Richardson EDGE Awards Luncheon

Save the Date
Wednesday, November 15
Check-in 11 am | Program 11:45 am- 1:30 pm

Holiday Inn Dallas-Richardson
1655 N, Central Expwy, Richardson 75080

EDGE is the Economic Development, Growth & Expansion initiative of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP). Each year, REDP, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, and the Richardson Rotary Clubs recognize Richardson companies and organizations that have achieved extraordinary success and/or made a significant investment in Richardson. The awards luncheon event is held in conjunction with the two Rotary clubs of Richardson: Richardson Rotary, and Richardson East.

The new Richardson EDGE awards Luncheon (formerly the Business & Industry Awards event) will recognize Richardson businesses and organizations with awards in the following categories: Commercial Real Estate, Community Involvement, Entrepreneurship, Environmental, International Business, Newcomer Business, Public/Non-Profit/Education, and Richardson Loyalty and Redevelopment.

Photos from last year's event:

2016 EDGE Award Recipients

Commercial Real Estate Project Award: 3400 @ CityLine, Reid Caldwell, Managing Director, Transwestern
Given to a Richardson real estate project in office, industrial, retail, TOD, or mixed use development which demonstrates a positive new vitality for the city and has a strong impact on Richardson’s commercial real estate sector. Project must be completed or under construction as of the date of nomination.

Community Involvement Award: Richardson Bike Mart, Woody Smith, General Manager
Given to a business which has consistently, over a number of years, supported and/or contributed financial resources and personal time to Richardson-specific charitable, educational, civic and social organizations and causes.

Entrepreneurship Award: Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UTD, Jeremy Vickers, Executive Director
Given to a Richardson company, individual or organization that exemplifies entrepreneurship

Environmental Award: Whole Foods, Krista Brown, Metro Marketing Team Leader
Given for sustainable and green initiatives and/or products which are effective/innovative

International Business Award: Lintec of America, Inc., Raquel Ovalle, Communications Officer
Given to a foreign-owned or ethnic business which as given significant support and/or provided
significant economic investments in the community or job creation.  

Newcomer Business Award: Geico, Dan Beacom 
Given to a business which has been located in Richardson since January 1, 2014, and has
had a significant impact on the community either through economic investments,
community visibility and support or other unique contribution.

Redevelopment Award: Shop Companies, David Sacher, Principal
Given to a developer, a property or business owner who redevelops their property, adding significant value,
improving the use of the space/site and thereby enhancing both taxable value and quality in our community. 

Public/Non-Profit/Educational Award: Junior Achievement of Dallas, Mary Ellen Trevino, Marketing Manager
Given to a public or non-profit entity, or an educational institution, for its impact and distinguished
service to the business and citizens of Richardson as evidenced by a recent achievement milestone.

Richardson Loyalty Award: Texas Instruments for R Fab, Tom Weichel, Manager, TI RFAB
Given to a Richardson business for its longevity in Richardson (minimum of 10 years) or for renewing its
commitment to a Richardson presence when there was a choice to move.