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THE WORLD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL HERO AWARD TO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, GOVERNOR GARY JOHNSON AMONG OTHER DIGNITARIES

(ATLANTA, GA.) October 18, 2013.  The World Chamber of Commerce (WCC) will be presenting the prestigious WCC International Hero Award to Presidential Candidate, Governor Gary Johnson. This Recognition of Excellence will be bestowed upon him for his great visionary immigration work that has further strengthened international affairs.

Additionally, the WCC will recognize Ambassador of Macedonia, Zoran Jolevski and Ed Begley Jr. Actor and Environmentalist, among other dignitaries for their excellence regarding global initiatives.  

The SOLD OUT WCC Event will be on November 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., at Georgia Tech School of Architecture. This will be a truly multicultural event where international leaders and government representatives from many countries will join the WCC recognizing the dignitaries. Additional award recipients are  Ambassador Ricardo Camara, Consul General of Mexico and G.P. "Bud" Peterson, President of Georgia Tech, among other important members of the community.

Furthermore, the World Chamber of Commerce event will provide an opportunity to generate international trade awareness and promote humanitarian projects. One of the WCC goals is to promote international trade and stimulate economic development with these events. Additionally, part of the event's revenue will be donated to a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting "Human Trafficking Children Victims".

The World Chamber of Commerce Co-Chairman and Founder, Solange Warner said:, "The World Chamber of Commerce is honored to present Governor Gary Johnson and other dignitaries, the WCC International Hero Award for their visionary work and initiatives with the international and business community. This is a monumental time for leaders and other members of the community to work jointly to enhance global economic opportunity and cooperation among countries".

The World Chamber of Commerce mission is to promote international trade and foster cultural and humanitarian exchange for the purpose of enhancing economic and social opportunities worldwide. The WCC actively works towards this purpose by developing initiatives such as the International Trade Process (WCC ITP), WCC International Trade Seminar Summits, International Trade Heroes Award and Symposium, "Human Trafficking Awareness to Keep Our Children Safe" Campaign, Environmental campaigns, Global Matters TV Show (www.globalmatters.tv) and others.

For further information regarding the World Chamber of Commerce International Hero Awards and the Event, please contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1.800.590.9227. For further information regarding the World Chamber of Commerce, please visit the WCC website at: www.worldchamberc.org  

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Extraordinary World Chamber of Commerce Event: President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe; Mayor Kasim Reed; Ambassador Andrew Young; Ambassador Charles Shapiro and Other Dignataries' Inspriational Messages 

(ATLANTA, GA.) February 9, 2012.  The World Chamber of Commerce (WCC)'s International Hero Awards Ceremony was a memorable event where leaders of the community provided inspirational speeches to the audience. The WCC presented the prestigious WCC International Hero Award to Mayor Kasim Reed; President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe; Ambassador Andrew Young; Ambassador Charles Shapiro; Dean of the Consular Corps of Georgia and Consul General of Germany, Lutz Gorgens; Consul General of the United Kingdom, Annabelle Malins; Mayor of Auburn, Linda Blechinger; Mark Becker, President of Georgia State University; Dr. John Hardman, President of the Carter Center; William Pate, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau; Louis Miller, General Manager Atlanta International Airport; Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE; Consul of Denmark, Christopher Smith, and Phil Bolton, Publisher of Global Atlanta. 

"I am deeply honored to be recognized by the World Chamber of Commerce for the International Hero Award ," said Mayor Kasim Reed.  "This award is emblematic of Atlanta's greatest attributes and reminds us that as an international city, we can do much to improve the lives of others around the world."

In the picture from left to right: Solange Warner, WCC Founder; Consul of Lithuania, Roma Klicius, WCC President; Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed; President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe;  U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, WCC Honorary Chairman; U.S. Ambassador Charles Shapiro, WCC Co-Chairman. 

Additionally, the WCC membership meeting and elections were prior to the award ceremony. The New WCC Board of Directors are: U.S. Ambassador Charles Shapiro, President Institute of the Americas, WCC Co-Chairman; Consul Annabelle Malins, Consul General of the U.K., WCC Co-Chairman; Consul of Lithuania, Roma Klicius, WCC President; Charles Kuck, Attorney, WCC Secretary of the Board; Mayor of the City of Auburn, Linda Blechinger, WCC Board Member; Senator Gloria Butler, WCC Board Member; Senator John Albers, WCC Board Member; Senator Curt Thompson, WCC Board Member; William Pate, President Atlanta Convention Center and Visitors Bureau, WCC Board Member; Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE, WCC Board Member; Louis Miller, General Manager Atlanta Airport, WCC Board Member; Lucia Jennings, Founder BACC, WCC Board Member; Caroline Taylor, Attorney, WCC Board Member; Axel Leblois, U.N. Fellow, WCC Board Member. 

The World Chamber of Commerce event provided an opportunity to generate international trade awareness and promote humanitarian projects. One of the WCC goals is to promote international trade and stimulate economic development with these events. Additionally, part of the event's revenue will be donated to CARE, assisting children victims of modern slavery. 

The World Chamber of Commerce Founder, Solange Warner said:, "The WCC was honored to present Mayor Kasim Reed; and President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, among other dignitaries, the WCC International Hero Award, for their visionary work and initiatives with the international and business community. Furthermore, the WCC is very proud of our new WCC Board of Directors. It is such a great honor to have leaders such as Ambassador Charles Shapiro and Consul of the U.K. Annabelle Malins as Co-Chairman and Consul of Lithuania, Roma Klicius, as new WCC President, among a highly qualified Board of Directors. This is a monumental time for leaders and other members of the community to work jointly to enhance global business opportunity and cooperation among cities and countries through organizations such as the World Chamber of Commerce".