Austin Chamber announces 2020 Greater Austin Business Award recipients

Posted on 12/09/2020

Winners were recognized across 11 categories

AUSTIN, Texas—The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce tonight announced winners of its 20th Annual Greater Austin Business Awards during a virtual ceremony.

"It’s an honor to celebrate the diverse industry leaders and companies in Austin," said Austin Chamber President and CEO Laura Huffman. "This year was unlike any other, and these businesses prove that innovating through adversity is what makes us a more resilient community. Congratulations to all the award recipients."

185 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: small, medium, and large.

Austin CEO/Austin Site Leader: Recognizes a local leader from a company or organization. This year's winners are E3 Alliance – Susan Dawson, LifeWorks – Susan McDowell, Sputnik ATX – Oksana Malysheva, Scribe Media – JeVon McCormick, Texas Mutual Insurance Company – Richard Gergasko.

Healthcare Heroes: Recognized for their continued collaboration with the community amid COVID-19. The recipients are Ascension Seton – Andy Davis, Austin Regional Clinic – Dr. Anas Daghestani, Baylor Scott & White Health – Jay Fox, St. David’s HealthCare – David Huffstutler.

Community Relations: A company or organization that demonstrates a successful approach to corporate social responsibility and can show a positive impact on the community. This year's winners are Pearlstone Partners, Pedernales Electric Cooperative, and Texas Disposal Systems.

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. This year's winners are INK Communications Co., Digital Turbine, and Accenture.

Consumer Product: A consumer product company that stands out by offering a unique product that creates a niche market. This year's winners are FitJoy, A Cloud Guru, and Luminex Corporation.

Customer Experience: A company or organization dedicated to an outstanding customer experience and satisfaction in all aspects of sales and services. This year's winners are Praxent, Remedy, and A+ Federal Credit Union.

Employee Health & Wellness: A company or organization that creates an employee-centered wellness culture and provides access and opportunities for all employees. This year's winner is UFCU.

Entrepreneur: Individuals who are nominated should be the founder or current executive responsible for the day-to-day operations of the for-profit business. This year's winners are re:3D, Future Proof Brands, LLC, and The Helper Bees.

Environmental Champion: A company or organization recognized for their best practices. Business sustainability is about creating more goods and services with less resources, waste and pollution that positively impact the environment. This year's winner is Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

Nonprofit: 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. This year's winners are Austin Partners in Education and JUST Community.

Technology Innovation: A company or organization that has developed visionary and transformative technology that impacts the business market. This year's winners are Biomedical Music Solutions and Dosh.

Uniquely Austin: A company that exemplifies what it means to live and do business in Austin. This year's winner is ABC Home & Commercial Services.

More information about the Greater Austin Business Awards can be found on the 2020 GABA event page.