The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) will hold its 19th annual Economic Awards Dinner on March 22, at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live at 900 W. Olympic Blvd. in downtown Los Angeles. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m.

The chamber’s annual Economic Awards Dinner was created to acknowledge those who work towards the advancement of African American business enterprises. Each year, individuals and companies are awarded for their commitment to advocating on behalf of small businesses.

The theme of this year’s dinner is “Building Economic and Political Coalitions,” and the is keynote speaker Ray LaHood, U.S. secretary of transportation.

The Chamber recognizes its partners, affiliates and sponsors as they help drive the mission of organization and donate funding, time and dedication.