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Black Business Association Honors Smokey Robinson
By Sentinel News Service
Published May 28, 2009

In recognition of Black Music Month, and Motown’s 50th Year Anniversary, Smokey Robinson will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at the Black Business Association’s (BBA) 35th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel located at 506 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. The Reception will begin at 6:00pm followed by the dinner program at 7:00pm and a Dessert Reception, featuring African American owned dessert companies, immediately following.

Celebrating Black Music Month and Motown’s 50th Anniversary, the BBA’s 35th Annual Awards Dinner will focus on the dynamic economics of the Black Music industry and recognize Motown’s Legacy, as a super successful multifaceted business empire. This year’s honorees are Miller London Jr, Publisher & CEO, Urban Network, receiving the Business Pioneer Award, James DuBose, CEO, DuBose Entertainment, receiving the Rising Star Award, and receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award will be Motown legend, Mr. Smokey Robinson.

The purpose of the awards dinner, which this year will recognize National Small Business Week and Black Music Month, is to honor corporations, government agencies and individuals that have been most supportive of the growth and development of the Black Business Association and the African American business community as a whole.


Chaired by Mr. Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers, this black tie optional event is sponsored in part by the Sterling Corporation, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, Verizon, AT&T, Bank of the West, American Honda Motor Company, Comerica, AEG Worldwide, and Wells Fargo Bank, NA. Additionally a host of invited VIP Business Executives and guests will be in attendance.

About the Black Business Association (BBA) Since 1970, the Black Business Association (BBA), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, headquartered in Los Angeles, has contributed to and supported the development, progress and expansion of more than 15,000 African-American businesses. Nationally, we have access to and influence with more than 80,000 African- American owned and women/minority-owned businesses (WMBE’s), through the formation of strategic alliances with trade associations and organizations nationwide. The Black Business Association’s mission is to advocate and promote the development of African-American owned businesses with the goal of creating a firm economic base that support the self-determination and survival of the African-American and urban community.

For further information on this year’s dinner, please contact Personal Services Plus Event Management Company at (626) 791-3847 or email [email protected]

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