Nominees announced for TBD TVCC Awards Gala

Guests toast to an evening of fun at the 54th annual Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala at Pechanga Resort Casino, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The chamber is hoping to be able to hold the event in-person in 2021. Valley News/Shane Gibson file photo
Jeff Pack Staff Writer Last week, the nominees for the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 55th annual Awards Gala were announced along with a floating timeline for when the gala will actually be held, for obvious reasons. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions handed down by the county and state of California, the chamber is hoping to invite all the nominees to an in-person event in May or possibly June.  “We typically host the Annual Awards Gala in March,” TVCC President and CEO Emily Falappino said. “Yes, we could maintain that schedule with a virtual event, but that just doesn't feel right. The Gala is a time and place of community celebration, inspiration, positivity, and togetherness. We want to preserve that time and place to the best of our ability.
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