Longview, TX— Everything changed in 2020, and the 2021 Annual Meeting, Strongview!, has, too! This prestigious and largest business gathering in the area is reinvented to highlight the challenges local businesses overcame in 2020. This year’s meeting will feature a panel of business leaders who will discuss how they strived and thrived when faced with unfamiliar challenges. In addition to remarks from local business leaders, three award winners will be honored for the 2020 Longview Chamber of Commerce business awards.
Opting to navigate from a traditional sit-down meal, the evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a Welcome Reception at the LeTourneau University Belcher Center featuring new members joining in 2020. The Annual Meeting Program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with business awards and the panel of business leaders. An After Party / Reception will follow at Pinecrest Country Club from 7:15 – 8 p.m.
“The Longview Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to present the successes of its challenging 2020 year and welcome our panel of local business experts who will share what it took to survive and thrive through 2020,” states Dana Parr, 2020/2021 Chairman for the Longview Chamber of Commerce.
Recognizing catalytic leaders sets the standard for those businesses and leaders who achieve above and beyond for the betterment of the Longview business community. The Longview Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of the distinguished awards presented in three categories.
These businesses are recognized for their exceptional efforts in making a difference in our community. They are creating jobs and employing area residents, exhibiting growth through innovation and financial sustainability, and exhibiting corporate citizenship through contributions to the Longview community.
Flint Hills Resources will receive the Industry of the Year Award. This company has been active with the Longview Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years, supporting business and community initiatives. They have consistently awarded the Longview Fire Department with a Helping Heroes grant for their training, education, equipment, and emergency notification needs. They are actively involved with Habitat for Humanity and Junior Achievement programs and initiatives.
The Large Business of the Year Award recipient is Texas Oncology – Longview Cancer Center. Active in the Chamber for over 25 years, this company is part of an initiative to bring in state of the art cancer therapy closer to home. With the goal of providing the best care possible, they help people walk through a difficult journey. They are an extensive network of more than 500 physicians focused on oncology and blood disorders.
The Chairman’s Award recipient is Richard Manley. Richard has exhibited charismatic leadership since the earliest recordings in high school, through the Marines, his medical supply company, and then into community service via Longview City Council, Longview Chamber of Commerce (chaired two years in a row), Longview Ballet, part of the team that brought East Texas Advanced Manufacturing Academy, co-chair of City of Longview Vision 2015 Committee that birthed the Comprehensive Plan, and is a great supporter and contributor to LeTourneau University and Belcher Center.
In addition, the Chamber congratulates Board Chairman, Dana Parr, for her second year of service entering 2021!
Join us to celebrate these prestigious awards. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a Welcome Reception featuring new members joining in 2020 at the LeTourneau University Belcher Center. The Annual Meeting Program will begin at 6 p.m. An Evening Reception will follow at Pinecrest Country Club from 7:15 – 8 p.m. For more information, contact Stephanie Raudales at the Chamber offices at 903.237.4000, or register online at www.LongviewChamber.com.
The Longview Chamber of Commerce (LCC) is regarded as the leading business resource in Gregg County. We are a member-driven organization that regularly assesses the needs of local business owners and executives. Our programs, products and events are created to deliver the strategic business solutions our members need. Our mission is to engage in and promote projects that have a positive impact on the Longview Trade Area.
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