Fort Worth Chamber honors Ben E. Keith Company with Enterprise Award
Ben E. Keith Company was honored with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Spirit of Enterprise Award. The award was presented at the Chamber's 137 Annual Meeting and luncheon, presented by Frost Bank, at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in April.
The Spirit of Enterprise Award is the Chamber's highest honor and recognizes a local organization that has demonstrated a commitment to business growth and community development.
"Ben E. Keith has always been focused on excellence with entrepreneurial genius," said Bill Thornton, President and CEO, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. "That's what has propelled this historic Fort Worth company from its origins as a fledgling produce business to its stature today as one of the largest broadline food service and beverage distributors in the United States."
"For more than a century, Ben E. Keith proudly has called Fort Worth home," said John H. Hallam, CEO, Ben E. Keith. "As we have grown our beverage division to serve more than 60 counties across Texas and our food division to 15 states, we have stayed true to our Texan roots and the values instilled upon us by our founders here in Fort Worth in 1906.
"On behalf of all the Ben E. Keith employees, especially the more than 600 living and working here in Tarrant County, we thank you for the honor. We will continue to give back to this community, support the growth and success of our customers, and promote the economic development and prosperity of the region for years to come."