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Lifetime Achievement Award
Larry V. Green Advocate of the Year Award
Mickey Leland Public Leadership Award
Young Entrepreneur Award
The Hardest Working Man in Radio
Host, The Tom Joyner Morning Show
Founder, REACH Media Inc.
Founder, The Tom Joyner Foundation Legendary radio personality, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Tom Joyner is one of the most celebrated and recognized media icons in the country today. As host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Joyner empowers and entertains more than 7.4 million listeners each week on nearly 100 stations nationwide. A recognized leader in the industry and his community, Joyner has received many accolades throughout his career, including the National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Award, Billboard's "Best Urban Contemporary Air Personality” award, the NAACP Image Award and many more including honorary doctorates.
Reach Media, Inc. a cross-platform entertainment company, founded by Tom Joyner with partner David Kantor in 2003, creates events, digital content, and initiatives that engage communities. Reach Media has grown to syndicate the most dominant Urban and Inspirational programming in radio today, with highly interactive positioning in digital media and events as a subsidiary of Radio One.
Joyner has always and continues to use his vast influence to inspire and activate his listeners through social outreach. The “Hardest Working Man in Radio” has successfully led national awareness campaigns on voter registration laws, family/health initiatives, and education. With a daily mix of entertainment, humor, information, and music, The Tom Joyner Morning Show empowers its audience with initiatives related to Get Out the Vote to create engagement and change; Take a Loved One to the Dr. Day to promote health and wellness; and The Tom Joyner Foundation which supports students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities and has raised over $65 million. His destination events such as The Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion with attendance of 50,000 Labor Day weekend and The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise selling out annually have demonstrated the power of the black consumer/traveler. He is also active in extending radio messaging to the online, streaming and social media spaces, helping to bridge the digital divide with the creation of his website BlackAmericaWeb.com. With more than 20 million page views per month, it has become a primary online destination for information and entertainment.
Contact: Jeri Brooks Phone: 713.807.0781 Email: Jeri@oneworldstrong.com
Black Chamber Honors Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Tom Joyner During 23rd Annual Pinnacle Awards Show That Will Raise Funds For Disaster Relief Fund
HOUSTON, TEXAS — [October 6, 2017] – On Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm the Greater Houston Black Chamber (GHBC) will host the 23rd annual Pinnacle Awards at the Marriott Marquis located at 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010.
The Pinnacle is regarded as the most prestigious award bestowed upon African-American entrepreneurs who have not only succeeded in business, but have positively impacted the communities and industries they serve in the Greater Houston metropolitan area.
Tamar Davis, Broadway featured actress and Grammy nominated singer will host the awards show honoring Lifetime Achievement Award winner Tom Joyner, “The Hardest Working Man in Radio.” Local favorite live band Indiepocket will perform during the event and will provide entertainment for the dance party upon the completion of the show.
Of the eight contenders, four will receive the coveted Pinnacle Award. This year’s nominees are: Marshall Isom of Optimum Security Professionals; Sterling & Stephen Carter of Sterling Staffing Solutions; Warren Broadnax of She’s Happy Hair; Orgena D. Keener, Kaffeine Coffee Internet & Office Café; Jacqueline Camphor of Accentuals Consulting, LLC; Roshunda Jackson of Joie De Fine Linen Rentals; Troi and Kelley Taylor of Taylor Construction Management, LLC; and Patricia Hogan Williams of The Imani School.
The GHBC will also award the 2017 Upstart Award, which recognizes business with operations of less than two years, entrepreneurial prominence and upwardly trending financial growth. A $2,500 cash prize will accompany the Upstart Award sponsored by LaneStaffing. This year’s finalists are: Faheem Smith of Inkredible Dance Floors;Dr. Teriya M. Richmond, MD, MPH, PLLC; and Valesco Raymond of Kaliber Choice LLC.
Pinnacle tickets are available at ghbcc.com/pinnacle or call (713) 660-8299. The event attire is semi-formal for 2017 and GHBC is offering a discounted individual ticket price of $75.00 this year as well in lieu of Hurricane Harvey. Portions of event proceeds will benefit the GHBC Disaster Relief Fund designed to assist Black-owned businesses affected by the storm.
To schedule interviews contact Jeri Brooks at 713.807.0781 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The GHBC is the leading member-driven advocacy group for African-American business owners and entrepreneurs in the greater Houston area with branches in Houston and Fort Bend. GHBC is the premier source to identify qualified African-Americans, multi-sectored, minority businesses.The Chamber remains focused on advocacy, awareness and access to prime and government contacts while pursuing global opportunities for its members.
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Contact: Jeri Brooks Phone: 713.807.0781
HOUSTON, TEXAS — [October 16, 2017] – The Greater Houston Black Chamber (GHBC) is the leading organization representing African-American entrepreneurs and small businesses. Focused on advocacy, awareness and access, the Chamber has championed increased minority participation on municipal and state contracts and is preparing to celebrate the 23rd annual Pinnacle Awards that will be held at the Marriott Marque, 1777 Walker Street on Saturday, October 21st with a pre-event reception beginning at 6:00 pm.
This year’s nominees are: Marshall Isom, Optimum Security Professionals; Sterling & Stephen Carter, Sterling Staffing Solutions; Warren Broadnax, She’s Happy Hair; Orgena D. Keener, Kaffeine Coffee Internet & Office Café; Jacqueline Camphor, Accentuals Consulting, LLC; Roshunda Jackson, Joie De Fine Linen Rentals; Troi and Kelley Taylor, Taylor Construction Management, LLC; and Patricia Hogan Williams, The Imani School.
The Pinnacle finalist pool is an impressive group of diverse businesses representing an array of industries.
Marshall Isom, President of Optimum Security Professionals (OSP) is responsible for business and program development for the limited liability contract security company with a focus on high-profile individuals, protection to commercial properties and security consulting and training.
Providing medical staffing services to home health agencies, hospices, hospitals, and rehab facilities, Sterling Staffing Solutions grew from the owner’s home health agency to thrive, leading the State of Texas in the saturated, fraud-ridden market.
Husband and wife duo, Troi and Kelley Taylor have carefully crafted a blueprint for global success in the construction management industry. As an emerging business they are breaking down barriers. The team is led by faith and committed to ensuring a lasting family legacy.
Two southern-centered entrepreneurs top the finalist list this year. Roshunda Jackson who prides herself on supplying elegant high quality linen service at an affordable price leads Joie De Fine, best known for its Southern-style. The quaint Kaffeine Coffee Internet & Office Café, led by Orgena D. Keener serves as an anchoring social hub in Houston’s historic Third Ward for students, community, residents and tourists alike.
International businessman Warran Broadnax is the number one supplier of virgin hair in the United States with operations in six storefront locations in Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Detroit. Jacqueline Camphor, a cosmopolitan traveler with a personal motto of “you only get one life, so live your love,” is the Managing Director of Accentuals Consulting a practice responsible for coaching their clients on debt reduction and wealth building.
Thirty-year education veteran Patricia Hogan Williams founded the internationally acclaimed The Imani School, the largest independent private, predominately African American school to develop self-confidence, Christian values and academic excellence among children.
Pinnacle tickets are available at www.ghbcc.com/pinnacle or call (713) 660-8299. The event attire is semi-formal for 2017 and GHBC is offering a discounted individual ticket price of $75.00 this year as well in lieu of Hurricane Harvey. Portions of event proceeds will benefit the GHBC Disaster Relief Fund designed to assist Black-owned businesses affected by the storm.
To schedule interviews contact Jeri Brooks at 713.807.0781 or email@example.com.