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The Miami-Dade Chamber Of Commerce Celebrates Its 3rd Annual Holiday Gala

MIAMI – The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce will host its 3rd Annual Holiday Gala, “Diving into an Ocean of Opportunities,” on Saturday December 6, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Miami. A cocktail reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. Dinner and award ceremony will follow at 8:00pm.

The Gala will honor the accomplishments of professionals and businesses in the South Florida community. The “oceanic” themed social event of the season is expected to draw over 700 of South Florida’s savviest and most successful business minds.

Among the festivities, the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce will honor three of South Florida’s Black business and philanthropic leaders.

The honorees are Civil Rights Attorney H.T Smith, the first African-American Assistant Public Defender and the first African-American Assistant County Attorney in Miami.

H.T. Smith

Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami-Dade College, the largest institution of higher education in the United States.

Dr. Eduardo J. Padron

Tracey Wilson-Mourning, founder of the Honey Shine Mentoring Foundation – a program committed to the development and nurturing of at-risk young women.

Tracey Wilson-Mourning

Comedian, Huggy Lowdown, of HOT 105 and the Tom Joyner Morning Show, will be the evening’s special guest.

Bill Diggs

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce President, Bill Diggs says, “This is the event of the year for the minority business community. We will celebrate the many accomplishments we had in 2008 and look forward to new partnerships for 2009.
The Chamber invites all business, civic and community leaders, elected officials and budding entrepreneurs to join us and celebrate the chamber’s successes, especially our continued growth and activities on behalf of small, minority and women-owned businesses.”

The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gala has earned a well deserved reputation as one of the most anticipated corporate and social events of the holiday season, featuring stellar entertainment, fine food and a diverse mix of South Florida’s corporate leaders. Attendees can expect to enjoy an elegant, fun evening of networking, dining and dancing.

Businesses may purchase Corporate Tables for $1500, while individuals may purchase tickets for $150 each. For tickets and more information contact Beverly James at 305-751-8648 or go to www.m-dcc.org

This year’s top corporate sponsors include Macy’s, Carnival Cruise Lines and FP&L.

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