SOLANA BEACH — The 2010 Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award went to California Pizza Kitchen and to Realty Executives Pacific Gold at the Chamber’s 67th annual Installation Dinner on March 24, at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Both businesses are well-known for their exemplary leadership and outstanding community service.
More than 95 members, community leaders and guests attended the event, which honored outstanding businesses and individuals for their dedication to the Solana Beach Community.
Marjorie Petre and Dave Stubbs received the Civic Member of the Year award for their significant contributions during the 2010 chamber year. Marcia Lee was honored with the 2010 Solana Beach Chamber Ambassador of the Year award in recognition of her commitment and support of the Solana Beach Chamber.
More-Than-30-Years awards went to CPA Thomas M. Campbell, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Dave Stubbs Real Estate, Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, Lomas Santa Fe Mobil, Santa Fe Christian Schools, Marguerite Shimmons, MiraCosta College, Pacific Executive Plaza, San Diego Gas & Electric, Solana Hotel, Inc., The Turnbull Company and Wells Fargo Bank.
In addition to the presentation of the awards, the chamber installed its 2011 executive board of directors. David Carroll, retired advertising and marketing executive, was sworn in as 2011 Chamber president; Carolyn Cohen, Realty Executives Pacific Gold, as vice president; Leslie Martin, Leslie Martin CPA, as secretary; Mark Tackabery, American Assets, Inc., as treasurer and Stephen I. Ostrow, attorney at law, as sergeant-at-arms.
The chamber 2011 board of directors was also sworn in at the event by Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner. Returning board members include Bryan Fuller, Java Depot; Martin Schmidt, Attorney at Law and Peter Zahn, attorney at law, Counsel Direct Law Services. New to the board in 2011 are Anthony Chadwell, Chadwell Center for Health; Kimberly Duggan, community director, Solana Highlands Apartment Homes; Jewel Edson, event planner, JEM; Daniel E. Powell, assets manager; and Jason Smith, State Farm.
Returning chamber ambassadors sworn in incuded Marcia Lee, president, San Diego County Credit Union; Charlie Burkett, Union Bank; David A. Cain, David. A Cain Insurance; and Ryan Godfrey, San Diego County Credit Union. New Ambassadors for 2011 are Emily Behrmann, New Wave Real Estate; Christie Perez, State Farm; and Gayle Valentino, real estate agent, Evergreen Realty and Associates, Inc.
Special thanks to, Solana Beach Chamber Executive Director Frida Silveira; Solana Beach Chamber Vice President Carolyn Cohen; Debb Beymer, Promotional Works and Anna Roto, AKA Printing for all their hard work in making the event a success.
Since its inception in 1947, the Solana Beach Chamber has been dedicated to our members’ growth and our community’s prosperity. Elected by its membership, the Chamber Executive Board and Board of Directors establish Chamber policies and set the goals and objectives of the organization. The Chamber is committed to improving the economic vitality of the city of Solana Beach through building a vibrant business environment for its members.