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The Journey of

SHANE ADAMS

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Born Shenandoah Adams, aka Shane in Newark, NJ. Shane was raised in Essex County and visited his second state home of Greenville, North Carolina frequently throughout his life. Shane caught the entrepreneurial bug early in life from his parents who operated various businesses over the years. His first two loves were entertainment and sports. As a black belt in karate he started Martial Art Explosion producing Hit the score hard core karate, as a club owner his first of many clubs was The Punch
Bowl Lounge and he managed a few entertainers under Golden Hand Records including Ted Wizard Mills and Gregory Willis aka G-Will. Throughout his life he has owned and managed many clubs and the Martial Art Explosion evolved into World’s Collide Management which currently promotes Emmanuel Nwodo and Quaseem Carter. He has promoted over 40 fighters over the years and World’s Collide Boxing & Promotion has held a number of amateur and professional fights over the years. Shane loves to cook and over the years he has owned and operated several restaurants, the last one was Adams Soul Food Tribune located in West Orange, NJ. He is well known for his chopped barbecue turkey. Shane’s formal career in Construction started over thirty eight years ago. He has owned and operated various companies including his current company Adams Construction D & C., LLC. Adams Construction D & C,
LLC is a full service operation working on projects ranging from small offices and homes with a few rooms to multi-level homes and business complexes. To date, in the City of Newark alone, they have developed over 100 properties. Shane is now venturing into the world of property ownership and development currently, he has a number of projects underway in the city of Newark, NJ.
Throughout his life, Shane has been interested in having a voice in the State of NJ where he resides. He has actively engaged in politics previously running for Essex County Sheriff. In addition, to both supporting and managing local, statewide and federal campaigns. Shane understands that God is first in his life. He has been a member of Philemon Baptist Church in Newark, NJ for over thirty years, serving as a Deacon since 2013. His favorite bible verse is Psalm 23. Shane is a family man, his house has long been the gathering spot and the home to many in need. He was blessed to raise seven children alongside his son Shenandoah Adams Jr. known as Shane Jr. Shane has been recognized over the years by various churches, politicians and not for profit organizations.
He even had a day named after him as “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the Township of Irvington by Mayor Wayne Smith. Despite the various honors he has received Shane would say his most treasured distinctions are becoming a Deacon in his church and his opportunity to serve the youth in his many capacities. Shane currently resides in New Providence, NJ.