*Recently the Network Journal honored some New York’s Black Business elite at the 15th Annual “Network Journal Top 40 Under 40 Award Dinner” at the Crown Plaza Hotel.

The dinner honored such Shante Bacon of 135th Street Agency, Nicole Cokley of Bloomingdale’s, Brooke Ellis of General Motors, and Sharita Brantley of NBC Universal.

This exclusive affair was hosted by former NY Giants/2003 Super Bowl XXXVII Champion (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Roman Oben and Karen Nethersole, ESQ., CEO of Full Circle NY.

These fabulous men and women are epitome of the young, successful and on the rise in the NYC.

’40 Under 40′ Dinner Co-Hosts, Roman Oben (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2003 Super Bowl XXXVII Champion) and Karen Nethersole, ESQ. (Full Circle NY, CEO)

Honoree Shannon Lanier (Black Enterprise TV, National TV Correspondent and Senior Producer) and event co-host Karen Nethersole, ESQ. (Full Circle NY, CEO)

( 135th Street Agency, CEO and Founder) and Ericka Pittman (Blue Flame Agency, VP Brand Strategy)

Rosalind Mclymont Executive Editor at The Network Journal, Nicole Cokley Operating VP of Diversity Inclusion at Bloomingdale’s, Aziz Gueye Adetimirin Publisher of The Network Journal

Honorees Ntiedo ‘Nt’ Etuk (DimensionU, Founder and CEO) and Shante Bacon (135th Street Agency, CEO & Founder)

The Network Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40″ for 2012.