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2/26/2018 Press Release

The Northeast Tarrant Chamber 2018 Awards Gala celebrating the local efforts of Chamber
Members and Northeast Tarrant Organizations throughout 2017 was held on Thursday,
February 1st at the NRH Centre in North Richland Hills.


A good time was had by all with entertainment by Diamond Jim as well as other fun happenings like our Chamber Online Auction, Wine Pull, and Big Green Egg raffle! Guests were treated to a fantastic dinner served up by Sweet Memories Catering & Cakes and our Chamber Past Chairman Shannon Watt and Chairman Dr. Justin Paeltz kept the audience laughing.

In preparation for the addition of more than 175 new members (bringing the Chamber total membership to over 1,000), Chamber President Jack Bradshaw felt the need to get back in shape to meet the needs of the coming year. View his trek around Northeast Tarrant County HERE!


The highest honor the Chamber gives each year at the Gala is the Excalibur Award, which is presented annually to the outstanding elected official who has demonstrated steady leadership and determined dedication to Northeast Tarrant County. You can view Congresswoman Kay Grangers acceptance speech HERE.


Every individual and business nominated for an award were very deserving of the honor and each are listed below. Award recipients in each category are underlined. View and/or download all the Awards Gala photos HERE!

Excalibur Award
Congresswoman Kay Granger

Bob Hamilton MVP Award
Tony Pack – Five Star Ford


Rising Star
La’Wonda Peoples – Eventfully Yours Special Event Venue


Volunteers of the Year
Carl Bottenus – Sure Look Homes
Dale White – Dale White Insurance Services
Frankie Moeller – Ferguson Heating & Cooling
John Guthrie – Hawk Security
Tammy Salter – PostNet
The College of Health Care Professionals


Chairman’s Choice Awards
Howard Shotwell – R&D Associates
John Wright – Simple Leadership Strategies
Nice Sparks – DoorServe Dry Cleaning
Paul Enloe – BrevAll Technologies
Susan Young – Texas State Senator Kelly Hancock

Siegrid Charbonnet Community Spirit Award nominees
Crystal Sanders-Five Star Ford
John Guthrie-Hawk Security
Saul & Denise David-Empire360
Troy & Kristy Dunn-Troy Dunn Insurance Group


Non-Profit of the Year
American Legion Post 655
Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County
Northeast Richland Lions Club


Industry of the Year nominees - Awarded to the Northeast Tarrant organization who contributes to the overall progress of Northeast Tarrant County through innovative programs, community philanthropic efforts and involvement in area organizations dedicated to improving the area.
Fort Worth Transportation Authority (TEXRail)
North Tarrant Express
Santander Consumer USA
Tarrant County College – Northeast Campus


Business of the Year nominees – Awarded to the area business that consistently supports the Northeast Tarrant Chamber and shows community spirit in all aspects of their business.
BrevAll Technologies
Eventfully Yours Special Event Venue
Legend Bank


Gertrude Tarpley Director of the Year Award nominees - This award goes to the outstanding Chamber Director who has given years of service to the Chamber by serving on the Board as well as contributing to the Chamber’s success by giving time and resources.
Howard Shotwell
Ruth Ann Reagan
Scott Plourde

Haltom City Momentum Award
Austin Barnes Real Estate

North Richland Hills Momentum Award
Birdville ISD


Richland Hills Momentum Award
Dale White Insurance Services

Watauga Momentum Award
Jersey Mike’s Subs

2017 Member of the Year nominees…
January 2017 Member of the Month - Chick-fil-A on Rufe Snow Drive
February 2018 Member of the Month - Murnahan PR
March 2017 Member of the Month - NRH Centre
April 2017 Member of the Month – Dale White Insurance Services
May 2017 Member of the Month - Frost Bank
June 2017 Member of the Month - Jersey Mike’s Subs
July 2017 Member of the Month - Medical City North Hills
August 2017 Member of the Month - BrevAll Technologies
September 2017 Member of the Month – Magik Digital
October 2017 Member of the Month - NYTEX Sports Centre
November 2017 Member of the Month - Buyers Barricades
December 2017 of the Month - Troy Dunn Insurance Group


2017 Marshall Tunnell Diplomat Star of the Year nominees…
January 2017 - Evelyn Kelly, Shamrock Promotions Unlimited
February 2017 - Scot Moran, Uncard-FaceBook for Business
March 2017 - Monica Stanley, Edward Jones
April 2017 - Sterling Hailey
May 2017 - John Guthrie, Hawk Security
June 2017 - Tammy Salter, PostNet
July 2017 - Troy Dunn, Troy Dunn Insurance Group
August 2017 - Brian Gil, Dale White Insurance Services
September 2017 - Frankie Moeller, Cary Services
October 2017 - Kristy Dunn, Troy Dunn Insurance
November 2017 - Nice Sparks, DoorServe Drycleaning & Laundry
December 2017 Greg Gideon, Edward Jones


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