Miami, Fla. – The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce presented AARP Florida with the Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award during their Annual Business Leaders Symposium on April 30 in Miami.
AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson said, “AARP is honored to be recognized by the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce for our vital work in communities across South Florida. We appreciate the acknowledgement of AARP as a wise friend and fierce defender of Floridians 50+.”
The award was presented to AARP Florida Director of State Operations, Dionne Polite, by the Chamber President and CEO, G. Eric Knowles. Other nominees in the nonprofit category included The Miami Foundation and The Greater Miami Beaches Association.
AARP Florida Director of State Operations Dionne Polite said, “AARP Florida is committed to showing up in a positive way in our state. We look forward to continuing to engage the business community in Miami and the South Florida area so we may continue serving older Floridians in a meaningful way.”
About the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce
The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1974 by a group of Black business leaders out of a need for a strong organization that could objectively advocate the needs, of a growing Black business community. To date, the Chamber has been led by four, presidents, David Fincher 1974-1984, Dorothy Baker 1984-2004, Bill Diggs 2005-2013 and current President G. Eric Knowles 2014. Understanding that membership is the lifeblood of the Chamber, they have focused on meeting the needs of the membership by upholding our five pillars of service; access, development, procurement, advocacy and foundation.
For over forty years the Chamber has driven the evolving landscape of the black business community in South Florida. Through numerous social unrest and a notable decline of several black business infrastructures, the Chamber has been the constant that the people count on to thrive forward and turn the tide. A new energy is being witnessed now, with the emergence of young, talented and vibrant entrepreneurs blazing new trails and creating new and sustainable business. Miami-Dade is the gateway to tomorrow and the Chamber is proud to be the key unlocking and creating opportunities.
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AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.
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