FIU TO HOST ICABA LIVING LEGENDS AND MOST ACCOMPLISHED BLACKS IN SOUTH FLORIDA
‘WHO’S WHO’ OF BLACK SOUTH FLORIDA GATHER IN MIAMI FOR RECOGNITION GALA
Weston, FL.– There’s been a steady and forceful effort in South Florida the past four years to identify, connect and activate Black professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders. The annual culmination of that work will be on full display at Florida International University this Saturday, November 2nd as more than 500 people gather for the 4th Annual ICABA Honors.
“Before a sellout audience of some of South Florida’s most influential and accomplished, ICABA will recognize the best and brightest in 15 professional categories ranging from Academia to Sports, from Healthcare to Media. These individuals are not only at the top of their game professionally, they are making a difference in our community at large”, said Jerome Hutchinson, Jr., President of ICABA Media Group LLC.
Highlighting the list of honorees are two ICABA Living Legends: Broward Supervisor of Elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes and noted Miami Attorney George Knox.
“I am humbled by the recognition. Usually the word legend suggests you’re done; you’ve done all you’re going to do. Frankly, I believe I still have a lot more to do,” said Attorney Knox. “To be selected by a prestigious company like ICABA is quite an honor.”
An impressive array of professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders will join them, including Nova Southeastern Law School Dean Athornia Steele, South Florida Times Publisher Robert Beatty, Sr. and Grammy-award winning music producers, Bigg D and Cainon Lamb, among others.
One person will be named Professional of the Year in each of 15 categories and one person, under the age of 40, will be named a Rising Star in those same categories. In the spirit of paying it forward, ICABA will have the Professional of the Year mentor the Rising Star in each category for the next 12 months.
In an unique effort to raise awareness of non-profit organizations that are working to benefit the South Florida community, ICABA will also showcase 10 black professional organizations. During the gala, one will be selected “Organization of the Year” based on public voting that will continue until 9pm that evening. At the end of the gala, the winning organization will be announced and awarded $1-thousand dollars along with professional services to assist the organization in its growth and development. Lastly, ICABA will activate its Crowd Fund program to generate additional awareness and spur donations directly to the organizations.
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