Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Men of Excellence

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Men of Excellence

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#PayingTribute: A cocktail reception and dinner were held at the Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel, Downtown, Wednesday night for the 2017 New Pittsburgh Courier's Men of Excellence Awards. Acting as the evening's emcee and an awardee was Chris Moore, who was introduced by Courier Lifestyle Editor Debbie Norrell. Editor and publisher Rod Doss congratulated all the honorees for their work in the community. This year's Legacy honoree was Louis "Hop" Kendrick. Guests watched a video tribute to the longtime Pittsburgh civil rights advocate. "This is impressive," said awardee David Motley, co-founder and managing partner of Blue Tree Venture Fund. "To see 300 people here, when it's 20 degrees - as for me, it's humbling - and to be among them, it's an honor." In the company of others being honored and paying tribute were Greg Spencer, Harold Blye, Joyce Moore (with husband Chris), Ernest Withrow with his wife Sylvia Gibson-Withrow and awardee Joel Acie. …

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