By Deborah Brown
The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce held its 2019 Chamber Awards this past Tuesday at the Lakewood Country Club. Eight area businesses were honored with the following recognitions:
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
This award is given to recognize the outstanding East Dallas business of the year.
Highland Park Cafeteria
This award is presented for longevity in community impact and outstanding Chamber support by a business and/or an individual associated with the business who has made an outstanding contribution to the community and to the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce.
Ferguson Road Initiative — Vikki Martin
OF THE YEAR
This award is presented for entrepreneurial achievements and noted individual successes during the past year.
Element Dallas Downtown East
LIVE LOCAL AWARD
This award is given to recognize a small business/small business owner in East Dallas, who is a community leader who supports and gives back to the community.
Good Local Markets — Casey Cutler
20 Feet Seafood Joint — Marc and Sue Cassel
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company — Sammy Mandell
R.S. MUNGER BUSINESS PIONEER AWARD
Anyone with business/community ties to East Dallas area who is notable for some technological, creative or business innovation.
Promise of Peace Gardens – Elizabeth Dry
Social media invitation to vote for favorite business
Jesse’s AC & Appliance Repair
Runner’s Up: Sign Dreamers Dallas and Park Cities, East Dallas Automotive.