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June 16, 2021

ACDBE Partners Honored with Annual Awards

Paradies Lagardère recognizes ACDBE Partners with Annual Awards

ATLANTA, June 17, 2021 – Award-winning airport retailer and restaurateur Paradies Lagardère honored several outstanding ACDBE partners with annual awards this week during a meeting that coincided with the 36th Annual AMAC Airport Business Diversity Conference. The organization operates numerous joint venture partnerships across the U.S. with more than 100 Airport Concessions DBE businesses.

Adapting its usual ACDBE annual honors, which include the Jethro Pugh Community Initiative Award and the Berta Banta Innovation Award, Paradies Lagardère developed special Agility Awards this year to recognize the extreme efforts and flexibility its ACDBE partners and sub-tenants showed during the pandemic.

 Paradies Lagardère proudly celebrated the commitment and success of the following business partners:

> Bugatti’s Inc. and Southwest Concessions from its operations at Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport

> Maja 3 Art, Inc., Torrez International, LLC, and EDM Ventures from its operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

> Shelroc Enterprises, LLC and SB&J Enterprises, Inc. from its operations at Raleigh-Durham International Airport

> BZB International from its operations at both Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

The company also acknowledged those ACDBE firms that earned honorable mentions, including AP United at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Legacy Concessions at Tampa International Airport and both Red Onion Food Services and Hip & Humble at Salt Lake City International Airport.

“Our organization is so very proud to be partners with such an amazing group of professionals who are as dedicated to our overall industry as they are to their own businesses,” said Gregg Paradies, President and CEO of Paradies Lagardère. “I congratulate the recipients of these special awards, and I sincerely thank each and every one of our partners for helping carry our family of businesses through the on-going challenges of this past year.”

In recognition of their efforts, our partnerships with Agility Award recipients will make a donation to a local charity of their choice.