Each February, the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce hosts an Annual Awards Luncheon. Three chamber member businesses are named as the Chamber’s STAR Small Businesses of the Year, and Chamber and community leaders are honored for their volunteerism and service with the Chamber’s Legacy awards.
STAR Small Business of the Year Awards
In keeping with our mission to promote local business, the Burleson Chamber is proud to recognize members who represent innovation, entrepreneurship and best business practices through the BACC STAR Small Business of the Year awards. Winners of the BACC STAR Small Business of the Year Awards are selected for best business practices as selected by an independent panel of judges. There are three STAR Award categories:
Rising STAR Award: Start-up company (in business less than 3 years; buy-out of existing company excluded)
Shooting STAR Award: 1-10 Employees (in business three or more years)
Shining STAR Award: 11-50 Employees (in business three or more years)
Chamber LEGACY Awards:
Citizen of the Year Award
The Citizen of the Year award recognizes a citizen of Burleson who has contributed to the community in an outstanding way personally, through the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce or another service organization over the past year. While the previous year is the most relevant to this award, contributions made during previous years may also be considered.
Marzie Bartee Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award
Marzie Bartee Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award – Marzie Bartee is an individual who has been a vital part of the Burleson community by participating, volunteering, and working quietly behind the scenes whenever she saw a need. The Marzie Bartee award is presented each year to a Chamber member who contributes and participates in Chamber and community events. This is someone who acts as an “unsung hero” by contributing their time and energy in the spirit of Marzie Bartee.
Civic Organization/Non-Profit of the Year
The recipient of this award is a civic organization or non-profit that provides a valuable service by devoting time and energy to improving the quality of life for those in the Burleson area. This may be an organization that provides financial, emotional, and/or spiritual support to the citizens of our community.
Wellness Champion Award
This award is presented to an individual or business, in good standing with the Chamber, that significantly impacts the health and wellness of their employees and/or the residents of Johnson County by their efforts and initiatives.
ATHENA Leadership Award
The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to a woman in our community who demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in her business or profession; provides valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community; actively assists women in realizing their full leadership potential.
Mary Slaney Spirit Award
This Award is a reminder of the will and determination women have in the business world. This individual exemplifies the true spirit of what it means to live life to the fullest, to be independent, to stand strong, to gracefully influence those around you.