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Grand Prairie—The Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce presented its 2021-2022 Community Awards show online on Thursday, Jan. 27.

Featuring skits from outgoing chairperson Mia Fuller and incoming chairperson Martin Caballero, the event’s theme was based on the movie ‘Forrest Gump.’

“We take care of each other in Grand Prairie,” Mayor Ron Jensen said. “The Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce is a huge part of that. The chamber and its members form a family that watches out for each other.”

“We saw so much growth in our community,” Mia Fuller, board chairperson for the Grand Prairie Chamber, said. “We celebrated so many groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, and milestones for our members, even through a pandemic. We learned how to shift to hybrid events, half online and half in person. We all adapted, and it made 2021 a very special year.

“We have such a diverse city, and I am grateful to those who believe in our chamber and our community.”

“We have such an amazing team at the Chamber of Commerce,” Martin Caballero said. “Being part of the chamber has helped my young business grow. It is my goal to help the chamber grow, and I am excited to bring energy to our board and all the businesses involved in the chamber.”

The following awards were presented during the event:

The Chamber Wonder Woman Award was given to Gaby de Briones.

The Chamber Superman Award was given to Alex Cano.

The Director of Year was given to Barry Sanders.

The Chairman’s Award was given to Buddy Bridges.

Ambassador of the Year was given to Barry Sanders.

Volunteer of the Year was given to “Grand Prairie at a Glance” Charles Luckett.

The Member of the Year Award was given to Prudence Mathis.

The Chamber Business of the Year was given to the Grand Prairie Independent School District.

Small Business of the Year was given to Dr. Janelle Bicknell, DDS.

Non-Profit of the Year was given to Lifeline for Families.

Corporation of the Year was given to Asia Time Square.

The Public Service Award was given to Officer Takesha Dye.

The Man of the Year Award was given to Officer Marc Taddonio.

The Woman of the Year Award was given to Amy Sprinkles.

The Citizen of the Year Award was given to Dr. Amber Townsend.