurs to vision big and walk boldly to their goals . She and her staff carry out their corporate mission to provide responsive , timely , professional management and technical services to increase a business ' long-term sustainability , competitiveness and profitability as they create jobs and contribute to the economic impact of their community .
' We Make the Difference ' is not just our company slogan . It is our mind-set when we undertake a project . We really do work to carry out our corporate
Front Cover Feature Sylvia Blackmon Roberts Business Leadership & Development Public Planning and Management Consultant Lakeland , Florida August 2014