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Toyota, Children's Health, and More Receive Awards at the Business and Community Excellence Awards

DALLAS, TX  - The North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce held their annual Business and Community Excellence Awards, virtually, on November 5th. Attendees filled the virtual space to capacity to celebrate the businesses, organizations, and individuals who make North Texas the best place to live, work, and visit. The Chamber presented awards in five categories that were voted on by the members. Two other awards chosen by the Chamber were the Community Champion Award presented to the Honorable Adam Medrano and the Member Service Award given to Ron Allen of Ron Allen, CPA, PC.
Virtual guests were able to attend at no cost due to the generous support of Toyota. Attendees were inspired by motivational acceptance speeches and were able to interact with finalists and each other before and after the program in the Mr. Cooper Networking Lounge. The following is a list of the 2021 Finalists with the award recipients in bold.  

Business of the Year sponsored by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
•  Casa M. Spice Company
•  Stewart Law Group PLLC
•  Dallas Wings Basketball

ExtrAA Mile Community Service Award sponsored by American Airlines
•  Sandy Anderson
•  Ahmad Goree
•  Shannon Walker

Supplier Diversity Champion sponsored by VisitDallas
•  Toyota
•  Vistra
•  PepsiCo

Corporate Ally sponsored by DFW Airport
•  Ericsson
•  Gearbox Entertainment
•  Children’s Health

Employee Group of the Year sponsored by Ericsson
•  Pride ALLYs, Ally Bank
•  PRIDE in Celanese, Celanese

Member Service Award
•  Ron Allen, Ron Allen CPA, PC

In addition to the awards, Lupe Zapata, a Human-Interest Reporter for Spectrum News 1 Texas, conducted a keynote interview with Frank McGovern. McGovern is a long-time Chamber member and founder and CEO of Clearview Energy, the second largest certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®) in the country.

Frank  McGovern,                                            Lupe Zapata                                                       Hon. Adam Medrano
CEO Clearview  Energy                                  Human Interest Reporter                             Community Champion
Photo by: Dallas Business Journal              Spectrum News 1 Texas                                Award Recipient

Proceeds from the 2021 Business & Community Excellence Awards program support the work of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The Chamber hopes to hold this annual event in person in September 2022.
About the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce fosters an inclusive business community that promotes economic vitality, connects members, and advocates on their behalf. Since 2005, the Chamber has been the leading voice for LGBT and allied businesses in North Texas.
About the LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation works to support the educational and charitable objectives of the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce. We support young adults and nurture the development of leaders in the LGBT community.