For Immediate Release
April 08, 2017
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Phil Andrews
Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC)

(BPRW) New York State’s Largest African American Chamber of Commerce Honor “Women Who Shine”

Andrews, President, LIAACC: “Women play a vital role in all aspects of society.”

(Black PR Wire) Queens, NY - The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (“LIAACC”) is New York States largest African American Chamber of Commerce.  On March 28, 2017, LIAACC honored three extraordinary “Women Who Shine” at Pa Nash restaurant in Queens, NY.  These women are a shining example of professionalism, integrity, and devotion in their respective fields.  The ladies of LIAAC celebrated National Women’s history month.

The Ladies of LIAACC awards committee were thrilled at the privilege of presenting these Ladies with the 2017 “Women Who Shine” award.   

  • Barbara Armand, President & CEO of Armand Corporation – Outstanding Leadership In Business Award
  • Shelley Brazley, Interim Executive Director Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs  – Outstanding Leadership In Government Service Award
  • Charna Rainey, Regional Marketing Manager Fidelis Care New York – Outstanding Leadership In Health Award

Women play a vital role in all aspects of our society, including but not limited to their influence in governmental agencies, healthcare industry, civic leadership and the list goes on and on” said Phil Andrews, President, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.


Facts about the chamber: LIAACC has also been featured on WABC Here and Now


LIAACC has been featured in many prominent publications such as: Long Island Business,,, News, New York Trend Newspaper, Community Journal Newspaper, Queens, Courier, Black Star News, BKReader, South Bay Newspapers etc.


LIAACC is a member of the US Black Chamber. LIAACC is a membership based organization and Women Small Business Owners and Professionals play a vital role in our success at the chamber.


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