HEB Chamber honors 13 community leaders at Annual Awards Luncheon

The HEB Chamber of Commerce recognized 13 honorees at its Annual Awards Luncheon, held February 15 at the Texas Star Conference Center in Euless.

The event celebrates member businesses, organizations, and individuals for their outstanding contributions to the Chamber and the HEB community in 2018. Robert Earley, president and CEO of JPS Health Network, served as master of ceremonies. The winners:

Small Business of the Year: AlecXander Medical Spa

Mid-Size Business of the Year: Mason-Dallas, Inc.

Large Business of the Year: Wells Fargo

Officer of the Year: Susan Shaw, Shaw Insurance Agency

Director of the Year: Mandy Eliot, Deep Roots DFW Realty

Ambassador of the Year: Gale Wagner, Steve Crabtree Insurance Agency

Gertrude Tarpley Memorial Spirit Award: Bobby Carr, BB&T

Chairman’s Award: John Fletcher, Fletcher Consulting Public Relations

Co-Members of the Year: Lindsey Colorado, Servpro of Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Leah Wood, Open Mortgage, L.L.C.

HEB Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award: JPS Health Network

Bill Ridgway Spirit of Enterprise Award: NTE Mobility Partners

Clyde Mooney Award: Faye Beaulieu, United Way of Tarrant County

Earley said that Wells Fargo has been involved in a wide variety of local initiatives, including the Chamber’s Challenge by Choice and women’s leadership programs. “They are the true definition of community banking in our area,” he said.    

The Clyde Mooney Award is the highest honor the Chamber bestows, and Earley said Faye Beaulieu was very deserving of it. Her community involvement includes the HEB Economic Development Foundation, the Northeast Leadership Forum and the Texas Association of School Boards. “Faye has been a fixture in Northeast Tarrant County for many years,” he said.

Mary Frazior, president and CEO of the Chamber, said the luncheon is an important event for the Chamber and the community.

“This is an opportunity for us to spotlight some of the members who made significant contributions in 2018,” Frazior said. “The honorees are an asset not only to the Chamber but to our community, and we are grateful to have them as members.”

Texas Health HEB was the Presenting Sponsor, and Atmos Energy was the Champion Sponsor.

HEB Chamber Names Chick-fil-A at Heritage Towne Crossing as the Small Business of the Year for 2017

Ernie Flores and Kathie Jackson of Chick-fil-a Heritage Towne Crossing Accept the Award from Tom Hingst

The Small Business of the Year Award was presented to Chick-fil-A Heritage Towne Crossing at the recent HEB Chamber Awards Luncheon.  The award was sponsored by ALL ABOUT RECOGNITION and presented by Tom Hingst with Hingst Enterprises, the 2015 recipient.

Chick-fil-A has a full menu of contributions to the Chamber and the community. For example, they participated in a WFAA’s Christmas toy drive and 6 Stones’ CPR program, and they have been a supporter of the HEB Chamber golf tournament ever since they opened.

Additionally, they’ve welcomed firefighters who were collecting funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and hosted three “Coffee with a Cop” events last year.

They’ve also done activities in support of school teachers, and held several “Spirit Nights,” sharing a portion of their proceeds with local school sports teams. 6 Stones recently recognized them with a 2017 Game Changer Award for School Based Advocacy.

They also held “sleepover” event for kids and their stuffed animals. And their drive-through area is sometimes staffed by a Jedi Knight.

HEB Chamber Announces Individual and Business Award Winners for 2018

Please join us in congratulating the individuals, organizations and businesses recognized last week at
the HEB Chamber of Commerce 2018 Awards Luncheon.

Small Business of the Year

Chick-fil-A at Heritage Towne Crossing

Mid-size Business of the Year

Texas Harley-Davidson

Large Business of the Year

Republic Services

Officer of the Year

Steve Ward, Allstate Insurance – Steve Ward Agency

Director of the Year

John Fletcher, Fletcher Consulting

Ambassador of the Year

Darlene Hollingsworth, The Clubhouse for Special Needs

Gertrude Tarpley Memorial Spirit Award

Brenda Whitley, Texas Health HEB

Member of the Year

Susan Shaw, Shaw Insurance

HEB Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award

Linda Eilenfeldt, City of Euless

Bill Ridgway Spirit of Enterprise Award

Gary Fickes, Tarrant County Commissioner, Precinct 3

Clyde Mooney Award

Geoff Graham, Carter BloodCare


Congratulations to all our honorees!

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