About 600 business, political and community leaders joined with the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce June 1 for the organization’s 38th Annual Luncheon held at the Downtown Hilton Hotel.
The crowd heard a dynamic and challenging address from keynote speaker Ron Busby, president and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. Busby told the audience that in order for Fort Worth to be successful, the Black community has to be successful, and in order for the Black Community to be successful the Black Chamber of Commerce needs to be successful.
Honored at the luncheon were four thriving companies that joined forces to work on the I. M. Terrell High School project which this fall will become home to the Fort Worth ISD’s STEM and Performing and Visual Arts Academies. The companies receiving “The Rickey Allen Award” were Turner Construction; Con-Real, LP; Source Building Group; and Ware & Associates, Inc.
Tia Cole of Cole Lab was presented the Small Business Award.
Thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters who helped make this a very successful event.