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Napa Flats ribbon cutting
The Four Points Chamber of Commerce celebrated the ribbon cutting of restaurant Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen, 8300 N. RR 620, Bldg. M, Ste. 100, Austin, in the Trails at 620 II on Feb. 4.
The eatery is the College Station-based restaurant’s first Austin-area location and features California-style foods with an Italian flair including pasta, pizza, hand-cut steaks, fresh fish, barbecue ribs, lamb chops, salads, gelato and desserts.
Tom Kenney founded Napa Flats, and Dana Dupree is the managing partner of the business’s new Austin site.
Lakeway Civic Corporation
The Lakeway Civic Corporation recognized some of its members for their contributions to the city during the nonprofit organization’s Feb. 2 banquet held at the Lakeway Activity Center.
Dennis Brown, past president of the Lakeway Homeowners Association, received the Outstanding Citizen of the Year award; Dave Point, who served on various city boards, received a Meritorious Service award; Tom Smith, who served on the Lakeway Firewise Committee, received a Meritorious Service award; and Johnnie Fields, who supervised numerous school buildings, received a Meritorious Service award.
Bee Cave Chamber of Commerce meeting
Bee Cave City Manager Travis Askey addressed the Bee Cave Chamber of Commerce during its Feb. 10 meeting held at Cafe Blue in the Hill Country Galleria.
Members heard Askey speak about the growth of Bee Cave—from a village to a home rule city—as well as projects designed to help alleviate some of the area’s problems, including traffic.
The South Dakota native assumed the role of city manager Dec. 10, 2014, a decade after being selected as the city’s assistant city manager in 2004. He had previously served as the fiscal operations manager of Newport Beach, California.
Askey discussed the city’s expansion, citing The Backyard and Terraces projects as well as the RR 620 traffic study to address that growth.
Hotel Granduca award
Hotel Granduca Austin, 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin, received a Westies Award from the Westlake Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 16 as the 2015 New Business of the Year.
The annual award is given to a business open for less than two years and creates new jobs, grows revenue, provides innovative services, offers exemplary service, volunteers and provides economic support.
Other 2016 Westies Award winners include Pinkberry (business), Lori Brandenburg (educator), Sam Ehlinger (young citizen), Ce-Bar Fire Department (first responder), Colin’s Hope (nonprofit) and Leslie Odom (hero).