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Southern Georgia Black Chambers’ First-Ever Black Business Gala Promises A Night Of Glamour, Awards, And Networking

The Southern Georgia Black Chambers will celebrate its inaugural year and honor Black businesses at its year-end gala.

Celebrate The Southern Georgia Black Chambers, who will host its inaugural Black Business Gala on Dec. 9 in Valdosta, Georgia.

The nonprofit organization promises a night of elegance and celebration for attendees at its year-end event. According to SGBC, the night will be filled with networking, recognition, and opportunities for businesses to gain exposure.

“It’s the event of the season, bringing together the best and brightest in our chamber’s business community,” the event’s web page read. “This gala is not just an event; it’s a celebration of excellence!”

A red-carpet entry will kick off the night for gala attendees as they head in to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, professionals, and community leaders.

Julian Bailey, the Supplier Diversity and Inclusion manager at the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, will serve as the keynote speaker for the night, which includes a lineup of special guests from across the state. SGBC will honor outstanding individuals and businesses for their contributions and accomplishments. Awards include “Business of the Year,” “Non-Profit of the Year,” and “Chamber Partner of the Year Award,” according to Valdosta Today.

“This event is a testament to the resilience and brilliance of our Black business community,” said SGBC President H. DeWayne Johnson. “It’s an opportunity to celebrate the unity, empowerment, and collaboration of regional Black business owners and supporters.”

Guests can look forward to gourmet dining as they enjoy cuisine from a chef-catered menu prepared by Chef Charlie Walden. The night will include live entertainment by The 4 Real Band, dance performances, and a special appearance by the Valdosta High Marching Cats, the marching band from the local high school.

The Saturday-night event is to begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Patterson Ballroom in Downtown Valdosta. Tickets for the gala are available for purchase until Dec. 2.

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