Recognizing and celebrating the best businesses in ATX since 2000, the Greater Austin Business Awards returned in person on December 7.

“We congratulate all of the nominees and award recipients and thank them for their outstanding contributions to our region during 2021,” Nikki Graham, chamber board chair said. “These companies have made impressive strides — from creating unique products and supporting our local community, to encouraging employee health, wellness and beyond. These organizations are representative of what makes Austin the global destination for talent, jobs and opportunity.”

2021 Award Recipients

This year, 48 companies were nominated as honorees across 15 categories. Recipients were selected by an independent panel of judges with the Uniquely Austin Award being selected by public voting.

Awards that had multiple recipients were divided into categories based on company size.

CEO Award Recipients

The Executive Leader Award recognizes the local CEO or top site leader for the company or organization.

Community Relations

A company or organization that demonstrates a successful approach to corporate social responsibility and can show a positive impact on the community.

Company Culture

A company or organization that fosters a creative, collaborative workplace culture to enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage with opportunities for growth.

Consumer Product

A consumer product company that stands out by offering a unique product that creates a niche market.

Customer Experience

Acknowledges a company or organization dedicated to an outstanding customer experience and satisfaction in all aspects of sales and services.

Economic Impact

The economic impact award recognizes a company that achieves significant job growth and helps foster a diverse and robust regional workforce.

Education Advancement

The education advancement impact award recognizes a company that embraces the responsibility of preparing our future generations for jobs.

Employee Health & Wellness

A company or organization that creates an employee-centered wellness culture and provides access and opportunities for all employees.


Individuals who are nominated should be the founder or current executive responsible for the day-to-day operations of the for-profit business.

Environmental Champion

A company or organization recognized for its best practices. Business sustainability is about creating more goods and services with less resources, waste and pollution that positively impact the environment.

Mobility Champion

The Mobility Champion impact award recognizes a company or organization for their work in helping to solve our region’s mobility challenges.


Section 501(c) (3) public charity or private foundation that is tirelessly focused on serving the community and the partnerships they have built with for-profit organizations.

Small Business Excellence

The nominated company must be in business for three years or more with a maximum of 25 employees, with an established reputation, and demonstrate excellence in innovation management, marketing, customer services, and integrity.

Technology Innovation

A company or organization that has developed visionary and transformative technology that impacts the business market.

Uniquely Austin

This coveted award honors a company that exemplifies what it means to live and do business in Austin and is selected by public voting. The community made their voices heard this year that Peter Pan Mini Golf is uniquely Austin!






ABC Home & Commerical ServicesDignity Memorial Cook-Walden Funeral Home
Austin Board of RealtorsGarza EMC, LLC
Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStoreHome Depot Austin Technology Center
Atchley & Associates, LLPInsperity Inc.
Baylor Scott & White HealthNetSpend Corporation
Better Business BureauRed Fan Communication
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin AreaSilicon Labs
Capital MetroTEL
Crane CreativesTexas Disposal Systems
Cyvatar.aiTexas Mutual Insurance Company
Digital TurbineWhim Hospitality




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