FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Texas Black Expo Partners with UTHealth to Honor Top Business Leaders and Organizations
Annual Corporate Luncheon Recognizes Texans Who Make a Positive Impact in the Community
Houston, Texas – April 5, 2016 – Texas Black Expo, Inc. (TBE), producers of the largest African American tradeshow and festival in the south, will honor top business leaders and organizations at its annual Corporate Awards Luncheon. The event is a part of TBE’s 2016 Summer Celebration and will be held on Friday, May 13th at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
This year’s Corporate Awards Luncheon is presented by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Dr. Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, president of UTHealth, will also serve as Honorary Chair. Established in 1972, UTHealth is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care.
“UTHealth is proud to be a part of such a great event that pays tribute to well-deserved individuals and businesses making a difference in our community,” says Dr. Colasurdo.
The 2016 honorees also include HEB, represented by James Harris, Director of Supplier Development, and Sharon Murphy, Partner at McConnell Jones Lanier and Murphy. The keynote speech will be delivered by Tracye McDaniel, president and CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation.
For 13 years, TBE has worked to stimulate growth and development within urban communities by strengthening businesses, inspiring youth, and building better lives. In addition to the Corporate Awards Luncheon, the upcoming Summer Celebration will involve lively panel discussions, business development seminars, health and wellness exhibits, hair shows, celebrity entertainers and concert performances.
“This is one of our most successful events, and we truly appreciate partners like UT Health and other sponsors that support our mission to create economic opportunities and synergy for minority businesses and individuals,” says TBE president, Jerome Love.
The luncheon is also sponsored by HEB, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Enterprise, KPRC Channel 2 and The Principle Partnering Group. Executives and corporations can obtain more information about tickets and table reservations at texasblackexpo.com.
ABOUT SUMMER CELEBRATION
Summer Celebration is the largest African American consumer tradeshow and festival in the south. The annual event is produced by Texas Black Expo, Inc. and attracts 20,000 attendees from Texas and surrounding areas as well as over 200 vendors and scores of corporate sponsors. The 4-day experience includes a lineup of top celebrity entertainers, influential speakers, business development seminars, health and wellness exhibits, hair shows, women’s forums, concert performances and more. For more information schedule and event details, visit TexasBlackExpo.com and follow @TexasBlackExpo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news and updates.
ABOUT TEXAS BLACK EXPO
Texas Black Expo, Inc. (TBE) is a non-profit organization that aims to stimulate growth and development within urban communities by strengthening businesses, inspiring youth, and building better lives. Mostly known for its annual African American tradeshow and festival, TBE also delivers year-round community programs and events that connects Texas corporations with the local communities they serves. The organization was founded in 2007 by President Jerome D. Love and Vice President Shannon Cormier, Ph.D. For more information, visit TexasBlackExpo.com
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