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Mayor Barbara Sharief honored at Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce first annual ‘Women of Distinction’ Breakfast

Mayor Barbara Sharief

Mayor Barbara Sharief

Mayor Barbara Sharief honored at Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce first annual ‘Women of Distinction’ Breakfast

From Kimberly Maroe, Public Information Manager

      BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief is among the 10 extraordinary women who will be recognized at the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce First Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Sawgrass Mills.

Honorees include:  Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief,  Florida State Representative, Hazelle Rogers; City of Lauderhill Vice Mayor, Margaret Bates; Bro-ward County Judge, Hon. Ilona Holmes; Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes; Broward County School Board Member, District 5, Dr. Rosalind Osgood; President and CEO of the Urban League of Broward County, Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh; Jamaica National Building Society’s Chief Representative Officer, Janice McIntosh; Lauderhill Police Department’s Major, Constance Stanley; Office of Economic and Small Business Development’s,  Community Relations and Outreach Manager, Jasmine Jones; and Broward County Sheriff Department’s Captain Audrey Jones.

“These are amazing women at the top of their careers who have served the community well and touched many lives through their work,” said President of the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce, Maria Munro. “We created this award because we believe in women and their ability to contribute to the economy,” she added.

During the event, one of the 10 Women of Distinction will be named Woman of the Year.

“As Broward County Mayor, I began the ‘Broward Means Business’ initiative this year to recognize local businesses who contribute so much to our economic strength in terms of jobs and revenue.  Broward is also introducing a number of business education classes to assist people who want to start a business or grow their current company.  It is an honor to be recognized by the Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce for the professional accomplishments that all of the honorees this year have achieved.  We work day in and day out to serve our community in a variety of careers,” said Mayor Sharief.

The Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that exists to support the growth of area businesses, help to attract and establish new businesses and foster a healthy and inclusive business environment. More-over, we improve quality of life through responsible, sustained leadership on community and regional issues of relevance to our members. We offer our members many resources and opportunities for business growth.

     For more information on business assistance programs please visit the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development.

     For more information about the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce and the First Annual Women of Distinction Break-fast, visit online at www.lauderhillcc.com or call (954) 318-6118.

 

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