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Community members honored at Young Black & Influential awards

Posted: 8:47 AM, Jul 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-01 10:10:53-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — An Omaha awards ceremony wanted to honor those who are making a difference in the business world and the community.

The group Young Black & Influential Omaha gave out the honors. Young Black & Influential Omaha is an organization that focuses on black leadership and empowerment. It was created back in 2016 by Ashlei Spivey. Outside of the awards event, YBI Omaha hosts numerous leadership development and networking opportunities for black influencers in Omaha.

"To make sure I support my community in any way that I can from an entrepreneur standpoint, it's a true honor to be here and he honored." Luper Akough said, the winner of the Innovation Award.

The theme for this year's awards was "We are the Movement." This is the third year for the awards.