The 100 Black Men of Syracuse held its Fifth Anniversary Celebration Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Liverpool. The banquet’s theme was “Our Past, Now Our Future.”
Meritor, Inc.’s Vernon G. Baker II, senior vice president and general counsel, served as keynote speaker during the evening’s anniversary celebration. Baker shared his personal experiences as well as lessons for minority entrepreneurs and future business leaders in the Central New York area.
In a release from Meritor, Baker said “organizations like ‘100 Black Men of Syracuse’ that direct their efforts at serving underserved youth play an important role for the business and legal communities. By mentoring, we can expand and further diversify the pool of college students who become employees and future business leaders. We all benefit and for that reason, they deserve my support and yours.”
During the event, entertainment was provided by Signature Syracuse, Sonya Hines and the Dance Theatre of Syracuse.