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Workshop In Business Opportunities (WIBO) Annual Awards Dinner

[ 0 ] Aug. 8, 2011 | SBO Editor

Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO), the New York City-based nonprofit organization that provides business skills and training for entrepreneurs, honored three prominent New York businesses for their business success and contributions to under-served communities at its 45th Anniversary Celebration and awards ceremony.

Held at The Ailey Studios in Manhattan, the event recognized Queens native Daymond John, star of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank and the brain behind iconic fashion brand FUBU; Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a multi-national law firm which provides extensive pro-bono services; and 2008 WIBO alumnus Brendan Lally, founder of IRL Systems, Inc., a top New York City fire alarm and security service provider.

“It was a pleasure to recognize such accomplished and inspiring champions of entrepreneurship,” said Amini Kajunju, Executive Director of WIBO. “Having these three examples of business excellence in our midst inspires our members to fully embrace their journey in running their own businesses.”

Established in 2003, the annual WIBO celebration recognizes local entrepreneurs, small businesses and corporations for making outstanding contributions to New York City’s economy while making a positive impact on their communities. Past honorees include: Alfred Edmond, Editor-In-Chief of Black Enterprise magazine; Kwame Jackson, former The Apprentice contestant; Entrepreneurs’ Organization; Robert Levin, Publisher and Founder of The New York Enterprise Report; and Cheryl McKissack, CEO of McKissack Group.

To learn more about WIBO’s programs or the event, please visit www.wibo.org or call 212-684-0854.

About WIBO:

Founded in 1966 in Harlem, the Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO) is a private non-profit organization that is committed to assisting men and women with the drive to become successful entrepreneurs. WIBO’s mission is to enable small business owners and budding entrepreneurs from underserved communities to obtain financial success by starting, operating, and building successful businesses that develop economic power, provide jobs and improve communities.

(Above) From left to right – Daymond John, Brendan Lally, Amini Kajunju, Mike Woods and Kevin Curnin_

WIBO Workgroup Leader Larry Feldman (far left), his wife and two attendees enjoy the cocktail


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