On August 7 beginning at 11:45am at Briarcrest Country Club, you can help celebrate diversity in the Brazos Valley business community. The Bryan/College Station Chamber Community Impact Awards started in 2003 for “historically underutilized businesses,” says Priscilla Miller, manager of member services with the Chamber. “The purpose is to thank businesses owned by Hispanic, African-American, Asian, American-Indian, and women business owners.” The award recognizes these business owners for their outstanding impact on the community.
“The community is able to nominate the business, which is really neat,” says Miller. Past recipients include Lina Lawson and Tina Gandy of Twinz Co. Marketing and Manuel Gonzalez of Sterling Auto Group from last year’s event, as well as Chrome’s Charlotte Green and The Insite Group’s own Angelique Gammon and Renea DeWitt.
To meet eligibility requirements, businesses must be a member of the B/CS Chamber of Commerce, meet HUB Certification requirements of at least 51% minority ownership, and have been in business for at least five years.
Reservations for the event are still being taken. Individuals may purchase a seat for $20, and tables of eight are available for $200.
For more information, call (979) 260-5200 or visit bcschamber.org/events.
The Community Impact Awards are sponsored by the Texas A&M Office of Procurement Services.