In honor of Black History Month, the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, Inland Cities East will be hosting its annual Black History Awards Luncheon and Fundraiser.
Themed “This Woman’s Work” the luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. The luncheon will be held in the beautiful and historic Rezek Pavilion Centre located at 2101 N. Waterman Ave. San Bernardino, CA 92404 on the St. Bernardine Medical Center Campus.
This year The Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, Inland Cities East along with Dignity Health, Inland Empire will honor selected local African American Women Mayor’s with the “Dignity Spotlight Community Award”. Honoree’s include Mayor Deborah Robertson; City of Rialto, Mayor Acquanetta Warren; City of Fontana, Mayor Pro Tem Lynne Kennedy; City of Rancho Cucamonga, and Mayor Tasha Cerda,: City of Gardena. Because of their leadership and tireless efforts in improving their Cities these women are reason their Cities are among the fastest growing Cities in the Southern California Region. Two-time Grammy Award winning song writer, Minister Terri McFadden-Solomon will deliver the keynote address. McFadden-Solomon has also authored four books and has written theme for both television and movies.
The SCBCC is a non-profit business organization with a mission to improve the economic environment for the minority business community while fostering business development and prosperity. The SCBCC also support the Alzheimer’s Foundation which provides resources, training and support for individuals and families affected by the disease and YouthBuild Charter School of California, a free, project-based charter high school rooted in social justice and community action for students ages 16-24, who need to earn a high school diploma. YouthBuild’s main focus is providing opportunities to low income and marginalized students.
The goal of the luncheon is to raise money to support the non-profit programs that the SCBCC serves and recognize individuals and organizations who have demonstrated dedicated service to the community through professional, personal and philanthropic endeavors.
Entertaining the crowd during the event will be Mark Allen Felton. Felton, who is affectionately known as, Panther, is an entertainer extraordinaire. His musicianship is the stuff of the legendary artists that he holds in high esteem. Artists like Earth, Wind & Fire, Grover Washington, Jr. and Kool & the Gang have influenced the Chicago native, and current Los Angeles resident. Panther has graced the stage with a number of legendary artists including Patti LaBelle, Jeffrey Osbourne, Chaka Khan and the late Al Jarreau just to name a few. He also toured the world with Ray Parker, Jr for five years.
The Black History Awards Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, February 9 from 11:00am – 3:00pm at the Beautiful Rezek Pavilion Centre located at 2101 N. Waterman Ave. San Bernardino, CA 92404 on the St. Bernardine Medical Center Campus. For additional information and how to purchase tickets visit the website atwww.blackchamberofcommerce.org or call (888) 466-7408. Ticket prices are $25.00 per person, and a table of 10 is $250.00.