Black Excellence Awards 2022

February 19, 2022 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

2nd Annual Black Excellence Community Awards Banquet & GALA... Honoring the LIFE CHANGERS, LEADERS, AND TRAILBLAZERS IN OUR COMMUNITY!

We are still filled with such great excitement and deep appreciation as the love, support and energy from the 1st Annual Black Excellence Community Award Banquet is still being felt throughout our beautiful city! In the beginning, our team had no clue of the amount of work it would entail; but we knew that the event was truly what our city needed! We did it in record time (three weeks)—and we are so thankful for the overwhelming support we received as we achieved our goal of honoring black business owners, community organizations, leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs who have made an exceptional impact in our community!

The need for this positive, life-changing event was urgent. The aftermath of a divided country; social unrest; and a global pandemic, left many feeling hopeless and without clear direction! While we knew that we could not change the world or its circumstances overnight, we were very confident that we could pull individuals, from various ethnic, socioeconomic and political backgrounds to celebrate and appreciate the good that was happening in our community!

We wanted our community to know that “We See You”; and we believe—and have zero doubt, that our love and appreciation for their individual and collective contributions was fully displayed on that evening!



Location: American 1 Event Center, 128 W. Ganson St, Jackson MI 49201
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Time: 6pm
Dress: Formal

Robert & Yvette Wilkie, R.j.'s Heavenly Delights - Event Hosts
Terence & Tonja Worthey, Worthy Occasions LLC - Planning Team Member & Event Decor Coordinator
Jeremiah & Ella Hephzibah, Big Guy Catering LLC - Planning Team Member & Food Caterer
Canena Adams, BeYOU Branding & Consulting Services, LLC -Planning Team Member & Marketing and Communication Coordinator

Keynote Speaker: Patrice Washington

In 2020, SUCCESS Magazine named Patrice Washington one of 12 Inspiring Black Voices in Personal Development and she continues to be consistently called on for her expertise by national media. As an award-winning intuitive author, transformational speaker, hope-restoring coach, and conscious media personality, Patrice is committed to teaching a holistic approach to life while redefining the term “wealth” back to its original meaning, “well-being.”

Patrice got her start as “America’s Money Maven,” a widely-known favorite personal finance expert, but has since expanded her mission to encourage people to chase purpose, not money. She uses her Certification in Financial Psychology to help the masses get beyond budgets and credit reports and dive into the heart of why we behave the way we do with money. Through her Spirit-led teachings and intuitive guidance, Patrice empowers her community to look at life through the lens of abundance and opportunity, instead of lack and scarcity.

As host of her award-winning “The Redefining Wealth Podcast,” Patrice has built a thriving international community of high-achievers committed to creating a fulfilled life through balancing their careers, home, health, and personal finances. Featured on as one of "15 Inspiring Podcasts for Professionals of Every Stripe," and highlighted by In Style Magazine, SUCCESS magazine and, the Redefining Wealth Podcast boasts over 9 million downloads and counting.

General: $100
Gold Sponsor: $2, 500/3 Tables (seats 8 per table)
Silver Sponsor: $1,500/ 2 Tables (seats 8 per table)
Bronze Sponsor: $750/ 1 Table (seats 8)
GALA $25

* Experience Jackson is not responsible for errors or omissions in the event information. Please contact the event organizer directly for further information, or with any questions.

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