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Three LIAACC Members Honored at Young, Gifted & Black Awards Gala

On Wednesday February 27, 2019, three LIAACC members were honored at the prestigious Young Gifted and Black Awards Gala hosted by Carl Gray. This year’s member honorees included the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc’s Health Chairman Kevin Byrd and LIAACC members Andrea Massop Ramos and Yolanda Felder.

Yolanda Felder – Award Winning TV Show Host – Digital Channel Owner, The Yolanda Felder Show

Yolanda Felder, Award Winning TV Show Host, International Speaker, and Personal Brand Strategist honored with motivational Speaker and Empowerment Awards. Yolanda Felder is a member of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

The gala also honored a host of other honorees in a variety of categories at the Red Carpet Affair. Susan L. Taylor, Editor-Emeritus Essence Magazine, was honored with the Life Time Achievement Award. Past member honorees at this prestigious event include LIAACC’s President, Phil Andrews awarded with the Power “N” Motion Award and Georgia Woodbine, Author, Speaker, and Life Coach with the Entrepreneurial Business Woman of the Year Award.

 “The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is proud to support our members in their business endeavors and we salute this year’s honorees at the Young Gifted and Black Awards” said Phil Andrews, President, Long Island African Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Andrea Massop Ramos – Founder and CEO of Healthy FRIENDZ Nutrition

Andrea Massop Ramos – is the Founder and CEO of Healthy FRIENDZ Nutrition. Andrea is a clinical Nutritionist and a Personal Chef from Westbury, New York. Andrea is currently the Health Chair of the NAACCP, Westbury Chapter, and active member of the LI African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Long Island Chapter and she serves on the Advisory Board of the North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center.

Kevin Byrd – Award Winning Actor, Healthcare Chairman LI African American Chamber of Commerce/BrownByrd Foundation

Kevin Byrd – Kevin Byrd is a multiple award-winning entertainer and Global Prostate Cancer Health Advocate. On several occasions, Niagara Falls has been lit in honor of the work at his foundation at Brown Byrd Foundation. The Utica City Common Council passed a law/resolution and designated an Honorary Street in Kevin Byrd’s honor call the BROWN/BYRD LANE on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Utica, New York. Mr. Byrd has served as the Health Chairman for a local New York chapter of the prestigious International Organization, 100 Black Men, and currently serves as the Chairman of Health for the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (New York’s largest African American Chamber of Commerce)

The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce has appeared on WABC Here and Now, NBC’s Positively Black and has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine.

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