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.
ATHENA Leadership Awards & Conference (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. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Award Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives.
- ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Recipients
- ATHENA Leadership Award Recipients
- ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award Recipients
- North Chamber Young Professional Award Recipients
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)
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.