The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber recently held a dinner at the Four Seasons to present awards to the top vote-getters in its Best in Irving competition. Hosted by Gloria Campos, the evening celebrated the best businesses in Irving..
The Mustang Legacy Award went to Fran Lively Mathers of Via Real, who received a standing ovation as she accepted the crystal trophy. The Chairman’s Award went to Gail Cooksey of Cooksey Communications.
Other top awards went to Britain Way Apartments — Commercial Construction Project of the Year; Glory House Catering — Small Business of the Year; Phillip Dye — Chamber Volunteer of the Year; Christina Winters Gears — Irving Sister Cities International Clayton Dobson Memorial Award; Kroger — 5-Star Partner of the Year; Four Seasons Resort and Club — Outstanding Chamber Corporate Partner; andJennifer Pouey — Chamber Employee of the Year.
Three Irving High students received Technology Leadership Council Innovation awards. They were Miguel Almaraz, Shelby Echols and Colin Miene.
Ann and Michael Christopher, owners of Elemental Methods, LLC, were recognized with seven other Irving businesses as 2014 US Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Businesses award winners.