We lost a GIANT but gained a LEGEND with Aubry Lee Stone

Submitted by Chief Editor, Pleshette Robertson

We lost a GIANT but gained a LEGEND with Aubry Lee Stone, CEO & President of the California Black Chamber of Commerce who passed away on November 28, 2018. Mr. Stone reminded me so much of my grandmother who did not believe in e-mails and text but instead invested in BIG HUGS, phone calls of real conversation, meetings in person and handwritten notes of “how are you” and “thank you”. Aubry possessed a true gift and that was understanding people and the needs of the black business community. When I first moved to Sacramento in 2001 and launched Sac Cultural Hub in March 2002, it was my long time colleague Rick Warren who stated you need to meet and talk with Aubry. I was so green when it came to attending business meetings and building relationships during the early years of starting my business. It was when I started attending the annual special events of the African American Leadership Summit & Ron Brown Business Summit presented by the California Black Chamber of Commerce/Foundation that I came to know how important it was to SHOW UP, connect with people, and build relationships.

I always liked to eagerly listen to when Aubry would take the podium and speak at events as he was a business preacher along with informing US-at-large of the never ending battle for economic and social justice in the Black community. Aubry was such a great leader in black business entrepreneurship and civil rights.

He always would place great emphasis on black business owners to “JUST SHOW UP” he would say, and learn about accessing the political process; talking with your legislators, voting, accessing capital, seeking partnerships and business opportunities, and securing state contracts.Aubry, my brotha’ you and your gregarious smile will be missed by the Sacculturalhub.com Media Team. We are thankful for and honor your decades of contributions for building a platform for black business entrepreneurship as well as providing us with your vision to implement and a produce a black-owned community radio station–KDEE 97.5 FM.

CLICK HERE to see more on the California Black Chamber of Commerce Mourns Passing of Founder Aubry L. Stone.See information below on the Homegoing/Memorial services for Aubry Stone.

Calvary Christian Center Sacramento
2667 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815

December 8, 2018 (Saturday)

Viewing 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Funeral 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Memorial Services 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Funeral Arrangements Entrusted
Ramsey Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel
1831 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 891-0500

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