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Charlene J. Thompson, Esq. Chairs LIAACC 1st Historic Regional Chamber Leadership Conference on LI

Photo: LIAACC Regional Chamber Leadership Conference VIP
Reception: Sharon Davis-Edwards [1], Vice President Phil Andrews [2],
President Ron Busby , President US Black Chambers, Inc., Councilwoman
Dorothy Goosby, Charlene Jackson Thompson, MWBE Chair, Deidre Helberg,
Membership Chair,  Kimberly Grant-Bynoe, Suffolk County, and
Director & Charmise P. Woodside- Communications Director Hofstra University Museum


LIAACC’s MWBE Chair Charlene J. Thompson, Esq.  Chaired Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’s 1st Regional Leadership Conference geared to strengthen Chamber Leadership and increase the capacity of Chamber of Commerce on Long island.  The conference was held at the Hofstra University Club on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Ron Busby, Sr. served as the keynote for the conference and shared how small business owners and chamber leaders could capitalize on
“Seizing Opportunities In Changing Times”.  Dignitaries who attended included Deputy Comptroller, Diversity Management Nancy R. Hernandez, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, Co-President Suffolk County Alliance of Chambers Gina Coletti , President Nassau
Council Chambers of Commerce, President Francesca Carlow.

Co-Host for the event included the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Suffolk County Alliance of Chambers, and the Nassau
Council Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

The conference coordinating committee was comprised of John L. Scott, Board Chair, Phil Andrews, President, Sharon Davis, Vice President, Germaine Auguste, Esq., Secretary, Charlene Thompson, Esq., MWDBE, Committee Chair, and Danielle Donaphin, MWDBE Regional
Coordinator, Suffolk County

The sponsors for the event were US Black Chambers, Inc. Morgan Stanley, PSEG Long Island, Fidelis Care, Armand Corporation, Bank
of America, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Prudential and LISBAC.

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