New York African American Chamber of Commerce President Phil Andrews Inducted into Long Island Business News (LIBN) Hall of Fame as 2021 Inductee. Long Island Business Hall of Fame, created by the Long Island Business News, recognizes the accomplishments of Long Island’s most impactful business leaders past and present. These business icons have long demonstrated remarkable leadership skills, integrity and vision.
Phil Andrews is the current President of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) and President-Emeritus of Black Public Relations Society-New York. Mr. Andrews is the President of the Board of Directors for St. Anthony’s Temple Church, Inc.
He is a Past President of the 100 Black Men of Long Island having served two terms as President. The 100 Black Men of LI was Founded in 1974 and is the second oldest chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
On November 9, 2021, Mr. Andrews was inducted into the 2021 Long Island Business Hall of Fame at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, New York.
“The 100” serves as an international coalition focused on creating educational opportunities, promoting economic empowerment, addressing health disparities and creating positive mentoring relationships. As founder of P.A. Public Relations Company, Phil has been afforded the privilege to serve as Public Relations Director for a myriad of companies, community initiatives and professional organizations. Andrews’ business acumen is often sought after by organizations that host major events, benefits and fundraisers.
Mr. Andrews’ current leadership at the Long Island African American Chamber is spearheading LIAACC to become the largest African American Chamber of Commerce in New York State. The chamber currently serves the four counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Kings. He has served on the Public Relations Committee for the Harlem Book Fair on Long Island, which attracted over 2000 participants in 2003, as Public Relations Committee Member of the New York Metro Black MBA Association and the 100 Black Men of Long Island.
In 1995 and 1998, Mr. Andrews’ excellence in his field garnered the Small Business Person of the Year award by two branches of the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce (Roosevelt and West Indian Chambers, respectively). He has also received a number of proclamations and citations from notable political officials including former Nassau County Executive Thomas S. Gullotta, former Town of Hempstead Supervisor Richard Guardino and Assembly-woman Earlene Hooper Hill, 18th Assembly District of Long Island NY. In 2012, Phil Andrews was honored by the Korean American Association of Greater New York with the “Good Neighbor” Award.
Mr. Andrews was also inducted as one of the Kings of Queens Honorees in 2014. As President of LIAACC on March 24, 2016, the chamber was awarded an Excellence in Communication Award by Long Island Business News. In 2019 the New York District Office of the United States Small Business Administration named Phil Andrews as its 2019 Small Business Champion for 14 counties in Downstate, New York.
In March of 2021 Mr. Andrews was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Nutrition Network.
Phil’s work has been featured in multi-platform publications including Black Star News, The New York Beacon, Amsterdam News, Minority Business Review, The Network Journal and more. He is also featured in “15 Years of Minority Business Development” a book published by Mr. Robert Adams. Mr. Andrews is listed in Who’s Who in Black America and International Who’s Who. On two separate occasions Mr. Andrews has appeared on WABC Here and Now. Prior to beginning his career in Public Relations, Phil was the Vice President and Marketing Director of the Haircut Hut franchise for more than ten years.
Phil learned early on the importance of community and education. He was born and raised in Brooklyn and attended Brooklyn Technical High School (one of the country’s most recognized schools for academic excellence). After serving several years in the US Navy and Army Reserves, attending York College (Jamaica, Queens, NY) and John Jay College, (New York, NY), he graduated from paralegal school and began a nearly twenty-year career in law enforcement. Community, Service and Education have been constant themes in his life. Andrews’ drive is a profound concern for his community.
This has led him to serve on several Boards of Directors including—the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce, Roosevelt Kiwanis and the West Indian Chamber of Commerce as the Public Relations Director. Mr. Andrews owns the Power Networking Business Seminar Series, a business network that builds viable connections between community and business.
He continues to build networks in and across many industries; but none more important than that of the education and mentorship of young people. As a Certified Mentor, Phil Andrews goals involve encouraging as many promising young men as possible by compelling them to serve with the very best of their minds and talents.
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