What They Say
“Alton Byrd and his company, Clear Focus, have been consultants to Lennar Urban for nearly four years. Alton has created and successfully implemented two key Community Benefits programs: the Mentorship/Protégé program and the International African Marketplace for the Hunters Point Shipyard project in Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco. Alton Byrd’s knowledge of the local landscape and his collaborative skills have helped Lennar Urban achieve many of its community outreach objectives. His support of the project has been key in the transition of community benefits to small businesses and individuals alike.”
This is the 2nd year that Alton Byrd and Clear Focus provided operating and development consulting to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and the Lennar Corporation for the International African Marketplace event. Each year the event has been saddled with rushed schedules and tremendous political pressure to deliver a quality event that would achieve community acceptance. To his credit, Alton was able to work with the City and community stakeholders, as well as Lennar and the event staff to pull off the event of the year in Bayview, the International Marketplace! His work in the Bayview with this project and others such as the Mentor/Protégé Program, has generated positive feedback, results, and buzz for projects in the Bayview!”
Assistant Project Manager Bayview Hunters Point
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
“After one year of working with Alton Byrd and his team at Clear Focus Marketing, I can definitively and without reservation recommend his services to anyone wishing to effectively market to the African American consumer channel. As manager of our Multicultural business in Diageo, I am confident that we placed our AFAM programs in good hands with Clear Focus.”
Multicultural Marketing Manager
Diageo Spirits North America
I really want to thank you for your help with the party. You came through for me in a major way and I’m confident that you, your team, and your sponsors, raised the quality of the party exponentially. I don’t know what we would’ve done had you not been involved. On behalf of myself and The Urban Compass Foundation, thank you. I hope that we have the opportunity to work together again in the near future.
Urban Compass Foundation
“Thank you for giving Cinnamongirl the opportunity to be part of the Jill Scott event last weekend. It was a lovely party, and raised $2,000 for the Cinnamongirl program. We appreciate your thinking of us, and welcome the possibility of working with you on future events when you have a need for a charitable donation aspect. While located in the East Bay, we are able to attend events in both Northern and Southern California. Thank you again for the opportunity and continued support!”
“I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you that Tuesday’s Smooth Magazine Crown Royal event was a great success. Alton Byrd and I had Crown Royal making the bigger presence of the two sponsoring brands. With all the stars, vip’s or just regular folks Crown Royal was the brand people had to consider for purchase. Thank you for the opportunity to work with Alton Byrd his professionalism was greatly appreciated.”
-Marcus De Lay
@ Speakers Etc.