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Tallahassee Democrat: Minority, women-owned businesses spotlighted during gala

Monday, October 26, 2015

Law firms, government officials, real estate professionals and PR pros were recognized during the Second Annual Minority Chamber Business Awards Gala on Friday evening.

The black-tie optional event featured Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed as the keynote speaker, who’s been in office since 2010. It was hosted by the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, and it was meant to spotlight stellar businesses owned and led by minorities and women.

Here are the 2015 winners:

Leaders and Legend Award — Attorney Harold Knowles, Knowles and Randolph Law Firm

Directors of the Year — Lila Jaber, of Gunster Law Firm, and Antonio Jefferson, manager for the city of Gretna.

Minority/Women Business Enterprise Professional of the Year  — Michael Campbell, director of the North Florida Outreach Division at the Jim Moran Institute For Global Entrepreneurship.

Chairman’s Award — Chris Curry, aviation director at Tallahassee International Airport

President’s Award — Jennifer Fennel, vice president at CoreMessage, Inc.

M/WBE of the Year —Kingdom First Realty, owned by Christic and Karlus Henry.

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