Frisco Chamber presents business, community awards as part of 50th anniversary gala

UT Southwestern/Texas Health Frisco was recognized as 2019 Developer of the Year. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
UT Southwestern/Texas Health Frisco was recognized as 2019 Developer of the Year. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

UT Southwestern/Texas Health Frisco was recognized as 2019 Developer of the Year. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

Image description
For its work in enhancing the community’s quality of life, the Frisco Education Foundation was named 2019 Non-Profit of the Year. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
Code Authority was recognized as 2019 Medium Business of the Year. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
CoServ was named 2019 Employer of the Year. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
The Frisco Honor Guard presents the colors at the beginning of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce's Frisco Number Ones Gala on Feb. 21. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
LaDonna Gatlin was the musical entertainment at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce's Frisco Number Ones Gala on Feb. 21. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
Incoming Chamber board chair Christal Howard speaks during the Frisco Number Ones Gala on Feb. 21. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
The 2019 Young Professional of the Year award, which is presented to someone in the 21-45 age range, went to Kristin Grammar with TIG Real Estate. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
Anne McCausland, from the Frisco ISD board of trustees, was recognized as the 2019 Spirit of Frisco Award winner. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
Matt Sharp with Kidstrong was named the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year, which is given to a recipient for demonstrating creativity and leadership with unique marketing and steady revenue growth. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
Coy Miller was named the 2019 Silver Citizen of the Year for long-term contributions to the community over the past 25 years. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
Terri Paterson-McElhaney was named 2019 Volunteer of the Year and 2019 Citizen of the Year for her contributions throughout the city. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Image description
Medical City Frisco received the award for 2019 Large Business of the Year. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce recognized its businesses, organizations and citizens of the year as part of its annual Frisco Number Ones Gala on Feb. 21.

CoServ was named 2019 Employer of the Year, and UT Southwestern/Texas Health Frisco was recognized as 2019 Developer of the Year. Medical City Frisco received the award for 2019 Large Business of the Year, while Code Authority was recognized as 2019 Medium Business of the Year and COMHOME Technology was named 2019 Small Business of the Year.

More than 600 of Frisco’s business and community leaders turned out for the gala, which also served as a 50th anniversary celebration for the chamber.

Among the individual awards handed out, Terri Paterson-McElhaney was named 2019 Volunteer of the Year and 2019 Citizen of the Year for her contributions throughout the city.

Anne McCausland, from the Frisco ISD board of trustees, was recognized as the 2019 Spirit of Frisco Award winner. That award is given to a person who “exemplifies love, dedication, commitment and sincerity” toward the city and its citizens.


For its work in enhancing the community’s quality of life, the Frisco Education Foundation was named 2019 Non-Profit of the Year.

Coy Miller was named the 2019 Silver Citizen of the Year for long-term contributions to the community over the past 25 years.

The 2019 Young Professional of the Year award, which is presented to someone in the 21-45 age range, went to Kristin Grammar with TIG Real Estate.

Matt Sharp with Kidstrong was named the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year, which is given to a recipient for demonstrating creativity and leadership with unique marketing and steady revenue growth.

Last year’s chamber board chair John Scheef gave the Chairman’s Award to outgoing board member Paul Williams. For all his efforts supporting the chamber, Dan Anderson-Little was named the 2019 Ambassador of the Year and his team, the “Dapper Dans” were named the 2019 Ambassador Team of the Year.

The last award of the evening was the President’s Award, which chamber President and CEO Tony Felker gave to Ralph Harris from Town & Country Roofing and Jeff Riss from Peak Roofing & Construction.
By William C. Wadsack

Senior Reporter, Plano/Richardson

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.



MOST RECENT

The number of people vaccinated in Frisco’s four main ZIP codes has increased since vaccines were made available to those age 12 and older in May. (Community Impact staff)
Tracking COVID-19: More than half the eligible residents in Collin, Denton counties fully vaccinated

The 75035 ZIP code has the most vaccinated residents, per data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

School supplies will be exempt from the 8.25% sales tax Aug. 6-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
What to know before the statewide tax-free weekend Aug. 6-8

Customers will not have to pay the standard 8.25% sales tax on select clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100.

building facade
Breakers Korean BBQ in Frisco closes for renovations

The Frisco steakhouse and sushi bar does not have an expected reopening date.

Dutch Bros Coffee opened a new drive-thru location July 26 in Plano. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
Dutch Bros Coffee comes to Plano; meat market, butcher shop opens in Richardson and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including a meat market and butcher shop that offers authentic Middle Eastern-style grilled meats that are halal and locally sourced.

The Now Massage in Frisco will feature a modern design that incorporates natural materials and Jasmine Coconut candles. (Courtesy The Now Massage)
The Now Massage to bring California-based brand to Frisco

Massage enhancements will include herbal heat therapy, calming balms and deep tissue treatment.

The Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission on July 27 granted a time extension to the developer for changes to project plans. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
New residential, office building plans at Hall Park in Frisco progress

Plans call for 214 urban living units, a hotel, and office and restaurant space.

woman stretching
Hotworx fitness studio opens in west Frisco

The 24-hour studio offers hot yoga, Pilates and high-intensity workouts.

Collin County Health Care Services announced on July 27 the creation of mobile vaccination teams. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
Collin County residents can now request mobile COVID-19 vaccine services

The teams will focus on reaching homebound individuals, long-term care facilities, businesses requesting vaccination for employees and other organizations.

The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

The new CDC guidance, announced July 27, also recommends people in areas with "high" or "substantial" levels of transmission wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

ModMode Fashion opened June 12 at 3231 Preston Road, Ste. 3, Frisco. (Courtesy ModMode Fashion)
ModMode Fashion in Frisco offers wardrobe essentials

Accessories include satchels, hats in different styles and several kinds of clutch bags.

two people posing with the mathnasium mascot
Mathnasium of Frisco East now enrolling students

The K-12 math center in Frisco serves students who need extra help or those who seek advanced practice.

Home improvement tips from Frisco's Elite Home & Kitchen Remodeling

Find out home improvement tips from a local remodeler.