The Chamber’s Annual Awards Celebration is a
time to say thank you and honor the volunteers who serve our community and who
help the Chamber in fulfilling its five-star mission. The event is dedicated to
all who have invested their time and energy into empowering the 5-star chamber
and growing the Irving business community. Together, the chamber and its
hundreds of volunteers create economic activity for Irving, advance more than
1,600 business investors who represent 145,000 employees and promote all of its


This year’s annual awards were in celebration
of the Chamber’s 80th anniversary of helping businesses grow in our great
city.  This year also marks the Irving
Heritage House’s 100th, Irving-Las Colinas Rotary Club’s 75th, Fluor’s 100th, Kimberly-Clark’s
140th, and the U.S. Chamber’s 100th Anniversaries.


Below is a list of Awards and Winners from
the event on May 3.


Outstanding Chamber Corporate Partner: AT&T

The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
has several partners that improve the city’s quality of life and business


Commercial Real Estate Broker of the Year / Deal-Project:
Mark Collins, Dean Collins, Cushman &
Wakefield for the KidKraft deal in Irving

This award goes to a broker team who has
facilitated the lead representative’s services to bring a new business to Irving.


Technology Leadership Council Innovation Awards: Alan Benitez, Cody Patton

This award recognizes science, technology,
engineering, and math students who are working toward bringing innovative ideas
to life using technology. The high school students below have creatively
developed a concept or solution that will enhance technological growth and


The Clayton Dobson Irving Sister Cities / International
Trade Development and Assistance Center Award:
Thom Davis, Omega Environmental Technologies

The Clayton Dobson Irving Sister Cities / International
Trade Development and Assistance Center Award recognizes an advocate of the Chamber’s
international business development initiatives and helps promote the vision of
our six sister cities and international partnerships and exchanges worldwide.


Ambassador of the Year Award: Leo Hull

This award recognizes a member of the Ambassador
Committee, an important group of volunteers who promote the value of chamber
membership and are actively engaged with the chamber.


Commercial Construction / Project of the Year Award: Sfuzzi

The Commercial Construction / Project of the Year Award goes to a business who has completed new construction in Irving.


Residential Real Estate Professional Award: Beth Phillips, Ebby Halliday Realtors

The Residential Real Estate Professional Award
goes to a real estate professional who exemplifies outstanding customer service
during the home-buying process and who actively participates in the community,
and promotes Irving as a great place to live.


Economic Development Partner of the Year: Four Seasons Resort and Club

The Economic Development Partner of the Year Award
is given to an organization who has participated in economic development
recruitment, retention and expansion, resulting in the growth of businesses in Irving.


Small Business of the Year: Larsen Dye Architects

This award recognizes a small business who
exemplifies successful entrepreneurship through their innovation, civic
engagement, financial stability and perseverance in continuing to enhance their
products, services and employment opportunities in the community.


Chamber Volunteer of the Year: Ricky Stephenson, Rick’s Car Kare

The Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a chamber member who has
made significant contributions to the Irving business community and to chamber
programs and services through their outstanding 5-star volunteer service and


MVP / Employee of the Year: Ryan Pafford, Director of Communications and Technology

The Camber’s Employee of the Year or MVP Award
recognizes a member of the Chamber’s team who has demonstrated 5-star service
for our investors and a commitment to go the extra mile in helping the team.


Chairman’s Award: David
Park, Atmos Energy

This award recognizes a person who has gone
above and beyond, in his or her commitment to the chamber and who has shown
exemplary service to the community.

The Chamber would also like to thank our sponsors for their continuing support:


Atoms Energy


City of Irving

Cotten, Schmidt & Abbott

Creating & Managing Wealth

Dallas County Utility & Reclamation



Irving Flood Control # 3

Irving Hispanic Chamber

Irving Independent School District

Irving Sister Cities



Las Colinas Medical Center


Oncor Electric Delivery

Reliant an NRG Company


Time Warner Cable

TXU Energy

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