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Electro Acoustics Wins Grand Forte Small Business Award from Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

Posted on: 02/29/2020   |   Category: Press Releases

Fort Worth, TX -- Electro Acoustics, an audio-visual equipment supplier in Fort Worth, received the 2020 Grand Forte Award during Mayor Betsy Price’s State of the City Address on Feb. 28 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. 

Electro Acoustics equips the Fort Worth region by designing, installing, and servicing commercial audio, video, and performance lighting systems in churches, training centers, boardrooms, classrooms, performing arts centers, and arenas/stadiums.  

“Small businesses and entrepreneurs are the backbone of our community, driving economic prosperity throughout Fort Worth. We must continue to support our business community at all levels to be certain Fort Worth thrives,” said Mayor Price, a successful small business owner prior to becoming a public servant.

For 35 years, Electro Acoustics’ certified team of award-winning professionals has served clients including 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. 

“This was a really fun experience for us,” said Luke Jordan, Electro Acoustics, “It’s just been really affirming that all the work our people have done and the impact that we’ve had on the community has been recognized.”

"Small businesses are a key indicator of a region's economic health,” said Brittany Brookens, the Chamber’s Director of Small Business, “the Forte Awards provides a platform to showcase and promote the incredible work they do in the Fort Worth area. 

The competition – formerly known as Small Business of the Year - is categorized by industry rather than the number of employees. Categories were Emerging Business, Manufacturing/Distribution and Professional Services.

How the judges measured success remained the same: business growth and performance, sound business strategies and practices, customer service strategies, business challenges, unique and innovative approaches, and community involvement.

The award was renamed the Forte Award last year as a play on the city’s name as well as recognizing the company’s strong suit, talent and skill.

Nine category finalists were judged on their written applications and site visits by business owners and professionals who are members of the Chamber. The Grand Forte recipient was chosen by a blue ribbon committee of Chamber investors.

Bank of Texas is the Presenting Sponsor of the competition and event. Other sponsors included Facebook, FranFund, Inc., Wells Fargo and media sponsor, Fort Worth Business Press. 

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The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, with more than 1,750 member businesses, is one of the largest chambers in the North Texas region. Through its core functions of business attraction and retention, talent development, small business and entrepreneur support, and government advocacy, the Chamber’s vision is to drive the Fort Worth region to be the most thriving, inviting community for all.

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