Derrick Berry launched his business in 2000 while he was serving as a full-time police officer at Roosevelt Middle School.
On Thursday, he was honored with the Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County’s top prize, the Zenith Award.
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Ascension award winners
Nonprofit of the Year - Edith Bush, Martin Luther King Jr. Coordinating Committee
Small Business of the Year - Bryan Boysaw & Associates, PA
Large Business of the Year - Best Protective Services, Robert Best III, CEO
Emerging Leader - James Taylor, Taylored Athletes Inc.
Zenith Award - Derrick Berry, Buccaneer Mortgage