JACKSON MADISON COUNTY 

AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Jewel Awards Showcases Black History and Entertainment • Feb. 26

2016 Business Award Nominees

Ruby Award 1-5 Years In Business)

MIRACLES & BLESSINGS CHILD CARE

N-DA-KNO with JAZZII A


Diamond Award  (6-10 Years in Business)

NYELA'S SALON AND SPA


Emerald Award (11-20 Years in Business)

DOC'S LANDSCAPING & LAWN SVC


Jewel Award  (20+ Years in Business)

JONAH AFFORDABLE HOUSING ORG.

POE ELECTRIC SERVICE AND REPAIR


2015 Historical Pioneer Honorees

Jackson's Music Heritage


Frank Ballard
Big Maybelle (Mabel Louise Smith)
Christine Chatman
Dave Clark
Rev. Cleavant Derricks

Ruby Falls (Bertha Bearden Dorsey)
Joe  Hunter
Luther Ingram
The Jacksonians
Farris Lanier Jr.
Laurice Lanier
Denise LaSalle
Joseph McKinney
Kurl McKinney
John Parrish
Phillip Reynolds
Gil Scott-Heron
John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson

JACKSON, Tenn. – Recognized as an icon of Memphis Black Theater, playwright and  actress Flo Roach who also appeared in Steven Spielberg's THE HELP will emcee the 15th Annual JEWEL Awards  Banquet being hosted  by the Jackson Madison County African American Chamber  of Commerce (JMCAACC) on Friday, February 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson Oman Arena, 179 Lane Avenue.


An array of entertainment will be presented -- Gospel and Soul music along with dance and sleight-of-hand. According to deejay Double D of WOJG-FM, the choir of Bethlehem No. 1 Baptist Church is the best in the land and youth quintet Gospel Soldiers of New Hope  Baptist are always a treat.


Trinity with Rev. Michael Savage are bringing a keyboard, guitar and sax just to jazz  things up. Bringing the dancing feet is Dine' Dance Troupe . Founded by choreographer Deborah S. Walker in 2011 - they have competed in national dance competitions and  appeared at the Memphis Grizzlies, the Cannon Center and Southern Heritage Classic. Meanwhile, Kim Edmonds will show off his magical abilities.


Historical Pioneers

Six funeral homes that have existed least 50 years will be recognized as Historic Pioneer businesses: Baskerville Funeral Home of Humboldt, Dixie Funeral Home of Bolivar,  Rawls Funeral Home of Brownsville and Bledsoe Funeral Home, Ford Funeral Home and Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home, all in Jackson.

Business Awards

Outstanding business awards will be announced in four categories:  the Ruby Award for a new business of one to five years, Diamond Award for a business of six to 10 years, Emerald Award for a business of 11 to 20 years, and the Jewel Award for a business 20-plus years. 

For your convenience, tickets can be ordered online, at local ticket outlets and by fax.  Call 731-424-2030 or 731-422-3341 with any questions.