President and CEO Message
Dear Chamber Investors and Community Leaders,
Last Wednesday we celebrated the impact of business leadership in Round Rock at the Chamber’s 2020 Annual Awards Banquet. We were grateful to have a full capacity audience to remember our past achievements and look forward to 2020 and beyond with our investors and community leadership.
Our theme, #TomorrowTogether is a recognition that we have so much prosperity in Round Rock to rightfully celebrate and opportunities in the future that we will continue to work hard and bring to fruition.
The spirit of the evening was best captured by Steve Stapp, President and CEO of R Bank, and the recipient of the 2020 Citizen of the Year award. In his remarks, Steve said that his involvement was made possible by the support of his team and the culture they have built at R Bank. A culture that is based largely on community involvement and giving back through involvement in community institutions. He also shared that his desire to be engaged in so many community groups over the years was driven by his strong desire for all of Round Rock to grow and prosper. It was a compelling summary of the community-wide approach we wanted to recognize across all of our program.
The Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Don Quick of Don Quick & Associates. After fifty years in business, Don is putting a capstone on his career by giving support to fifty charitable organizations in 2020. His work in the community has brought more prosperity to so many over the years, and we were proud to celebrate his life’s work with him.
This year we added a new award, the Ascend award, to give recognition and support to a professional who is in an earlier stage of his/her career. We are proud that the inaugural Ascend award was given to Selicia Sanchez-Adame, founder and owner of Think Group Austin. Like all award recipients, Selicia’s list of community involvement is long and has benefited many in Round Rock.
In total, we gave awards to eleven, adding to the long history of recognition that we have presented throughout the years. For a complete list of winners click here.
On behalf of all our investors and the community of Round Rock, I would like to congratulate all 2020 award recipients and thank them for their work to make a better Round Rock for everyone.
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