Which businesses will win at Rockwall Chamber Awards Banquet?

Yee Haw

ROCKWALL – Which Rockwall area businesses and non-profits will win awards for community involvement, customer service and much more at the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce 2016 Annual Awards & Partner Appreciation Banquet?

The winners will be announced Jan. 26 at the “YeeHaw” event beginning at 6:30 pm at Southern Junction Nightclub & Steakhouse.

Awards will be given for:

  • Best Practices in Community Involvement
  • Best Practices in Customer Service
  • Emerging Business of the Year
  • Corporate Business Partner of the Year
  • Medium Size Business Partner of the Year
  • Small Business Partner of the Year
  • Non-Profit of the Year

Last week, community members cast their votes for their top choices last week through an interactive voting system.

See below to see all the businesses nominated.

Master of Ceremonies, Kevin Fowler, will open the event, after which community leaders and business professionals will present the awards.

“The annual awards and appreciation banquet provides an opportunity to recognize the achievements and attributes of our Chamber partners,” said Dana K. Macalik, Chamber President. “Rockwall has an accelerating momentum of economic growth and give. We celebrate the Chamber’s past success and look forward to things to come in 2016.”

“It will be a great event to honor all of our Chamber Partners! This year will be the best yet!” said Chairman of the Board David Mallard, of the Law Offices of David S. Mallard.

Businesses nominated:

Best Practices in Community Involvement – Showcases a company that demonstrates a commitment to community involvement and philanthropy as a part of their core business values:
1. Alliance Bank
2. Atmos Energy
3. Heath Salon & Spa
4. Honda Cars of Rockwall
5. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital-Rockwall
6. Toyota of Rockwall

Best Practices in Customer Service – Showcases a company whose customer service has resulted in an increase of client satisfaction, client retention, referrals and/or profits:
1. Chick Fil-A
2. Lone Star Transfer
3. Pizza Cucina
4. Trey Finley- John Maxwell Team/Basepaths Coaching
5. Zanata’s

Emerging Business of the Year – This award recognizes an emerging company that has demonstrated a capacity for creativity and innovation and experienced growth. This company has demonstrated a true entrepreneurial spirit and overall contribution to the community:
1. Brian Llewellyn-State Farm
2. Embellished on the Square
3. School of Rock
4. Simply Kate
5. Jerry Welch, The Welch Team- Ebby Halliday Realtors

Corporate Business Partner of the Year – This honors an organization that has made a significant economic impact on our area and within the Chamber through leadership, marketing & strategic alliances, charitable (sponsorship) contributions. This award recognizes a company that has demonstrated business success and has displayed overall community development for the greater Rockwall Area:
1. American National Bank
2. Dick’s Sporting Goods
3. Ebby Halliday Realtors
4. Honda Cars of Rockwall
5. Lake Pointe Medical Center
6. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall

Medium Size Business Partner of the Year – Recognizes a mid-size business which has maintained stability over its business life for the operations and successes. Has made outstanding contributions during the past year to employees and the community. Has an excellent reputation and been a strong advocate to the community and the Chamber, and is recognized for integrating excellence and commitment to quality into their business structure:
1. Farmers Electric Coop
2. Guild Mortgage
3. MidSouth Bank
4. My Computer Guy
5. Regal Realtors

Small Business Partner of the Year – This company is recognized for integrating excellence and commitment to quality as a core value and point of reference into their business structure. The award recognizes participation in community and Chamber-oriented projects, a proven track record, growth and sustainability of a company and a commitment to quality:
1. CertaPro Painters
2. Conway Company CPA, PC
3. Dodie’s Restaurant
4. English Insurance
5. Mishler Builders
6. Willis Fine Jewelers

Non-Profit of the Year – This award recognizes a registered not-for-profit organization who is a member of the Chamber, which has been operational for at least three years and that has made an outstanding contribution to the social, cultural or economic well-being of the Rockwall Area while exhibiting stability, maintaining a good relationship with its volunteers and demonstrating best business practices:
1. Boys and Girls Club
2. Helping Hands
3. Meals on Wheels
4. Women In Need



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