Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Association for Corporate Growth Awards - Austin Chapter

The Austin Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth held its annual awards luncheon today. The sold out crowd at the Shoreline Grill was treated to a phenomenal program.

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.

Thom Singer

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