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Southlake Chamber Honors Exceptional Individuals, Businesses at Awards Banquet

Jun 27, 2017 10:07AM ● Published by Audrey Sellers

Photos by Thaddeus Harden Photography

Gallery: Southlake Chamber of Commerce Awards Night 2017 [10 Images] Click any image to expand.

It was a festive scene at the Southlake Hilton on June 22 as the Southlake Chamber of Commerce celebrated honorees at its 2017 Awards Banquet. Themed “Havana Nights,” guests were treated to mini salsa lessons and enjoyed entertainment from the Havana NRG Band and comedian Aaron Aryanpur. The presenting sponsor at the event was Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake.

“This is the night when we honor those in the Southlake community that have made positive changes in our Chamber and in the city and set an example for others to follow with their initiative, creativity and energy,” said Mark Guilbert, president and CEO of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce, via press release.

The coveted Citizen of the Year Award was presented to John Slocum, a longtime Southlake resident. He has served on the Board for the City of Southlake Parks and Recreations Department and was a member of the Southlake Park Development Corporations Board for five years. He is a member of the Mid-Cities Care Corp Strategic Planning Committee as well as a board member of the Miracle League of Southlake since its inception. Slocum serves on the Board of the Bob Jones Nature Center as well. Slocum is a member of Southlake Kiwanis Club and is an active member of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce.

Congratulations to the 2017 Southlake Community MVP Award Recipients:

Citizen of the Year, Sponsored by Variosystems –

WINNER: John Slocum

This award recognizes unparalleled efforts and service making the City of Southlake a better place for everyone.

Chairman’s Award, Sponsored by First Financial Bank –

WINNER: Tropical Sno of Southlake

This award recognizes exceptional performance and dedication to the continued success of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce in 2016.

President’s Award, Sponsored by Fletcher Consulting Public Relations –

WINNER: Mayor Laura Hill

This award recognizes exemplary service to the Southlake Chamber of Commerce through the dedication of time, resources and ideas that have served to enhance Chamber success and opportunities.

Civic Group of the Year, Sponsored by Feedstore BBQ & More–

WINNER: National Charity League of Southlake

This award recognizes an organization that has had a positive impact through their involvement in the community and as a result of actions taken by the organization to improve the lives of people.

Director of the Year, Sponsored by Scratch Kitchen –

WINNER: MaryLee Alford

This award recognizes one of the Southlake Chamber’s Directors for demonstrating the utmost professionalism and enthusiasm with regard to Chamber involvement.

Corporate Business of the Year, Sponsored by ONCOR –

WINNER: Hilton Southlake Town Square

This award recognizes dedication and service to the City of Southlake beyond compare, for making it a better place for all to live or do business, and for exemplifying a commitment to excellence in all they do.

Small Business of the Year, Sponsored by Frost Bank –

WINNER: ProCore Fitness

This award recognizes unparalleled service and commitment to the City of Southlake, building on Southlake’s strong business and community environment, and exemplifying a commitment to excellence in all they do.

Volunteer of the Year, Sponsored by HarborChase of Southlake –

WINNER: Michelle Moore

This award recognizes outstanding volunteer service and contributions within the Southlake community.

Ambassador of the Year, Sponsored by Providence Bank of Texas –

WINNER: Norm Downing

This award recognizes efforts going above and beyond to create a positive environment for the Chamber’s membership through dedication and service to the Ambassador Committee.

Youth of the Year, Sponsored by The Southlake City Parks & Recreation Department –

WINNER: Carlee Miller

This award recognizes a local student for dedication and achievement in the Southlake area.

The Southlake Chamber is a nonprofit 500+ member-based organization. The Chamber has been instrumental in the successful growth and progress of the area for more than 30 years. The mission of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce is to serve the needs of business.

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