Ascension Awards

The Ascension Awards Program is designed to recognize the best in Black business. The program honors businesses, business leaders and individuals who have ascended to the highest level of excellence in their chosen profession within Palm Beach County.

Congratulations to our 2018 Ascension Awards Winners

Non-Profit

GBDC Entrepreneurship Institute

Young Business Professional

Aquannette Thomas

Distinguished Black Business

CitySide Suites

Advocate

Dan Calloway

Corporation

Comcast

Chairman’s Award

Tiffany Faublas

Chairman’s Award

Allana Stroop

Chairman’s Award

Leddyon Weathersbee

2018 Ascension Award Winners

Nonprofit of the Year – GBDC Entrepreneurship Institute, Annette Gray, President
Young Business Professional of the Year – Aquannette Thomas, PNC Bank
Distinguished Black Business of the Year – CitySide Suites, Darren Studstill, Owner
Advocate of the Year – Dan Calloway, Community Advocate
Corporation of the Year – Comcast
Chairman’s Award – Tiffany Faublas, Allana Stroop, and Leddyon Weathersbee

2016 Ascension Award Winners

Small Business of the Year – Trindy Gourmet Café
Large Business of the Year – Chandler Campbelle & Daschle, LLC
Nonprofit of the Year – Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County & Treasure Coast
Business Legend – DeNeal Cunningham
Zenith – Wayne Barton, Founder, The Wayne Barton Study Center
Chairman’s Award – S. Bruce McDonald

2015 Ascension Award Winners

Small Business of the Year – Jackson’s Daycare Center
Nonprofit of the Year – National Coalition of 100 Black Women West Palm Beach Chapter
Business Legend – Michael D. Brown, Esq.
Zenith – Anthony Brown, Brown & Phillips, Inc.
Chairman’s Award – Verdenia Baker

2013 Ascension Award Winners

Small Business of the Year – Law Office of Bryan Boysaw & Associates, P.A.
Large Business of the Year – Best Protective Services
Nonprofit of the Year – Martin Luther King, Jr. Coordinating Committee
Emerging Leader – James Taylor
Zenith – Derrick Berry, Buccaneer Mortgage-The Good Pirates

2011 Ascension Award Winners

Executive of the Year – Dr. Dennis Gallon, Palm Beach State College
Small Business of the Year – State Farm Insurance (Lake Park) Juan Williams, Agent
Large Business of the Year – Shuler’s Memorial Chapel
Nonprofit of the Year – Hospice of Palm Beach County
Business Legend – F. Malcolm Cunningham
Zenith – Tarra Pressey, Tarra Enterprises, Inc.

2010 Ascension Award Winners

Executive of the Year – John Howard, PBC Black Business Investment Corp.
Small Business of the Year – Emerge Consulting
Nonprofit of the Year – Spady Cultural Heritage Museum
Zenith – Bevins Bennett, Bentron Photography

2009 Ascension Awards Winners

Executive of the Year – Tony Newbold, KCK Consulting Group (FPL at time of award)
Small Business of the Year – Richard Ryles Law Firm
Large Business of the Year – McDonald’s Restaurant, Ricky Wade, Franchisee
Nonprofit of the Year – Paragon Foundation of Palm Beach County
Executive of the Year – Catherine Lowe, MD
Zenith – John Elliott, All Phase, Inc.

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