The Austin African-American Business Networking Association is hosting its annual celebration Dec. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Malcolm X College, 1600 W. Jackson Blvd. Tickets are $40. 37th Ward Ald. Emma Mitts, Deputy Police Chief Betts and businessman Howard Blake will be honored.
Malcolm Crawford, head of the Austin African American Business Networking Association, urges business owners operating along the “Soul City Corridor” on Chicago Avenue to apply for the grants because they’re located in a retail thrive zone.