Honoring Plano’s Top Business Leaders

The Plano Chamber is proud to recognize our city’s best and brightest at the annual Best of Plano awards dinner each Fall. The evening event celebrates the achievements of local business and community leaders with the presentation of awards including Citizen of the Year, Business Executive of the Year, Small Business Person of the Year, and more.

2021 Award Recipients

Citizen of the Year – Jean Callison
ATHENA Award – Jan Rugg
Business Executive of the Year – Lissa Smith, FedEx Office
Distinguished Leadership Award – Dr. Raj Menon
Community Partner of the Year – Lovepacs Plano
Innovator Award – City of Plano
Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year – Children’s Health Plano
Small Business Person of the Year – Misty Hoyt, Photography by Misty
Rising Star Award – Dylan Rafaty

Watch the 2021 Best of Plano Awards

Download the event program here.

Are You the Best of Plano?

Do you know a local company, business leader, or community volunteer that you would like to see recognized at this year’s Best of Plano awards? Now is the time to let us know!

We are now accepting nominations for our 2021 Best of Plano honorees. Submit your nomination by filling out a brief, online questionnaire (links below). You can nominate one of your well-deserving contacts, but feel free to nominate yourself or your own company as well!

2022 Rising Star – Nomination Form

2022 Small Business Person of the Year – Nomination Form

2022 Outstanding Corporate Citizen – Nomination Form

2022 Innovator Award – Nomination Form

2022 Community Partner of the Year – Nomination Form

2022 Business Executive of the Year – Nomination Form

2022 ATHENA Award – Nomination Form

2022 Citizen of the Year – Nomination Form


Sponsorship Opportunities

Partnering with the Plano Chamber as a Best of Plano sponsor is an excellent way to gain visibility with key players in the local business community. For further information, please contact Ryan Minter.

Hall of Fame

The list of previous Best of Plano honorees reads like a Who’s Who of Plano’s business community and includes our city’s most outstanding business leaders, dedicated community servants, and dynamic corporate citizens. You can view previous Best of Plano award winners, including Citizen of the Year recipients, in our Hall of Fame.

Are you a previous recipient of an award and your contact information has changed? Update your contact information here!

Interested in additional information? Please contact Ryan Minter, Senior Programs Manager, at (972) 424-7547 ext. 229.

Join the Chamber

Take advantage of the added strength and knowledge that you need to place your company in the forefront of your industry. The endless benefits of becoming a Chamber member are designed to help you grow your business to success.

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