Local businesses, entrepreneurs, community members and others were honored during the Round Rock Chamber’s 56th annual Business Awards, held at the Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center on Feb. 7.

Winners of the 2024 Business Awards were:
  • Ambassador of the Year: Mike Barschow, Servpro of East Round Rock
  • Emerging Leader: Deana Cavanaugh
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Darwin Tanksley, Green Leaf AC, Heating and Plumbing
  • Investor of the Year: Melissa Fleming, IronBridge Private Wealth
  • Big Boy Hester Small Business of the Year: Smarter Reality
  • Newcomer of the Year: Embassy Suites
  • Best Place to Work: Studio 16:19
  • Business of the Year: Texas State University
  • Citizen of the Year: Cynthia Flores, Annunciation Maternity Home
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Sheets, Sheets & Crossfield
In addition to the chamber’s awards, a presentation for the winners of the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation’s awards was also held. The winners were:
  • 2023 Innovation in Philanthropy Award: Joe Elliott
  • 2023 Philanthropy Award: Pam and Greg Rabaey