Center for Community Health and Well-Being, Inc Executive Director, Wendy J. Petko Honored

The Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce has named the individuals to be honored at the Installation and Awards Banquet on December 1, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel in Sacramento.

The honorees are true testaments to this year’s theme – “The Road to Prosperity”.

Honorees include Zoritha Thompson owner of Goree & Thompson Real Estate. Zoritha will receive the Small Business of the Year Award. Mel Assagai has again proven to be a strong advocate for the SBCC and its member businesses. Mr. Assagai will receive the Advocate of the Year Award. Lawrence Garcia donated countless hours to the SBCC in 2011 assuring that the amendments made to its bylaws were legally and professionally complete. The amended bylaws were ratified by the SBCC membership at the All Member meeting held in October. Mr. Garcia will be awarded the Chairman’s Award by board Chair, Larry Carr. And last but certainly not least, Ms. Wendy Petko will receive the Community Service Award for the excellent work she’s provided the community tirelessly through the Center for Community Health and Well Being. You may know this organization by the name The Birthing Project.

The annual dinner allows the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation to provide programs and services that assist in bolstering the long-term economic strength and quality of life of the African American business community. Receiving the President’s Award and the Keynote Speaker for this year’s event will be Senator Curren Price.

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