Local businesses honored, winners named at Rockwall Chamber’s 2019 Game Changers Awards

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CONGRATS to tonight’s BIG WINNERS at the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce “Game Changers” Awards! A record 630 Chamber partners packed the Hilton as local businesses were honored at the 90s-themed event presented by Lakeside Bank. Stay tuned as we continue to update the photo gallery!


Excellence in Community Involvement – Texas Health Hospital Rockwall

Excellence in Customer Focus – All Care Comfort Solutions

Emerging Business of the Year  – Maaco of Rockwall

Small Business Partner of the Year – Ashmore & Ashmore

Medium Size Partner of the Year – Guaranty Bank & Trust

Large Partner of the Year – Rockwall ISD

Destination Rockwall Partner of the Year – Sideways BBQ

We also wish to recognize all of the nominees:

Excellence in Community Involvement: This award showcases a company that demonstrates consistent commitment to community involvement and philanthropy as a part of its core business values.

ATMOS Energy

Ebby Halliday Rockwall

Republic Services

Southwest Kia- Rockwall

Texas Health Hospital Rockwall

Excellence in Customer Focus: This award showcases a company whose customer service ability has transcended to the masses.   Their reputation for excellent customer focus has been experienced and publicized by many.  This positive focus as resulted in an increase of client satisfaction, client retention and referrals.

All Care Comfort Solutions, LLC

Hidden Creek Events

Minuteman Press- Rockwall

NTX Indoor Digital Billboards

Occasions at Stone River

Emerging Business of the Year: This award recognizes a Chamber Partner who has made a distinct impact in the business community within their first 12-18 months of partnering with the Chamber.  They have demonstrated a capacity for creativity and innovation and experienced growth. This company has demonstrated and embraced true Chamber spirit and an overall contribution to the community.

Benefit Writers

Black Level AV

Docs Roofing


Wells Fargo Financial Advisors- Kevin Hadawi

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-driven iniatives, a proven track record, growth and sustainability.

Action Pest Control

Ashmore & Ashmore

Comfort Keepers Home Care

Spidermen Services

4 D IT

Medium Size Business Partner of the Year: This award recognizes a mid-size business which has maintained stability over its business life for the operations and successes. They made outstanding contributions during the past year to employees and the community. This Chamber partner has an excellent reputation and has been a strong advocate to the community and the Chamber and is recognized for integrating excellence and commitment to quality into their business structure.

Allegiance Title Rockwall

Alliance Bank

Guaranty Bank & Trust

RE/MAX Landmark

Warehouse Pro

Large Partner of the Year: This award honors an organization that has made a significant impact on our area and within the Chamber through leadership, marketing & strategic alliances and contributions. They are consistently improving our area and quality of life.

City of Rockwall

Rockwall ISD

Special Products and Manufacturing

Texas Health Hospital Rockwall


Destination Rockwall Partner of the Year: This organization has made an economic impact to Rockwall County by demonstrating the ability to bring in outside visitors to our community.  This business is a leader in reputation, marketing and service.  This Partner is committed to promoting Rockwall and it’s surrounding areas as a true destination and consistently brings our unique hometown feel to their patrons.

Hilton Dallas Rockwall- Lakefront

Sail with Scott


Sideways BBQ

Southern Junction

Springhill Suites

Standard Service

Wells Cattle Co. Burgers & Pies

Woodcreek Brewery


Ambassador of the Year 

Jared Schweers 

Decades of Distinction – 50 Years

Rockwall County Abstract & Title

Texas Specialty Underwriters, Inc. 

Chamber Partner of the Year: Based on their involvement in and support of critical community issues, enhancing the economy of the Rockwall area through the successful and profitable operation of their organization and exhibiting outstanding community support.

American National Bank of Texas


Welcoming Chair Katy Miller, Baylor, Scott & White – Lake Pointe

Chair Elect Brandon Morris  Southwest KIA Rockwall

Past Chair Sylvia Sotelo-Kidd, Ebby Halliday

Treasurer Jason Linscott, Texas Health Hospital

Secretary Eva Hummel, Atmos Energy

President Darby Burkey, Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce

Tommy Baugh, NTX Indoor Digital Billboards

Rick Bernas – Republic Services

Brady Z. Hill – Brady Z. Hill Agency – Farmers Insurance

Shane Hollas – Maaco

Lee Horn – Guaranty Bank & Trust

Blake James – American National Bank of Texas

Logan Lance – American National Bank of Texas

Lorne Liechty – Liechty & McGinnis, Attorneys and Counselors

Ashlei Neill – Rockwall ISD Education Foundation

Ben Northcutt – All Care Comfort Solutions

Richard Reynolds – Independent Bank

Judge David Sweet – Rockwall County

Kim Timpa – The Timpa Law Office

Dr. John “JJ” Villarreal – Rockwall ISD


Mike Conway – Conway Company CPAs, PC

Russ Porter – Rockwall School of Music

Richard Redig – Blue Ribbon News

Cindy Tayem – Oncor Electric


Brady Z. Hill – Brady Z. Hill Agency – Farmers Insurance

Shane Hollas – Maaco

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