The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet, presented by Bank of the West, was held on the 28th at The Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine. The event recognizes and celebrates volunteerism and good citizenship in the community.  Attendance to this year’s banquet was limited due to COVID concerns but that didn’t dampen sprits…if anything it raised them. 2020 showed us all how important it is to be civically minded and the importance of volunteerism. The extreme nature of our new normal brought out the best in the recognized individuals that were awarded and nominated alike.

Several of the recipients who were honored are affiliated with GRACE programs and services. We are proud of all of our volunteers and congratulate all who were nominated and received awards in our communities.

The Chamber Awards for 2020 went to the following individuals and businesses:
(Winners are in bold)

Chairman’s Award

Klint Guerry, Sewell BMW

Ambassador of the Year

Carmen Drew, Herbalife

Linda Broom, Transworld Business Advisors

Patrick McCoy, Village Professional Painters

Women’s Division Woman of the Year

Susie Howell, Frost Bank

Lara Sundell, GRACE

Brandy Headington, Capital Asset Resources

Dr. Claudia K. Beeny, House of Shine

Rising Star Award

Kindal Wright Kreamer, Wright Construction

Lara Sundell, GRACE

Christina Cates, GRACE

Paul Duane, MiMutual Mortgage

Morgan Nichols, Nichols Financial Group

Member of the Year

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine/Chris York, President

Community Impact Newspaper, Ana Erwin

Sewell BMW of Grapevine, Klint Guerry

Magnolia Realty, Theresa Mason

Don Ramey Community Spirit

Julia Sizemore

GRACE Christmas Cottage “Elves”

Grapevine AMBUCS

Ted Willhoite Legacy

Wanda & Gary Blagg

Shonda Schafer

Darlene Freed

PW McCallum

Debi Meek

Business Hall of Fame

Wright Construction Company, Inc.

Classic Chevrolet

Texas General Store

Wine Fusion Winery

Brown Chiropractic

D.E. Box Citizen of the Year

Gayle Hall, Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau

Chief Mike Hamlin, Grapevine Police Department

Paul Slechta, Scarborough Specialties

Congratulations to all the winner and nominees, thank you for all that you do and will continue to do for our community!