Let's celebrate!

Published Friday, November 5, 2021

The Chamber is bringing the Oscars to downtown Lufkin with the inaugural Celebrate Business: Chamber Business Awards, presented by citywidepromo.com, on Tuesday, November 9 at The Pines Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. 

Co-hosts of the wildly popular Chamber Connect Podcast, Blake Pollino and Tara Watson-Watkins, Chamber President/CEO, will be the hosts for the evening. A performance by Susan’s Studio of Dance Senior Team will entertain the crowd with an opening number. 

“The Chamber is excited to change up and add to our awards for 2021,” Watson-Watkins said. “What better way to recognize our Businesses of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, Diplomat of the Year, and Chamber Champion than by having a fun party. We hope that our community will support this new endeavor and join us to celebrate the accomplishments of local businesses and nonprofits.”

The nominees for the Chamber Business Awards are the following: 

Small Business of the Year (1-10 employees)
Connections Counseling and Psychological Services
Fitt Life
Grandough Baking Company

Medium Business of the Year (11-50 employees)
Century 21 Cota Realty
Ferrara’s Heating & Air Conditioning
Tomé Catering 

Large Business of the Year (51+ employees)
Commercial Bank of Texas
Lockheed Martin
Pilgrim’s

Nonprofit of the Year
East Texas Cancer Alliance of Hope
Impact Lufkin
Junior League of Lufkin

Diplomat of the Year Nominees
Karla Hollins
Lisa Crow
Stacy Hodges

A Chamber Champion Award will also be presented to a recipient selected by the Chamber. 

The Chamber Business Awards will be streamed live on Facebook @LufkinChamber by MSGPR. Viewers will also want to follow along on the Chamber's Stories on Facebook and Instagram for a play by play Tuesday evening @LufkinChamber. 

Tickets are $20, which includes light appetizers and one complimentary drink per attendee. A cash bar will be available. To save a seat at the Chamber Business Awards or for more info, visit LufkinTexas.org, email RSVP@LufkinTexas.org, or call 936-634-6644. 

The Celebrate Business: Chamber Business Awards supported by the following sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor - citywidepromo.com
Gold Sponsors - Abeldt’s Gaslight Pharmacy, Lufkin Rubber & Gasket, Gipson Funeral Home
Silver Sponsors - Walmart, Phoenix Graphic Design & Marketing
Media Sponsor - The Lufkin Daily News
Partner in Trade - MSGPR