Monday, January 18, 2021

The Barrows Firm Named as the Small Business of the Year in Southlake

At their recent annual awards banquet, the Southlake Chamber of Commerce named The Barrows Firm as the 2018 Small Business of the Year.

Held on June 21 at The Marq Southlake, the award program recognizes and celebrates the Southlake community. “The Southlake Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a part of this great city, where volunteerism and corporate citizenship are a way of life,” noted Chamber CEO Mark Guilbert.

In receiving their award, The Barrows Firm was recognized for their service and exemplifying excellence in their commitment to the City of Southlake and their involvement within the Southlake community.

Recently recognized in the Southlake Business Spotlight at the June 19 City Council meeting, Mayor Laura Hill praised the firm and Principal Attorney Leslie Barrows, “Leslie is a perfect example of somebody who not only has embraced the community but someone who the community has embraced. She is giving and also represents herself as a very ethical business in Southlake. Your reputation precedes you. We’re very proud of you and happy to have you in Southlake.”

Opening their doors in Southlake in 2006, the firm has established a  family law practice under the direction of Barrows.

“Living and working in Southlake, in this great community, we have so many great resources,” said Barrows. “I help people go through really challenging times in their lives that are really unexpected. We really focus on our families and making sure the family is represented and they can get through the process in as civil a way possible.”

Barrows currently serves on the Southlake Chamber board of director, is a graduate of the Leadership Southlake Class of 2017-18, member of the Chamber’s Women Empowered committee and has sponsored and volunteered at numerous community events.

TD Ameritrade named the 2018 Southlake Corporate Business of the Year

The Southlake Chamber of Commerce named TD Ameritrade as the 2018 Southlake Corporate Business of the Year at their June 21 awards banquet.

Held at The Marq Southlake, the award program recognizes and celebrates the Southlake community. “The Southlake Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a part of this great city, where volunteerism and corporate citizenship are a way of life,” noted Chamber CEO Mark Guilbert.

TD Ameritrade was recognized for its significant investment in the city and commitment to being an active community partner by supporting numerous events and giving employees eight hours of paid time off each year to volunteer for the organization of their choice.

The Nebraska-based brokerage firm recently opened the 300,000 plus square foot Southlake campus in January 2018 and welcomed almost 2,000 new employees to Southlake.

In a March 2017, My Southlake News article Melissa Matson, a senior specialist for corporate communications at TD Ameritrade, talked about their commitment to the community. “We are committed to growing our footprint in the DFW area and becoming an employer of choice within the community,” she stated.

On April 26, 2018, the company celebrated their grand opening in Southlake. According to TD Ameritrade President and CEO Tim Hockey, who was on-hand for the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, the Southlake facility will help support the continued growth of the company.

“As TD Ameritrade starts its new chapter in Southlake, we are a much larger company that we were 20 years ago. Our new Business Center is intended to support the continued growth of the company, as well as help our associates become more efficient, collaborative and successful in their careers,” Hockey stated.

Mayor Laura Hill officially welcomed TD Ameritrade to the city at their grand opening event and expressed her excitement for having the company in Southlake.

“You are a part of Southlake now and we knew from the beginning this was special for our community. This has truly been a partnership, and I expect great things from both sides as we move forward. Thank you for being here and making Southlake better,” Hill stated.

“This is exactly the type of high-quality development we want along SH114 and we couldn’t be happier to welcome TD Ameritrade to Southlake,” Hill added.