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9th Annual Small Business Gala Awards Dinner Of Recognitions

The Regional Black Chamber of Commerce SFV (RBCC) will host its 9th Annual Small Business Gala Awards Dinner of Recognitions at the Prestigious Marina City Club, known as the 'Country Club on the Water' in Marina Del Rey, CA. The Commerce is a strong association of successful business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs. Its mission is to assist its 400+ base members of small, minority and women-owned businesses in strategically gaining economic empowerment and social equality, through access and visibility, while providing access to capital, power networking and marketing collaboration.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 hundreds of small businesses and community leaders from across the state will be invited to gather in the City of the Angels for the Chamber's flagship event of the year. You won't want to miss your chance to join this awesome extravaganza, as they recognize a host of Honorees, from Dedicated Volunteer of the Year, Distinguished Leadership, and Trailblazer Entrepreneur, Outstanding Majority Community Corporation and Financial Institution of the Year, along with nominating a Small Business of the Year who has excelled and endured the economic times as a business owner. Formal invitations and sponsorship information are available at , or you can email them at or call them at (818) 464-3484. Past honorees are Louis Gossett Jr., Della Reese,OBBA, Linda Hopkins, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kristoff St. John, The Whispers, Willard Pugh, Ja'net DuBois, plus others.

This year's Honorees include Judy Pace, one of the most beautiful leading ladies on the big screen who starred in a plethora of movies and television shows like "Cotton Comes to Harlem," who will receive the  2013 President's Legacy Award.

The 2013 Honoree for the Lifetime Achievement Award will be business leader icon Aubry L. Stone, commissioner- Economic Development - State of California, chairman of the Board - U S Black Chamber, Washington D C, and current president/CEO of the California Black Chamber - Sacramento, California.

Other Special Invited guests include Congresswoman Karen Bass, Honorable Pam O'Connor - Mayor of the City of Santa Monica, Grammy Nominee - Michael Henderson, Actor Willard Pugh/ (ROBO COP; - The Color Purple), City Councilman Curren Price, U S Olympics - Rafer Johnson, Radio Great/Author - Tommy Hawkins, Congresswoman - Emeritus Dr. Diane Watson, Frank Robinson-Union Bank-2013 Dinner Chair, and Ric Alexander - Jazz Saxophonist; and so many more.

For more information contact event co-chairs Char Cole, Patrice Johnson, Madam M C Townsend, chamber president/CEO. Please RSVP Early.  Security clearance required for entry -  registration needed - no tickets sold at door.