Carpinteria Valley Chamber Announces Community Award Recipients

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Carpinteria Valley Chamber Announces Community Award Recipients
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Curtis L. Lopez named Carpinterian of the Year

Source: Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce

The Carpinteria Valley held its 61st Annual Community Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 26th at the Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club. 

The Community Awards Banquet honors highly esteemed Business and Community Members: Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Chamber Ambassador of the Year, and Chamber Volunteer of the Year. Two extraordinary Educators of the Year are honored and receive funding for classroom supplies. A Jr. Carpinterian of the Year is selected from 3 finalists and all are awarded generous scholarships. Merit Awards honoring volunteers from the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce, Service Clubs, and various Nonprofits are celebrated. Finally, at the end of the evening, the highly anticipated Carpinterian of the Year is announced and celebrated.  

The following honorees were announced at the Gala:

Carpinterian of the Year 2018
Curtis L. Lopez 

2018 Large Business of the Year
Agilent Technologies 

Small Business of the Year
Spark45 Fitness and Physical Therapy – Danielle Bordenave

Jr. Carpinterian of the Year Finalists 2018
 Kathryn Cleek
 Amy Perez
Virginia Frausto

Jr. Carpinterian of the Year 2018 - Virginia Frausto

Educators of the Year 2018
John Fowler-Carpinteria Middle School
Ryan Francisco - Aliso School

Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year 2018
Julie Spear, Kelley Services 

Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year 2018
Shelley K. Nunes, CPA, Meister & Nunes, PC
Outgoing Chamber of Commerce Board Members
Anthony Castillo-Alliance Wealth Strategies    2015-2018
Doug Madey-Procore    2017-2018
Danita Rodriguez-California State Parks, Channel Coast District  2017-2018

Merit Awards
American Heart Association – Justin Haagen
California Avocado Festival – John Palminteri
Carpinteria Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group – Jackie Williams
Carpinteria Beautiful – Bryan Mootz
Carpinteria Children’s Project – Carpinteria Promotores de Salud
Carpinteria Education Foundation, Inc. – Jessica Isaac
Carpinteria High Boosters Club – Henry Gonzales
Carpinteria High School Farm Boosters – Geraldo Cornejo
Carpinteria Lions Club – Philip Barton Grimley
Carpinteria Masonic Lodge-Jeff Moorhouse 
Carpinteria Senior Citizens, Inc. – John Gonzales
Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce – Terri Simber
Carpinteria Woman’s Club – Janey Cohen
City of Carpinteria – Brad and Barbara Smith
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria – Lori Pearce   
HELP of Carpinteria – Trudy Olmstead
Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning – Rick Joy
Rotary Club of Carpinteria Noon – Craig Murray
The Alcazar Theatre, Inc. – Philip Moreno  
The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center – Norm Arnold
United Boys & Girls Club of Carpinteria – Ben Scott
The event was sold out with 285 attendees. Serving as the Chamber’s Annual Meeting, the Chamber Board Members and Officers are introduced, and outgoing Board Members are honored for their service. A review of the previous year’s accomplishments is celebrated and the business community is recognized for their generous support and contributions.  
Proud Sponsors of the gala include: Title Sponsor-Montecito Bank & Trust, Hospitality Sponsor-Rincon Events & Zoo Catering, Gold Sponsors-Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club, City of Carpinteria, Hickey Bros. Land Co. Inc., Latitude 34 Technologies, Meister & Nunes, P.C., Rabobank, N.A., Silver Sponsors-E.J. Harrison & Sons, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels, Southern California Edison, Community Sponsors-Carp Growers, Chevron, GranVida Senior Living & Memory Care, Hazelwood Transfer & Storage and McCann Mini-Storage, Island Brewing Co., Mission Linen Supply, Nimmer Pictures, Robert J. Berkenmeier & Janice Sugiyama, DDS, Inc., SBCC Foundation, and The Towbes Group. 
The Community Award Banquet is the largest recognition social affair of the year and the Chamber is proud to have been the host of this event since its inception

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