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Farrell Foster, Macy’s Florida; Aletha Player, Florida Power and Light; Bill Diggs, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce; Michael Baisden, The Michael Baisden Show; Tracy Wilson-Mourning, Citizen of the Year Award recipient; Gordon Eric Knowles, Dolphin Stadium; Dianne Williams, Royal Caribbean; Sommore, comedienne; Alvin West, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau; H. Leigh Toney, Miami-Dade College Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center; Dexter Bridgeman, Success South Florida and MIA Magazine; Jean St. Lot-Gervais, Le Falambeau Foundation, Inc.; and Marc Henderson, Miami-Dade Aviation Department.  Photo by:  Alex Joseph

Farrell Foster, Macy’s Florida; Aletha Player, Florida Power and Light; Bill Diggs, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce; Michael Baisden, The Michael Baisden Show; Tracy Wilson-Mourning, Citizen of the Year Award recipient; Gordon Eric Knowles, Dolphin Stadium; Dianne Williams, Royal Caribbean; Sommore, comedienne; Alvin West, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau; H. Leigh Toney, Miami-Dade College Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center; Dexter Bridgeman, Success South Florida and MIA Magazine; Jean St. Lot-Gervais, Le Falambeau Foundation, Inc.; and Marc Henderson, Miami-Dade Aviation Department.  Photo by:  Alex Joseph
 
 

 

 SOUTH FLORIDA BLACK PROFESSIONALSSHINE AT CELEBRITY-STUDDED
3rd ANNUAL MIAMI-DADE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOLIDAY GALA

 

 

Miami, FL – With the holidays fast approaching and the
end of 2008 just around the corner, the best of South
Florida’s corporate and black businesses came out for a
night of reflection and celebration. Corporate leaders and
well-wishers joined the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce in celebrating another year of astonishing achievement in the
Black business community at its 3rd Annual Holiday Gala.
The gala, which honors the accomplishments of
professionals, businesses, and philanthropic leaders in the South Florida community, recognized this year’s top honorees:
civil rights attorney H.T Smith, the first African-American
assistant public defender and the first African-American
assistant county attorney in Miami received the first H.T.
Smith Lifetime Achievement Award; Dr. Eduardo J.
Padrón
, president of Miami-Dade College
, the largest
institution of higher education in the United States was
recognized
with the Distinguished Service Award; and
the Citizen of the Year Award went to Tracy
Wilson-Mourning
, founder of the Honey Shine Mentoring Foundation – a program committed to the development
and nurturing of at-risk young women.

 

The crowd of over 500, which included national celebrities,
corporate supporters of the chamber, and elected officials,
attended the swanky, “oceanic” themed affair hosted at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Miami. Miami Heat center,
Alonzo Mourning
, the “Queen of Comedy,” Sommore,
nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Michael
Baisden
of The Michael Baisden Show, Donna
Richardson-Joyner
, nationally acclaimed fitness guru
and wife of Tom Joyner, Opa-Locka City Commissioner
Rose Tydus
, State Representative Oscar Braynon II,
Miami-Dade County School Board member and former
State Representative, Wilbert “Tee” Holloway,
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser and former
Florida Senator, Gwen Margolis and Huggy Lowdown
of HOT 105 and the Tom Joyner Morning Show
were all present.

 

The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gala
has earned a well deserved reputation as one of the most anticipated corporate and social events of the holiday
season, featuring stellar entertainment, fine food and
a diverse mix of South Florida’s corporate leaders.

 

This year’s top corporate sponsors included the
Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, Carnival Cruise Lines,
Dolphin Stadium, American Airlines, Citibank, Florida
Power & Light, Macy’s Florida, PSAV and HOT 105.

 

For more information about the Miami-Dade Chamber of
Commerce, please call Beverly James at 305-751-8648.
Media inquiries should be directed to Circle of One
Marketing at 305-576-3790.

 

About Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce:

The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce was founded in
1974 and leads the way towards long-term business
prosperity, by providing advocacy, networking, resources,
and training to men and women in South Florida.
The Chamber’s mission is to provide a world of business opportunities and bring the business community together
to exchange goods and services and to promote interaction and communication mutually beneficial to all businesses
involved. To learn more about the Miami-Dade
Chamber of Commerce and membership opportunities call 305.751.8648 or visit our web site at www.m-dcc.org.


 

To list an upcoming event please contact joyce@blacktiemagazine.com

 


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