From Dawn to Dusk, Davenport Fans the Flame of Atlanta Business League’s Legacy

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(Patch) — To watch her, it seems so easy.  Her smile never dimmed. Her gaze never wandered. Her focus never strayed. Leona Barr-Davenport is always working. The door to her office at the Atlanta Business League opens at 9 a.m.  But by then Davenport is already wrapping up one meeting and moving on to the next. “My day could start at 7:30 a.m. and not end until 9:30 p.m.,” Davenport, 53, said. “I am meeting with companies to try to get partnerships, to get sponsors. I have to interact with members and sponsors to make it work.” She is the president of Atlanta’s oldest minority business development and advocacy organization, the second woman to do so in recent years.

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