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Business Awards Finalists listed

We were honored to receive the following notice today, and thank our great clients who made us successful in 2008!

Winners to be Announced at Annual Banquet January 31st

FRISCO, TEXAS, Jan. 20, 2009 - Candidates vying to be named "Best of the Best" at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration have been narrowed down to a select list of finalists.   The Frisco Chamber of Commerce has released the finalists for the Business Awards portion of the Annual Celebration to be held on Saturday, January 31st, at the Frisco Convention Center.
"Trying to narrow the nominations to five in each business category proved to be a daunting task," said Scott Sonju, with the Frisco RoughRiders and Chair of the Nominating Committee.  "In fact, we ended up with six or seven in several cases because the applications were too compelling.  The Awards Committee's task will be to narrow the list to just one.   Frankly, I'm not looking forward to that!   What a credit to the Frisco business community."
The Annual Celebration, with an anticipated attendance in excess of 600, has a "Top Gun" theme this year and will include numerous Business Awards, as well as several Citizen Awards.   Winners in each of the categories will be announced at the event which is being chaired by former Frisco mayor Mike Simpson.  Business Awards to be presented will include, among others, Small/Medium and Large Business of the Year, Developer/Development of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, and Community Partner.   
For additional information on table reservations/sponsors for the Annual Celebration, individual tickets, or the opportunity to contribute to the Silent Auction, please call 972-335-9522 and speak with Jackie Hong and/or visit  The full list of finalists in each category are as follows:
Developer/Development of the Year
*Frisco Square
*Harty Land Company
*The Shops at Starwood/Hermansen Land Company
*Bill Darling - Darling Homes
*Jim Newman/Newman Village
Small Business of the Year
*Frisco Automotive & Transmission
*Eagle Gymnastics Academy
*Frisco Websites
*Voyager Insurance-John Harvey
*It's a Grind
Medium Business of the Year
*Sound Perfection Incorporated
*Land Rover Frisco-Randy Brown
*Acute Kids Urgent Care
*JamesHardie Products
*Lawton Commercial Services
Large Business of the Year
*Centennial Medical Center
*Embassy Suites
*The Westin Stonebriar Resort
*Mario Sinacola & Sons
*Park Place Lexus - Plano
*American Unit
Community Partner of the Year
*Centennial Medical Center
*Frisco Square
*EDS Credit Union
*Sweeney Media Group
*Mario Sinacola & Sons
*Bill Darling-Darling Homes
Entrepreneur of the Year
*Tamme Harty- Sound Perfection Incorporated
*Frisco Website-Bill Sholar & Kim Green
*Jim Newman - Real Estate
*Kevin Lofgren-Farstar
*John Clements/Allstate
Sponsors for this year's event include AmerisourceBergen and Frisco Family Services Center, Centennial Medical Center, FC-Dallas/Pizza Hut Park, and Mario Sinacola & Sons.  The finalists were selected from companies that were nominated and submitted to the Frisco Chamber of Commerce.   Upon receipt, all entries were then reviewed by the Nominating Committee, chaired by last year's Event Chair, Scott Sonju with the Frisco RoughRiders.   This same Committee will meet between now and the 31st to finalize their choice and narrow the list of finalists down to one winning entry in each of the categories. 
"The list of finalists is a very strong list and that is a reflection of all the entries submitted to the Chamber.   Regardless of whom the winner will be at the event, Frisco should be extremely proud to have such quality and involved companies as a part of our community," said Tony Felker, President of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce.


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