Texas Secretary of State, Roger Williams, was the keynote speaker. This former professional baseball player-- turned successful businessman -- turned politician delivered on of the most enjoyable talks I have ever seen at a business event (lets face it, most business awards lunches are a bit boring!). Mr. Williams has the gift of gab and the true Texas talent to weave a story.
The winners were:
Outstanding Austin Large Company - Whole Foods
Outstanding Austin Emerging Company - Motion Computing
Outstanding San Antonio Large Company - Valero
Outstanding San Antonio Emerging Company - RackSpace
The winning companies will have a chance at ACG International Awards later this year.
The best line of the day came from the Secretary of State who said:
"Texans know what the word 'impossible' means - They also know that it does not apply to them!!!"Congratulations to all the winners. And "Thank You" to the event chairman, Chris Kaine of Willis, who put on a great event.
Have A Great Day.