The Wildomar Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Awards Dinner March 11, at the Elks Lodge in Wildomar. The evening’s theme was “Rope Your Dreams” and featured western wear, line dancing and “Sheriff” Carrie Brown jailing various attendees.
The evening combined Installation of Officers as well as awarding Businesses and Nonprofit of the Year for 2016.
Executive Board consists of Dana DeJong as Chairwoman. Judy Guglielmana as Vice Chairwoman, Ben Benoit as Treasurer and Kassandra Wachtel as Secretary. Board of Directors are Tim Underdown, Electra Demos, Kimberly Ryan, Anthony Rodebush and Karen Twyman Taylor.
Chamber Ambassadors are Jamie Jihnson, Gary Brown, Mike Nichols, Kasey Rawitzer, Betty Copple and George Camdero.
John Swanson (third from left) and Stewart Moore (fourth from left) were named “Co-Citizens of the Year 2016” by the Wildomar Chamber of Commerce. Paul Bandong photo
Anthony Rodebush (center), Associate Administrator for Southwest Healthcare Systems, accepts the award for Large Business of the Year 2016. Paul Bandong photo
Beryl Wooding (third from left), Manager of Baron’s Market Wildomar, accepts the award for “Medium Business of the Year 2016.” Debbie Herrera (left), Supervisor Kevin Jeffries, and Wildomar Mayor Tim Walker present Certificates as Chamber Board Vice Chairwoman Judy Guglielmana and Chairwoman Dana DeJong look on. Paul Bandong photo
Temecula Valley Communications was selected as “Small Business of the Year 2016.” Wendy Lesovsky, President and CEO (center) accepted the award from Chamber Vice-Chair Judy Guglielmana (right) and a Certificate of Recognition from County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries. Paul Bandong photo
The Wildomar City Council – Mayor Tim Walker, Council Members Marsha Swanson, Natasha Johnson and Ben Benoit – were recently “jailed” at the Wildomar Chamber of Commerce Officers Installation and Awards Dinner. Paul Bandong photo
“Sheriff” Carrie Brown jails the Wildomar City Council – Mayor Tim Walker and Council Members Natasha Johnson, Marsha Swanson and Ben Benoit – at the recent Wildomar Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Dinner. Paul Bandong photo
Also recognized were staff members Cheri Zamora (membership) and Office Manager Sarah Zamora.
The Small Business of the Year 2016 was awarded to Temecula Valley Communications.
Medium Business of the Year went to Baron’s Market Wildomar.
Southwest Healthcare Systems was selected as Large Business of the Year 2016.
The Nonprofit of the Year 2016 was the Lake Elsinore Valley Education Foundation. The group awards eight $1000 scholarships to local high school seniors each year. They also provide “First Books” to Kindegarten through fifth-graders.
The evening also featured a live auction, silent auction and bottle auction.