Austin, Texas (March 3, 2017) Austin Gives, a program of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, today announced four winners of the prestigious 2016 Generous Business Awards. The honor recognizes local businesses who demonstrate exemplary philanthropy and a commitment to serving people in the Austin region.
The Austin Gives award winners were selected from a group of 12 finalists in four company categories. This included Charitable Champion (under 26 employees), Big Heart (27-100 employees), Bold Giver (100-400 employees), and Community Leader (over 400 employees).
The following organizations were recognized during the 5th annual Austin Gives Generous Business Award ceremonies today at the Hyatt Regency:
- Charitable Champion – Hoar Construction
- Big Heart – Round Rock Express
- Bold Giver – Keller Williams Reality International
- Community Leader – Seton Family Healthcare
The Generous Business Awards were created to recognize and celebrate businesses of all sizes in the Austin community who make giving back a part of their business model. Finalists and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges.
Since its launch in 2011, the Austin Gives program has celebrated the Austin region as one of the most philanthropic in the nation and has grown to about 480 companies in the network.
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About Austin Gives
Austin Gives, a program of the Austin Chamber, is committed to recognizing and encouraging business philanthropy in Austin, Texas. Businesses of all sizes that commit to giving one or more percent of their pre- tax earnings toward financial contributions, donated products or services or volunteering are invited to be recognized as an Austin Gives Business.
About the Austin Chamber
The mission of the Austin Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its 2,800+ members. For more information about the Austin Chamber of Commerce visit AustinChamber.com.
Luke Sheffield, Public Relations Manager
Austin Chamber of Commerce
Greater Austin Chamber
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin Region works. We serve as the voice of business for 2,800 organizations representing a combined workforce of about 330,000 employees throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for members.