Southlake Chamber of Commerce celebrates community MVPs

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The Southlake Chamber of Commerce honored members of the community who have made a difference in the last year at the Celebrating Community MVPs Annual Awards Banquet.

More than 200 people attended the June 20 event at the Marriott Solana Hotel.

“We honor these individuals that have made positive change in our Chamber and community and set an example for others to follow with their initiative, creativity and energy,” said Mark Jones, event chairman and First Financial Bank President, in a press release.

David Faltys, Carroll Independent School District superintendent, took home the top Citizen of the Year award. The honor is given to someone who showed great efforts in making Southlake a better place.

Jones said Faltys has been a strong leader since coming to Carroll ISD.

“He has made a difference particularly with the kids who are such a vital part of our community,” Jones said. “All our success we’ve had academically, and our sports, all activities across the board, that does not happen without great leadership. David has provided that leadership.”

Winners are nominated and voted upon by the chamber’s members and a board tallies the votes and makes the final decision, Jones said.

Other winners include:

Chairman’s Award for exceptional performance to the Southlake Chamber of Commerce in 2013: Greg Last, EDTBestPractices, LLC

President’s Award for exemplary service to the Chamber: Shana Yelverton, City of Southlake city manager

Civic Group of the Year for an organization that has had a positive impact: Pro Players Foundation

Director of the Year honoring one of the Chamber’s directors: Ian MacLean, Highland Landscaping, LLC

Corporate Business of the Year for a business that improves the city: Grubbs Infiniti

Small Business of the Year for a small business that improves the city: Burger Shack...breakfast too!

Leadership Southlake Alumni of the Year honoring an alumni of Leadership Southlake: Kevin Archer, Providential Realty Partners

Volunteer of the Year honoring one’s efforts to the Ambassador Committee: Lindsay Polyak, Knutson CPA, PLCC

Youth of the Year recognizing a student’s achievements in the Southlake area: Courtney Kent and Andrew Adams

Dustin L. Dangli, 817-390-7770

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