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Outstanding Businesses And Citizens

Frisco Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Annual Honorees

Frisco Chamber of Commerce members honored outstanding businesses, organizations and citizens at the group's Annual Awards Celebration at Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel and Conference Center in Frisco. This year’s theme, "Celebrate You," was attended by 600-plus of Frisco's most influential business and community leaders. The event was emceed by Christal Howard, the new Frisco Chamber's chief operating officer, with illusionist Zak Mirz providing the evening’s entertainment.

Nominations were accepted for this year's business awards in late 2022. Applications were reviewed and judged by a cross-section of Frisco business professionals that comprised the review committee. In addition to the business awards, the Frisco Chamber president and chair of the board each recognized individuals who made a significant difference to the Frisco Chamber of Commerce during the past year.

“It's always a pleasure and even more so this year to bring businesses and citizens together to celebrate each other's successes," says Tony Felker, president/CEO of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. "This event allows us to showcase the many businesses and individuals that make Frisco the best place not only to do business but to live as well!"

The Annual Awards Celebration was presented by Texas Health Hospital Frisco. In addition to the awards ceremony, the evening included a cocktail hour with interactive photo opportunities and an opportunity to win raffle and silent auction items donated by local business community representatives. Auction proceeds from the gala help Frisco Chamber staffers and supporters continue the work they do in the community.

Texas Health Hospital Frisco is proud to again be the presenting sponsor for the Frisco Chamber Annual Awards Gala, says Brett Lee, Texas Health Hospital Frisco president.  

In addition to the presenting sponsor, sponsors included: Innovator Sponsor – Altair Global; Visionary Sponsor – CohnReznik; Entertainment Sponsors – Chef Nic & Co, Communities Foundation of Texas; CoServ, Kaleidoscope Park, HALL Park, and Town & Country Roofing & Construction;  Parking Sponsor – Garver, LLC; Cocktail Hour Sponsors – Omni Frisco and Plunk Smith, PLLC; and Award Sponsors -  Credit Union of Texas, Frisco Station, Lone Star Plastic Surgery, Oncor, SWYPIT, TotalCare ER, and UNT at Frisco.

2022 Frisco Chamber of Commerce Award winners are:

  • Ambassador Team of the Year Award: White’s Warriors
  • Ambassador of the Year: Chauny Shivers
  • Admin of the Year Award: Amy Fedele (Altair Global)
  • Business Excellence Award: La Finca Coffee & Bakery and Texas Health Hospital Frisco
  • Champion of the Arts Award: Visual Arts Guild of Frisco
  • Corporate Community Champion Award: Credit Union of Texas
  • Emerging Leader of the Year Award: Vicki Chen (Community Impact)
  • Employer of the Year Award: Altair Global
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Donny Churchman (Nack Development)
  • Executive Leader of the Year Award: Will Pearce (New York Life Insurance Company)
  • Innovator of the Year Award: Makers Gym
  • Newcomer of the Year Award: HEB
  • Nonprofit of the Year Award: Melody of Hope
  • Volunteer of the Year Award: Amanda Lagan

Citizens Awards:

  • Legacy Award: Catherine Fowler
  • Spirit of Frisco Award: Ann Anderson
  • Citizen of the Year: Dick Peasley

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is a Five-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce that consists of more than 1,100 member businesses that provide goods and services to the growing, bustling economy in Frisco and the surrounding area.

The Chairman’s Award was chosen by Frisco Chamber board chair, Mike Barber, and was awarded to PGA Frisco (which includes PGA of America, Omni Hotels & Resorts, City of Frisco and Frisco ISD). 

The President’s Award was chosen by Frisco Chamber of Commerce president/CEO Tony Felker and awarded to Baylor Scott & White Health.