Camille Carter

(MADISON, Wis.)—Sixteen businesses will be recognized for making an impact on Dane
County’s economy at the second annual Madison Black Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, taking place from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Atrium of Madison College.
“Last year’s awards dinner was such an overwhelming success that we’re looking forward to
recognizing more Black-owned businesses,” Camille Carter, president of the Madison Black
Chamber of Commerce, said. “It’s a privilege to be a part of an organization that provides
visibility, opportunity and resources to our members.”

This year’s theme is “Harness the Power of Black Businesses.” Featured speakers include Lt.
Gov. Mandela Barnes.
The award winners are:

  • Longevity Award: The Ritcherson Companies
  • Resilience Award: Crowns of Glory
  • Investing in Community I: Jackson’s Yard Care
  • Investing in Community II: Institute for Global Ethics
  • Restaurant of the Year: Anointed One
  • Sustainability: Zenith Hospitality
  • Home Based Business Award: Perfect Imperfections
  • Persistence Award: Fabu Carter
  • Visionary I: Chanell Ardor Schools of Beauty and Culture
  • Lawyer of the Year: Michelle Behnke & Associates
  • Creativity Award: Vernee Nycole House of Beauty
  • Model Retail Award: Happily Ever After
  • Urban Business Award: Denim & Diamondz
  • Dane County Award: CEY Boutique
  • Healthcare Award: Full Spectrum Health Services
  • Presidential Award: CocoVaa Chocolatier

Similar to last year, attendees will get the chance to network with others in the Madison
community. Tickets for the event are $50 and can be purchased at There will also be a shuttle service from the Madison College parking lot for attendees.

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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