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8 Florida business leaders receive ‘Women of Color Achievement Award’

Five of the recipients are from Tampa Bay.
Five local business leaders were recognized with the "Women of Color Achievement Award." The award ceremony will be held at Centre Club in Tampa. Pictured is the club's bar after renovations in 2016. | [Octavio Jones | Times (2016)] [JONES, OCTAVIO | Tampa Bay Times]

Eight Florida business leaders will be honored with the “Women of Color Achievement Award” next week. Given by the 100 Black Men of Tampa Bay Inc. and Women Presidents’ Organization, the award recognizes professional achievement and “exemplary” community service.

“These successful women exude not only hard work, but also ‘heart’ work, owing to their fierce determination to make a positive difference in the community,” Karl Davis, president of 100 Black Men, said in a release.

The recipients are Adi Arezzini of Teami Blends (Seminole), Sandra Braham of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services (Clearwater), Monica Hernandez of MAS Global Consulting (Palm Harbor), Keysha Jillian of K. Jillian Designs (Tampa), Tia Young of Tia Young Image and Etiquette (Tampa), Lee-En Chung of Ivy Ventures Inc. (Sarasota), Seretha Tinsley of Tinsley Family Concessions Inc. (Winter Haven) and Lyndell Mims of Mims Construction Co. (West Palm Beach).

Recipients will be honored at an Oct. 17 event at Centre Club, 123 S Westshore Blvd.