Recognition of Excellence was bestowed upon trailblazer Julia Amaker Porterfield at Galloping Hill Caterers, Union, NJ on Saturday, May, 14, 2022. Trifold Ministries/The Women’s Table of Plainfield, NJ honored extraordinary achievers for their annual awards banquet themed: Honoring Unsung Heroes and Heroines.
The prominent driving force of perhaps the only African American owned transportation company in the United States, Julia continues to excel. With her husband Rashan and family support, Amaker Porterfield Transportation has grown into a successful corporation providing transportation for schools, medical services, handicapped, elderly, special need clients, municipalities, private businesses and the community at large.
Vested in her Plainfield, NJ community for over 40 years, Amaker Porterfield Transportation is a major employer and State of New Jersey CDL driver apprentice trainer. She is fully licensed and a member of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA).
Among the many honorees, Rev. Dr. Ronald L. Owens of New Hope Baptist Church, Metuchen, NJ received a Leadership Award.
Other awardees were Tiffany Barker, Hope Bates, Pastor Ryan Michael Buckland, Pastor Tom J. Culley, Bill Davis, Pastor Michael Granzen, Cpt. Johnny Henderson, Betty L. Hodges, Harvey L. Judkins, Elder Marcella D. Moore, Pastor Nicole B. Simpson and posthumously, Trustee Anna Thomas Wiggs.