THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020

2020 Annual Awards Dinner in recognition of Black History Month

DATE

Thursday, February 27, 2020

TIME

Reception: 6pm – 7pm
Awards Dinner Program: 7pm – 9pm
Dessert Reception: 9pm – 10pm

LOCATION

California African American Museum
600 State Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037

TICKETS

$350 per person   $3500 per table
There is a 50% discount for all
Financial Regular Members for
tickets, tables and ads.
Click here to register.

CONTACT

(323) 291-9334
mail@bbala.org

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The Black Business Association celebrates
National African American Heritage Month

Los Angeles, CA - The Black Business Association (BBA), the oldest ethnic business organization in the State of California,will commemorate Black History Month (aka African American Heritage Month)during its Salute To Black History Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at the California African American Museum, 600 State Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90037.

In recognition of African American Heritage Month Theme for 2020 is "African Americans and The Vote." Black History month, 2020 marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment. The year 2020 also marks the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to the ballot after the Civil War. The Black History Month theme, then, recognizes the struggle for voting rights among both black men and women throughout American history. It is an ongoing struggle experienced by people of color that continues into the 21st century.

The BBA will pay honor to outstanding individuals who have made contributions in the advancement of the African-American vote.

About National African American Heritage Month:

This February National African American Heritage Month (as amended from Black History Month). Will celebrate significant contributions that African Americans have made to our great Nation. African Americans have made contributions that stand as a testament to their resolve, resilience, and courage. Over the course of our Nation's history, African Americans have endured egregious discrimination and bigotry. They have, nevertheless, always been determined to contribute their earnest efforts to America's greatness. This annual observance is an opportunity to remember the challenges of our past, but also to honor countless African-American heroes who inspire us to shape our country's future.

About The Black Business Association:

Celebrating 50 Years of service, the Black Business Association (BBA) was founded in 1970. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the oldest active ethnic business organization in the state of California, has been committed to ensuring that African American and other diverse business owners benefit from our advocacy efforts to impact, improve and implement policy that improves access to contracting and procurement opportunities with the public and private sector, in addition to providing access to financial resources. The BBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Contact Details:

For tickets and more information on the BBA's Salute to Black History Month Awards Dinner,visit www.bbala.org or email the BBA at bbamail2009@gmail.com

Media MUST RSVP, photos, media interviews and information contact:

Dr. Edna Sims, ESP Public Relations

Tel: 310-770.8117 ~ esppr@mac.com

We look forward to seeing you February 27, 2020! 

The Black Business Association is proud to announce its 2020 Honorees

Honorees for this year's tribute will be:

Hon. John Lewis
U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th Congressional District, serving in his 17th term in the House and is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation.

Rev. William Barber II
Member of the national board of the NAACP and has been president of the NAACP's North Carolina state chapter. Barber has served as pastor Greenleaf Christian (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Hon. Willie Brown
Former California State Assembly, spending 15 years as its speaker. He became mayor of San Francisco and was the first African American to hold that office.

Dr. Adrian Dove
Dr. Dove is a former field staffer who worked under Dr. King as a Voter Registration Worker in the Deep South during the 60s.

Rev. Amos C. Brown
President of the San Francisco branch of the NAACP and has been the pastor of the Third Baptist Church of San Francisco.

Alice Huffman
President of California Hawaii NAACP and a member of the National Board of the NAACP.

Honorable Karen Bass
U.S. Representative for California 37th congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
African American Voter Registration, Education, and Participation (AAVREP) Political Action Committee. AAVREP is the longest continuously-operating voter registration and turnout organization in the State of California.

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

Dinner Chairman/Platinum Sponsor Benefits: $15,000

  • Listing as Dinner Chairman of the Black Business Association’s Awards Dinner;
  • Three (3) VIP Platinum section tables (seats 30) for Your Company at the Awards Dinner;
  • Thirty (30) VIP Reception tickets for Your Company’s VIPs, representatives and guests for the
    39th Annual Awards Dinner VIP Reception;
  • VIP photo opportunities for Your Company’s VIPs, representatives and guests with elected
    officials and government dignitaries;
  • Head table/dais seating for Your Company’s VIP or representative;
  • Commemorative plaque presented to Your Company’s VIP or representative, during the BBA’s Awards Dinner;
  • Full-page color ad (outside back) in the souvenir program booklet;
  • Full-page written tribute from Your Company in the event’s souvenir program booklet;
  • Your Company’s banner and signage prominently displayed throughout the event site as Chair;
  • Distribution of Your Company’s promotional items in the event’s souvenir gift bags;
  • Additional coverage in The Black Business News, the official magazine of the Black Business Association;
  • Tax deduction for charitable contribution and/or promotional expense for Your Company in accordance with state and federal tax codes; and
  • Additional promotional opportunities as mutually agreed upon by Your Company and the Black Business Association.

Diamond Sponsor Benefits: $10,000

  • Listing as Diamond Sponsor of the Black Business Association’s Awards Dinner;
  • Two (2) VIP Diamond section table (seats 20) for Your Company at the BBA’s Awards Dinner;
  • Twenty (20) VIP Reception tickets for Your Company’s VIPs, representatives and guests for the
    39th Annual Awards Dinner VIP Reception;
  • Commemorative plaque presented to Your Company’s VIP or representative, during
    the BBA’s Awards Dinner;
  • Full-page color ad in the souvenir program booklet;
  • Distribution of Your Company’s promotional items in the event’s souvenir gift bags;
  • Tax deduction for charitable contribution and/or promotional expense for Your Company
    in accordance with state and federal tax codes; and
  • Additional promotional opportunities as mutually agreed upon by Your Company and the Black Business Association.

Gold Sponsor Benefits: $6,000

  • Listing as a Gold Sponsor of the Black Business Association’s Awards Dinner;
  • One (1) VIP Gold section table (seats 10 each) for Your Company at the BBA’s Awards Dinner;
  • Six (6) VIP Reception tickets for Your Company’s VIPs, representatives and guests for the
    BBA’s Awards Dinner VIP Reception;
  • Half-Page color ad in the souvenir program booklet;
  • Distribution of Yours Company’s promotional items in the event’s souvenir gift bags;
  • Additional promotional opportunities as mutually agreed upon by Your Company and the Black Business Association.

Silver Sponsor Benefits: $3,500

  • Listing as a Silver Sponsor of the Black Business Association’s Awards Dinner;
  • One (1) VIP Silver section table (seats 10 each) for Your Company at the BBA’s Awards Dinner;
  • Two (2) VIP Reception tickets for Your Company’s VIPs, representatives and guests for the
    BBA’s Awards Dinner VIP Reception;
  • Distribution of Your Company’s promotional items in the event’s souvenir gift bags;
  • Additional promotional opportunities as mutually agreed upon by Your Company and the Black Business Association.

Bronze Sponsor Benefits: $2,500

  • Listing as a Bronze Sponsor of the Black Business Association’s Awards Dinner;
  • One (1) VIP Bronze section table (seats 10 each) for Your Company at the BBA’s Awards Dinner;
  • General Reception for Your Company’s representatives and guests for the BBA’s Awards Dinner General Reception;
  • Distribution of Your Company’s promotional items in the event’s souvenir gift bags;
  • Additional promotional opportunities as mutually agreed upon by Your Company and the Black Business Association.

TICKETS:
$350 per person | $3500 per table
There is a 50% discount for all
Financial Regular Members for
tickets, tables and ads.

Thank you to our Sponsors

The BBA is grateful for the generous and continued support of all our sponsors and community partners.

Corporate Sponsors

Comerica
Southern California Edison
Northrop Grumman
Golden State Water

Community Partners

VSEDC
RBD
Greenlining
CA Black Chamber

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