Spirit Of Excellence Black Business Award Nominees Announced


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The Spirit of Excellence Black Business Awards continues the tradition of receiving an impressive list of nominees for its celebration of African American business leaders and outstanding individuals.

Nominees range from young professionals, artist, retired military personal, community activist to members of the clergy. Winners will be recognized at the Awards Black Tie Banquet Gala October 17, 7:00pm at Savannah Marriott Riverfront.

After reading the accomplishments of the nominees, Estelle Mannion, coordinator and producer said, “The judges will have a difficult task choosing a winner in the various categories. Each person is accomplished with a spirit of excellence” Estelle said, “Each nominee is a winner and my prayer is to see the place packed with young people so they can witness and be motivated by the positive achievements of African Americans taking place right in our community”.

According to Estelle, the nomination forms that were received and turned over to the judges included nominees in the following categories:

Rising Star Award:
Andre’ Allen, owner and publisher of The Seaport Magazine and Teia Acker-Bynes, Office Manager at Savannah Counseling Service, Ricky Temple, Jr., who is producer, songwriter and musician with DRT Productions.

Emerging Business:
Adams Funeral Home and A. Fox Hot Dogs & Italian Ice

Entrepreneur of the Year:
Jamal J. Toure’, Cultural Historian and President of Day Clean Journeys Tour, Sandy Scott, Owner of Perfect Image Boutique and Kertina Johnson, Owner of Johnson’s Balloon & Florist.

Corporate Leader Award:
Eula J. Parker, Senior Vice President/ The Savannah Bank, Mark Bailey, Managing Partner of Longhorn Steakhouse and Davita Dunston, Services Manager with Strength of Nature.

Business of the Year:
Jake Williams Hair Care Center, A Touch of Africa and A. Fox Construction Company. Artist of the Year: Arthur Lee Milton, Artist and Harold Edwards, Jr., Rap Artist – “The Real Zion.”

Male Extraordinaire:
Jake H. Williams, Roy L. Jackson and Reverend Clarence W. (Teddy) Williams, Jr.

Unstoppable Woman
: Yolandra Shipp, Sondra Barnes, Denise Smith and Dr. Connie Lynch-Singleton The Unsung Hero/Heroine: Reverend Freddie L Hebron, Pastor of Christian Revival Center and Cynthia D. Kennedy

Tickets are $75 and maybe purchased at: Capitol City Bank & Trust Co. Signature Furniture, Lester’s Florist, Mama T’s Southern Café and Jackson Bros.

For information more information call 912- 441- 6813.


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