Home > News

Chamber honors three small businesses at Forte Awards Night

Posted Jan. 31, 2020

Three thriving Tarrant County enterprises were recognized as outstanding businesses by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce during the 2020 Forte Awards Night.

One of the three will be announced on Feb. 28 as the 2020 Grand Forte Small Business of the Year winner during Mayor Betsy Price’s State of the City luncheon at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Forte Award winners:
Emerging Business: DPC Healthcare partners with businesses and families of all sizes to create healthier communities. In this revolutionary model, Direct Primary Care, all primary care is covered by an affordable, monthly membership fee. There are no hidden charges, no insurance forms, no deductibles and no copays. Members receive 24/7 access to their medical team, unlimited primary and urgent care visits, telemedicine, house calls, comprehensive physical exams, in-office labs, physical therapy, chronic disease management, and so much more. Most importantly, members are able to establish a meaningful relationship with their doctor.
Manufacturing/Distribution: All American Tire Recyclers is committed to cleaning up the environment one tire at a time. Currently, they are the only 100% green tire recycling facility in Tarrant County. In only four years, they have created a state-of-the-art recycling facility that serves the DFW metroplex and North Texas region. All American Tire Recyclers’ mission is to meet the needs of tire disposal for residents, businesses and municipalities with integrity while supporting employees in their dedication to processing scrap tires into a 100% green fuel alternative.
Professional Services: Electro Acoustics equips Fort Worth by designing, installing and servicing commercial audio, video and performance lighting systems in churches, training centers, boardrooms, classrooms, performing arts centers and arenas/stadiums. For 35 years, Electro Acoustics’ certified team of award-winning professionals has served clients including the Kimbell Art Museum; Sundance Square Plaza; TCU’s stadium, arena and classrooms; Cook Children’s Medical Center; Texas Rangers Globe Life Park; Christ Chapel Bible Church; Burnett Oil; ACH Event Center; SMU; UNT; Bass Performance Hall; Levitt Pavilion; Eisemann Center; and Dickies Arena. Electro Acoustics’ core values are stewardship, craftsmanship, relationship and a positive get-it done-attitude.

“Small businesses are a key indicator of a region’s economic health,” said Brittany Brookens, the chamber’s director of small business and entrepreneurship. “The Forte Award gives us a platform to showcase and promote the incredible work they do.”

Last year, the awards were revamped for applicants to compete within industry categories vs. number of employees. Criteria for the judges remained the same: business growth and performance, sound business strategies and practices, customer service strategies, business challenges, unique and innovative approaches, and community involvement.

Nine finalists were judged on their written applications and onsite visits by chamber member business owners and professionals.

Get articles like this in your inbox. Subscribe to City News.

City News

Calendar

Library to host free Orchestra concert: 2 p.m. Feb. 23, 2020; Fort Worth Public Library, 500 W. 3rd Street.

Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Feb. 24, 2020; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 24, 2020; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Trinity Metro Board of Directors Meeting: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2020; Fort Worth Central Station, Downtown Fort Worth, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1001 Jones St.
View the agenda »

Altamesa Boulevard Sidewalks Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Feb. 24, 2020; Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.

Canceled Disciplinary Appeal of Two-Day Suspension of Timothy Fornash: 9 a.m. Feb. 25, 2020; Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, Camellia Room, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
View the agenda »

Meet and Confer Negotiations between the City of Fort Worth and Fort Worth Police Officers Association: 2 p.m. Feb. 25, 2020; Bob Boen Public Safety Complex, Police Training Classroom No. 1135, 505 W Felix St.
View the agenda »

Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Feb. 25, 2020; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Donnelly Avenue & Sanguinet Street Sidewalks Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Feb. 25, 2020; Amon Carter Center at Lena Pope, 3200 Sanguinet St.

Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Feb. 25, 2020; City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Warrant Forgiveness: 9 a.m. Feb. 26, 2020; Boys & Girls Club, 3123 Avenue G..

Fort Worth Sports Authority, Inc. Board Meeting: 10 a.m. Feb. 26, 2020; Fort Worth Convention Center, Executive Board Room, 1201 Houston St.
View the agenda »

Metropolitan Area EMS Authority DBA MedStar Mobile Healthcare Board of Directors: 10 a.m. Feb. 26, 2020; MedStar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Drive.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission Work Session: noon Feb. 26, 2020; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 2020; City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Park and Recreation Advisory Board Work Session: 3 p.m. Feb. 26, 2020; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Ganden Blvd.
View the agenda »

Park and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting: 4 p.m. Feb. 26, 2020; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
View the agenda »

Beach & Basswood Intersection Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Feb. 26, 2020; Summerglen Library, 4205 Basswood Blvd.

Warrant Forgiveness : 9 a.m. Feb. 27, 2020; Como Community Center, 4660 Horne St.

The Regional Transportation Council Meeting: 10 a.m. Feb. 27, 2020; The Transportation Council Room, 1st Floor, North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011.
View the agenda »

Marine Creek Ranch Park Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Feb. 27, 2020; Parkview Elementary School, 6225 Crystal Lake Drive.

Deferred Compensation Oversight Committee: 9 a.m. Feb. 28, 2020; Fort Worth Credit Union Board Room, 2309 Montgomery St.
View the agenda »

View the full city calendar and current meetings.