Acres Homes – 33rd Annual Awards Banquet and Scholarship Fundraiser

Warm greetings, from the Acres Home Chamber for Business and Economic Development (Our mission is accomplished by providing small businesses, entrepreneurs, and our community with programs, seminars, and workshops in business and professional development, leadership and team building, educational and financial literacy, as well as the creation of collaborative outreach efforts with a specific emphasis on promoting economic growth opportunities and community partnerships.) The Acres Home Chamber for Business and Economic Development, Inc., in collaboration with Lone Star College provides scholarships for students enrolled in Lone Star College-Houston North Victory workforce programs. These programs include Criminal Justice, HVAC, Human Services, and Welding.

You are cordially invited to be our guest at our 33nd Annual Banquet Gala and Scholarship Fundraiser on October 27, 2023. We look forward to honoring businesses, educators, and leaders within our community, expanding our scholarship program in partnership with Lone Star Community College, and increasing engagement and programming with our partners and larger community.

We are excited to host the esteemed International President of the Communication Workers of America, Claude Cummings Jr. as this year’s Keynote speaker!

The communities which we serve are undergoing drastic changes and are at a crossroad. Which way shall we go? Now is a critical time for us to be building a sustainable community and leveraging our collective capacity for tangible change. We invite you to join us in our celebration and being an agent of change through supporting the chamber’s mission of providing resources and education to local businesses, students and community members alike.

Will you join us this year in our first full year of operations since the beginning of the pandemic and be a part of this historic night of change for our organization?

To reserve your seat as an attendee or become a sponsor for our largest event of the year please click here, your contribution will be tax deductible as your attendance is in support of our 501C3 organization. If you require an invoice as a company sponsor, please let us know in your response.

If you would like to participate in our souvenir booklet, we are offering ad space for your business, service or initiative to be highlighted and given to every guest in attendance. Please see our attachment below for further details.

We look forward to celebrating a wonderful night with you and are thankful in advance for your part in the advancement of our local community and greater Houston.

If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call at 7139020930.

October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit

As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.

Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.

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