Fox News Broadcasts Live From the HipHopSodaShop
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 9, 2008) - H3 Enterprises, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HTRE) President & CEO, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, today announced that Barak Obama's Florida team assembled and viewed the New Hampshire Presidential Primary returns last night at the recently opened HipHipSodaShop in Tampa, FL. Over 100 members of Mr. Obama's Bay Area staff and supporters enjoyed the upscaled urban "hip-hop" atmosphere and menu while watching the primary election returns on the big screen high definition televisions in the HipHopSodaShop. Channel 8 TV News, Fox TV News 13, The St. Petersburg Times, and the Tampa Tribune were all present at the HipHopSodaShop covering the primary election results and interviewing several of Obama's campaign staff. At 10:00 pm, Fox TV News 13 did a live broadcast from the HipHopSodaShop
Some of Mr. Obama's Bay Area team members had come to the HipHopSodaShop last week to watch the Iowa Democratic Caucus results. The Obama staffers were so impressed with the great tasting food on the menu, the latest online video gaming technology, massive high definition televisions, and the overall "empowerment environment" in the HipHopSodaShop, they returned for the New Hampshire Primary results bringing with them more than 100 members, including Frank Sanchez, who used to be in the Clinton Administration, but is now the Financial Chair for Mr. Obama's campaign efforts in the Tampa Bay Area.
"Mr. Obama's team had a very exciting evening last night," stated Dr. Benjamin Chavis. "Mr. Sanchez addressed the crowd in our HipHopSodaShop on the importance of young people voting. I personally know Senator Obama and I had the opportunity recently to ask hip-hop related questions to both him and Senator Clinton at the Iowa Presidential Forum. But as I listened to his remarkable speech in New Hampshire last night after learning that Hillary Clinton had won the primary, I was reminded that Obama's 'Yes We Can' empowerment theme is actually very consistent with the mission of the H3's HipHopSodaShop franchise units. What we all are witnessing is the emergence of a New America."
Eric Von Billington, co-manager of the HipHopSodaShop in Tampa, stated that the members of the Obama party were so numerous that they overflowed the VIP Room, the Gaming Room, and soon the entire HipHopSodaShop's fleet of Big Screen TVs was all tuned to the election returns. "More than 95% of the Soda Shop's seating capacity was eventually consumed by the Obama team members and others who were glued to their seats watching the results of the New Hampshire Primary," Von Billington stated.
H3 Enterprises, Inc. is the parent company of the HipHopSodaShop. As the first publicly traded Hip-Hop company, H3 Enterprises, Inc. is dedicated to the mission of empowering young people through investment, education and economic development. H3 Enterprises, Inc. recently opened the first HipHopSodaShop in the world in Tampa, Florida on December 18, 2007.
The HipHopSodaShops are a franchise restaurant operation that brings hip-hop music, sports and community involvement to every city where they open. The HipHopSodaShop comes complete with a healthy quick service menu, merchandising, a state of the art recording studio, 30 giant LCD screens, the latest Xbox 360 live video games, and a large area dedicated to competitive on-line video gaming. The HipHopSodaShop in Tampa is over 11,000 sq ft and is a modern day cultural arts center where many forms of Hip-Hop can be expressed by patrons and embraced by the community. The HipHopSodaShops carry a message of giving back to the community in the forms of empowerment, investment, employment and the arts.
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