Traditional Folklorico dancers entertain guests during the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce 2012 annual awards banquet at First Baptist Church, Friday evening. Mark Wilson Photo
The Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce celebrated 25 years in business at its annual awards banquet on Friday at First Baptist Church, recognizing local businesses and community members for outstanding contributions.
Rudy and Mary Lou Burrola, of CRM Discount Awards & Screen Printing, were presented with the Don and Doña award of respect, honored for decades of service in the Roswell community. Sofia Gottlieb, Hispano Chamber executive assistant, said the Don and Doña is traditionally awarded to a husband and wife in acknowledgement of valuable work that has received little or no recognition.
“They’ve contributed so much,” Gottlieb said. “… When we do our annual awards, it is to honor people who have gone that extra mile for us, supporting us in so many different ways — not just by being members, but participating in any of the activities that we have. … And if we ever needed help with anything, they were always willing to volunteer.”