The North San Antonio Chamber appreciates the achievements of business leaders across the city for their many contributions to their respective industries, the overall community and their employees. The North San Antonio Chamber is proud to offer a variety of forums in which to recognize our city’s great women and men who are accomplished both in business and community-service.

Gala/San Antonian Award (Annual)

The San Antonian Award is reserved for those individuals whose contributions transcend their industry, career and neighborhoods, and the award is presented at the North Chamber’s annual installation banquet. The San Antonian is the preeminent example of the personal contribution of time, talent and treasure to one’s community.

San Antonian Award Recipients
2016 Jim Reed, San Antonio Medical Foundation
2015 Dr. Ricardo Romo, University of Texas at San Antonio
2014 David Reynolds, Security Service Federal Credit Union
2013 Terrell McCombs, GC Barnes Group, LLC
2012 T. Patrick Duncan, USAA Real Estate Company
2011 Carl F. Raba, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., Raba-Kistner Consultants, Inc.
2010 State Senator Jeff Wentworth, District 25
2009 Esperanza “Hope” Andrade, Texas Secretary of State
2008 Tracy Wolff, Hidalgo Foundation
2007 Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
2006 Mayor Phil Hardberger, City of San Antonio
2005 Judge Nelson Wolff, Bexar County
2003 Joe McKinney, Broadway Bank
2002 Rev. Buckner Fanning, Trinity Baptist Church, Ret.
2001 Dr. John Howe, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Ret.
2000 Bert Pfiester, SBC Communications Inc, Ret.

Ribbon Cuttings (Ongoing)

The North Chamber provides a service to members by sharing good will at member-hosted celebrations throughout the year. For members who wish to promote new or relocating offices, ground breakings, or company anniversaries, North Chamber Ambassadors attend the event and conduct a ribbon cutting and photo opportunity for publication in the North Chamber News newsletter.

Salute to Excellence (Annual)

This recognition event, presented by the North Chamber’s non-profit foundation Lead SA, is designed to honor San Antonio’s finest leaders and organizations for their contributions in the areas of community contribution, business achievement, leadership and philanthropy.

Salute to Excellence Honorees
2015 Robin & Ernesto Ancira, Ancira Enterprises
2014 Edith McAllister, Jane Macon, Rosemary Kowalsky
2013 Maj. Gen. Joe Robles, USA Ret., USAA
2012 Charlie Amato & Gary Dudley, SWBC
2011 Dr. Louis Agnese, The University of the Incarnate Word
2010 Dr. Ricardo Romo, UTSA
2009 Bill Greehey, NuStar Energy, L.P.
2008 Tom Frost, Frost
2007 Governor Dolph Briscoe, Jr.
2006 Lila Cockrell, San Antonio Parks Foundation & Former Mayor of San Antonio
2005 Charline and Red McCombs, McCombs Enterprises
2004 San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (EDF)
Mario Hernandez, EDF President
Ed Kelley, USAA Real Estate Company, Retired & 2004 EDF Chairman of the Board
Joe McKinney, Broadway National Bank & 2003 EDF Chairman of the Board
2003 Kent Krauss, San Antonio Business Journal, Publisher

Small Business Leaders Awards (SBLA) (Annual)

The annual North San Antonio Chamber Small Business Leaders Awards dinner honors the very best of San Antonio’s business leaders. The program recognizes accomplishments and awards in a variety of categories, including: Education Institution of the Year,  Financial Services Business of the Year, Healthcare Business of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Military & Veteran Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Public Relations Business of the Year, Technology & Security Business of the Year, Women Owned Business of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, and… Small Business Leader of the Year!

The 2018 SBLA Awards will take place on October 10, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the McNay Art Museum.  Click here to register!