South Hempstead, NY - May 11th, 2015 - On May 6, 2015 the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. hosted a Leadership Meeting under the direction and leadership of Charlene J. Thompson, Esq. Thompson of Economic Development Services, LLC. and Chair of LIAACC’s Minority Women Business Enterprise Committee. Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.'s MWBE Chair Charlene J. Thompson, Esq. of Thompson Economic Development Services, LLC was awarded the President's Award for her outstanding work and leadership in the area of Minority Women Business Enterprise Development. The leadership meeting was held at Spices Negril located 1084 Grand Ave. South Hempstead, New York.
About Spices Negril Restaurant & Lounge
Spices Negril Restaurant & Lounge is a full service restaurant and caterer, founded by Jeff Bacchas a native of Negril, Jamaica. Their mission is to provide guests with the best quality Caribbean Cuisine using the best ingredients, fresh produce, excellent service, unmatched hospitality, atmosphere, and culinary excellence. They strive to be an accurate and wonderful representation of the lush, green tropical Islands in the Caribbean.
The leadership meeting focused on MWBE utilization, certification, joint collaboration between local chambers of commerce, and the need to build capacity for small business owners seeking to do work with government agencies. Leaders in attendance were John L. Scott, Chairman, LIAACC, Phil Andrews, President, LIAACC, Sharon Davis, Vice President, LIAACC, Charlene J. Thompson, Esq, MWBE, Chair, LIAACC, Germaine Auguste, Esq., Secretary, LIAACC, Luis A. Vazquez, President, Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chad Murray, Urban League of Long Island Young Professionals, John Boyd, President, Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce, Mohinder, Singh Taneja, Managing Director, SVAM International, Inc., Christopher Watson, Nassau County Director, LIAACC, Kimberly Grant, Suffolk County Director, LIAACC, and Rose Davis, Membership Chair LIAACC.
About Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
The Mission of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is to advance and promote economic development for business, and to advance responsive government and quality education on the behalf of all small businesses, with emphasis on African Ancestry, while preserving the Long Island community. Long Island means the New York State counties on Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Kings. A Chamber of Commerce is one of the most well known and recognizable organizations in the country chartered to stimulate business in local and regional areas where they are designated to serve.
To be placed on the chamber's email list for upcoming events, inquire about membership, or corporate sponsorship opportunities email the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. today at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.liaacc.com .
Pictured Left to Right - Mohinder Singh Taneja, Managing Director, SVAM International, Inc., Phil Andrews, President, LIAACC, Sharon Davis, Vice President, LIAACC, Mrs. Dana Bacchas, Jeff Bacchas, Owner Spices Negril, Chad Murry, President, Your Credit Coach/Urban League of Long Island Young Professionals, and Guest.