McKINNEY (Feb. 15, 2016) — The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host its annual Community Awards Celebration at the Sheraton McKinney Hotel on Feb. 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each year the Chamber and community partners honor individuals and businesses who exemplify exceptional commitment and contributions to our community. The evening will include dinner, cocktails and comedic interludes by our masters of ceremonies, Johnny B, Morning Show host and Program Director of 97.5 KLAK-FM, and Sara Thomas of Square One Mortgage Bank.

Special guest at this year's celebration will be McKinney's own Madi Davis, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter who has just returned home from Season Nine of NBC's Award Winning "The Voice." She will set the stage for this time-honored celebration by performing a few of her songs. Davis, having placed as one of the top six finalists, will be singing original works as well as a few well-known covers. This soulful folk singer, although only 17 years old, has garnered a tremendous fan base and has enjoyed several trips to the top of the iTunes charts.

"We are excited to have Madi join our celebration this year. McKinney was proud to see one of its own shine each week on The Voice." said Lisa Hermes, President, McKinney Chamber of Commerce. "It is fitting for such a talent to perform at our Community Awards Celebration where we honor the best in our community."

More information on Madi and her music is available on her website

The following awards will be presented by the McKinney Chamber of Commerce:

The Carey Cox Citizen of the Year Award

The Outstanding Small Business of the Year Award (1-15 employees)

The Outstanding Business of the Year Award (16+ employees)

The Leadership McKinney Alumni of the Year Award

Community partners who will also present awards include:

  • City of McKinney
  • McKinney Economic Development Corporation
  • McKinney Community Development Corporation
  • McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • McKinney Main Street

For more details or reservations, please visit For additional information contact Tiffany Olson at 972-542-0163 or


About the McKinney Chamber of Commerce

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the McKinney business community and proudly serves as the unified business voice of McKinney. The Chamber, which celebrated its Centennial in 2014, represents over 40,000 employees from more than 1,200 business investors in McKinney and throughout the North Texas region. With a rich heritage of leadership and collaboration, the Chamber works in concert with the City of McKinney, community partners and the corporate community to promote, advocate for and expand business. Through, and associated social media pages and feeds, the McKinney Chamber markets the community’s advantages as the foremost location for doing business and to keep a growing community connected. You can find the McKinney Chamber of Commerce on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.