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Houston-Based Public Affairs Firm Recognized During 20th Anniversary Award Celebration

 For Immediate Release

October 13, 2014 – (HOUSTON, TX) – The Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (GHBC) recognized Houston-based public affairs firm ELITE Change, Inc. as a winner of the 2014 Pinnacle Award during its 20th Annual Awards Gala on Saturday.

“We are truly humbled to be recognized with this tremendous honor,” said ELITE Change, Inc. President & CEO Dallas S. Jones. “Our mission has always been about making a positive impact in the community, so we are truly humbled to earn this recognition from the Chamber.”



Elite Change, Inc. President/CEO Dallas Jones

Founded in 1935 as the city’s first African-American civic organization, the GHBC has evolved into an active participant in the City of Houston’s socioeconomic process. The GHBC helps its partners and members navigate Houston’s large, diverse population, industries and the many nuances, which are unique to the city. The Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce’s Pinnacle Awards honors African-American businesses that have achieved success by combining vision, determination, perseverance, and dedication to building strong communities.

The winners were announced during the 20th Annual Pinnacle Awards Black Tie Gala on Saturday at the Power Center in Southwest Houston. The gala was held in honor of entrepreneurial pursuits within the African-American community and recognized the achievements of start-ups and established businesses, alike. “The gala was a celebration of entrepreneurism and the success that accompanies it,” explained GHBC Board Chair Vernita Harris. “Our winners are the best and brightest and the evening was dedicated to showcasing their stature and achievements.”

ELITE Change, Inc. is a public affairs consulting firm dedicated to making a difference in todays political and business settings by empowering organizations and individuals to be leaders in the communities they serve. ELITE Change specializes in Public Affairs, Strategic Communications, and Business Development. The company boasts a prominent client list of non-profits, corporations, and elected officials across many levels of government.

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Elite Change, Inc. President/CEO Dallas Jones thanking the GHBC for their recognition and support

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Chairwoman Vernita Harris and Elite Change, Inc. President/CEO Dallas Jones

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Elite Change, Inc. Team Members, Ashley Wyatt and Max Moll


Mayor Annise Parker and Elite Change, Inc. President/CEO Dallas Jones

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Councilmember Jerry Davis, Councilmember Dwight Boykins, Elite Change, Inc. President/CEO Dallas Jones, Fountain of Praise COO George Anderson, Councilmember Larry Green