Recognition

The North 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 Chamber is proud to offer a variety of forums in which to recognize our city’s great men and women who are accomplished both in business and community-service.

Enterprising Women’s Conference (EWC)/
ATHENA Award® Program (Annual)

The North Chamber is an ATHENA International Founding Lifetime Member and the exclusive, local host organization – in partnership with the National ATHENA Foundation, for the presentation of the prestigious ATHENA Award Program which honors rising stars, seasoned professionals and model organizations with the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, ATHENA Leadership Award and ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award. Nominations are solicited and an ATHENA sculpture is awarded to local leaders and a business/organization who meet specific criteria. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Award Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives.

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

2013 David Reynolds, Security Service Federal Credit Union
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.

Small Business Leaders Awards (SBLA) (Annual)

This recognition event recognizes a number of business leaders for their achievements in categories including Community Service, Career Achievement, Business Achievement, Business Innovation, Employee Relations, New Business, Veteran-Owned, Non-Profit, Small Business Advocate and Small Business Leader of the Year.

Volunteer Awards (Annual)

This recognition event honors the North SA Chamber’s volunteer leaders at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon spotlighting the efforts of event chairs and the members of working committees. The ceremony includes the presentation of the Ambassador of the Year Award and the Volunteer of the Year Award.