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LIAACC’S VP Awarded Influential Women Award


By Phil Andrews



On October 22, 2015 the Long Island Business News 2015 Top 50 Women Influential Awards was held at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, New York.

Sharon J. Davis, CEO, SJ Edwards, Inc. / Vice President Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. was awarded by Long Island Business News as one of the top 50 Influential Women Award recognizing her business acumen, mentoring, and community involvement in the region.

About: LIBN Top 50 Influential Women Awards – The awards was launched in 2000, the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business program has recognized the Island’s top women professionals for business acumen, mentoring and community involvement. The program’s honorees are selected by a judging committee and receive a unique crystal memento at the elegant dinner attended by more than 600 of the Island’s top business leaders, and represent the most influential women in business, government and the not-for-profit fields.

About:  Sharon J. Davis, CEO, SJ Edwards, Inc./ Vice President, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.  – Sharon Davis, CEO of SJ Edwards, Inc. has more than 30 years’ experience in Insurance, Employee Benefits and Financial Services. She is the Vice President of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce and an awardee of the LIBN 2013, “Top 50 Most Influential Business Women”. In 2013 she certified her business as a Minority and Women Business Enterprise.

She is the epitome of perfection and this has attributed to her success in working closely with employers and community leaders in the design and implementation of Retirement and Benefit Plans. Sharon is committed to the success of businesses and the enhancement of employee relations and has spearheaded educational meetings; individual counseling, community and employee benefit fairs, including free Affordable Care Act seminars.

She joined the Colonial Voluntary Benefits organization in 2010 to manage the Voluntary Benefits Program for the American Federation of Government Employees Union (AFGE), Northeast Territory. Here she parlayed her experience and enthusiasm across several states educating and helping union members provide financial protection for their families. Sharon is a strong contributor in making business and community work together. To find out more about Sharon J. Edwards, please visit her official website.

About the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC)

The Mission of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is to advance and promote economic development for business, and to advance responsive government and quality education on the behalf of all small businesses, with emphasis on African Ancestry, while preserving the Long Island community.  Long Island means the New York State counties on Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Kings.  A Chamber of Commerce is one of the most well-known and recognizable organizations in the country chartered to stimulate business in local and regional areas where they are designated to serve.

To view recent segment of WABC Here and Now featuring the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., please go to

For more information regarding membership, corporate sponsorship opportunities, or to be placed on the Email list of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. email us today or call 347-475-7158.  You may also log on here for online membership or to contact the chamber.



About the Author

New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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