CAAO Announces the 2005 – 2006 Tubbs Jones Economic Impact Award Winners

Submitted by William on Thu, 03/30/2006 - 21:34.

The Tubbs-Jones Economic Impact Award is given to an individual, a CAAO Sponsor, and a CAAO member organization that demonstrate the spirit of CAAO by providing economic opportunities in the African American community of Northeast Ohio.  “The winners are the cream of the crop who don’t only ‘talk the talk’, but ‘walk the walk’ when it comes to giving back and doing business with African Americans in Northeast Ohio,” says Theron Cyrus, Chair of CAAO.  The 2005-6 winners are:
Entrepreneur Award – Woodrow Marcus, 3-D Visual Concepts
CAAO Member Organization – BDPA – Cleveland Chapter
CAAO Sponsor – Fifth Third Bank

The awards will be presented at CAAO’s 5th Anniversary /
Executive Auction Kick-Off Event.  The invited award presenters are Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones and Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones.  This event will be held at the George J. McMonagle Administration Building from 5:30 – 9:30 PM.  Limited tickets are still available to attend.  Early bird (April 21, 2006) donation is $75 per person.  After that date, the donation will be $105 per person.  Paul Clark, President of the Northern Ohio Region of National City Bank, and Erwin Odeal, Executive Director of NEORSD, are the Honorary Co-Chairs for this event.
Some of the other highlights of this event include:
-        2005 CAAO Report to the Community
-        Network opportunities with 20 of CAAO’s exhibiting entrepreneurs and partners
-        Network opportunities with 20+ executives that are in the Online Silent Executive Auction.
-        Unveiling of a new special section on the CAAO website
-        A Cyber Café to participate in the Online Silent Executive Auction
-        Great giveaways to all attendees
-        CAAO Executive Auction and 5th Anniversary Memorabilia Book
-        Great food
-        And much more
To attend this event, please contact the CAAO office at 216-432-9481.  Master Card and Visa accepted.
CAAO would like to thank its 5th Anniversary Sponsors: National City Bank, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Medical Mutual of Ohio, PolyOne, Fifth Third Bank, and Black Enterprise Magazine.

About CAAO: CAAO’s mission is to utilize the resources of Northeast Ohio’s African American professional organizations to promote economic development in African American communities and to enhance career and entrepreneurial opportunities for African Americans.  CAAO has 25 member organizations, 17 collaborative organizations, with over 9,500 paid members of those organizations.  CAAO’s mantra is “Look, Listen, and Link”. 

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