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Celebration of Diversity Awards


In 1999, the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce held its first annual luncheon to celebrate and recognize businesses and individuals exemplifying diversity in our community. The latest criteria focus on the achievements and successes of the business owners, discovering how their diversity positively impacts and strengthens the greater San Angelo community.


Award Criteria

  • Awards are intended for women or minority individuals, and minority-owned and/or women-owned businesses.
  • Nominated businesses must be owned 51% or more by a woman or member of the minority community, and the daily business operations managed by the owner.
  • These individuals or businesses should demonstrate excellence and ethnic/gender diversity.
  • Nominees may be self-nominated or nominated by a San Angelo resident.
Award Categories
  1. Business Success Award – A minority or women-owned business exemplifying quality service, growth, integrity, and professionalism in dealings with the public or employees.
  2. Legacy Award – A minority-owned, multi-generational business in continuous operation for ten years or more that exemplifies service to and investment in the minority community.
  3. Communicator Award – Individual or organization that provides information about issues and events important or relevant to minority communities.
  4. Community Impact Award – Individual or business that consistently promotes diversity and inclusion.

2022 Awardees

Business Success Award

Walls & Windows

Janis Baucom


Communicator Award

SAISD Bilingual Education Program

Christy Diego

Community Impact Award

President of the NAACP San Angelo Chapter, Founder of the San Angelo NAACP Buffalo Soldier Memorial

Sherley Spears

2021 Awardees

1. Reynas-Tacos

Business Success Award

Reyna's Tacos

Anna Reyna

2. Motion-Verse-Media

Communicator Award

Motion Verse Media

Manny Diaz

3. Leos-Imports

Legacy Award

Leo's Imports

Hector Leos

4. Vasquez-Development

Community Impact Award

The Vasquez Development Group

Cody Vasquez


2020 Awardees


Business Success Award

Main Street Nutrition

Danielle & Lewis Rodarte


Communicator Award

San Angelo Clubhouse

Ami Mizell-Flint


Community Impact Award

IBEW Local Union 520

Diarmid Campbell


Legacy Award

Western Sky Steakhouse

Yolanda Franco

2019 Awardees


Business Success Award

Angelo Titan Technology Systems

Maria and Nick Medellin


Communicator Award

The Gospel America Channel

Marcella and Gary Jenkins


Community Impact Award

Chartwells at Angelo State University

Richard Gonzalez

2018 Awardees


Celebration of Diversity Award

R.M. Electrical Contractor, Inc.

Rodney Mayberry

Raw 1899

Celebration of Diversity Award

Raw 1899

Lisa Curry and Nathana Cox


Celebration of Diversity Award

Brix Winery

Adriana Romo and Esmerelda Dominguez

2017 Awardees

Community Service Award

San Angelo Police Department

Robert Martinez

Celebration of Diversity Award

WTX Oilfield Services

Joe Sanchez

Celebration of Diversity Award

Stemmed Designs

Victoria Enriquez

Celebration of Diversity Award

Conexion San Angelo

Gregorio Gutierrez

Celebration of Diversity Award

Assoc. of Hispanic Leaders

Monette Molinar


All Recipients of the Chamber's Diversity Recognition Award

History of the Diversity Award