Andrea M. Baldrias
Last Thursday, the Honorable Cheryl Brown was awarded the Community Leader Award at the 11th Annual Connecting Faith and Small Business Summit held at the Riverside Convention Center.
The Connecting Faith and Small Business Summit provides small business owners the opportunity to learn from business leaders who have connected faith and business successfully and experienced positive results; meet one-on-one with industry experts who share capital access, sales, marketing, social media and business cash flow to address immediate “pain” points in their businesses or non-profits; learn best practices on creative, effective business ministries at churches and houses of workshop to build thriving businesses and strong business leaders, and to celebrate Connecting Faith and Business Award Winners.
Cheryl Brown has been instrumental in representing the voice of small businesses through her former position in the State Assembly and through her own business, the Black Voice News.
AmPac Tri-State CDC, an advocate for small business lending, also recognized the valuable contributions of the Black Voice News to the small business communities in the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
Both Cheryl Brown and her daughter, Paulette Brown-Hinds, have done extraordinary work for the community. Event Manager, Lynn Coachwood commented, “[As] mother and daughter [they] are civic leaders in the community, positive images, reflecting their beliefs in individuals…” She added, “Commissioner Cheryl Brown has really been active with the summit previously. We saw how she had really been active in the community for the initiatives that had gone before the state. Those that had impacted small business. Not only that, but she has been a voice for business owners being at the Assembly level.”
Cheryl Brown and Paulette Brown-Hinds continue to provide opportunities for the Inland Empire Community to grow and prosper. This includes creating opportunities for other to contribute through their own business endeavors. Their achievements recognized at this Summit were but a portion of the important work that they do in the community.
For more information on the Connecting Faith and Small Business Summit, visit www. http://connectingfaithandbusiness.com/.