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Rowlett Chamber to Host 40th Annual Awards Banquet Jan. 26

(ROWLETT, TX — January 8, 2019) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce has announced that its 40th Annual Awards Banquet & Member Meeting will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The banquet is Rowlett’s premier business event as it highlights the most accomplished companies and individuals as well as the Chamber’s past year accomplishments. The theme for the banquet is Rowlett Possible and will feature guests Emmy Award winning television news reporter Steve Stoler and North Texas Commission President/CEO Chris Wallace. We will also have a live band as well as silent and live auctions. In keeping with the theme of the banquet the “Mission Sponsor” is Bayside Land Partners.

In October 2018 the Chamber announced that the awards program had been overhauled and five new awards have been added. We are excited to announce who the Top 3 nominees in each category. The first four awards were scored by an independent panel of Chamber executives from outside the region.

Community Impact – Business
• Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe
• Hallmark Bodies
• OPA! Greek Taverna

Community Impact – Nonprofit
• First Christian Church
• Junior Achievement
• Keep Rowlett Beautiful

Customer Service
• 5 Star HVAC Contractors
• Chick-fil-A
• Premier Vet Care Animal Clinic

Entrepreneur Trailblazer
• Neslie Fudge Photography
• Perfection’s Body Sculpt
• Sammy Lou’s Home Cooking and BBQ

Ambassador of the Year
• Brownie Sherrill
• Edie Nelson
• Mark Hall

Business of the Year
• Gmac Family Financial
• Lone Star State Mitigation
• Premier Vet Care Animal Clinic

Biff Bettencourt Outstanding Service & Leadership
• Cheri Dickey
• Gloria Young Brody
• James Williams

Also being presented are the Leadership Rowlett Alumni of the Year and the Chairman’s Award. The Chairman’s Award is a new award developed in the recent awards overhaul. It is selected and will be presented by the Past Chair of the Board.

“At the chamber, we are blessed to have outstanding members who contribute so much to the community,” said Michael Gallops, the chamber’s President/CEO. “This night allows us the opportunity to celebrate their successes in business and those contributions.”

The Annual Awards Banquet will take place at the Hyatt Place Dallas/Garland located at 5101 George Bush Highway with a cocktail hour beginning at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm. Chamber members as well as non-members are welcome to attend. Ticket information is available at http://www.rowlettchamber.com/annual-awards-banquet. A video promo can be seen at https://youtu.be/uggJwhsN2DI.

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