Gary Justice Business Excellence Award winners are named each year by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and honored at the Annual Meeting and Membership Banquet. Honorees are proven leaders in their industries and have positively impacted the business community.
Small Business of the Year
2018 TWIGS & TIN
2017 SERVPRO® of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County
2016 The Hospice Shop of East Texas
2015 Shelley’s Bakery Café
2014 Party ‘N Things
2013 Jack Backers College Bookstore
2012 Heart of Texas
2011 Kline’s Printing
2010 Laine’s Hallmark Shop
2009 Glass Castles Stained Glass Studio & Gifts
2008 Shannons Pools
2007 Point A Media, Inc.
2006 Citizens 1st Bank
2005 Fredonia Hotel
2004 University Rental
2003 Best Water Store
2002 Lehmann Eye Center
2001 Dyes’ Country Katfish
2000 R&K Distributors
1999 Mize Department Store
Medium Business of the Year
2018 Charles Pool Real Estate, Inc.
2017 Newk’s Eatery #1057
2016 Banita Creek Hall
2015 Mast Motorsports
2013 M & S Pharmacy
2012 Austin Bank
2011 Hydrex Environmental
2010 First Bank & Trust East Texas
2009 Axley & Rode, LLP
2008 Cotton Patch Café
2007 The Daily Sentinel
Large Business of the Year
2018 Excel Car Wash, Inc.
2017 NMC Healthcare Network
2016 Nacogdoches County Peace Officers
2015 Clear Springs Restaurant & Auntie Pasta’s
2014 Rex Perry Autoplex
2013 Drewery Construction, Inc.
2012 Hotel Fredonia
2011 Tipton Ford, Inc.
2010 J.E. Kingham Construction Co.
2009 NIBCO, Inc.
2008 Elliott Electric Supply, Inc.
2007 Bright Coop, Inc.
2006 Brookshire Brothers
2005 Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital
2004 Commercial Bank of Texas, N.A.
2002 Stephen F. Austin State University
2000 BancorpSouth/Nacogdoches Medical Center
1999 Texas Farm Products
Non-Profit of the Year recognizes active organizations with a proven record of demonstrating community consciousness with civic/community involvement.
2018 Nacogdoches Area United Way
2017 Nacogdoches Treatment Center