Colorado Black Chamber honors businesses, leaders

Denver – Oct 6, 2017 – By Denver Business Journal Staff

The Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce has honored local businesses and leaders with its annual Ascension Awards.

The awards were presented Thursday night at a gala at the Ritz-Carlton Denver.

The CBCC bestows its awards ?to individuals and corporations that have ascended to the highest level of excellence in their companies, and in working with African American businesses.?

“The chamber is proud to honor these outstanding entrepreneurs, companies and organizations for their business excellence and contributions to community,” said CBCC Chairman Malcolm Evans. “They represent the creativity, the determination, and the resilience of the minority business community and are examples of the enormous potential of businesses and employees in Colorado.”

Tameka Montgomery keynoted the event. She led the Office of Entrepreneurial Development at the U.S. Small Business Administration during the Obama administration, and formerly was executive director of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and Denver Metro Small Business Development Center.

Here are the 2017 Ascension Awards honorees along with biographical information as provided by the CBCC:

Small Business of the Year – JKS Industries
?Jeffrey Knight founded JKS Industries, Inc. in June 2011 on the premise of being a top-notch, turnkey service provider of high-level quality environmental remediation and demolition services for private, commercial and government entities. As a veteran of the United States Navy, Knight committed himself to not just building a company but building a team that clients can depend on through every phase of the project. In true Navy tradition, the JKS team carries out every detail with pride, purpose, and professionalism.?