Chamber of Commerce hosts 2017 Community Awards ceremony

Rodney DeBaun accepts the Citizen of the Year Award at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Ceremony. @Bob Fitch – 2018


Thursday night, the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce held its annual Community Awards Ceremony at Asia Times Square honoring individuals, nonprofit organizations and business that served the community in 2017.

Winston Minix accepts the Public Service Award at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Ceremony. @Bob Fitch – 2018


Some of the many awards include:

  • Citizen of the Year: Rodney DeBaun, Aerofirma
  • Public Service Award: Winston Minix, Grand Prairie ISD
  • Woman of the Year: Particia Redfearn, City of Grand Prairie
  • Man of the Year: Matthew Loh, Asia Times Square
  • Corporation of the Year: Canales Furniture
  • Small Business of the Year: Outlas’s BBQ
  • Member of the Year: Sam’s Club
  • Volunteer of the Year: Alex Godina, Texas Trust Credit Union
  • Grand Prairie Chamber Business of the Year: Viet TV
  • Director of the Year: Matthew Loh, Asia Times Square
  • Branding Iron of the Year: Barry Sanders, ValPak
  • Superman Award: Kevin Krajewski, Transparent Energy
  • Wonder Woman Award: Sara Dedeluk, City of Grand Prairie
  • Chairman’s Award: Ann Amirault, Lockheed Martin

Non-Profit Awards

  • Grand Prairie Food and Clothing Co-op – Debra Danhof
  • Children First Counseling Center – Reyes Flores
  • Christian Women’s Job Corps, Grand Prairie – Classroom Teachers and Volunteers
  • Grand Prairie Rotary – Ron Cornelius
  • Lifeline Shelter – Amy Sprinkles
  • Grand Prairie Metro Rotary – Glen McCrary
  • Woman’s Club of Grand Prairie – Judith Stith
  • Ranger Civitan Club – Vivian Dail
  • NAACP – Dr. Marva T. Dixon
  • Grand Prairie United Charities – Atmos Energy/Celina Cardenas Fleites
  • DILA (Desarrollo Integral Latinoamericano) – Mercedes Novell