Business Excellence Awards

Each year the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations with the Business Excellence Awards. Award recipients represent the best of who we are as business and community leaders.

Award will be given in one or more of the following categories: Business of the Year, Community Service, Corporate Ally, Emerging Leader, Member Service, and Supplier Diversity Champion.

Click on the button below to download the 2015 Business Excellence Awards Nomination Form including the award criteria. Nomination deadline is Monday, February 22, 2016.

Previous Business Excellence Awards Recipients


Business of the Year - Liberty Burger
Extra Mile Community Service - Pride Pharmacy
Corporate Ally - Haynes & Boone, LLP
Member Service - Michael Henshaw
Supplier Diversity Champion - Robin Pulford, American Airlines
Emerging Leader - Christopher Gorrie, Ft. Worth Dept.
Community Impact - Ilume Management Services
Chairman’s Award - Chamber President, Tony Vedda


Business of the Year - UPS Store Highland Park
ExtrAA Mile Community Service - Hon. Chris Luna
Corporate Ally - AT&T
Member Service - Debbie Hoff, Raytheon
Emerging Leader - Travis Gaspar
Business Person - Kevin Terrell, DDS
Chairman’s Award - John Ambler


Business of the Year - FASTSIGNS Irving/Las Colinas
ExtrAA Mile Community Service - Gina Menicucci & Susan Amick
Corporate Ally - Hewlett Packard
Member Service - Thom Dance, UPS Store at Cedar Springs
Emerging Leader - Brandon Dowdy
Business Person - Christopher Watts, The Petropolitan
Chairman’s Award - Jeff Youngblood & Cory Merchant, FASTSIGNS Irving/Las Colinas


Business of the Year - Hunky’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers
ExtrAA Mile Community Service - Caven Enterprises
Corporate Ally - Wells Fargo
Member Service - Gib Murray, Raytheon
Supplier Diversity Champion - Tim & Tom DeWitt, OBOX Solutions
Emerging Leader - Pam Bowers, PhD
Chairman’s Award - JT Williams


Business of the Year - Fashion Optical
ExtrAA Mile Community Service - Ilume Management Services
Corporate Ally - Raytheon
Member Service - Ilume Management Services
Emerging Leader  - Justin Williams, Uptown Capital Title
Business Person - Bob McCraine, Texas Pride Realty
Chairman’s Award - Jamie Sloan


Business of the Year - UPS Store at Cedar Springs
ExtrAA Mile Community Service - Youth First Texas
Corporate Ally - Brinker International
Member Service - Texas Instruments
Business Person - Lorie L. Burch, Law Office of Lorie L. Burch
Chairman’s Award - Amy Moreland


Business of the Year - Law Office of Rob Wiley, PC
Community Service - Cooper Smith Koch
Corporate Ally - Southwest Airlines
Member Service - Jeremy Bradford
Supplier Diversity Champion - Nancy Minchillo, Hewlett Packard
Emerging Leader - Kristopher Parker
Chairman’s Award - Marsha Thomas


Business of the Year - Crain & Craig, LLC 
ExtrAA Mile Community Service  - Hon. Joel Burns
Corporate Ally - Texas Instruments
Member Service - David Wickham, Warwick Melrose Hotel
Emerging Leader - Matt Burckhalter
Business Person - Rebecca Covell, Covell, PC
Chairman’s Award - Candy Marcum, Stonewall Behavioral Health


Business of the Year - Dallas Tavern Guild
ExtrAA Mile Community Service - Michael Doughman
Corporate Ally - American Airlines
Member Service - Tony Vedda
Chairman’s Award - Teresa Cain