Best Western Premier Park Hotel, Madison

CONTACT: Camille Carter

(MADISON, Wis.)— Sixteen businesses will be recognized for making an impact on Dane County’s economy at the inaugural Madison Black Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, taking place from 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Best Western Premier Park Hotel.

The list of award winners can be found below:

Longevity Award: Larry Sain State Farm
Resilience Award: Buraka’s
Investing in Community I: JP Hair Design
Investing in Community II: One City Early Learning Centers
Investing in Community III: Latino Chamber of Commerce
Sustainability: Olson Toon Landscaping
Home Based Business Award: Mo’Betta Cookies
Persistence Award: QB’s Magnetic Creations
Visionary I: Foster Funeral & Cremation Services
Visionary II: Genesis Social Services Corporation
Creativity Award: Vernee Nycole House of Beauty
Model Retail Award: Savanna Beauty Supply
Urban Business Award: Urban Construction Administrations
Vendor Award: Tappestry Design
Media Award: Madison365
Photography Award: Hedi LaMarr Photography

“The Awards Dinner exemplifies the Chamber’s goal of supporting and empowering Black business owners,” Camille Carter, president of the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce, said. “I’m so happy for the award winners that are being recognized, as they are making a difference in the greater Madison community.”

Attendees will be able to connect with members of the business community and hear from renowned speakers such as “Shark Tank” contestant and Madison native Andrew Bentley, Men’s Health Center Founder Aaron Perry and Wisconsin State Rep. Jason Fields.

Tickets for the event are $50 and can be purchased at

About Madison Black Chamber of Commerce

The Madison Black Chamber of Commerce, is a group of community members working to empower African American/Black people to cultivate and expand entrepreneurship. We believe that Black-owned businesses contribute significantly to the economic well-being of Madison.

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