Austin, Texas - The Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce annually pays tribute to the Texas small business community with the knowledge that the Awardee’s excellence -- once recognized -- would be emulated by businesses that follow. Nominated by their local chambers, these business owners have been singled out for their business acumen AND their contribution to their chambers and their communities.
Reginald Gates Business Achievement Awards
* Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce: Terry & Angela Martin – A Dreamweaver Florist
* Collin County Black Chamber: Valerie Warrior - Bliss Beauty Spalon
* Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce: Jimmy Gaston - Premier 360
* Denton Black Chamber of Commerce: Kerry Goree - Kerry Goree Insurance Agency
* Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce: Sheri Marshall - UMoveIt - WeCleanIt
* Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce: Niles Dillard - Superior Video Productions
* Prairie View Chamber of Commerce: Dr. Brian Rowland - Visionary Leadership, LLC
* Tri-County Black Chamber of Commerce- Mathilda Richardson Owner - Solutions Day Spa
In addition to the Best of the Best Awards, during the Chairman’s reception, two leaders from the Austin community will be recognized. Tam Hawkins earned the Chairman’s Award for her very hard work serving the members of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce as President/CEO. Former Legislative Liaison, Yannis Banks will be recognized by the Chairman for his work at the Texas NAACP as he was a key collaborating partner ensuring Black business issues were appropriately addressed.