|SPRINGFIELD The New England Black Chamber of Commerce announces the following people will be honored for their efforts to support collaborations in the community for economic development.|
Community leaders Ronald Copes, Janine and Tom Fondon, publishers of Unity First magazine, Heriberto Flores, president of New England Farm Workers Council, and Peter Straley, president of Health New England, will receive the Oceola McCarty Award. They will be honored at the NEBCC's annual dinner on May 29 at 6 p.m. at the Basilica, 339 State St., Springfield. Tickets for the dinner are available for $50. Visit www.neblackchamber.org.