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BlackFinn and Young Texans Against Cancer 2nd Annual Houston’s Top 30 Under 30 Young Professionals

Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC) and BlackFinn has teamed up again to name Houston’s Top 30 under 30.  The 2nd Annual Houston’s Top 30 under 30 event will be held at BlackFinn American Grille, located in Midtown on Friday, October 25th.  The pairing of the two organizations for this annual event is to focus on young professionals making significant strides in their industries on an aggressive and virtually unsurpassed level.

Both organizations are excited to honor these ambitious individuals in a true celebratory-Friday-night-style-party. Honorees include a wide range of diverse Houstonians ranging from professional athlete, teachers, oil and gas executives, non-profit leaders and many more. This group represents a wide variety of industry success that has kept Houston at the forefront of national news.

Please join us in celebrating their achievements at the celebratory event hosted at BlackFinn on Friday, October 25th from 7-10pm. There will be an after-party held after the conclusion of the event toasting to the future leaders of Houston. The event is open to the public and free to attend, but RSVPs are appreciated by emailing Chanel at  The event partners include Grey Goose and Houston Press.

The night’s honorees include Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall, William Aburam and AJ McQueen founders of Young Houston Magazine, Katy Mayell Ellis, Amelia Martin, a Houston Texans cheerleader, Jake Schiffer of Leprechaun Cider Company and more.  “We are so excited to honor individuals who are emerging as leaders of Houston in their industry and philanthropy. Each finalist is a terrific example of the amazing accomplishments of young professionals in Houston. This event is our way to thank each individual for all that they have done and continue to do for our wonderful city and community,” said Stephanie Frugé, President of Young Texans Against Cancer. 

“I’m excited to continue Houston’s Top 30 Under 30 as the annual recognition of 30 outstanding individuals who are paving Houston’s future. Thanks to each and every one of these winners, because of your passion, excitement, and dedication to the community, economy, and local life style Houston continues to be one of the top cities in America. Young Texans Against Cancer is an amazing group that leads Young Professionals by way of youth activism, awareness building, and networking. BlackFinn is working its way to being a local institution than can facilitate these initiatives, so it felt like the perfect partnership. We are part of this city and are in for the long run. It is exciting for us to be a part of this amazing event and to honor the second group of 30 individuals here at our venue,” said Chanel Quinn, Sales & Marketing Manager at BlackFinn.

All media is highly encouraged to come by for interviews of any of the night’s honorees. Please contact Jessi at 281.813.6551 or to schedule interviews or for any additional media requests.

Who | What | When | Where | Why

Who: Houston’s Top 30 Under 30 (see attached graphic for full list of names)

What: Celebratory Red Carpet Event (Cocktail Casual Attire) with complimentary passed hors’ devours and champagne toast

When: Friday, October 26th 7-10pm (Winner Introductions/Honors at 8, 8:30 and 9 and a complimentary champagne toast to winners at 9:30)

Where: BlackFinn American Grille: 1910 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002

Why: To Celebrate and Honor Houston’s Future Leaders


Media Contact:

Jessi Rayhill

Board Member of Young Texans Against Cancer


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