Typhoon Texas Waterpark Austin and Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home & Cemetery took the top spots for businesses of the year at the 2023 Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce Awards held at the Courtyard by Marriott Austin Pflugerville and Pflugerville Conference Center.

The Small Business of the Year award went to Cook Walden, which has operated in Pflugerville for the last 26 years.

Located on the western edge of the city, Cook-Walden has been in business since 1997, and Richard Davis accepted the award from Pflugerville Chamber CEO Kristen Cepak, who took head position two months prior on Jan. 2.

"Since 1997, Cook-Walden has been an outstanding member of the Pflugerville Chamber," Cepak said.

The chamber's Large Business of the Year award went to a more recent staple of the Pflugerville community—Typhoon Texas.

Cepak mentioned The Patio, the waterpark's brand new restaurant and live entertainment venue, when giving out the large business of the year award.

But she also explained why the waterpark deserved the 2023 accolade.

"Typhoon Texas is our local waterpark," Cepak said. "They have live music, fast passes, award winning food, a full service bar, plenty of shade, endless fun, locker rentals, thrilling rides... and tons and tons of family fun."