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Pinnacle: the 24th Annual Celebration of Black Business Excellence

The Greater Houston Black Chamber Announces Winners of Coveted Pinnacle and Upstart Awards at the 24th Annual Celebration of Black Business Excellence

The Greater Houston Black Chamber (GHBC) held its 24th Annual Pinnacle Awards at the Marriott Marquis Houston Hotel, where several of Houston’s best and most promising black-owned businesses received high honors.

The GHBC Pinnacle Award recognizes leading African-American entrepreneurs for their success in business and their positive impact on the communities and industries they serve.

Each year, five Pinnacle Awards and one Upstart Award are handed out to some of the most successful small businesses. This is the first year a Rising Star awardee was also named. The 2018 winners are:

Upstart Award: Bonita Billings, B’s Wine Bar

Rising Star Award: Fern Carty Dawkins, JM Carty Holdings, LLC

Pinnacle Award: Danette K. Davis, Kay Davis and Associates

Pinnacle Award: Richard Robertson, Iron Horse Freight Line, Inc.

Pinnacle Award: Brandi Harleux, South Post Oak Recycling Center

Pinnacle Award: Spurgeon Robinson, MPACT Strategic Consulting

Pinnacle Award: Dr. Milton D. Moore, Moore Unique Skin Care and Unique Dermatology

In addition to these prestigious honors, the GHBC also honored several other businesses and individuals with Community Awards including:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ebony Magazine – Williard Jackson,

Michael Gibson and Linda Johnson Rice

Excellence Award – Marcus Davis, TBK Foods

Larry V. Green Advocate of the Year Award – Donovan Casanave, Shell

Mickey Leland Entrepreneur Public Leadership Award – Charlotte Kelly Bryant, Blue Triangle

Endurance Award – Gerald Womack, Womack Development

Bob Harvey with the Greater Houston Partnership and Cheryl Creuzot of Wealth Development Strategies and Percy Creuzot of the Frenchy’s franchise were the event co-chairs.

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