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"Attendees were very excited because they had an opportunity to interact with the industry experts on the panel and gain greater insight into the ethnic HBC category," AHBAI executive director Gerri Duncan Jones says.
Everyone--no matter their race--at this point has learned to work together, says Clyde Hammond, president of Summit Laboratories and chairman of AHBAI. Hammond, who is Black, runs a Chicago-based company that produces hair care products.
"We are pleased to provide this valuable tool to retailers across the country," says AHBAI executive director Geri Duncan Jones.
"Our attendees requested it and we delivered," AHBAI stated on its website.
Prior to the show AHBAI, which represents the leading African-American-owned companies that manufacture ethnic hair care and beauty products, announced that it provided more than 100,000 products to United States troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Thousands of hair designers, nail technicians and barbers are scheduled to attend the convention," remarks Geri Duncan Jones, executive director of the AHBAI, which was founded in 1981 by 10 of the nation's leading African-American manufacturers in the beauty care industry.
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AHBAI, the American Hair and Beauty Aids Institute, based in Chicago, places the black silhouette on ail products owned by their members so that consumers can be assured they are buying black.
CHICAGO -- The American Health and Beauty Aids Institute (AHBAI) is poised to present its 20th Anniversary 2009 Proud Lady Beauty Show on April 25 through April 27 at the Tinley Park Convention Center here.
LAS VEGAS -- Coleman Peterson, who serves as executive vice president of the people division at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., will be the keynote speaker during an industry awards luncheon at this year's American Health & Beauty Aids Institute (AHBAI Mid-Year Business Conference.
"The combination of L'Oreal's massive marketing power plus the acquired brands of Soft Sheen and Carson will work to squeeze black manufacturers from the retail shelf," says Alfred Washington, chairman of the American Health and Beauty Aids Institute (AHBAI) in Chicago, the group responsible for the Proud Lady logo on all black-owned haircare products.
CHICAGO -- The American Health and Beauty Aids Institute (AHBAI), founded in 1981 to represent the ethnic health and beauty care industry, remains one of the relatively few industry groups in the United States that was started and fueled by African-Americans.
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