Gilbert Chamber Announces Recipients of Tenth Annual Business Awards
June 15, 2016
GILBERT CHAMBER ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF TENTH ANNUAL BUSINESS AWARDS
Mayor Lewis, Chamber CEO Recognized for Milestones at Luncheon
GILBERT – The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce today recognized leaders of the organization and announced the recipients of their Tenth Annual Business Awards Luncheon, presented by American Furniture Warehouse.
All finalists are nominated by the local business community and winners are determined by a committee of peer Chamber members. The 2016 Annual Business Award winners are:
Large Business of the Year – Wal-Mart at SanTan Village
Mid-Size Business of the Year – Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Small Business of the Year – Associated Architects
Volunteer of the Year – JW Rayhons, Rayhons Financial Solutions
Employer of Choice – Generations at Agritopia
Family Business of the Year – Arizona’s Dukes of Air, LLC
The luncheon included the Gilbert Chamber’s year-in-review, delivered by current Chairman of the Board, Tim Bricker, president/CEO of Dignity Health’s Mercy Gilbert and Chandler Regional Medical Centers. Bricker recognized the organizations committee chairpersons and outgoing members of the Board of Directors, including Darren Patoni of The IT Workshop and Jim Lykins of Atmosphere Commercial Interiors.
Incoming Board Chairwoman Joan Krueger of Bliss Lieberman Realty & Investments paid special tribute to Mayor John Lewis for his support of the Gilbert Chamber and local business community during his time in office.
“Mayor John Lewis has shown a sincere and deliberate dedication to the success of our business community,” Krueger said. “Over the past seven years, he has been visible as we have welcomed members into the community and, equally important, he has been at the table of many discussions as businesses look for ways to grow and expand within our community, region and state.”
Krueger also recognized Chamber CEO Kathy Tilque for the 20 years she has served as president/CEO of the organization.
The Tenth Annual Business Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, June 15th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Gilbert SanTan Elegante Conference Center in Gilbert. The luncheon was presented by American Furniture Warehouse with additional support by Orbital ATK and Southwest Airlines.
The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, membership-based organization with more than 650 members ranging from home-based businesses to large corporations and representing more than 52,000 employees. The Chamber proactively serves as a business advocate to strengthen the business climate in Gilbert. To learn more about or join the Chamber, please contact (480) 892-0056 or visit www.gilbertaz.com.