The 2016 MLK Business Community and Unity Brunch To Be Held


The 2016 Business Community and Unity Brunch will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the International Trade and Convention Center.

The speaker will be Ms. Elaine Griffin, a native of Georgia, and an award winning Interior Designer and Author.

She is a graduate of Yale University and studied at the New York School of Interior Design. She began her design career in the office of architectural behemoth Peter Marino, following a nine-year career as a publicist in New York and Paris, and offi- cially opened her own firm in 1999.

“A person’s home—what it looks like, where it is, how it’s lived in—reveals more about him than anything else in the world,” says personality packed New York interior designer and lifestyle expert Elaine Griffin. “Think about it: you change clothes every day; you eat a different food at every meal. But you head home to the same house night after night. Feed someone, change his evening. Change his clothes, impact his day. But change a person’s environment and you change his life.”

Artie Milton a local artist and 1971 graduate of A. E. Beach High School, has been selected by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Association to receive the MLK, Jr. “Legacy Award for the Arts” during the 2016 Observance Day celebration. The award will be presented at the MLK, Jr. Business and Community Unity Brunch

In 1986, Chairman of the MLKing, Jr. Day Committee, Rev. Bennie R. Mitchell and Attorney Benjamin Eicholz commissioned Milton to paint a portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. to be displayed at the entrance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena of the Savannah Civic Center. The portrait was dedicated at the 1986 MLK, Jr. celebration making Mr. Milton the first African American artist to have his work permanently displayed in a municipal building in Savannah.

The tickets are $50.

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