Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce Pays Tribute to Sidney Poitier on the Inaugural Hollywood Chapter Virtual Business Mixer

Honorary speakers and business leaders including Los Angeles 9th District Councilman Curren Price, Glynn Turman, Bill Duke, Hal Williams, Dwan Smith, Bobby McGee, Beverly Todd, and Kokai Ampah will be in attendance.

Thursday, February 17th at 6:30 PM the Hollywood chapter of the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce pays tribute to entertainment legend, icon, and activist Mr. Sidney Poitier, in celebration of Black History Month. The business mixer theme focuses on “Blacks in Business Making History” along with Mr. Poitier’s contribution to the business of entertainment.

Sidney Poitier was a Bahamian and African American actor, film director, and diplomat. In 1964, he was the first African American actor and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He received two Golden Globe Awards, a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), and a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.

The virtual mixer is the first for LyNea “LB” Bell in her new role as Hollywood Chapter President for the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Bell has a history of community involvement, business leadership and working with non-profit organizations and now turns her efforts towards bringing together business leaders and organizations in the Hollywood and surrounding areas.

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