MIAMI – Since 1974, the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce (M-DCC) has been advocating on behalf of black businesses, working to facilitate their growth and access to opportunities to prosper, which includes networking, resources, and training. The chamber also frequently shines a spotlight on individuals whose efforts align with the organization’s mission.

On Dec. 1, the M-DCC will host its 13th Annual Holiday Gala: Engaging the Future. This all white affair will honor five of South Florida’s business, civic and community leaders.

This year, Jaret Davis, Esquire, co-Managing Shareholder for Greenberg Traurig, P.A. will serve as the Honorary Holiday Gala Chairman. It will be held at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., in Miami.
“The landscape of Miami-Dade County is changing. What it will look like, from an economic perspective, is predicated on how we prepare for the future. It is imperative that we come together to construct positive outcomes for all facets of our community,” said G. Eric Knowles, President and CEO, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce. “The lens that we peer through into the future of Miami-Dade County’s business landscape will be rooted in today’s intentional commitment to ensuring that those who wish to participate have a seat at the table.”

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This year’s honorees include: Luther Campbell

The Distinguished Service Award

Valencia Gunder

David Fincher Innovator Award

Bishop Victor T. Curry

H.T. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award

Commissioner Audrey Edmonson Citizen of the Year Award