The Moreno Valley Black Chamber of Commerce recognized community members at their 4th annual installation banquet held at the Moreno Valley Conference Center. Music was provided by harpist Antoinette and later during dinner, jazz saxophonist J Boykin. The program was led by Mistress of Ceremonies, Cheryl Brown, Co-publisher, The Black Voice News and District Representative of Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod. Dinner was catered by Salena Taste of Mississippi in Moreno Valley. Mayor Pro Tem, William H. Batey, II of Moreno Valley installed officers and presented a city proclamation to Linda D. Wright, President and CEO. The chambers board of directors were pleased to see over 100 people present. Honorees included: Irene Haynes, Charitable and Humanitarian Award; Charlene Johnson, Small Business of the Year; Quinn Community Outreach Corporation, Non-Profit Business Award; Lea Petersen, The Gas Company, Corporate Business Award; Rosalyn Carter, Volunteer of the Year; Tracy A. Smith, Community Service Award; and Jacqui Proctor Miller, President's Service Award. MVBCC President Linda Wright stated: "I am elated to thank the past and present officers including the volunteers that has played key roles in enabling the MVBCC accomplish what it has in the past four years."
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