Banquet Award Winners

 

 

Roy J. Smith Award 
The Roy J. Smith award is given for outstanding community leadership. This award is dedicated to an individual for lifelong contribution to improving the Central Texas area. Our community was blessed with the leadership efforts and outstanding work done by the late Roy J. Smith. The area’s most prestigious award has been named in his honor. 

 

Large Business Award 
This award is given to the major business in the Killeen area that has had the greatest positive impact on the area and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce. Businesses with more than 50 employees are eligible. The selected business will have displayed the spirit of teamwork and will be active in projects benefiting the Greater Killeen area. 

 

Small Business Award 
This award is given to one of the small businesses in the Killeen area that is a member in good standing with the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce. Businesses with less than 50 employees are eligible. The selected business will have contributed greatly of their time and talents on many of the projects benefiting the chamber and the Greater Killeen area. 
 
Non-Profit of the Year Award 
This award is given to one not-for-profit in the Killeen area that has a positive impact on the area and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce. All nonprofits in the Killeen area that are Chamber members are eligible. The selected organization has shown a history of dedicated impact and mission to serving the community’s needs. 

 

Roy J. Smith:

  • 1991 – Roy J. Smith
  • 1992 – H. Roy Reynolds
  • 1993 – LTG “Pete” Taylor
  • 1994 – T.J.   Mills
  • 1995 – General Bob Shoemaker
  • 1996 – Bernice Beck
  • 1997 – Ted Connell
  • 1998 – Bill Yowell
  • 1999 – Gene Goodnight
  • 2000 – Dan Manfull
  • 2001 – Terry Tuggle
  • 2002 – Mary Kliewer
  • 2003 – Dr. Charles Patterson
  • 2004 – Bill S. Bigham
  • 2005 – BG Jack Hemingway Sr.
  • 2006 – Bill and Jean Shine
  • 2007 – Gary W. Purser Sr.
  • 2008 – Jimmie Don Aycock
  • 2009 – James (Jim) Lindley
  • 2010 – Gerald Skidmore Sr.
  • 2011 – Allen Cloud
  • 2012 – Brenda Coley
  • 2013 – Wallace Vernon
  • 2014 – Dr. James Anderson
  • 2015 – Ann & Gerald Farris
  • 2016 – Bill Kliewer
  • 2017 – Eula “Sis” Beck
  • 2018 – Charlie Watts
  • 2019 – Pat Kaufman
  • 2020 – Scott Cosper


Large Business:

  • 1999 – Fort Hood
  • 2000 – City of Killeen
  • 2001 – First National Bank
  • 2002 – Metroplex Hospital
  • 2003 – Central Texas College
  • 2004 – Sallie Mae
  • 2005 – Central Texas Workforce Centers
  • 2006 – Time Warner Cable
  • 2007 – WalMart Super Center #407
  • 2008 – Toyota of Killeen
  • 2009 – Connell Chevrolet
  • 2010 – First Texas Bank
  • 2011 – Killeen Independent School District
  • 2012 – HEB Killeen
  • 2013 – Texas A&M University-Central Texas
  • 2014 – Dodge Country
  • 2015 – All American Chevrolet
  • 2016 – Sam’s Club
  • 2017 – Carlson Law Firm
  • 2018 – Solix
  • 2019 – Patriot Buick GMC
  • 2020 – Centex Technologies
 

Small Business:

  • 1999 – Artworks
  • 2001 – Modern TV & Appliance
  • 2002 – Arrow Trailways
  • 2003 – Dynamic Designs
  • 2004 – Big Chief Distributing
  • 2005 – Killeen Veterinary Clinic
  • 2006 – Lott, Vernon & Company, PC
  • 2007 – Country Secrets
  • 2008 – Killeen Power Sports
  • 2009 – BKCW Insurance Agency
  • 2010 – KidZ TherapEZE
  • 2011 – Christell’s Flowers
  • 2012 – Let Us Do The Cooking
  • 2013 – Chick-fil-A Killeen
  • 2014 – Ashley Furniture Homestore
  • 2015 – Big Hoss BBQ
  • 2016 – Spectrum Printing
  • 2017 – Linnemann Realty
  • 2018 – Great Escape of Central Texas
  • 2019 – Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • 2020 – Beronio Wealth Planning Solutions


Nonprofit of the Year:

  • 2015 – Greater Killeen Free Clinic
  • 2016 – NAACP - Killeen Branch
  • 2017 – Grace Christian Center
  • 2018 – Operation Phantom Support
  • 2019 – Boys & Girls Club of Central Texas
  • 2020 – Texas Charity Bingo
 

Welcome Council Member of the Year:

  • 2016 – Russ Nelson, Lamar Advertising Company
  • 2017 – Kelly Brown, FNBT
  • 2018 – Cathy Sweem, AmeriStor Self Storage
  • 2019 – Joe DeCroce, Crawford Bowers Funeral Home
  • 2020 - Unnamed due to COVID-19