"Don't be discouraged if you don't find love at first sight — although it could happen.
Trust your intuition."Upcoming Speed Dating events include a holiday session December 3 and a Valentine's Day session for February 2018.
Rhoda and Delwin Murphy of Phoenix, Ariz., met last February during Patikas's Valentine's Day Speed Dating event.
Both were residents of northwest Indiana at the time. They married two months later."I'd like to encourage those attending up and coming events to keep an open mind, ask practical questions, and allow God to lead you," Rhoda said.
She uses both her creativity and innovation as she plans the "12 Dates in One Hour" sessions."No one would think to have an event like this at the largest jewelry store in northwest Indiana," she said, as she recently greeted participants at Albert's Diamond Jewelers in Schererville.
Also, Fred Hammond chimes in on the discussion to reflect on being a new Gospel artist and the challenges they’ve faced in the past.After sorting through all paperwork the next day, she contacted those who chose each other.Contact information for them to connect was provided, and it was their decision regarding how they wanted to proceed, she added.” During 15 years in advertising at the Chicago-based Burrell Communications, the largest minority owned advertising agency in America, Michelle created award-winning campaigns for Coca Cola, Mc Donalds, Procter and Gamble, Schlitz Malt Liquor, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation and worked with numerous celebrity artists along the way including Ray Parker Jr, Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind and Fire, Al Jarreau, Peabo Bryson, The O Jays, Cameo, New Edition and more!She has won numerous awards including a USA Television Award, Windy Award, a Golden & Bronze Philo, and over 20 CEBA (Creative Excellence in Black Advertising Awards) Michelle has sung or performed voice-overs for national radio and television commercials for Coca-Cola, Mc Donald’s, Sprite, Ford Motor Company, Crest Toothpaste and Extra Sugar-Free Gum.Michelle was born in London, England, and spent her childhood in Barbados, West Indies, and Muskegon, Michigan.Michelle formerly lived in Chicago and has relocated to Ghana, West Africa. Michelle’s name represents her two fathers: George Hammond, from Ghana, West Africa, now deceased and Mr.William Mc Kinney, who lives in Michigan with her mother Norma Mc Kinney.Michelle’s middle name is her African name Ayodele (I-yo-day-lay) which means “Joy comes to the house!For more information, call (219) 805-DATE or visit Facebook at NWISpeed Dating.Sue Ellen Ross is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune.