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Reginald F. Lewis, Black Business Icon Celebrated

On Friday, November 30, 2012, luminaries representing the economic and political arenas —from Washington to Wall Street — attended a very exclusive dining experience to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the birth of the billion-dollar business empire founded by beloved Black business icon Reginald F. Lewis at The Harvard Club of New York City where he was a member. The event was oversubscribed to and organizers had to set up an overflow room equipped with large screen TVs on another floor of the pristine club. Net proceeds raised during the evening will go to the Reginald F. Lewis Maryland Museum of African American History & Culture in Baltimore.

The elegant evening hosted by Lewis’ widow Loida Nicolas Lewis began with a convivial VIP cocktail reception followed by a stellar program, dinner and live auction. As guests took their seats in the handsome Harvard Hall with its splendid three-story, floor-to ceiling windows and rich, dark Mahogany paneling, opulent chandeliers, bigger than life fireplaces and even an elephant tusk their eyes focused on a breathtaking Christmas tree that could rival the one in Rockefeller Center. The formal table settings included tall silver candelabras and gorgeous floral arrangements…

Read More:  Audrey J. Bernard, New York Beacon/ 

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