Rockwall Chamber honors local businesses at Mardi Gras-themed annual awards program

ROCKWALL, TX – March 1, 2022 — The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce, the Rockwall Area’s premier business organization, let the good times roll last night at its “Time to Jazz It Up” Mardi Gras-themed annual awards ceremony at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront, where they awarded local businesses with the 2021 Chamber Partner Business Impact Awards.

The evening transformed the Hilton into The French Quarter complete with a roaming jazz band, an exciting Opening Act dance number from “Chicago”, free beads and a delicious dinner served atop Mardi Gras table decor.



Congrats to the following business winners and nominees who were recognized during the event:

Best Practices in Community Involvement & Impact

This award showcases a company that demonstrates a consistent commitment to community involvement and philanthropy as a part of their core business values.

AmCap Loans- The William Branch Group
American National Bank of Texas
Brady Z. Hill Agency- Farmers Insurance
Lowrance Dental

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.

Blue Ribbon News
HomeBank – WINNER
Racquet & Jog
Samee’s Pizza Getti

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 shown and embraced true Chamber spirit and an overall contribution to the community.

Athletico Physical Therapy
Hite Digital Dallas
Rockwall Wealth Advisors – WINNER
Toro Steam Cleaning
Wylie ER


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 initiatives, a proven track record, growth and sustainability and a commitment to quality.

All Care Comfort Solutions
Divas & Darlings
Key Element Media
Minuteman Press – WINNER
The Tanna Group


Medium Size Business Partner of the year

This award recognizes a mid-size business which has maintained stability over its 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.

b1 Bank
Dixon Erosion
Living Magazine
Regal Realtors
Zeus Restoration – WINNER


Large Partner Organization 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. This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated success and has displayed overall community development for the greater Rockwall area.

Hill & Wilkinson
Linebarger Attorneys at Law
Republic Services
Special Products & Manufacturing
Walmart Supercenter #259 – WINNER (not present to receive)


Destination 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 committed to promoting Rockwall and its surrounding areas as a true destination and consistently brings our unique hometown feel to their patrons.

Siren Rock
Southern Junction – WINNER
SpringHill Suites
The Downing Bottles & Bites


Chamber Partner of the Year

Based off their involvement 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.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Lake Pointe (not present to receive)


Chairman’s Award

Kevin Hadawi – Wells Fargo Advisors


The Rockwall Chamber also recognized the following outgoing board members for their service to the community, as they fulfilled their terms in 2021:

Donas Cole – Baylor Scott & White Medical Center
Todd Rogers – Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront
Katy Miller
Sylvia Sotelo Kidd – Ebby Halliday Realtors
Dr. Devin Smith – VCA Ridge Road Animal Hospital

The Chamber welcomed the following new incoming Board of Directors beginning their terms in 2022:

Gerald Hendrick – Rockwall Wealth Advisors
Michelle Knight – HomeBank Texas
Melaney Loar – Regal Realtors
Jerry Welch – Ebby Halliday, The Welch Team
Amy Wilkins – Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Lake Pointe
Roger Williamson – Williamson Foundation Repair



A huge THANK YOU to the following Chamber Partners, whose support and sponsorships made this amazing event possible:

ATMOS Energy Corporation | Cavender’s Boot City | All Care Comfort Solutions | American National Bank of Texas | Republic Services | The Timpa Law Firm | Hill & Wilkinson Contractors | AvilaCare Heath | Docs Residential Roofing | Wicker Plumbing | City of Fate | Divas & Darlings

By Austin Wells, Blue Ribbon News. Photos by Austin Wells.

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