The 'Continued Pursuit of Success' has been the motto by which the event's organizer and producer, Carl O. Gray - President & CEO, The NetLinkz Group, Inc., & Co-Founder of the United Caribbean Professional Network (UCPN), keeps endeavoring to create as a positive impact within his network by acknowledging individuals who don't get the recognition they deserve for their hard work , perseverance, and dedication towards success.
The 4th Annual Young, Gifted & Black (YGB) Entrepreneurial Awards program as always places an emphasis on an individual's ability to reach levels of success through hard work and determination. There isn’t a formal selection criterion to receive this award, rather than a peer-to-peer acknowledgement & appreciation of the awardees drive for success outlined by where they have been in life to where they are now as ambassadors of the entrepreneurial spirit. In honoring Black History month, the individuals selected are also being acknowledged based on their Talents, Ambition & Achievements Toward The Continued Pursuit of Success! Mr. Gray feels that there are many individuals in our lives that do not get the accreditations or notoriety because they are not mentioned in the media, but they are impactful at what they do for their industry and community. The individuals selected to receive the honor were done partially through a committee nomination and chosen directly by Mr. Gray.
JAMROCK Magazine is the title sponsor for the 2009 Y.G.B. Awards providing additional exposure for this event within the Caribbean community. "JAMROCK offers a unique mix of coverage that surpasses any Caribbean publication on the market. In keeping with our vision “ONE PEOPLE, ONE CULTURE,” JAMROCK is committed to showcasing the culture and lifestyle of all Caribbean people and their powerful influence." , which are sentiments noted in the publication by 2006 Y.G.B. Award recipient David "Squeeze" Annakie, President & CEO - Linkup Media Inc. Mr. Annakie was also a recipient of a 2008 Governor's Proclamation given to him on behalf of the Y.G.B. Awards program for his continued support.
The 2009 awardees will include the following confirmed individuals:
The YGB Awards program began in 2006 as a means to bring exposure to everyday individuals that represent a positive role model to their peers and provide a means by which onlookers can become inspired and motivated.
The Black Carpet VIP
reception is accessible by RSVP before 8pm. There is no cost to attend
non-profit event which is open to the public by RSVP before 8pm. Individuals can
reserve a table to dine or simple come to the event to network.
The awards reception starts at 8pm sharp! A mandatory corporate &
professional attire is required to attend the Young, Gifted & Black (YGB) 2008
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