African-American chamber of honor businesses of the year

The Greater Dayton African-American Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 African-American businesses and an area corporation this week, the chamber said.

The event will be 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Schuster Center Donor’s Lounge, 1 W. Second St., Dayton.

The honorees for 2012 are:

Businessperson of the year: Skip Ross, president and chief executive of Ross Communication Ltd.

Lifetime achievement award: Don Black, president and CEO of MWC Publishing Inc./Dayton Weekly News.

Lawyers of the year: The Vannoy Firm, Michael Wright & Schulte, LLC.

Attorney emeritus: Alvarene Owens, LPA, Alvarene Owens Co.

Contractor of the year: George Tuck III, president, Tallview Palladium.

Restaurant of the year: Jasmine Brown, president, De’Lish Café Bar.

Funeral director of the year: Barbara Roberts, president, H.H. Roberts Funeral Home.

Emerging business of the year: Joleen Knowling-Norman, CEO, Jo Magazine & Norman Multimedia.

Faith-based organization of the year: Dr. Craig S. High, senior pastor, Bethesda Temple.

Business athlete of the year: Daequan Cook, NBA Oklahoma City, Daequan Cook Basketball Skills Camp.

Corporation of the year: Vectren Corp.