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NEW YORK: Crain's New York Business recently hosted a luncheon at the New York Hilton Hotel to honor its Top 100 Minority Business Leaders. Attending were (l. to r.): Byron Lewis, chairman-CEO, UniWorld Group; Edward Lewis, chairman-CEO, Essence Communications; Alair Townsend, publisher, CNYB; Daisy Exposito, president-chief creative officer, Bravo Group; and Earl Graves, chairman-CEO, Earl G. Graves Ltd.

NEW YORK: New York American Marketing Association's Effie awards ceremony, held at the New York Marriott Marquis, included the induction of the Barbie brand into the group's Marketing Hall of Fame. Joining Barbie (2nd l.) are (l. to r.): August Busch IV, VP-marketing, Anheuser-Busch, and honorary chairman of the Marketing Hall of Fame; Anne Parducci, VP-marketing, Barbie Mainland, Mattel; and John Hambrick, VP-marketing, 2d Interactive.

NEW YORK: The Atlantic Monthly hosted a luncheon at the Four Seasons featuring financier George Soros. Among those attending were (l. to r.): Eric Gertler, exec VP, U.S. News & World Report; Takeshi Nagaya, president, Toyota Motors Corp.; Mortimer B. Zuckerman, chairman, The Atlantic Monthly; Luke Feck, senior VP-marketing, American Electric Power; and R. Scott Ford, publisher, The Atlantic Monthly.

NEW YORK: The Four Seasons was the venue for a luncheon for advertisers, hosted by Parenting, that featured a discussion on work and family led by Ellen Galinsky (r.), president of Families & Work Institute. With her are Janet Chan, editor in chief, Parenting; and Richard Stolley, senior editorial adviser, Time Inc.

ATLANTA: The Source hosted a party at Sylvia with a hip-hop theme for those attending the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Party-goers included (l. to r.): Peter Ferraro, associate publisher-advertising, The Source; Jon Richmond, president, and Paul Provenzano, VP-product development, both of Fox Interactive; and Dave Neubecker, executive director-marketing, and Scott Marcus, VP-worldwide promotions, both of Fox Sports Interactive.

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