A Valentine’s Day “We ❤ LH” luncheon hosted by the Lake Highlands Chamber of Commerce was a day for celebrating the people and businesses that make our neighborhood great. The sold-out event at the KayCee Club demonstrated the growing power of our business community.

Following a prayer from the Honorable Kenneth Sheets and a speech from Mayor Rawling’s chief of policy Scott Goldstein, the awards were presented.

Terri Hoover of Artistik Edge collects the Small Business of the Year award. (Photo courtesy of the Lake Highlands Chamber)

  • Small Business of the Year went to Artistik Edge for taking the plunge as the first business in the Town Center.
  • Nonprofit of the Year was a tie between the Exchange Club for its generous scholarship program, and Feed Lake Highlands for taking care of our most vulnerable residents.

Roosters Home and Hardware was named Business of the Year. (Photo courtesy of the Lake Highlands Chamber)

  • Business of the Year was Rooster Home and Hardware for its dedication to community.

Jose Ramirez accepts Restaurant of the Year for his JJ’s Cafe. (Photo courtesy of the Lake Highlands Chamber)

  • Restaurant of the Year went to JJ’s Cafe for expanding into a catering and event center to keep special events in Lake Highlands.
  • New Business of the Year was Shady’s Burgers and Brewhaha, which has hosted a wide range of fundraisers for local schools.

Rick Wamre earned the Legacy Award for launching the Lake Highlands Advocate 26 years ago. (Photo courtesy of the Lake Highlands Chamber)

  • The Legacy Award, presented for a longterm commitment to our neighborhood, was given to Rick Wamre and the Lake Highlands Advocate for covering neighborhood news since 1992.