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February 14th, 2011
Collier wins four awards at Kyle chamber gala


Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ray Hernandez, left, State Representative Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs), center, and Herb Dyer of Seton Medical Center Hays, right.


The Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce held a sold out Texas Soiree at the Texas Old Town event center in Kyle last month.

The event, held yearly, recognizes the achievements and accomplishments of the members of the Kyle chamber of as it celebrated the community’s business success.

Vince Collier of Encompass Lending Group carted home four awards, including Volunteer of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, Business Person of the Year and Small Business of the Year.

Hope and Love 4 Kids was named Organization of the Year, while Seton Medical Center Hays won Large Business of the Year.

“All nominees have demonstrated exceptional service and community leadership,” said Ray Hernandez, executive director of the Kyle chamber. “The winners were selected as the best of the best in the Kyle area. They are part of the reason that the Kyle, Texas area continues to be the hub of economic development growth in the corridor.”

In addition to the awards presentation, the black tie soiree featured live music by the Jonathan Moody Band, dinner and a live and silent auction that served as a fundraiser for the chamber.

For additional information on the award winning Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce, visit

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