Professional Highlights about the Founder, Linda S. Gray

1986 - Associate Degree/Business Administration 

2003 - Bachelor of Science / Information Systems

2004 - President/Church Administrative Assistants of Texas (CAAT)

2004 - Executive Secretary for Sunday School Freedom Missionary Baptist Church

2005 - Owner of Business Center of Lancaster

2005 - Southern Bible Institute

2006 - Board Member Lancaster Chamber of Commerce 

2006 - Chair Small Business Advisory Council, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

2006 -"Entrepreneur of the Year"Awarded by Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

2007 - Leadership Southwest Graduate

2008 -FounderGreater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce

2011 - Board Member Texas Association of African American Chambers (TAAACC) Austin TX

2011 - Recognized as"Who to Watch in 2012"by Dallas Weekly News

2012 - Chamber assisted six chamber members in succeeding completion M/WBE Certification

2012 - Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. Washington, D.C., Founded in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson-Recognized as a Nominee for the Living Legacy Award

2012 - Outstanding Adopter at Harlean Beal Elementary School Certificate of Appreciation

2012 - 7th Annual Ariel Hunter-Chriss African American Professional Conference Certificate of Appreciation

2012 - 8th Annual Ariel Hunter-Chriss African American Professional Conference Certificate of Appreciation

2013 - Graduate of Turner School of Construction Management for Emerging Minority & Women-Owned Businesses

2014 - Recipient of Small Business Award – TAAACC, Austin TX

2014 - Recipient of Diamond Jim Award – TAAACC, Austin TX

2014 - Selected by United States Black Chamber of Commerce (Washington, D.C.)October 2014 “Chamber of the Month” with recognition throughout the United States of America

2014- Dallas ISD District’s Minority/Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee

2014 - Served as one of three judges for the 2015 Women's Business Council Southwest Parade of Stars Awards Gala 

2015 - Appointed Board Secretary for Texas Association of African American Chambers (TAAACC) Austin TX

2015 - University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, Certificate of Completion, Coalition Building Across Diverse Chambers Program 

2015 - Awarded its First Woman of the Year, "Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year"by Epsilon Tau Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda sorority, Inc.