Southern California Edison recently hosted its 10th annual Black History Month celebration at its Energy Education center in Irwindale. Co-founded by Dave Ford (left) the event, themed “Celebrating Business and Community Partnerships,” featured keynote speaker Blair Hamilton Taylor, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League, joined by guest speaker and small business expert Nelson Davis. As part of the event, SCE recognized businesses and organizations that make significant contributions through resources and programs designed to uplift the communities they serve. The Leroy Haynes Center was recognized with the Community Partnership Award for programs geared towards more than 450 children with special needs relating to autism, emotional development, abuse, neglect and abandonment. Freeman Alternative Resources received the Diverse Business Enterprise Award, as one of many African American suppliers that provide services to SCE. KTLA news anchors Chris Schauble and Michaela Pereira emceed the event.