Fort Worth Business presented its Top 100 awards on Wednesday night at the Worthington Hotel. The awards are given to top business leaders in the area.
Michael Bennett of Bennett Benner Partners was named Top CEO among private companies this year. Bennett’s firm is making a name for itself all over Fort Worth from designing the Frost Tower skyscraper to renovating the historic horse and mule barns in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Tim McKinney of United Way of Tarrant County received the Top CEO, Nonprofit Award.
Bill Burns of Encore Vision received the Entrepreneur of the Year award for his promising work developing a product that can treat presbyopia, the hardening of the lens of the eye that frequently leads to the need for reading glasses.
Claffey Pools was named Family Business of the Year. The family-owned pool business is in its second generation of leadership and still going strong.
Biggest Revenue Increase, Private Company: MORSCO
Biggest Revenue Increase Public Company: D.R. Horton
Women-Owned Business – Deborah Cooley of M-Pak
Financial Services – Pinnacle Bank
Manufacturing – GE
Real Estate – Briggs Freeman, Bernard Uechtritz
Commercial Development – Clearfork
Market Innovation – Briggs Freeman
Market Reinvention – Williams Trew
More information about these companies and others in Tarrant County can be found in the current edition of Fort Worth Business.
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