For more than 35 years, the City of Richardson, Richardson Chamber of Commerce and Richardson Rotary Clubs have recognized highly deserving Richardson businesses, individuals and projects with the annual Economic Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) Awards program.
This year’s EDGE Award recipients have achieved extraordinary success and/or made a significant investment in Richardson, and were recognized at the EDGE Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 13:
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• Commercial Real Estate Project: Methodist Richardson Medical Center will receive this award for its $85 million facility expansion in response to the surrounding community’s growing healthcare needs.
• Community Involvement Award: Lennox International Inc. will receive this award for supporting numerous community groups and causes, including substantial support of the Richardson Symphony Orchestra and Richardson YMCA, and participation in the Richardson Corporate Challenge.
• Entrepreneurship Award: Greg Fasullo will receive this award for his leadership as CEO for one of Richardson’s most successful startups, EnTouch Controls, which specializes in smart building systems. (in photo)
• Environmental Award: The University of Texas at Dallas will receive this award for attaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications for six campus buildings, among other noteworthy environmental leadership efforts.
• Newcomer Business Award: Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL Global) will receive this award for establishing a new national hub in Richardson in 2017 and bringing more than 500 jobs here, as part of the large immigration law firm’s continued growth.
• Nonprofit Award: The Warren Center will receive this award on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, and for its continuing efforts to provide much-needed resources and care to children with developmental delays and disabilities, plus support for their families.
• Redevelopment Award: Tim Tieu will receive this award for redeveloping a rundown, 24,000-square-foot warehouse into The Drawing Board, Richardson’s second coworking space and another local hub of entrepreneurship and innovation.
• Richardson Loyalty Award: Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. will receive this award for its three decades of maintaining a prominent Richardson presence, with a current local workforce of approximately 1,500 employees. The company has also supported many important civic and charitable causes and served as a bridge-builder between American and Japanese companies and individuals.
• Education Hero Award: Ken Hutchenrider, president of Methodist Richardson Medical Center (MRMC), will receive this award for his support of the Richardson ISD Health Science Academy, providing students with hands-on learning experiences at MRMC’s Campus for Continuing Care.
We are proud to salute each of these distinguished honorees for their substantial contributions to the Richardson economy and acknowledge the meaningful impact they have made on our city.