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Two LIAACC Members Set to Receive Awards on March 24, 2016

Two Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’s members set to receive LIBN’S Leadership in Communication Award on March 2016. LIAACC’S President Phil Andrews will receive LIBN’S In-house Marketing Leadership Position Award.   LIAACC’S Board Member Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams, NY Trend Newspaper Publisher will receive LIBN’S Community Service Award.

The Excellence in Communication Awards will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Crest Hollow Country Club 8325 Jericho Turnpike Woodbury New York.

This inaugural event will recognize industry professionals for their excellence in marketing, communications, public relations, website and graphic design.

Event Information:

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Registration, networking & hot buffet breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Awards presentation

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Phil Andrews LIAACC President Phil Andrews is the current President of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and Past President of the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.  He is the Founder of P.A. Public Relations Co.; Phil serves as Public Relations Director.  Prior to beginning his career in Public Relations, Phil was the Vice President of the Haircut Hut franchise. Phil has received many proclamations from notable political officials including former Nassau County Executive Thomas S. Gullotta, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Assembly-woman Earlene Hooper Hill, 18th Assembly District of New York. In 2010, Phil was honored for 50 or So Around 50 by Long Island Business News.  In 2011, Phil was honored by the Korean American Association of Greater New York (KAAGNY) with the “Good Neighbor Award”. Phil’s work has been featured in multi-platform publications including Black Star News, The New York Beacon, Amsterdam News, Minority Business Review, The Network Journal and more.    He’s also featured in “15 Years of Minority Business Development” a book published by Mr. Robert Adams.  Phil is listed in Who’s Who in Black America and the International Who’s Who. Phil has served on several Board of Directors including the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce, Roosevelt Kiwanis, Hempstead Chamber of Commerce, Bronx Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce, and is currently serving on the board of The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network).

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TTW-headshot Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams is owner and publisher of New York Trend newspaper and CEO of TTW Associates, Inc. Great Neck, NY, a publishing and international consulting firm. Since 1989, New York Trend has earned recognition as a politically influential and socially progressive urban publication that covers the issues affecting the vast ethnic neighborhoods throughout New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties of Long Island.  Dr. Taylor Williams has now expanded the audience to include Internet browsers with a fully interactive web site @

Dr. Taylor Williams has provided a free internship program through New York Trend for over 20 years to college students, serving as a mentor and providing hands on training and experience for future leaders in the media industry. New York Trend has also underwritten charitable tickets over the years, providing free tickets to many concerts and events to community members. She has also been at the helm of numerous community events. Dr. Taylor Williams is the recipient of numerous awards including: 100 Black Men of Long Island & TD Bank Business Award- 2012, The Network Journal’s 25 Influential Women in Business- 2010, Phenomenal Women in Media -Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center-2010, “Woman of Distinction” from the March of Dimes-2005, Entrepreneur of the Year from Black Women in Publishing, Entrepreneur of the Year from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Woman of the Year from the National Action Network-2001, Editorial Writer of the Year from the Independent Press Association – 2002, and Fifty of Fifty, Most Influential Woman on Long Island, 2003.

To register for Long Island Business News Excellence in Communications Awards log on to to register today.

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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