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Janice Bryant Howroyd Honored at "Entrepreneurs Opportunity" Inaugural Ball
January 2005

TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2005) - The American Enterprise Award was presented to ACT1 Group founder and chairman, Janice Bryant Howroyd, at the first-ever Entrepreneurs Opportunity Inaugural Ball on Wednesday, January 19, 2005. Bryant Howroyd was recognized for her success in growing her human resources and staffing management firm into one of the most innovative in its industry. The standing-room only event took place at the historic Republic Gardens, in Washington, D.C., with the theme, "A Salute to America's Business Community."

In her acceptance speech, Bryant Howroyd spoke to the necessity of welding the dividing line of blue and red states, of donkeys and elephants, and of brandings to take advantage of the most promising economy in the world. Kwame M. Kilpatrick, Mayor of Detroit, echoed Bryant Howroyd's message while introducing honoree, Alfphonso Jackson, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary. Kilpatrick spoke to the cooperation of a Republican secretary working closely with a Democratic mayor to ensure and maintain economic viability in Detroit.

Organizers for the ball prepared the event as a networking opportunity that brought together a diverse mix of generation X entrepreneurs and seasoned business professionals to salute the business community, across party lines. More than 1,000 guests attended the formal event, including business leaders and entrepreneurs as well as federal and state government leaders.

Other honorees included outgoing Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael L. Williams, boxing promoter Don King, and Condor Tech Services CEO Jorge Lozano. Robert Shumake, president and CEO of Detroit-based Inheritance Investments, LLC chaired this first-ever event.

Press Contact:
Chuck Pearson
ACT•1 Group
Director of Marketing
(310) 750-3400
cpearson@act-1.com

 

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