LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Today the city of Lufkin came together at the Crown Colony Country Club for this year's Small Business of the Year Awards.
The ceremony that honored 3 local businesses in East Texas had quite the turnout as the community came together to pay tribute to businesses that have thrived this year.
There were separate category divisions for each award that was handed out.
The first business that was awarded was Air Cooled Engine Company who fell within the 1 to 10 employee range.
Stacie Robertson with Air Cooled Engine Company said she very grateful.
"This award means a lot to us we've been in business, next year will mark fifty five years. This is the first that we've ever received an award like this so it means a lot, it means community support." Robertson said.
They were followed by the 11 to 50 employee group division which went to the Center for Sight.
The Center for Sight Daniel Kravitz ophthalmologist MD accepted the award o behalf of Doctor Ruckman.
"This award signifies the center for sight the commitment doctor Ruckman placed thirty five years ago placing Lufkin and the patience of the city as priority for the Center for Sight." Kravitz said.
Lastly PID Services within the 51 to 100 employee range claimed the final award of the day.
Chris Nichols of PID Services said that he hopes that this is just the beginning of good things to come.
"It's an honor to be recognized for what we're doing. You we're trying to grow a company in a small business to be diversified and to hopefully create more jobs here in East Texas." Nichols said.
All three business recipients received a specially engraved glass trophy to recognize their accomplishment.
These companies have all grown, thrived and hope to find continued success within their community.