Nominees for the 2019 Chamber Gala Announced, Voting Now Open

February 26, 2019 10:59 am


It is one of the most exciting times of the year – getting to announce who is nominated for the annual Chamber Awards Gala! After weeks of receiving nominations from around town, the community has spoken. The nominees for the annual Awards are as follows:

Business Person of the Year:

  • Stephenie Bjorkman – Sami Fine Jewelry & Unique Gifts
  • Carolyn Redendo – Softrita
  • Scott Schlossberg – Farmers Insurance
  • Larry Webster – HS3 Roof King & HS3 General Contracting

Entrepreneur of the Year:

  • Jennifer Allshouse – Allshouse Home Watch
  • Mike Jones – Discount Air Care
  • Alice Novotny – Hob Nob Catering

Young Professional of the Year:

  • Brent Cruikshank – The Fountain Hills Times
  • Sharron Gryzbowski – Scentsy Sharron
  • Jerrod Stearnes – Thrivent Financial

Community Volunteer of the Year:

  • Paul Appledorn
  • Bill Beamish
  • Cay Svob

Customer Service of the Year:

  • Natalie Hogeboom – Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant
  • Stephenie Lochner – Sami Fine Jewelry & Unique Gifts
  • Doug Poll – Brooklyn Bedding
  • Sophia Yates – T-Mobile

Teacher of the Year:

  • Amanda Baca – Fountain Hills Middle School
  • Jill Cooper – McDowell Mountain Elementary School
  • Danielle Fisher – McDowell Mountain Elementary School
  • Mary McDonald – Fountain Hills Middle School
  • Patti Schultz – Fountain Hills Middle School
  • Lynn Truby – Fountain Hills High School
  • Ivy Violette – Fountain Hills Middle School

Heatlth Service Award:

  • Fountain Hills Hearing Health
  • HealthSource Chiropractic
  • Parkview Dentistry
  • The Healing Place

Voting is now open, and will close March 25th. Only members of the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce may submit a vote. An email with the link to vote was sent to all members Tuesday, February 26th.

After the voting period, the Chamber of Commerce Board will use the nominations and voting results to name a winner for each category. In addition to the awards listed above, there are four other awards that did not need nominations or voting; Chamber Volunteer of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, the Tourism Award, and, the Mayor’s Award.

All award winners will be announced at the 2019 Chamber Awards Gala. The Gala will be held on Friday, April 26th from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Fountain Hills Community Center. The theme this year is “The Black and White Gala”, and all attendees are encouraged to dress to theme (semi-formal attire).

Registration/RSVP’s for the 2019 Chamber Gala is now open. To save yourself a seat (or table), please click HERE! All RSVP’s are due April 8th. Sponsorships for the 2019 Gala are also available. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Betsy LaVoi using the email!

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