For Immediate Release
May 01, 2013
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Tanisha Coleman
Sonshine Communications
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- PR Executive Bernadette Morris is Legacy's "Business Person of the Year" -

(BLACK PR WIRE) – MIAMI, Fla. – May 1, 2013 – Bernadette Morris, founder and CEO of Sonshine Communications, Black PR Wire and Women Grow Strong, has been named “Business Person of the Year” by Legacy Magazine. Morris is among other noted leaders that will be recognized on May 17 - 18 during the Legacy weekend networking getaway at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Weston.

“This is an awesome honor and I am delighted to be a part of such an esteemed group of accomplished individuals,” says Morris. “It will be a very special weekend of fanfare and fun!”

Bernadette established a successful career in her hometown of Miami. Determined to make the difference of a lifetime, she holds true to her principles of Godly character in all initiatives of her businesses. And it shows. Her first company, Sonshine Communications, founded in 1993, is among the most recognized independently black-owned agencies nationwide. Her client list is vast – having ranged from the Army Corps of Engineers to Samsung. She has developed cutting edge and out-of-the box creative initiatives for over 250 clients. In 2000, Bernadette expanded and launched Black PR Wire, the nation’s first and largest black newswire distribution company. This online media company has thousands of clients, including Business Wire, Coca-Cola, Darden and hundreds of PR agencies worldwide. Black PR Wire owns a massive database of stakeholders and opinion leaders through their exclusive “Hook Up” worldwide. In 2008, Morris launched her third business, Women Grow Strong. This is her first non-profit and through it, she provides leadership training and ministry support services to women and girls. In all aspects of the business, Bernadette is grateful to have a highly creative and dedicated team of writers, designers and PR experts that help her carry out the various services for their clients every day.

Bernadette has a Master of Public Administration degree from Florida International University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of North Florida. She and Colin, her husband of 24 years, are the parents of two young adults; Rebecca, a recent college graduate from the University of South Florida; and Stephen, a senior at the University of Miami and the starting quarterback for the football team.

The Bonaventure Resort and Spa is located at 250 Racquet Club Road in Weston, FL. Discount rates for “Legacy Power Weekend” are $139 per night/single and $149 per night/double. Space is limited at the discount rate and may be reserved by calling 1-800-327-8090, reference LEGACY POWER WEEKEND.

For more information about Bernadette, visit

About Legacy Magazine and Miami Media Group:

Established in 2004, Legacy Magazine is a news/business publication serving South Florida’s black professional community with insightful articles and information on business, careers, politics, lifestyle, education, culture and social commentary. Through a distribution partnership with the Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post, Legacy has a tri-county readership of 1,500,000 and publishes bi-monthly.