Outstanding Black Achievers to be Honored at Annual Gala

On Saturday, October 6 Black Achievers, Inc. will honor 35 outstanding individuals when it hosts the 46th Annual Black Achievers Awards Banquet and gala. The much anticipated event will be held at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church Street. A red carpet reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

This prestigious gathering, a tremendous source of pride for Buffalo’s African American community, provides an opportunity for business, civic and religious organizations to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions in various career and community endeavors. In addition to the 35 Black Achievers awards being presented this year, Black Achievers CEO, Herbert L. Bellamy, Jr. released the names of three others to be honored at the event with Special Awards:

Rev. Kenneth A. Simmons, will receive the Mayor’s Youth Award

Larry Salter will receive the Black Achiever’s Musician Award

Shane E. Johnson, Sr., will be honored with the Black Achievers Homecoming Award

This year’s Black Achievers and their sponsors include:

Aswad R. JonesWillie Hutch Jones Educational & Sports Program; Benathan Upshaw Onyx Global Group; Carlotta Moffatt Rich Products; Catherine L. Wright St. John Baptist Church Catherine Roberts; Community Action Organization of WNY; Cletis Earle Kaleida Health and Great Lakes Health System of Western New York; Donna M. Brown; WUFO Mix 1080 / Power 96.5; Dr. Alicia Southern True Word Anointed Ministry; Dr. Ian L. Isidore Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Eric Martin Entercom Buffalo, LLC (AM 1400); Felisha Legette-Jack Tony Martin Awards, Inc.; Frank Collins Bellamy Enterprises, Inc.; Gelea Yvonne James GHD; Gwendolina Ingram Design, Development and Compliance, Inc.; Jennifer N. Page, MBAThe Buffalo News; Karla J.L.Gadley Five Star Bank; Keith Demar Paulk Try-It Distributing Co.;Mr. Keith B. Wiley Belmont Management Company; Kendall Sanders KeyBank; Kenneth Porter Koester; Latrese Myers Northwest Bank; Lavar Brown Wegman’s; Leona Harper M&T Bank; Leonard Jay Lannie People, Inc.; Loretta Lewis Brooks Evans Bank; Marie A. Cannon, MSW Community Services for Every 1; Michael Barnes Adam’s Mark Hotel & Event Center; Patricia Wiseman NFTA; Paulette D. Harris African American Cultural Center; Rochelle N. Brown BankOnBuffalo; Shakim Lyons La Nova Pizzeria; Shetice Williams Drescher & Malecki; Tammy Gaines African American Cultural Center; Tashuna Colston Colston Enterprises, Inc.; Ursula Y. Goodloe Belmont Housing Resources for WNY.

For more information on the Gala or to Purchase Tickets, call 884-1490, or visit the Black Achievers, Inc. Website at www.buffaloblackachievers.com