From the Milwaukee Independent, May 11, 2017
The African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AACCW) hosted its 2nd Annual Breakfast of Champions on May 9 at the Pfister Hotel.
Cecelia Gore, president of the Brewers Community Foundation, was named the 2017 Business Champion. As an active community leader, Gore has been a champion for diverse businesses and philanthropy.
“As a lifelong resident of the city of Milwaukee, I am honored to know that our community continues to press on,” said Gore. “Despite the barriers that we face as organizations and individuals, we remain committed to improving the quality of life for all of us.”
With an audience attending in the hundreds, the breakfast was AACCW’s annual fundraising drive. The event was aimed at bringing the greater Milwaukee community together in support of the Chamber’s mission. The gathering also allowed the nonprofit to publicly recognize a local business leader who had shown a longstanding passion about economic development and wealth creation in the African American community.