By: Alex Risenhoover | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2020
Left to Right: Dr. Malaki Bolton, Kaite Bolton, Shawna Stephens, Jason Stephens.
On February 1, the Broken Arrow Chamber hosted their Annual Gala presented by Kinetic by Windstream at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center. This black-tie event is an elegant evening where achievements in business and community leadership are recognized and celebrated. This is one of the Chamber’s largest events of the year, hosting over 500 business leaders across the Tulsa region.
This year there were 16 awards given out to a range of businesses and business leaders. Judges of the awards consisted of past award recipients. Below are the awards and their recipients.
Police Officer of the Year - Sergeant Brandon Tener, Broken Arrow Police Department
Firefighter of the Year - Shaun Christmas, Broken Arrow Fire Department
From Left to Right: Kelley Rash, Ruth Littlefield, Scott Tomlinson, Todd Pendergraft, Farrah Fulps, Larry Pennington, Terry Hill, Jason Dickman, Brandon Tener, Shaun Christmas, Laura Greenleaf, Kelly Greenleaf, Celia DeLeon, Mike Scrimsher.
Volunteer of the Year - Scott Tomlinson, Jim Norton Chevrolet
Chairman’s Award – Ruth Littlefield, Littlefield Management Solutions, LLC
Total Resource Award: Top Producer – Mike Scrimsher, Royal Printing
Community Advocate of the Year - Todd Pendergraft, Broken Arrow Family Drug
Manufacturer of the Year – AG Equipment
Non-Profit of the Year – RAG Friday Foundation
Minority-Owned Business of the Year - Celia DeLeon with Farmers Insurance
Business Person of the Year – Larry Pennington
Small Business of the Year (15 employees or less) - Greenleaf Barn Weddings & Events
Business of the Year (more than 15 employees) - Arrow Exterminators
2018 & 2019 Economic Development Outgoing Chair – Rob Whitlock, BTC Broadband
2018 & 2019 BA Chamber Outgoing Chair – Mike Cooper, AT&T
Citizen of the Year – Joe Robson, The Robson Companies
Legacy Award – Kelley Rash, AVB Bank
“On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation and their boards, we want to congratulate all of our recipients. We are honored to have each of you and your businesses as a part of this community. Thank you for all you do, it is you and businesses like yours who keep this community growing and thriving,” stated Jennifer Conway, President and CEO of the Broken Arrow Chamber and EDC.
Left to Right: Jennifer Conway, Joe Robson, Mike Cooper.
Left to Right: Senator John Haste, Kelley Rash, Alvin Bailey, Joe Robson.
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