San Benito County Chamber of Commerce honors residents and companies

The annual occasion options awards in quite a few classes.

This text was written by BenitoLink intern Juliana Luna


On Sept. 12, the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce hosted its Centennial Celebration, an annual occasion recognizing its lady and man of the 12 months, enterprise of the 12 months, and to current its Lifetime Achievement Award. 

As well as, the evening at Leal Vineyards served Saffron Artichoke hen with Potatoes au gratin and a facet of salad to the company. Music and a raffle drawing have been additionally a part of the occasion, in accordance with the occasion invitation.

Honored as excellent function fashions to the group and for his or her volunteer service have been the Chamber’s lady and man of the 12 months, Mickie Solorio-Luna and Jim Gillio.

Solorio-Luna stated she was grateful to have been acknowledged by the chamber specifically as a result of there have been a number of individuals who have been certified as properly.

“The presentation given by the Chamber of Commerce was informative, an enormous due to the volunteers who helped” she stated.

The Chamber’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Awards, honoring their recipients’ legacy and dedication to the group, got to Tiffany Ford, Graniterock and McKinnon Lumber. 

“This award takes many lifetimes to construct and we name it a Lifetime Achievement Award however it’s really generations of lifetimes,” Graniterock Director of Advertising Keith Severson stated. 

He added Graniterock was thrilled to be a part of the group.

“Graniterock has been actually and figuratively part of the muse of the group in San Benito County for over 121 years,” he stated.

He additionally famous that the occasion included “We Constructed this Metropolis” by Starship on the finish of the occasion devoted to the three Lifetime Achievement Honorees.

Corporations in seven classes additionally acquired awards for Enterprise of the Yr. All have been acknowledged for overcoming obstacles and offering prime customer support to their clients. 

  • Giant Enterprise of the Yr: Teknova 
  • Inexperienced Enterprise of the Yr: Pinnacles Recreation Co  
  • Small Enterprise of the Yr: Savage Designs  
  • Service Enterprise of the Yr: Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts  
  • Entrepreneur Enterprise of the Yr: Calavera Espresso  
  • Agriculture Enterprise of the Yr: B&R Farms, LLC   
  • Nonprofit of the Yr: Neighborhood FoodBank for San Benito County

Proprietor of small enterprise award Savage Designs Shannon Imbronone stated “We admire it, we’re past blessed by our associates, household and clients. We’re simply very grateful. We have been stunned.” 

Overjoyed, she stated the evening “was wonderful. It was a good looking evening, they made an incredible job on it, every thing was good.”

Sarah Nordwick, the group engagement and growth director of the nonprofit winner Neighborhood FoodBank of San Benito stated, “We’re very honored to obtain the award. It really goes out to each donor, volunteer, buyer, grower, farmer, grocer, enterprise, employees member who’ve had their hand in Neighborhood FoodBank for over 30 years. They put the Neighborhood in Neighborhood FoodBank.”

Jim and Mari Rossi, house owners of B&R Farms, stated they credited their crew—Rick , Debbie, Danny , Rosa and all of their farm staff— for this recognition. 

“While you imagine in heritage, generations of laborious work, deep roots, and the nice style of excellent high quality meals, that’s referred to as agriculture,” Mari stated. 

“It was a fantastic honor,” stated John Barrett, proprietor of McKinnon Lumber Firm, on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. “It was sudden. A beautiful award to recieve.” He added that the occasion was “superior” and that it was nice to see acquainted faces and meet new individuals. 

“I had fun,” he stated. 


Different associated BenitoLink articles:

McKinnon Lumberyard dates again to early Hollister

Tiffany Ford sells to Greenwood Chevrolet

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