Gilbert Chamber of Commerce announced today the recipients of the 2018 Annual Business Awards and recognized Chamber leaders at a luncheon.
Individual nominees were eligible for categories including Volunteer of the Year, Gilbert Leadership Award, and Businessman or Businesswoman of the Year. Business nominees were eligible for categories including Employer of Choice and Large, Mid-Size, or Small Business of the Year.
Volunteer of the Year – Robin Hall, Relay for Life Gilbert
Gilbert Leadership Award – Candy Body, Resource Leadership Group
Businessman of the Year – Brett Manning, Silent-Aire USA
Businesswoman of the Year – Stacey Coronado, 20 Volume Salon and Spa
Employer of Choice – San Tan Ford
Small Business of the Year – The Nitro Live Icecreamery
Mid-Size Business of the Year – School of Rock
Large Business of the Year – Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Other Individual Honorees
Allison Beavers, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jeff Breid, CarLife Gilbert
Members of the Chamber’s Business and Education Committee
Jasmine Holmes, 910 West
Andrew John, John’s Refrigeration
Carol May, Wisdom Natural Brands
Valerie Merrill, Legacy Traditional School Gilbert
Robert Mitchell, Showtime Realty Professionals
Jän Simon, Canyon Lands Insurance
Other Business Honorees
Dignity Health Urgent Care in Gilbert
Employee Benefit Exchange Corp.
Nominees were required to provide a written submission and to participate in a panel interview. For each nominee, the written submission and the panel interview were scored by a review committee to determine today’s results.
The luncheon also celebrated the Gilbert Chamber’s 40th Anniversary, including a look back at past logos and Board Chairs.
“The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce has dedicated more than 4 decades to this community by advocating for businesses, planning for our community’s future, giving back through our non-profits, and partnering to make this an amazing Town to do business, raise families, shop, dine, and play,” said Kathy Tilque, President and CEO of the Gilbert Chamber. “Our Chamber’s mission and business plan has always been guided by a Governing Board of Directors. And we have had some visionary Board Chairs over the years – they have provided their guidance and leadership to grow this Chamber.”