President Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce
Past President 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.
“Everyday God grants us another day on this planet it is an opportunity to achieve greatness through our unique fingerprint. It is only through full use of our gifts, talent, and unique abilities which has been bestowed upon us that we achieve greatness.”
Phil Andrews was born on June 8, 1963, in Bedford- Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Andrews was raised by a minister who instilled great values in him as a child, Phil states, “I practiced and learned leadership skills at an early age and have continued to build on that practice of leadership refinement to this very day.”
Phil Andrews is the current President of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. which is a regional Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Serving Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings County, The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce established in 2010, by its founder John L. Scott.
Phil Andrews begin serving as the President of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. on September 1, 2013 and was officially sworn in on May 22, 2014 to the presidency. Phil Andrews previously presided as President of 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. an organization with over 116 chapters worldwide and comprised of 10,000 members which falls under the umbrella of 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Phil has also served on various committees such as the New York Metro Black MBA Association) the largest chapter of Black MBA’s in the country, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Public Relations Chairman (10 Years), 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Membership Committee (10 Years) . Andrews has a history of lecturing throughout colleges and universities, and has served as the director of Public Relations for Awareness Magazine, Hempstead Horn Newspaper, African Atlantic Genealogical Association, Amber Books, Self-Publishing Symposium, and Harlem Book Fair on Long Island, Queens Book Fair, and I Love to Read Book Fair.
He has been featured in an array of publications including Black Star News, The New York Beacon, Amsterdam News, New York Trend Newspaper, Shop Talk Magazine, Hempstead Uniondale Times, Minority Business Review – Economic Forum Newspaper, The Culverte Chronicles, The Network Journal, Newsday Executive Suite, and Queens Courier. He has also been featured in a book titled 15 Years of Minority Business Development published by Robert H. Adams.
He has been a leading advocate in the area of business 2 business networking, financial empowerment, seminars, and advocacy, which show how passionate he is about business success in the African American Community. His work has led him to win Small Business Person of the Year Award twice as Nassau Council Chambers of Commerce legislative breakfast representing two separate chambers and addition; he was inducted as a Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Member Visionary on two separate occasions in New York City.
Phil Andrews believes that organizations are an important part of the community. On March 18, 2015, Phil Andrews will be appointed to the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board.
- Phil Andrews is an African American Business Leader and the current President of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. serving Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and King County.
- In 1995, Phil Andrews was presented the Nassau Council of Chamber of Commerce/ Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award.
- In 1998, Phil Andrews was presented with the Nassau Council Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award representing the West Indian Chamber of Commerce.
- In 2005, Phil Andrews received a Proclamation for Outstanding Service to New York 10th Congressional District presented by Congressmen Ed Towns.
- In 2005, Phil Andrews received Proclamations from former Nassau County Executive Thomas S. Gullotta and former Town of Hempstead Supervisor Mr. Richard Guardino.
- In 2005 & 2008, Phil Andrews was inducted into the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc, as a Member Visionary.
- In 2009, Phil Andrews received the Special Recognition Award from the Tribune Society, Inc. of the Courts in the State of New York: Dedication and Loyal Contribution to the Community.
- n 2010, Phil Andrews received the Korean American Association of Greater New York Award for Community Relations in the Recognition of continued support and outstanding leadership for betterment of the Korean Community.
- In 2010, Phil Andrews was awarded 50 Long Island Business News Awards while serving as President of 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.
- In 2011, Phil Andrews was honored at New York International Men’s Day Ceremony and Inducted in the records of this organization as a significant contributor to the well being of men in NY State.
- In 2012, Phil Andrews received a Black Street Leadership Award.
- In 2013, Phil Andrews received a Certificate of Recognition at “Evening of Gospel” presented by Goosby, Councilwomen in District 1 Town Board of Hampstead for service to STW Advocacy at Risk Youth, Inc.
- In 2013, Phil Andrews received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Gregory W. Meeks Member of Congress for meaningful contributions to the communities of Southeast Queens.
- In 2013, Phil Andrews received a Certificate of Recognition on being honored with the Business Vanguard Award by the Hempstead Uniondale’s Times Newspaper at 3rd Annual Networking in the Hub Event Achievement Award presented by Kate Murray Town of Hempstead Supervisor.
- In 2014, Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., of New York State Senate 15th Senate District Recognizes and Congratulated Phil Andrews for being honored by the Queens Courier at 2014 King of Queens Event.
- In 2014, Phil Andrews was presented with a Certificate of Recognition as 2014, King of Queens New York State by Senator Jose Peralta 13th Senate District.
- In 2014, Phil Andrews received a Community Service Citation from New York State Assembly Citation David Weprin Member Assembly.
- In 2014, George Maragos Nassau County Controller’s presented a Citation to Phil Andres for his significant contribution to the Long Island Region.
- In 2014, Phil Andrews received a Certificate of Achievement from the Office of Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano in conjunction with being installed as President of the Long Island Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
- In 2014, Phil Andrews received a New York State Assembly Citation from Michaelle Solages, Assembly Women of New York State Senate for Community Service.
- In 2014, Phil Andrews received a Certificate of Recognition from FOURDEES Production presented by Dorothy L. Goosby, Councilmatic District 1 Town Board of Hempstead.
- Phil Andrews has received a Citation from the 18th District of Long Island, New York, Assemblywomen Earlene Hooper Hill.
- Phil Andrews has been an active advocate in the area of Minority Business Development and Utilization, along with civic engagement and community empowerment.