The Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., (CACCI) has announced that its 25th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Corporate and Partnership Recognition Awards Luncheon will be held on Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 11:30 a.m., at Steiner Movie Studios Stage 6, Where The Magic of Hollywood meets the Glamour of New York, Brooklyn Navy Yard Complex, Brooklyn, NY.
This year’s award recipients to be honored are: Susan Vieira, Senior Director, Business Development, NYC School Construction Authority will receive CACCI’s Corporate Diversity Recognition Award; Keith Y. Gordon, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, Healthfirst will receive CACCI’s Corporate Partnership Award; Haitian American United for Progress (HAUP) will receive CACCI’s Community Partnership Award and Julian Lynch, President, Windward Islands Health Care Union, NA will receive CACCI’s CARICOM Community Partnership Award. The recipient of CACCI’s Year 2010 "Roving Ambassador" Award is Richard Anthony Best, Senior Editor, New York Carib News
CACCI’s Entrepreneurs of the Year Award recipients are: Garner Bannister, President, Bannister Brothers Construction Company; Christine Tyrell, Owner of Three Golden Krust Restaurants; David Gayle, President/CEO, Tropical Paradise Ballroom and Restaurant; McDonald Romain, President, La Baye Market; David Morissett, Esq., Owner, Law Office of David Morissett; Daniel Ramos, President and CEO, Liberty Computing Center, Inc.; Frank Singh, President, Marine Funding, Inc.; Yolanda Sullivan-Hernandez, President, Sullivan-Hernandez Agency, Inc. and Edmund Braithwaite, President, One Caribbean Radio.
Dr. Roy A. Hastick, Sr., CACCI President/CEO described this year’s honorees as dedicated CACCI member entrepreneurs who are contributing to the nation’s economy. “In these challenging times they remain committed to taking the risk and accepting the challenges of small business ownership and are to be commended for their fortitude and for making a difference in their communities.” CACCI’s corporate partners are being recognized for their commitment to fostering diversity, creating procurement opportunities for minority and women business enterprises (MWBEs), and for years of partnership which has helped to strengthen CACCI. “CACCI’s ‘Roving Ambassador’ has devoted decades of service to the Caribbean American community and the Caribbean Diaspora, and we are pleased to honor him for his contributions and commitment to institution building,” Hastick said.