Vote now for Coastal Bend’s ‘Best in the Biz’

Posted at 10:35 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 13:30:04-05

The finalists have been selected for this year’s Coastal Bend Business Excellence Awards and now, you can help select the winners!

“Best in the Biz” recognizes and honors businesses, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated exemplary planning, operations and community involvement over the last year.

The award selection process began in early September, when Chamber members and the community were invited to submit nominations for ten of the Best in the Biz award categories. The response to the call for nominations was overwhelming, with over 100 businesses, organizations and individuals receiving nominations.

Over the past few weeks, an awards selection committee comprised of Chamber board members, past award recipients and community leaders worked diligently to evaluate each nomination and determine the Top Finalists for each category. Now that they have been selected, those who live in work in the community are invited to go online and vote to decide which is the best!

“Business excellence drives economic growth and elevates our region, making it a better place for everyone to do business, work and live,” said Cleo Rodriguez, Jr., President & CEO of the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce.

The awards will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center (402 Harbor Drive). The evening lasts from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. and will also include an interactive stationed dinner, a cash bar, a cigar bar and dancing to live music from Slendiferous.

Tickets are $105 each ($90 for chamber members). You may also purchase a bundle of 10 for $950 ($800 for chamber members).

To purchase tickets for the event, call (361) 881-1800 or visit, where you may also vote for your “Best in the Biz” choices. The deadline to vote is this Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

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