Odessa, Texas/November 13, 2023-The Black Chamber of Commerce of the Permian Basin held their 33rd Annual Ebony Bar Awards at the MCM Grande Fundome in Odessa, Texas. Members of the BCCPB, invited guests, representatives from Odessa College, UT Permian Basin and supporting businesses attended the event. The Black Chamber Commerce featured a display of photographs by Steve Goff, a retired professor of Photography at Odessa College and the specialty artwork created by Brandon Norman.
(Chris E. Walker, President/CEO-Black Chamber of Commerce of the Permian Basin/Odessa, Texas)
This year’s Ebony Bar Awards celebrated educators who served students at Blackshear when it was a High School and as a Jr. High and Ector High School. Dr. James J. Bolton, Department Chair and Professor of PreHealth at Odessa College was the featured speaker.
(Dr. James J. Bolton, Department Chair and Professor-PreHealth Science, Odessa College/Odessa, Texas)
Renee Earls, CEO and President of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce was honored with the Black Chamber of Commerce of the Permian Basin President’s Award for her continued support of Black Chamber of Commerce businesses and her collaborative efforts with the BCCPB and the Odessa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the Get Out The Vote campagin.
(Renee Earls, CEO/President-Odessa Chamber of Commerce/Odessa, Texas)
Officials with The Black Chamber of Commerce of the Permian Basin plan for a bigger and more elaborate Ebony Bar Awards 2024.
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