In honor of black history month James Hamlin owner of the Avenue Bakery will be recognized by the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL), Administrator Maria Contreras Sweet, who serves as head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and elected officials. Hamlin will receive the Champion of Small Business Entrepreneurship Award. The award ceremony will start at 10 a.m, Feb. 27 at the Avenue Bakery, 2229 Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21217.

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