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Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes the 105th National Baptist Congress to sunny South Florida


Fort Lauderdale, FL (BlackNews.com) — In celebrating the spirit of diversity during Black History Month, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) is proud to announce that the National Baptist Congress, 105th Annual Conference will be held at the Broward County Convention Center, June 12 – 17, 2011.

On Monday, February 21, 2011, the GFLCVB, headed by Nicki E. Grossman, President and CEO will be hosting a Press Conference and Pastoral Breakfast officially announcing the conference and welcoming Dr. T.B. Boyd, III. President, R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation and Chair of the National Baptist Congress to Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Reverend Anthony Burrell, Senior Pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Pompano Beach, FL is the host pastor of this exciting event which will bring over 8,000 visitors to Broward County. Albert Tucker, Vice President, Multicultural Business Development for the GFLCVB stated, “He is thrilled that a conference of this magnitude is coming back to Greater Fort Lauderdale and will have an economic impact in excess of $5 million dollars to the local economy.”

Under the direction of Tucker, Greater Fort Lauderdale has become a mecca for African American organizations to host their conferences and conventions including; The National Urban League Association of Executives, The National Black Caucus of State Legislators, The 100 Black Men of America, the National Black Nurses Association, Inc., and the National Association of Black Accountants. These groups have contributed millions of dollars into Broward County’s tourism industry. Prior to the National Baptist Congress 105th Annual Session in June, GFLCVB will host the 58th South Atlantic Regional Conference of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, which will bring over 10,000 African American women to Broward County in April 2011.

For information or to register for the National Baptist Congress 105th Annual Session visit www.rhboydpublishing.com/congress/registration. To learn more about the GFLCVB visit www.sunny.org or contact Albert Tucker at 954-767-2456.

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