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.
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.