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2017 business awards finalists announced

January 11, 2018 14:36 PM

Each year, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce honors and celebrates local businesses and citizens at an annual awards ceremony, now named the Frisco Number Ones Gala. The gala, in its 34th year, will be held at the Omni Frisco Hotel on February 9, 2018 with the theme “The Artistry of Industry!”

Applications and nominations were received from numerous Chamber businesses and entities and were reviewed and judged by a cross-section of Frisco business professionals that comprised the review committee.

“This year we had a record number of nominations,” said Tony Felker, President and CEO of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. “With so many outstanding businesses and such a strong business community in Frisco, it is no surprise; however, this made it difficult to narrow the field down to just a few finalists. I applaud all of our nominees as they make Frisco number one in so many ways!”

Winners in each category will be announced at the Frisco Number Ones Gala on February 9, 2018. In addition to the business categories listed, awards will be presented to individuals recognizing their contribution as either a service to the community during the past year or for lifetime achievement.

The fun-filled evening will begin at 6:00 PM and will include raffles, an elegant multi-course dinner, and an awards ceremony with over 600 of Frisco’s most influential business and community leaders. The Frisco Chamber is pleased to announce that Hall Park is the presenting sponsor of this year’s Frisco Number Ones Gala. CMT Worldwide and Peak Roofing are Gold Sponsors. Tickets and table sponsorships can be purchased at

The 2017 Business Award Finalists are:

2017 Small Business of the Year

Frisco Style Magazine

Mortgage Financial Services – Frisco

Parkhill, Smith & Cooper

Simon Paschal PLLC

2017 Medium Business of the Year

Eight11 Place

Frisco RoughRiders Baseball

Frisco School of Music

Jaguar Land Rover Frisco

2017 Large Business of the Year

Careington International

Crest Auto Group

PlainsCapital Bank

Whitley Penn

2017 Developer of the Year

Frisco Station Partners

HALL Group

Newman Real Estate

2017 Employer of the Year

Community Impact Newspaper

Frisco ISD

SMD Consulting/Sean Duncan

2017 Entrepreneur of the Year

Paws & Homes, Decluttered Spaces/Nicole Lynn

SMD Consulting/Sean Duncan

Verona Villa/Jason Young

2017 Non-Profit of the Year

Frisco Association for the Arts

Grace Church

National Breast Cancer Foundation

The North Texas Community Giving Foundation, Inc.

2017 Volunteer of the Year

Melanie Nance

Mike Simmons

Stewart Rabinowitz

2017 Young Professional of the Year

Daniel Ford, City of Frisco

Melanie Nance, Team Nance Homes