Baylor Impact Awards Celebrate Successful Family-Owned Businesses with Transformative Impacts

October 26, 2021

Interior of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which houses the Hankamer School of Business and the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise (Matthew Minard, Baylor Marketing & Communications)

by Kate Nelson, student news writer, Baylor University Media and Public Relations 

WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2021) – The John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, housed in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, will host the Baylor Impact Awards on Oct. 29. 

The Impact Awards celebrate successful Texas family-owned businesses and Baylor alumni owned or led businesses that have had a transformative impact in their field and surrounding community.  

“The finalists rose to the top because of the impact that they are making in their company, industry and community. They have such riveting stories about their families, overcoming hardships and making a difference among underserved communities,” Priscilla James, program manager of the Baugh Center, said. “It’s important to recognize companies who are not only successful but are also difference makers, proudly representing Baylor in a variety of ways.” 

The 25 finalists are:  

  • Another Season Consignments
  • Black Plumbing
  • Campus Crates
  • Capital Factory
  • Cedar Eaters of Texas
  • Cole Health
  • Complete Car Care Center Inc.
  • Encouragement Media Group
  • Essentium Inc.
  • Established & Company
  • Fitzgerald's
  • Green Eye Associates PLLC
  • Haley Katherine Photography
  • MannaQure
  • Municipal Accounts and Consulting L.P.
  • National Affordable Housing Trust
  • OK Pipe and Fittings Inc.
  • Point of Rental Software
  • Queso Mama
  • Superior Shot Peening & Coatings International
  • TFP Nutrition
  • The Vested Group
  • Triumph Bancorp Inc.
  • Twisted Nail Broker Services LLC
  • Wright Business Technologies Inc.

The grand prize winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on Oct. 29. The Impact Awards has eight categories, including Fastest Growing Business Awards, Dean’s Award, Texas Family Business of the Year Award, Recent Alumni Award, Diversity Award, Great Commission Award, Waco’s Finest Award and Community Commitment Award. 

All awards, except for the Texas Family Business of the Year Award, are given to Baylor graduates from a variety of schools and departments. The Texas Family Business of the Year Award acknowledges multi-generational, family-owned businesses in Texas who are committed to family and business continuity. Recent award winners include Focus Behavioral Associates, whose mission is to support the behavioral needs of adults and children. 

More information about the Baylor Impact Awards and the upcoming gala is available on the Hankamer School of Business website


At Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, top-ranked programs combine rigorous classroom learning, hands-on experience in the real world, a solid foundation in Christian values and a global outlook. Making up approximately 25 percent of the University’s total enrollment, undergraduate students choose from 16 major areas of study. Graduate students choose from full-time, executive or online MBA or other specialized master’s programs, and Ph.D. programs in Information Systems, Entrepreneurship or Health Services Research. The Business School also has campuses located in Austin and Dallas, Texas. Visit for more information. 


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.