Annual Awards

The Greater Hewitt Chamber is honored to recognize outstanding businesses and individuals in our Chamber that consistently put forth an effort to better our community through leadership and integrity. Our annual awards are presented to winners each year at the Greater Hewitt Chamber Banquet.

Donny Hunter, LegalShield Business Solutions – Ambassador of the Year

A Greater Hewitt Chamber Ambassador serves as the face of the organization, increases member activity and displays a high degree of professionalism and community involvement. Donny has been a great support to the Chamber’s mission by volunteering throughout the year at major community events. Donny also is a strong supporter and chairperson of the Greater Hewitt Chamber’s Nacho Daddy Car Show & Concert.We are thrilled to recognize Donny Hunter as the 2018 Ambassador of the Year.

Finalists for Ambassador of the Year are determined by the number of points accumulated during the calendar year by attending meetings and events. Past winners include Glenda Ruiz (GTR Vacations) Jeff Nunes (Waddell & Reed), Glynn Beaty (Glynn Beaty Law Firm), Beth Kwasnica (Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat), Carlena Lesso (Jack of All Trades), Merry Bruner (Individual Member), Debbie Grady (Insurance Network of Texas).

Trish Menchu, Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors – New Member of the Year

Trish Menchu has been a great support to the Chamber and City by being actively involved in numerous community events throughout the year including Ribbon Cuttings, Membership Drive, Hewitt Public Library’s Dog Days Canine Event, National Night Out and the Creekside Spooktacular. The Chamber is honored to recognize Trish Menchu with Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors as the 2018 New Member of the Year.

This award is chosen from among Chamber businesses or individuals who have been dues paying members less than one year. The recipient of this award has demonstrated support and enthusiasm for the Chamber and shows potential for future leadership within the Chamber. Past winners include D1 Sports Training, Orangetheory Fitness, WTX Media, Brian Black Coaching, Bite of Wisdom Magazine, Allstate Insurance Agency – Robert Humphrey, QuickSnaps Photo Booth and Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat.

Justin Anderson, Raising Cane’s Hewitt – Volunteer Momentum Award 

The Momentum Award is awarded to the individual who combines a strong vision for furthering the chamber’s mission with the leadership skills to organize fellow volunteers to see that vision to fruition.  This award is presented to the volunteer who has excelled in encouraging community members and Directors to be involvement in Chamber activities. The Chamber deeply appreciates Justin Anderson’s efforts in moving the organization forward.

Jeff Stubbs – Vision Award

The Vision Award recognizes the business, organization or individual who demonstrates a commitment to growth, opportunity and development in the greater Hewitt area. We’re excited to recognize Jeff Stubbs, owner of Custom Integrators, as this year’s Vision Award winner.

HEB – Business of the Year

The Business of the Year demonstrates all-around support to the Chamber, its mission and the greater Hewitt community’s development. HEB has established a strong reputation of being community-minded by providing leadership on committees for Greater Hewitt Chamber community events and has consistently invested in the Chamber’s efforts over the past several years. The Chamber is proud to recognize HEB as our 2018 Business of the Year.

The committee uses a weighted rubric to help identify Business of the Year finalists based on financial support, volunteer support, and leadership positions filled by the company within the GHCC. The winner is selected from among this group of finalists. Past winners include Stanley Ford McGregor, Bush’s Chicken Hewitt, HEB – Woodway, Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat, The National Banks of Central Texas, Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center and Grande Communications.

Thank you 2018-2019 Awards Committee

Cassie Thomas, Lori Robb and Mary Ellison.