The Greater Houston BlackChamber of Commerce (GHBC) held its 22nd annual Pinnacle Awards.  The event was held at The Power Center, located at 12401 South Post Oak Road, Houston,Texas.

The Pinnacle Award is the most prestigious award that the GHBC bestows in
honor of black-owned businesses.  The awards go to African-American
entrepreneurs who not only have succeeded in business, but have positively
impacted the communities and industries they serve.

The evening’s highlight was the announcement of the 2016 Pinnacle Awards
winners: Fort Bend Academy of Arts and Dance; Hiram Style, LLC; Kelly Kaluza
and Associates; The Education Valet, Inc.; and The Sutton Insurance Agency,
Inc. In addition to the coveted Pinnacle Awards, the GHBC 2016 Upstart Award
was awarded to Taylor Elite Transportation, LLC.

“Pinnacle continues to expand our reach within the African American and
greater Houston community,” said Che McFerrin, Pinnacle Co-Chairperson.
“I’m honored to celebrate each  business who courageously expands economic
empowerment for all.

The program also honored Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner with the Lifetime
Achievement Award, and Senator-Elect Borris L. Miles with the Mickey Leland
Entrepreneurial Public Leadership Award.  Other community award recipients
were Janette Cosley, Ensemble Theater,  with the Endurance Awards; Errol
Allen, II, National Black MBA – Houston Chapter with the Excellence Award;
and LaMecia Butler, Super Bowl Host Committee with the Advocate of the Year

“The evening was such a majestic display of the impact and influence of the
GHBC in the city of Houston.  It was an honor to serve as Co-chair alongside
Mrs. McFerrin to celebrate all who were in attendance.”  Co-Chair Latoya
Bullard-Franklin, CEO of The Bulsard Group, LLC

Houston’s local clergy was also honored: Bishop James Dixon, Community of
Faith, Co-Pastors Remus and Mia Wright, Fountain of Praise, and Pastor
Kirbyjon Caldwell, Windsor Village UMC were honored with the Community of
Faith Award.

For more information about the Greater Houston Black Chamber, please visit or call the GHBC at (713) 660-8299.

About the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1935 as the city’s first African -American civic organization,
the GHBC has evolved into an active participant in the City of Houston’s
socioeconomic process. The organization is a 501(c)(6), not-for-profit,
private, member-driven organization that serves the Greater Houston Area.
The GHBC helps its partners and members navigate Houston’s large, diverse
population, industries and the many nuances, which are unique to Houston.
Please contact Chair of the Board –  Courtney Johnson Rose at 832-309-7003
for more information

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