Monday, June 10, 2013

Call and Post Associate Publisher and Editor Connie Harper receives business trailblazer award from Christian Business League

Connie Harper
By Call and Post reporters
CLEVELAND, Ohio –  Nationally recognized associate publisher and editor of the Cleveland based Call & Post Newspaper, Constance D. Harper, has received the Business Trailblazer Tribute, which was recently presented by the Christian Business League at the “Faith and Finance” breakfast  at the Greenmont Party Center in greater Cleveland. 
The Business Trailblazer Tribute recognizes individuals who are senior in their career for their outstanding and unique business contributions.  
Harper is a graduate of Central State University and began her professional career as an elementary school teacher in the Cleveland Public School District, now the Cleveland Municipal School District Later she became the women’s editor and city editor for the Call & Post. She was once selected as one of two journalists to complete a fellowship in urban studies at the University of Chicago.
Additional career highlights took her to New York City where she became the vice president of Don King Productions, traveling across the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Africa and Europe promoting championship fights.
In a career of service to her community, Harper has always volunteered for organizations, working to assist the less fortunate. She is passionate about her immediate and extended family, her alma mater Central State and her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Inc., that honored her as the recipient of the Ohio Image-Maker Award. She has received numerous awards, and most recently was honored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee with their “In the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr. Award.” Connie is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Cleveland. She is a member of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church where she serves in a number of ministries.
Notable tributes to Ms. Harper were made at the event by Kevin Heard, Managing Editor of the Call & Post Media and Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., Pastor Emeritus of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. Previous recipients of the Trailblazer Tribute are Architect, Robert P. Madison, and Business Consultant, Josie Bell Lindsay, Dr. Julian Earls, former Director on the NASA Glenn Research Center and Reverend Paul H. Sadler, Sr, Pastor of Mt. Zion Congregational Church, UCC.          
The Christian Business League was formed with the mission “to serve as a Faith Based organization using a collaborative approach to community-wide economic development and empowerment.”