Announcing Community Award Winners

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May 20, 2014
Contact:         Rachel Jimenez                                                      Morgan Gillespie  
                        Marketing & Communications                             Marketing & Communications               
                        Chandler Chamber of Commerce                         Chandler Chamber of Commerce
                        (480) 963-4571 ext. 215                                       (480) 963-4571 ext. 206
Chandler Chamber Community Awards: Announcing All Winners
CHANDLER, Ariz. (May 19, 2014) – The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the winners of its 27th Annual Community Awards and scholarship recipients.
The following winners were selected by a Chandler Chamber Community Awards Selection Committee.
  • Business of the Year: Origami Owl Custom Jewelry
  • Small Business of the Year: AlphaGraphics
  • Micro Business of the Year: Pittsburgh Willy’s
  • Community Cup: Mayor Jay Tibshraeny
  • Chamber Cup (Chamber Volunteer): Camille Cisek, ‎Sr. Contracts Director at Orbital Sciences Corporation and Chamber board member
  • James R. Snedigar Public Service Award: Fire Captain Mike Pallas
  • Chandler Cup: Infusionsoft
  • Business Diversity Award: J2 Media, Jason Heinkel
  • Ambassador of the Year: Ralph Guariglio, AZ Residential Realty, LLC
  • Educator of the Year: Sonya Roche, special education teacher at Santan Junior High
  • Administrator of the Year: Meg Gianesello, Director of Instructional Services, CUSD
  • Support Staff Employee of the Year: Miguel Martinez, head custodian at Arizona College Preparatory – Oakland Campus
  • Scholarship recipients to receive $2,000 toward business classes at Chandler-Gilbert Community College: Candace Dunn, Danny Ortiz and Aaron Tenorio
 “We were excited to honor such exemplary leaders for their dedication and compassion to the Chandler community,” said Terri Kimble, President and CEO of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.
The Chandler Chamber will honor all award recipients at the 27th Annual Community Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 29th 2014 at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, 5040 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226. The event costs $50 for Chamber members, $60 for nonmembers and $550 for a table of ten.
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Rachel Jimenez, Marketing Communications Speicalist