Austin Chamber announces 2019 Greater Austin Business Award recipients

Posted on 08/21/2019

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce tonight announced winners of its 19th Annual Greater Austin Business Awards at a ceremony held at the JW Marriott Austin.

“The Greater Austin Business Awards is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our business community and the good that job creators and companies do across the region,” said Austin Chamber CEO Mike Rollins. “We want to thank our members and business community for continuing to invest in and believe in Austin’s economy. The Chamber wouldn’t have been able to help add more than 423,000 jobs across the region since 2004 without incredible leadership from our partners in the business community, many of whom were recognized at the business awards. Congratulations to all of our honorees and award recipients, and thank you for all you do for our region and community prosperity.”

Nearly 300 companies were nominated for an award. Recipients were selected by an independent panel of judges. The Uniquely Austin Award was selected by public voting.

Awards that had multiple recipients were divided into categories based on the number of employees; recipients are listed sequentially: 1-49 employees, 50-349 employees, and 350+ employees.

The Austin Regional Clinic Customer Experience Award recognizes an organization that demonstrates outstanding customer service and satisfaction in all aspects of sales and service. This year’s recipients are Five Stone Tax Advisers, G&A Partners, and Baylor Scott & White Health.

The St. David’s HealthCare Employee Health & Wellness Award recognizes an organization that actively encourages employees to engage in a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. This year’s recipients are Restore Hyper Wellness and Cryotherapy, Builder Homesite, Inc., and RetailMeNot.

The Intel Corporation Community Relations Award recognizes an organization that demonstrates outstanding corporate social responsibility and shows results in making a positive impact in our community. This year’s recipients are Swinerton, Google Fiber, and Silicon Labs.

The Austin Energy Environmental Champion Award recognizes an organization that demonstrates a commitment to environmentally sound practices. This year's recipients are the Austin Parks Foundation, Westin Austin at the Domain, and Samsung Austin Semiconductor.

The HID Global Innovation Award recognizes an organization that employs new ideas or approaches to doing business. This year's recipients are Underminer Studios, Reality Based Group, and Texas Athletics.

The Delta Air Lines International Reach Award recognizes investments by international companies in the Austin region that create jobs locally, as well as Austin-based companies who have a global impact through products and services provided worldwide. This year's recipients are HomePlate Peanut Butter, Noonday Collection, and Arm.

The Nasdaq Consumer Product Award highlights the amazing products that are coming out of Austin. This area is one of our city’s top growth industries. This year's recipients are NadaMoo!, Tiff's Treats, and YETI.

The Texas Capital Bank Company Culture Award recognizes companies that have demonstrated a sustainable culture with proven employee retention rates. This year's recipients are Austin Fraser, Abrigo, and Intel Corporation.

The PIMCO Executive Leader Award recognizes presidents, principals or lead executives for devoting time and energy to strengthen and transform the local organization they lead. This year's recipients are Karen Box, Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council; Kim Hanks, Whim Hospitality; and Tamara Fields, Accenture.

The Dell EMC First-Time Entrepreneur Award recognizes an individual who launches a business as a first-time entrepreneur and is a leader in that company. This year's recipients are COCINA 54, Kalologie 360 Spa, and Omaiven Health.

The Samsung Austin Semiconductor Nonprofit Award recognizes a public charity or private foundation that is tirelessly focused on serving the community through collaborative partnerships and impactful programming; this award includes a $5,000 donation to the recipient. This year's recipient is The Arc of the Capital Area.

The Tru-Skin Dermatology Uniquely Austin Award recognizes a company that embraces Austin's unique culture and exemplifies what it means to live and do business in Austin. This year's recipient, chosen by public vote, is Terra Toys.

More information about the Greater Austin Business Awards can be found online:

About the Greater Austin Chamber
The mission of the Austin Chamber of Commerce is to help create jobs so people can find work, provide for their families and achieve prosperity. We invest in a broad range of programs that build, support, and diversify our regional economy.