Black Panther Movie: Wakanda in Jacksonville

Monday, February 19, 2018

Carla Mechele captures the advanced screening of this record-breaking movie at Sun-Ray Theatre in Jacksonville, Fl on Thursday, February 15. Community influencers Mal Jones, Marshiray Griffin and Diallo-Sekou bought out the theatre and gave away seats to kids. In it's opening weekend, Black Panther brought in a record-breaking estimated $387 million at the box office.

Carla Mechele Lands Exclusive with Jaguars' Leonard Fournette

Carla Mechele Media

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Jacksonville Jaguars RB gave this exclusive on-field interview to Carla Mechele at the team homecoming Sunday night. After a 45-42 upset against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Jaguars advance to AFC Championship game against New England Patriots on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3:05 p.m.

Jacksonville's Best Vision Board Party: Sticking to 2018 goals

WJXT Channel 4

Saturday, December 23, 2017

CEO Carla Jones appeared as an Influencer in this news segment to promote Jacksonville's Best Vision Board Party. In collaboration with Angela Mealer, CEO of iAlign Strategic Vision Consulting, Carla Mechele Media provided Publicity services to book the interview. Jones chose to collaborate with this brand to highlight the impact of creative storytelling in entrepreneurship.

Jacksonville Women's Business Center Offers Desire Map Workshop

My Jax Chamber

Saturday, September 23, 2017

CEO Carla Jones participated in the Jacksonville Women's Business Center's internationally acclaimed Desire Map workshop. Women Business Owners were invited to explore their Desired Core Feelings and identify 4th Quarter goals that connect to those feelings. As a right-brained thinker, Jones found this workshop left a profound impact on her goal setting for Carla Mechele Media. 

CEO Carla Jones Graduates Women's Business Center Aspiring to Success Program

My Jax Chamber | Jacksonville Women's Business Center

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

CEO Carla Jones graduates from the Jacksonville Women's Business Center's Aspiring to Success program. Aspiring to Success Group is a facilitated, peer-to-peer mentoring roundtable made up of small business startups. This mentoring program provides the members with a confidential and interactive forum to expand their business knowledge, develop and apply critical skills, and reach their business potential. Entrepreneurs commit to this program because they are willing to give and take advice, openly and honestly; to share ideas, brainstorm, network, and form a mutual support system of encouragement and accountability with other business owners in the early stages of starting their businesses. Participants arrive with issues and challenges and leave with resources, ideas and practical solutions.  

Message From The Founder: A Recap of the 2017 JIW AWARDS

EmpowermentResourcesInc.Org

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

We were honored to have Tenikka Hughes of Action News as our Emcee. Carla Jones, CEO of Carla Mechele Media, gave an inspiring and personally crafted message to the girls of JIW about sharing their story as well as a message to the audience about never losing sight of goals and dreams. The afternoon also included a talent showcase from the ladies of JIW who shared the gift of song, dance, live instrumental music, and a monologue inspired by the 2017 Women’s March.

Carla Jones Keynote Speaker at 13th Annual Journey Into Womanhood Awards Celebration

Jacksonville Free Press

Sunday, April 09, 2017

The 13th annual Journey Into Womanhood awards celebration to recognize 25 young girls for their commitment to completing the 25-week leadership development program and scholarship awards presentation is scheduled for Sunday, April 9, 3 – 5 p.m. at the Jacksonville Marriott located at 4670 Salisbury Rd. Keynote speaker is professional story teller and CEO, Carla Mechele.  For tickets and more info visit www.empowermentresourcesinc.org.

13th Annual Journey Into Womanhood Awards Celebration

Jacksonville.com | Florida Times-Union

Sunday, April 09, 2017

The 13th Annual Journey Into Womanhood Awards Celebration recognizes program participants for their commitment to completing the 25-week program and their transition into womanhood. Held in the spring, the awards celebration includes honoring our graduating high school seniors and providing them with scholarships. The event also includes recognition of all JIW youth for their accomplishments and a talent showcase.

Emcee: Tenikka Hughes Action News JAX
Keynote Speaker: Carla Jones, Carla Mechele Media

Ritz Chamber Players' 3rd Annual Hat Luncheon: Music with style helps charity

WJXT Channel 4

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CEO Carla Jones appeared as a Brand Ambassador in this segment to promote the Ritz Chamber Players' 3rd Annual Hat Luncheon Fundraiser. Jones partnered with Hart and Associates to provide Publicity and Social Media for RCP on this event for the second year in a row. 

The Chat: International Women's Day

First Coast News

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Chat chose CEO Carla Jones as a guest to spotlight for International Women's Day. The daytime talk show featured Jones as a "new breed of journalist", using social media to share stories independently. In this interview, Jones describes how rejection paved the way for her journey into entrepreneurship, and how her faith and love for storytelling are the foundation for her success. 

Who is Kesha? The Jacksonville Public Library and the Black Female Experience

EU Jacksonville

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Brooks chose the Jacksonville artists that stuck out to her the most, whose work she felt was becoming “more intricate, dynamic, and vibrant” over time. The exhibition includes visual art by Rhonda Bristol, Glendia Cooper, Dania W. Frink, Jovita Harper, Marsha Hatcher, Mk Hollowell, Carla Jones, Erin Kendrick, Traci Mims, Princess Simpson Rashid, Crystal Rodriguez, Tiffany Rodriguez, Richlin Ryan, and Sosha Thumper.

INDIVIDUALITY, Creativity & Poetry KESHA – A BLACK FEMALE EXPERIENCE OF IDENTITY & RACE

Folio Weekly

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The exhibit Kesha – A Black Female Experience of Identity & Racefeatures the work of 14 black female artists working in photography, videography, sculpture, textile art and 2D art, offering their interpretation of black femininity, ethnicity, identity and stereotypes. Featured artists include Rhonda Bristol, Glendia Cooper, Dania W. Frink, Jovita Harper, Marsha Hatcher, MK Hollowell, Carla Jones, Erin Kendrick, Traci Mims, Princess Simpson Rashid, Crystal Rodriguez, Tiffany Rodriguez (pictured Dreams. Delights. Delusions.), Richlin Ryan and Sosha Thumper. 

Kesha, an Exhibit Featuring the Work of 14 Black Female Artists, Opens at Main Library February 1

Jacksonville Public Library

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Jacksonville Public Library is proud to present the one-of-a-kind exhibit Kesha – A Black Female Experience of Identity and Race at the Jax Makerspace Gallery in the Main Library. Through photography, videography, sculpture, textile art, 2D art and more, 14 black female artists will depict their interpretation of black femininity, ethnicity, identity, and stereotypes. Featured artists:  Rhonda BristolGlendia CooperDania W. FrinkJovita HarperMarsha Hatcher, MK Hollowell, Carla Jones, Erin KendrickTraci MimsPrincess Simpson Rashid, Crystal Rodriguez, Tiffany Rodriguez, Richlin Ryan, and Sosha Thumper.

Bolles Alumna Featured Artist in New Exhibit

Bolles.org

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Carla Jones '03, a local entrepreneur journalist and publicist, is one of the featured artist at a new art exhibit in the Jax Makerspace Gallery on the first floor of the downtown Jacksonville Public Library. The exhibit is called "Kesha: A Black Female Experience of Identity and Race." The exhibition includes works from 14 local artists, including photographers, sculptors, videographers and artists in textile and 2D art. "Kesha is a name, but who is she and what does she look like? In this exhibition, artists produce works exploring black femininity, ethnicity, identity and stereotypes. Kesha is visible, yet invisible. She is everywhere and nowhere. Discover Kesha." The exhibit opened February 1 and runs through April 23. 

Do It Yourself with Storytelling: Memorable New Year's Eve Party

WJXT Channel 4

Saturday, December 31, 2016

On guest assignment for Channel 4, CEO Carla Mechele creates a DIY New Year's Eve Party within a $30 budget. Watch the video to see how she used storytelling to offer guests free and low-cost entertainment, all for $29!

Black Expo Weekend Highlights Top 20 Under 40, Celebrity Sightings, Entertainment and Community Connections

Jacksonville Free Press

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Preceding the Black Expo was the highly celebrated Black Expo Top 20 under 40 award’s ceremony held at the Ritz Theater. The event recognizes and honors those under 40 who have achieved personal and professional success in tandem with community service. Shown right at the Top 20 Under 40 event are (L-R) Melissa Adams, Christa Merix and Carla Jones.

Jacksonville's Film And Television Industry Celebrates Achievements

MyJaxChamber.com

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Mayor Lenny Curry joined members of the Jacksonville City Council, the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Motion Picture, Television and Commercial Production, the Jacksonville Film & Television Office, and other industry leaders to celebrate local film and digital media production at the 16th annual Jacksonville Film & Television Industry reception. During the event, held at WJCT Studios, Jerry Smith, president and CEO of PineRidge Film & Television, received the 2016 Jacksonville Film & Television Industry Achievement Award; and journalist Carla Jones and director of photography and cinematographer Joe Karably were each honored with a 2016 Rising Star Award. 

Jones '03 Awarded Rising Star Award

Bolles Magazine Winter 16

Friday, September 16, 2016

Bolles alumna Carla Jones '03 was recently presented with the 2016 Rising Star Award by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry at the 16th Annual Jacksonville Film and Television Industry reception. The award is presented to remarkable film and television professionals under the age of 35. Honorees must excel in their specific craft, show progressive advancement in their careers, serve as role models and stand out as potential stars of the future. "I'd like to share that going to Bolles was a culture shock for me." Jones said, "Being an African American student from a middle income family, initially, I mainly saw differences between me and the majority of my fellow classmates. But, my mother, Yvonne Jones, told me "it's your school as much as it is anyone else's." And that gave me the confidence to not limit what I thought I could achieve."

Carla Mechele Media CEO Carla Jones Wins 2016 Rising Star Award

City of Jacksonville

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mayor Lenny Curry joined members of the Jacksonville City Council, the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Motion Picture, Television and Commercial Production, the Jacksonville Film & Television Office, and other industry leaders to celebrate local film and digital media production at the 16th annual Jacksonville Film & Television Industry reception. Carla Mechele Media CEO Carla Jones was honored with a 2016 Rising Star Award. 

Jones '03 Named Florida Top 20 Under 40 by First Coast Black Pages

Bolles.org

Monday, February 08, 2016

Bolles alumna Carla Michele Jones '03 has been selected as one of Jacksonville's 2015 Top 20 Under 40 by Jacksonville First Coast Black Pages and Talented Tenth Enterprise. The award recognizes the best and brightest men and women under the age of 40 who have excelled personally and professionally, while also being committed to serving the community. Jones is the owner of Carla Mechele Media and has over 10 years of broadcast media experience, including work for First Coast News, NPR, ESPN, Inside Edition, World News Now and Good Morning America.

Florida's Top 20 Under 40: Meet The Class of 2015

BlackPagesSouth.com

Friday, October 09, 2015

CEO Carla Jones was selected as one of Jacksonville’s Top 20 Under 40 most influential young people. Florida Black Pages presents the 2015 Top 20 Under 40 Awards, saluting the best and brightest men and women under the age of 40 in Jacksonville, Florida. Honorees have achieved personal and professional success, have a record of community service and have given back to others through their time, talents and donations. A Top 20 Under 40 Award recipient is someone who deserves recognition in the community.

Carla Jones Selected In Florida's Top 20 Under 40

Black Pages South

Friday, October 09, 2015

Carla Jones graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Communications. She over ten years of broadcast media experience including work for Mid-Florida Public Radio, World News Now with Diane Sawyer and Good Morning America. Carla is currently an entertainment reporter for CW17’s I Know Jax. As an independent journalist, she has covered events such as McDonal’d 365 Black Awards and Oprah’s The Life Want Tour. Jones is the owner of her own business, Carla Mechele Media, where she uses her experience in media and marketing to tell the stories of her clients.

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