2017 Business Awardees

  • Abraham Lincoln Lewis Champion Award

    The Abraham Lincoln Lewis awardee is an entrepreneur that has a tenacious drive and a commitment to improving the economic condition of the underserved community. These leaders have a clear and measurable strategy to address the social and economic needs in communities of color. As business owners, they have created companies that have a strong track record of business growth, sustainability, economic impact and success. In addition, they invest in their communities by creating jobs and aggressively hiring, employing, training, and mentoring ethnic minorities and people of color.

  • 2017 Awardees

    • Prime Electrical Services Inc.

      Camell Williams is an Electrical Engineer and Master Electrician, he has been active in the electrical industry for more than 25 years and has managed more than 500 Million dollars of electrical work.   His leadership has propelled Prime Electrical Services Inc. to great heights and his commitment to the craft is evident in every project. […]

    • Complete Care IT

      Mr. Patrick Eloi holds a Business Degree, as well as a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. He holds several key industry certifications, including the very sought after Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE).  Mr. Eloi is an innovative, results-oriented management professional with over 25 years of visible achievements providing leading edge technology solutions. He possesses extensive […]

  • Champion Entrepreneur Award

    The Champion Entrepreneur awardee is a business leader that embodies ambition, passion, assertiveness and persistence. Through the economic downturn, this visionary viewed challenges as opportunities to fine-tune their competitive advantage and rise above. They have an established history of both professional achievements and business successes. Their business acumen makes them industry leaders in their own right. Lifelong learners, they are also mentors, offering support and encouragement to fellow entrepreneurs.

  • 2017 Awardees

    • Bennett Law Center

      Bridgette M. Bennett is an attorney whose solo practice focuses exclusively on Immigration & Nationality Law. Bridgette graduated from Barry University Dwayne O’Andreas School of Law in May 2011 and was admitted into the Florida Bar in November 2011. During law school, she was Vice President of the Black Law Student Association for one term […]

  • Business Leadership Award

    The Business Leadership awardees are businesspersons that lead by example. They have demonstrated business success by creating strong, innovative and impactful businesses. As their businesses have grown, they have navigated through obstacles with agility and poise. Through their provision of quality service and products these business leaders have helped to create jobs, driving economic impact in their respective communities.

  • 2017 Awardees

    • Provisions Construction

      Provisions Construction & Development, Inc. is an organization built on the foundation of four simple principles: Passion, Determination, Dedication, and Humility. Mr. Michael Arrington, President and CEO of Provisions Construction & Development, Inc. has over 20 years of experience providing construction related services to public and private clients throughout Central Florida.   Mr. Arrington graduated from […]

    • Premium Trash Services

      Jamison Gavin is the CEO of Premium Trash Services an exceptional doorstep valet trash, event cleanup and junk removal company. He has received numerous personal awards and business awards including the 2017 Florida Apartment Associations Volunteer of the Year award and the Vendor of Choice award. Jamison has employed over 120 employees since 2012 in […]

  • Rising Business Award

    The Rising Business awardees are promising business owners that have recently started their companies. These innovative leaders have demonstrated courage to lead and drive their destinies, creating a positive economic impact in their respective communities.

  • 2017 Awardees

    • 14 KG MGMT, LLC
  • Kale Café

    From Humble Beginnings…They were the Brown’s of Brooklyn, but relocated to Central Florida after Omar got laid off.  Omar and his wife Camille really took lemons and made lemonade – adding carrots, apples, ginger, bananas and kale to make their signature smoothies. Omar and Camille work hard and are visionaries.  Their family roots are from Jamaica […]


    Achille Sime is the Principal/CEO of SL FINANCIAL, Inc. (“SL FINANCIAL”), a Florida-based service company dedicated to providing actuarial consulting services to public and private risk financing entities along with limited tax advisory services to individuals. SL FINANCIAL actuarial practice encompasses activities such as loss reserving and capital adequacy certification, ratemaking and underwriting reviews, regulatory […]

  • Hair in Motion of New York

    Hair in Motion was founded by owner Lesline Powe-Barton, Master Stylist. The salon has professionally licensed stylists, estheticians, a massage therapist, and nail specialist to service its clients. She has practiced in the cosmetology industry for over 25 years. She has been the CEO and owner of 2 full service salons. She has also conducted […]

  • Fuel Media Holdings

      Patrick Mency brings to the company previous experience as a Co-Partner with the nation’s largest bench advertising company. Its contracts throughout Northeast & Northwest Florida provided bench & shelter advertising for numerous cities. In 2013, he sold his shares to launch individual proprietorship Fuel Media Holdings. The genesis of his company goes back to […]

  • 14KG MGMT, LLC

    Nyia Golden is the Owner and Managing Partner of 14KG MGMT, LLC.  Ms. Golden, a native of Miami, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Miami in 1997.  After a brief internship as an understudy to an Executive Chef, Ms. Golden obtained an entry-level position with Enterprise Rent-a-Car in 1998. […]

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