home arrow BUSINESS arrow Annual Ascension Awards honoring black businesses

AP Business Video

Login Form

Lost Password?
No account yet? Register
Annual Ascension Awards honoring black businesses PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Report   
Monday, 25 February 2013

ted_white.jpgWEST PALM BEACH – The Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County hosted its annual Ascension Awards Luncheon at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.

The event convenes the community to honor businesses and individuals who have ascended to greatness in their respective professions.

The award categories are Nonprofit/Public Organization of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Emerging Business Leader, and Zenith.

The master of ceremonies is local reporter Ted White. This year’s keynote speaker is Rick Caldwell, owner of RCultures Inc., a consulting firm that provides corporate training on cultural diversity, prevention of sexual harassment, customer service and team building. Caldwell is known in the community for creating opportunities and “Changing lives one heart at a time.”

The 2013 Ascension Award finalists include:

Nonprofit/Public Organization of the Year – presented to a nonprofit organization or public business organization that resources, supports, advocates, educates or provides social services primarily to black and minority communities within Palm Beach County.

• MLK Coordinating Committee, Edith C. Bush, ED
• Orthodox Zion Primitive Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, James Hubert Chester, pastor
Small Business of the Year – presented to a business with 10 or fewer employees that exemplifies excellence in business operations, growth and community involvement within the county.
• Bryan Boysaw & Associates, PA
• Chandler Campbelle & Daschle, Darrell Searcy, principal
Large Business of the Year – presented to a business with more than 10 employees that exemplifies excellence in business operations, growth and community involvement within the county.
• Best Protective Services, Robert Best, CEO
• D. Stephenson Construction, Dwight Stephenson, CEO
Emerging Business Leader Award – presented to a young professional (under 40 years of age) who has demonstrated outstanding success in their chosen career fields, as well as their commitment and contribution to the community.
• Bradley Harper, Blueprint Leadership Project
• James Taylor, Taylored Athletes, Inc.
Zenith Award – the highest honor of the Ascension Awards, presented to an individual who has demonstrated consistent success, not only in the growth and maintenance of his/her business, but also in making a difference in the lives of others and making a positive impact on residents of Palm Beach County.
• Derrick Berry, owner, Buccaneer/The Good Pirates
• Yolette Bonnet, CEO, Found Care Health Center.

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
This content has been locked. You can no longer post any comments.

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 February 2013 )
< Prev   Next >


Powered by Stock Trader
Microsoft reveals Siri-like Windows Phone featureMicrosoft reveals Siri-like Windows Phone feature
NEW YORK — Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices last Wednesday as it seeks to gain tra...
Google Glass, good for cooking, needs InternetGoogle Glass, good for cooking, needs Internet
NEW YORK — Google Glass is like a fickle friend. Surprises await, such as the time it took a photo of my ceiling while...
FTC says operators of jerk.com deceived consumersFTC says operators of jerk.com deceived consumers
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission says the operators of a website called Jerk.com are the ones behaving badl...
‘Rio 2’ dazzling but overloaded ‘Rio 2’ dazzling but overloaded
A vivid and delightful animated spectacle, Rio 2 is chock-full of colorful 3-D wonder and jubilant musical numbers set ...

The most influential African American weekly newspaper in South Florida

Beatty Media LLC