The Regional Chamber of Commerce has a paid tribute to the people and organizers who have helped to strengthen the local community.

Broker Tom Schwenk of Tom’s Galveston Real Estate was awarded the Vic Pierson Award for his commitment to fostering the growth of young professionals.

Representatives from the C Crewe, the Chamber’s group for under 40 year olds, join Tom Schwenk in the spotlight for his award presentation. The award was presented at the Chamber’s annual meeting and gala event held at Moody Gardens Convention Center.

Tom says he feels honored to have received the award which is named after a leading Galveston business man and personal friend Vic Pierson.

“Young professionals are so important to the future of Galveston. I’m always pleased to play my part in helping people who want to contribute to the economic growth and community development of this wonderful island we call home.”