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Prince George’s Chamber Holds Awards Gala

Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual awards gala virtually Friday.

Among the guest speakers was James Brown, legendary broadcaster, host of “The NFL Today” on CBS and a former DeMatha High School basketball standout. The chamber awards went to “those who have assisted with the maintenance and restoration of our county during this pandemic,” the chamber said.

FSC First and Industrial Bank was singled out with the Financial Relief of the Year award. The Small Business of the Year award went to Portera Rehabilitation. “Hero of the Year” to Doctors Community Health System; “Lifetime Achievement Educator of the Year” went to Charlene Dukes, former president of Prince George’s Community College; and “Chamber Hall of Fame” was awarded to County Executive Angela Alsobrooks.

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William J. Ford – Washington Informer Staff Writer

I decided I wanted to become a better writer while attending Bowie State University and figured that writing for the school newspaper would help. I’m not sure how much it helped, but I enjoyed it so much I decided to keep on doing it, which I still thoroughly enjoy 20 years later. If I weren’t a journalist, I would coach youth basketball. Actually, I still play basketball, or at least try to play, once a week. My kryptonite is peanut butter. What makes me happy – seeing my son and two godchildren grow up. On the other hand, a bad call made by an official during a football or basketball game makes me throw up my hands and scream. Favorite foods include pancakes and scrambled eggs which I could eat 24-7. The strangest thing that’s ever happened to me, or more accurately the most painful, was when I was hit by a car on Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia. If I had the power or money to change the world, I’d make sure everyone had three meals a day. And while I don’t have a motto or favorite quote, I continue to laugh which keeps me from driving myself crazy. You can reach me several ways: Twitter @jabariwill, Instagram will_iam.ford2281 or e-mail, wford@washingtoninformer.com

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