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.