Eureka Turner-Patton, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, moved to Houston, Texas in 1978. While she cherishes her fond memories of Mardi Gras, arts and heritage festivals, Cajun cuisine, crawfish and music (especially jazz), the greater Houston area is where she has made an indelible mark in the professional business sector. This highly proficient and successful business powerhouse has adopted as her motto the expression, “Eureka…I found it!” because she is constantly looking towards new discoveries and business opportunities that will propel her to elevated levels of success.
One of Patton’s early career goals was to work for a major corporation. She experienced a “Eureka…I found it!” moment when she attained this goal by gaining employment as an Account Executive in the Telecommunications industry. In this position, she provided excellent service to business customers in several companies, including AT&T and MCI.
In 1997, Patton achieved another “Eureka…I found it!” victory as one of her business career goals of becoming a licensed real estate agent was actualized. She started in real estate as a new home sales counselor for U.S. Homes in Pearland and then for D.R. Horton Custom Homes in Sugar Land. Well-versed in selling new construction for builders, Patton guided her customers from contract to close while providing qualifications such as professionalism, strong ethics, sense of style, ability to analyze and negotiate and work with people from all walks of life.
In addition to her business affiliations, Patton is also committed to engaging in causes that help others reach their dreams and potential. One such entity for which she was intensely involved is SEG-WAY International, Inc., as well as being an active member of the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated, Epsilon Chi Chapter, Katy, TX and Vice President of Acorn to Excellence Foundation.
Patton was named 2019 Top Black Professional & Entrepreneur of Texas, 2019 Top 30 Influential Woman of Houston, 2019 Woman of Excellence by the Federation of Houston Professional Women, and 2019 Mrs. Texas in the Mr. & Mrs. Black America Pageant (MMBA) or which she was the Third Winner-Up. Patton is the 2020-2021 National Ambassador for the Ms. Mr. Mrs. & Mr. Black America Pageant and December 2020, she will graduate from the Chayil International University with an Associate Degree in Leadership, Business & Ministry.
In 2020, Patton founded the EXcelevating Women Foundation to encourage and empower women to first and foremost Believe, Belong and Become Kingdom Women. And to encourage and empower women in Entrepreneurship, building a Sisterhood, and giving back to the Kingdom through Community initiatives.
Even though Patton has had an extensive and successful business career, her entrepreneurial flame continued to remain ignited. Fueled by continuous faith, hope and hard work, she witnessed the manifestation of one of her greatest “Eureka…I found it!” moments. In July 2018, she opened the doors to her own company, Massage Envy - Aliana, located at 10237 W. Grand Parkway S., Suite 107 in Richmond, TX. This monumental accomplishment was the fulfillment of her life-long dream of becoming a business owner. The selection of the name of the company is significant. Patton explains that Aliana is defined as being “Noble and Gracious.” At Massage Envy Aliana, “We are inspired by our values of Gratitude, Optimism, Empathy, Consistency and Excellence. We believe total body care is an integral part of everyone’s well-being journey, and here we take pride in this vision.”
In her free time, Eureka enjoys traveling, sports- especially football, and listening to jazz. She’s the mother of two sons. Although this business professional and entrepreneur has already accomplished so much for herself and others, with great expectation, she will continue to look forward to future “Eureka…I found it!” discoveries and opportunities.
Eureka's new book Building EXcelevating Women will be released soon.