Mesa Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Leadership Awards Dinner 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Phoenix/Mesa Hilton, 1011 W. Holmes Ave. This year’s theme is community leadership. Through an application process the following businesses have been nominated for business of the year with the winners to be announced at the May 1 dinner:
•Small business nominees: Cobblestone Auto Spa – Mesa, SouthEast Valley Regional Association of Realtors and Transamerica Financial Advisors.
•Medium business nominees: Farnsworth Development Co./Sunland Springs Village, Phoenix Business Journal and Superstition Springs Golf Club.
•Large business nominees: A.T. Still University, Empire Southwest LLC, and Special Devices.
In addition to recognizing business excellence, we will be thanking our outgoing Board Chairman Craig Henry and our Ambassador of the Year John Parrish for the work they have done for the chamber and recognizing Mesa Community College and celebrating its 50-year anniversary. We will also be honoring Amber Miles of Skyline High School as our Student of the Year; Brian Buck of Westwood High School as our Teacher of the Year, and Dr. Ann Ewing of Mesa Community College as our Professor of the Year. Other recognition will be awarded to Oakwood Creative Care as the Nonprofit of the Year.
The question is….who will receive the Volunteer of the Year award? Attendees will learn the answer to that at the close of our event in May.
“We are so proud of the accomplishments of these businesses. All of our members are winners to us,” Sally Harrison, president of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, said.
For information on the event, go to http://www.mesachamber.org/events/Mesa-Chamber-Annual-Leadership-Awards-Event-1500/details.
Editor’s note: Bob Nelson is the director of communications for the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, 40 N. Center St. Suite 104, and can be reached at 480-969-1307.
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