BBIF Florida (BBIF) and the Financial Business Training Institute (FBTI) are proud to announce the Harambee Celebration. Recently, we celebrated Black History Month and recognized the achievements of our clients across the state that exhibit the determination, charisma, dedication and entrepreneurial spirit of Florida’s first Black millionaire, Mr. Abraham Lincoln Lewis.

In East African Swahili, Harambee is a work chant or rallying cry, which means working together.

Falling in the heart of Black History Month, the Harambee Celebration will (1) salute minority business entrepreneurs, our humble beginnings and our endless possibilities and (2) recognize a corporate partner that is committed to creating a culture of inclusion and cultural diversity.

The 2016 Harambee Celebration recognized a total of 12 awardees that embody outstanding leadership, strong business foundations, superior products and services, tenacious entrepreneurial drive, clear sustainability objectives and comprehensive commitment to impacting communities by encouraging civic participation, social responsibility, creating jobs and driving economic impact.


2016 Photo Gallery

Abraham Lincoln Lewis Champion Award Videos

  • BFA Environmental

  • RL Burns Inc

  • Hixart Technologies

Other Award Categories

Champion Entrepreneur Awardees

Business Leadership Awardees

Rising Business Awardees

Cultural Diversity Corporate Awardee