African American Business Enterprise Day Celebration at the Georgia State Capitol on Feb. 10
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(Jan. 10- Atlanta, GA) –Â Forced to resign and accused of being a racist only to be offered a new position in state government. Â Â Blogger Andrew BreitbartÂ posted video excerpts of Sherrod’s address while speaking at a March 2010 NAACP event which later elicited condemnation of Sherrodâ€™s remarks by the group and White House officials
Former Georgia Director of Rural Development with the US Department of Agriculture Shirley Sherrod came through the 2010 controversy vindicated and now she will be honored by the Georgia Summit of African American Business Organizations Â (GSAABO).
On Thursday, February 10, 2011, Sherrod will lead the group of honorees selected for their considerable business and civic contributions to the growth and sustainability of Georgiaâ€™s African American businesses. Â The annual event will include an Awards Luncheon which begins at 12:00 pm with Mary Parker, CEO of Alln1Security of Atlanta as the keynote speaker.Â Parker is this yearâ€™s recipient of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Councilâ€™s Class II Supplier of the Year award.
Additionally, there will be a series of workshops that address state procurement opportunities, issues facing minority business owners, the future of the Black media and others.Â The event is open to the public and registration is $70.
Hosted this year at the Sloppy Floyd Building across from the Georgia State Capitol, GSAABO delegates will also spend time in the chambers of the House and Senate where recognition will be given for the organizationâ€™s landmark legislative achievement.Â In 1996, several Georgia politicians sponsored legislation to acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of Georgiaâ€™s African American businesses.
For more information, contact Jewel Daniels at 912.443.1996 or visit www.gsaabo.com.
Georgia Summit of African American Business Organizations