Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Installs Officers and Board of Directors at Nassau County Ceremonial Chambers

Written by Phil Andrews  |  15. July 2014

 Mineola, NY - July 15th, 2014 - On May 22, 2014 the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) held its installation of Officers and Board of Directors ceremony at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative building in the ceremonial chambers of Nassau County.  The following Officers and Board of Directors were installed: John L. Scott, Founder and Chairman, Phil Andrews, President, Sharon Davis, Vice President, Keith H. Burgess, Secretary, Dr. Teresa Taylor-Williams, Board of Directors, Patrick Zoefuna, Nassau County Director, Kimberly Grant, Suffolk County Director, LaShawn Allen Muhammad, Kings County Director.

Judge Norman St. George, Supervising Judge of Nassau District Court; Acting Supreme Court Justice  swore in Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.‘s  President, Phil Andrews.  Judge Andrea Phoenix swore in the Officers and Board of Directors.  The installation was held in conjunction with Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs under the leadership of Dr. Phillip Elliot, Deputy County Executive Office of Minority Affairs.

Special Honorees included: Chuck Madu, President, Freeport Medical Supply, Inc., Melvin Walker, Owner, More Steak Than Philly, Kimberly Grant, Chair & Ceo, International Dream Team Christian Association, Inc., Dr. Teresa Taylor-William, CEO, TTW, Associates, Inc. and Owner & Publisher, New York Trend Newspaper, and Vanessa Best CCS-P, CPC, CHTS-IM, AHIMA ICD-10 Trainer, Empire State Development Certified MWBE,  Board Advocate Award

“On Thursday, May 22nd, I attended the Installation Ceremony for the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, which was, in my opinion, a spectacular undertaking filled with pride and confidence.  I witnessed what I considered a “movement” of   a faithful group of pristine African-Americans, who pledged their commitment to increasing the capacity for allowing businesses to gain access to resources, to create networking and information-sharing capabilities, the ability to create wealth through financial prosperity and entrepreneurial sustenance for individuals, businesses and organizations.  All of the officers sworn into their respective positions had a special glow of certainty, which added to stature of the Installation held at Chambers of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, located in Mineola, NY.

I was especially proud of my nephew, Keith H. Burgess, the newly installed Board Secretary for the Chamber. Outside of the Chamber, he has been spiritually connected to the mission of inspiring, engaging and preparing the youth of our communities for a healthier and prosperous future. It was an absolute blessing to know that he is a member of this progressive body of individuals which make up the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce.” Yusuf Burgess

As an Environmental Educator in the Capital District of Albany, I look forward to collaborating with the Long island African American Chamber of Commerce on networking events, conferences, business collaborations and community based programs, which will contribute to the well-being and the overall quality of life on Long Island,  throughout the State of New York and beyond.”

“The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. looks forward to serving the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings as stated in its charter.  A Chamber of Commerce is one of the most well known and recognizable organizations in the country that is chartered to stimulate business in the local and regional areas where they are designated to serve.  Our goal is fulfill our mission.” Phil Andrews, President, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

About the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.  (LIAACC)
“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.  

For more information regarding the Long Island African Chamber of Commerce, Inc., membership inquiries, or corporate sponsorship opportunities you may email the chamber

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