FOUNDERS DAY COMMITTEE—Front row left to right: Valerie Waters, Monica Reese, Audrey Anderson and Jovita Smith, back row left to right: Winifred Torbert, Curtistine Walker, Karen Smith and Anita Walker

FOUNDERS DAY COMMITTEE—Front row left to right: Valerie Waters, Monica Reese, Audrey Anderson and Jovita Smith, back row left to right: Winifred Torbert, Curtistine Walker, Karen Smith and Anita Walker

In 1935 The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Incorporated was established by seven visionary founders with a concept to support African American Women in business and professions. On April 23, at the LeMont Restaurant over 100 celebrated NANBPW’s founder’s day and celebrated deserving individuals in the Pittsburgh Community who have given outstanding service and achieved substantial goals. Community Service Awardee Marimba Milliones, Business Woman of the Year, Hill Community Development Corporation; President and CEO, Donna Baxter, CEO of Soul Pitt Media; Professional Woman of the Year Judge Kim H. Hoots, Magisterial Judge of the Fifth Judicial Districts Court number 05-2-10, located in Wilkinsburg, Pa.; Professional Man of the Year Kevin Carter, CEO of the Adonai Center, Inc. Deborah Parker served as the emcee for the morning. Parker formerly an AURN news anchor is currently a Senior Business Consultant with the African American Chamber of Commerce.

BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR—Donna Baxter and Rhonda Carson Leach

BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR—Donna Baxter and Rhonda Carson Leach

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