AACCNJ announces the honorees for annual community luncheon
Journal Staff Report | 6/2/2014, 6 a.m.
The Board of Directors and Members of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) recently announced the organizations that will be honored at the Second Annual Community Luncheon on June 19th, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at The Lafayette Yards Hotel and Conference Center, in Trenton, NJ.
The 2014 Honorees:
Mary Gay Abbott-Young, CEO, Rescue Mission of Trenton
Leonard Davis, President, High-Rollaz – Trenton
Hope Grant, Principal, Trenton Central High School
Marlene Lao-Collins, Executive Director, Catholic Charities
Al Maghazehe, President & CEO, Capital Health
George Stokes, CEO, Henry J. Austin Health Center
The luncheon provides an opportunity for the AACCNJ to honor the work and dedication of Trenton, New Jersey’s community leaders. “I am extremely proud to have the opportunity to recognize the contribution these organizations have made to the community, they serve as a vital safety net,” said John E. Harmon, Sr. president and CEO of the AACCNJ, Chairman, National Black Chamber of Commerce.
“It is a great honor for Capital Health to be recognized by the members of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ for our contribution to this community as a healthcare provider, an employer and a supporter of its businesses,” said Al Maghazehe, president & CEO of Capital Health.
“I am proud to be a part of Catholic Charities, an agency that has provided compassionate care to the community’s most vulnerable for more than a century. Our dedicated staff promote recovery, strengthen families, and work to reduce poverty in order to improve the quality of life for individuals and families,” said Marlene Lao-Collins, Executive Director, Catholic Charities.
“The African American Chamber of Commerce has a long and successful history of serving and providing opportunities to individuals and businesses within our community. I am honored to take part in the luncheon and to be recognized by this organization,” said Hope Grant, Principal, Trenton Central High School.
In speaking about the Community Awards Luncheon, “we are extremely honored to be recognized by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, for our work to improve access to quality healthcare in the Trenton community, said George C. Stokes, CEO of Henry J. Austin Health Center. The AACCNJ allows us to expand our healthcare business partners, which strengthens our network of primary care services for our patients”, said Stokes.
Source: African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey