This year, 2016 was a year of challenges and developments. I was honored to join our new friends and partners in Dominican Republic, Chile, South Africa, Dubai and recently, in New Zealand as part of the global strategy for the Minority Chamber.
Closer to home, December is traditionally the busiest month of the year for the Minority Chamber of Co-mmerce. At the time of writing, final preparations are being made for the South Florida 16th Minority Lea-dership Gala Awards 2016, where we will celebrate the achievements of firms, elected government, and indi-viduals that have made an outstanding contribution to minority businesses in South Florida.
Joseph (Joey) U. Lawrence is Chief Executive Officer of Eiikon; which is the exclusive international group purchasing organization aligned with Intalere. He was named the "2016 CEO of the Year" by the Minority Chamber of Commerce, and named the Chairman of the Healthcare Committee for the Minority Chamber of Commerce.