MIAMI —  On Saturday, December 5th, dynamic jazz songstress Carole Ann Taylor and the Old Skool Gang entertained Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce black tie guests at the organizations’ 10th Annual Holiday Gala: Embracing the South Florida Multi-Cultural Business Community, beginning at 6 p.m., Jungle Island’s Treetop Ballroom, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, Florida, 33132.

The gala will honor the best and brightest among South Florida’s business, civic and community leaders while celebrating 41 years of advocacy, empowerment and growth of minority-owned businesses throughout the region.

This year, Alvin West, CFO and Senior Vice President of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, will serve as the gala committee chair.  The event co-chairs are Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime and Jorge Plasencia, co-founder, chairman & CEO of República, one of America’s leading cross-cultural advertising, digital and communications agencies.

The honorees include Dr. Enid C. Pinkney, receiving the H.T Smith Lifetime Achievement Award; Marlon A. Hill, the Distinguished Service Award; and Ronald Frazier, the Citizen of the Year Award.

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