2017 Business of the Year
This Westie is given to a business that has been in operation for more than 2 years and has consistently offered outstanding service and/or product to its customers and displays a strong commitment to community involvement in the greater Westlake area.
2017 Winner: Pinkberry
Elisa and Kurt Pederson took a chance on Westlake and fell in love with it. In 2011 they brought their family and then Pinkberry to town. Opening first in Westbank Market and then Barton Creek Square Mall, they now offer a full range of frozen treats to health and fun conscious residents. Elisa and Kurt have not stopped to look back, embracing their new home, community, and customers.
They've created more than 35 jobs for team members and trained them to surprise and delight every customer with new seasonal flavors, fresh fruits, and local toppings– equally enjoyable for the gourmet or the nutritionally conscious. Naturally gluten free, their treats can easily accommodate dietary allergies with dairy-free, no sugar added or vegan flavors available.
The Pedersons and Pinkberry participate in the true spirit of Westlake, by donating thousands of in-kind dollars every year to nonprofit community events and also partner weekly with EISD for lunchtime sales, providing all the labor and a percentage back to the school’s PTO. They are proud to have supported numerous local booster clubs and organizations via spirit nights, where 20% of sales are donated. Pinkberry was a Gold Sponsor for 2017 Westlake Relay for Life. As Chairman of the WCC Humanitarian Services Committee, Elisa spearheads the teams responsible for all of Chamber’s humanitarian efforts throughout Austin. Kurt and Elisa have loved introducing so many people to Pinkberry, getting to know this amazing city and are excited about continuing the adventure in the future.
2017 Finalists: Hat Creek Burger Company, The Texas Honey Ham Company
- Area Info