The Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (GHBC) announced public affairs firm Elite Change, Inc. as a finalist for the 2014 Pinnacle Awards in an announcement released Friday.
Founded in 1935 as the city’s first African-American civic organization, the GHBC has evolved into an active participant in the City of Houston’s socioeconomic process. The GHBC helps its partners and members navigate Houston’s large, diverse population, industries and the many nuances, which are unique to our city. The GHBC is Houston’s premier source for identifying quality and qualified African-American, multi-sectored small businesses to do business with. The organization has a database of over 2,000 unique resources and members.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by such an important organization that focuses on the prosperity and growth of Black businesses in Houston,” said Elite Change, Inc. President & CEO Dallas S. Jones. “Our company is founded on the principle of empowering the communities in which we work, so we are truly humbled to be recognized by a true pillar of the community in the GHBC.”
The Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce’s Pinnacle Awards honors African-American businesses that have achieved success by combining vision, determination, perseverance, and dedication to building strong communities. The winners will be awarded during the 20th Annual Pinnacle Awards Black Tie Gala on Friday, October 11, 2014, 7:00 pm at the Power Center. The GHBC will host its Pinnacle Awards Nominee Reception on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6-8pm at the Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main Street.
ELITE Change, Inc. is public affairs consulting firm dedicated to making a radically different influence on todays political and business settings by empowering organizations and individuals to be leaders in the communities they serve. ELITE Change specializes in Public Affairs, Strategic Communications, and Business Development. The company boasts a prominent client list of non-profits, corporations, and elected officials across many levels of government. Their client list includes Verizon, Major League Baseball (MLB), Lyft, Marshall Retail Group, NAACP, Stand for Children, State Senator Rodney Ellis, and Houston City Councilmembers Dwight Boykins and Larry Green, amongst many others.