-- Hit daytime show recognizes the unsung individuals and businesses in communities that exemplify excellence in their communities on episode airing Friday, November 29 --
Brown Sugar Bakery has been named the Best Bakery in America by the hit daytime show “Steve Harvey” as part of its first annual Neighborhood Awards. Airing on Friday, November 29, the “Steve Harvey” Neighborhood Awards recognize the unsung individuals and businesses who exemplify excellence in their communities. Categories this year include: Best Daycare Provider, Best Principal, Best Bus Driver, Best Police Officer, Best Deli, Best Bakery, Best Pizzeria, Best Florist, Best Steakhouse and Best Coffee Shop. Viewer votes determined both the nominees and the final winners. “Steve Harvey” is a nationally syndicated daytime show - check local listings for time and channel.
“Along with my business partner Rushion McDonald, I created the Neighborhood Awards to recognize the exceptional in the everyday – those people and businesses creating positive communities across the nation,” said Steve Harvey. He continued, “I’m proud to honor Brown Sugar Bakery in Chicago as Best Bakery in the country.”
Recently nominated by the People’s Choice Awards as Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host, America’s favorite love and relationships guru Steve Harvey continues his second season with even more of what viewers have come to love – real people tackling the everyday topics that matter most in their lives: love, dating, relationships, parenting, personal style and more, all delivered with humor, heart and plenty of useful takeaway information.
About Brown Sugar Baker
Stephanie Hart opened Brown Sugar Bakery in 2004 and from then on she has developed a client base that appreciate the love they taste in her cakes. This Greater Grand Crossing bakery's tagline is "dangerously delicious," and it delivers on the promise with cheesecakes, cupcakes, cobblers, cookies, pies and more. Specialty sweets include sweet potato pie, peach cobbler and bread pudding. Nearly 20 whole cake flavors are available, including German chocolate, red velvet, carrot and turtle. Conveniently located just blocks from I-94, you find yourself feeling right at home in the warm & fuzzy cafe. Brown Sugar prides itself on being apart of the joyful occasions among families and creating the taste of sweet memories.
About “Steve Harvey”
“Steve Harvey,” which has connected with millions with its blend of common sense advice and humor, is produced by Endemol USA with Steve Harvey, Alex Duda and Rushion McDonald serving as executive producers. The hit show is cleared in 98% of the country, including all of the NBC Owned Television Stations, and is distributed in national syndication by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. “Steve Harvey” is taped before a live studio audience at the state-of-the-art HD NBC 5 studios in downtown Chicago. The Neighborhood Awards is registered and trademarked by Nu-Opp, Inc.
The Las Vegas Urban League held its annual fundraiser EQUAL OPPORTUNITY DAY (EOD) Community Luncheon on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas Urban League’s president and CEO Kevin E. Hooks honored entrepreneur and visionary Munson Steed with the Innovator of the Year Award.
Munson Steed is the CEO of Steed Media Group, a multimedia company that includes 15-year-old publication, Rolling Out - the largest chain of free African American-owned weekly newspapers in the country.
“Munson Steed was given the Innovator Award for his accomplishments in transforming his company from a single newspaper into a full-fledged media content development company. Steed has taken a newspaper product and transformed it from one newspaper to an entire chain.
As technology advanced, he transformed rolling out from a national print publication to the largest transformed web destination for a print publication conversions, while still reaching two million people a month at RollingOut.com," explained Las Vegas Urban League president Kevin Hooks.
"This Innovator Award distinguishes Steed on his accomplishments spearheading his company to create content for national companies like Home Depot, Toyota and Ford. It is this type of innovation Steed has recognized that given the opportunity visionaries do exist. The Innovator Award is for those distinguishing themselves by surviving in a competitive world while thriving through innovation and professional perseverance,” Hooks said. Munson Steed accepted the award from board members of the National Urban League of Las Vegas.
Keynote speaker Dr. Dennis Kimbro ranked among the top university professors in the nation and has authored several books including Think & Grow Rich: A Black Choice and The Wealth Choice.” The luncheon’s host was actor Malik Yoba. Entertainment was provided by young violinist Brandon Summers; and soprano Lillian Roberts and Mexican tenor Marco Varela performed a duet at the event’s close.
Las Vegas Urban League is an affiliate of the National Urban League, the oldest social services and advocacy provider in the nation with 103 years of history, and approximately 80 affiliates in 35 states including the District of Columbia.