Tri-County Regional Black Chamber: Annual Awards Gala “Honoring The Deserving” Celebrating Black History Featuring Hidden History Series “Haiti 1804 & Beyond”

ABOVE: The Haiti Delegation: Jose Grinan, Raymond Groves, Jr., Leondria Thompson, Johnny Elysee, H.E. Micalerme Pieere, H.E. Jovenel Louis, H.E. Ernso Louissaint, Daniel Dieujuste, Fritznel Claude, Venol Raymond, David Jean, Yves Estriplet and Howard Johnson

Photos by Jared R. Gilmore, J Raphael Photography

Forward Times: Jeffrey L. Boney, Associate Editor, Karen Carter Richards, CEO/Publisher; Haiti: H.E. Johnny Elysee, (Interpreter/Consultant); H. E. Micalerme Pierre, Congressman and H. E.Ernso Louissaint, Mayor

TCBCC Leondria Thompson (far left) and Howard Johnson (far right) present Beacon Award Honorees: (l to r) Sharareh Khatami, Denise Adjei, Mark Winchester, Richard Gianni, Carlecia Wright, Keith Richard, Ronnie Russell, Helen Callier, Michael D. Bryant and James E. Harris

The Sylvester Turner Perseverance Award presented to Brent Webb, pictured with Top Ten Finalists Jared Gilmore, Eben Armah, Julia James, Constance Jones, LeShaela Williams, Methella Green, Ivan Sanchez, Clarence Miller and Amber Neal

Missouri City Councilmember Jeffrey Boney, Helen Callier, Howard Johnson, Leondria Thompson pictured with State Representative Ron Reynolds as he presents Honorary Texan Awards to Haiti Delegation

President/CEO Tri-County Regional Black Chamber of Commerce Leondria Thompson presents to Business Choice Star Award Honorees Region 1 – Jared R. Gilmore, Nicole Curette and not pictured LaDonna Barbee

TCBCC Leondria Thompson (far left) and Howard Johnson (far right) present Black History Living Legend Tribute Honoree Craig Joseph, Sr. pictured with wife Georgette Joseph.

President/CEO Tri-County Regional Black Chamber of Commerce Leondria Thompson presents to Business Choice Star Award Honorees Region 2 – Mitchell Carter, Odinakachukwu Agu, not pictured Carlton Cooper and Howard Johnson, VP International Initiatives TCBCC

Global Champion Award – Honoree Raymond Groves, Jr. President/CEO Solentricx, Incorporated, U.S.A. and Solentricx International Limited, Belize, C.A.

Exemplary Leadership Legacy Awards (l to r) Honorees Paul A. Gipson and Tony Henshaw presented by Howard Johnson (far right)

President/CEO Tri-County Regional Black Chamber of Commerce Leondria Thompson presents to Business Choice Star Award Honorees Region 3 – Lorenzo Fitch, Dwain Boullard, Darrick McGriff, Harold Doucet, Sr. and Howard Johnson