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April 20, 2018 | Fountain Hills community center


Join us for the 2018’s Chamber Gala, featuring a “Country Western” them, including live entertainment during the cocktail hour, a fun and festive dinner with dessert and the annual awards and recognition program. 



The Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce is proud to present awards to business professionals who exemplify the qualities of leadership, community spirit, volunteerism, and entrepreneurship. Below you will see a list of winners for the 2018 Awards ceremony:

Business Person of the Year: Jay Schlum, Arizona Living Team/REMax Sun Properties

Entrepreneur of the Year: Mike Scharnow, Thrivent Financial

Mayor’s Award: Juan Gonzales, Senor Taco

Tourism Award: Andrew Day, Daylite Films

Under 40 Business Professional: Alyssa Rodakis, Phil’s Filling Station

Non-Profit of the Year: River of Time Museum

Health Service Award: Dr. Ahn Jibben, Capella Eyecare

Customer Service Award: Kassi Herbt, CopperWynd Resort & Club

Teacher of the Year: Michelle McElroy

Ambassador of the Year: Jean Linzer

Community Volunteer of the Year: Clayton Corey

Chamber Volunteer of the Year: Charlie Keller




2017 Awards: Last year’s Swingin’ 50’s themed Gala featured award recognition for the following categories: Business Person of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Customer Service Award of the Year. The Award process requires nomination (no self-nominations) and committee selection prior to being awarded. One award (person, company, organization) per category is presented.

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Friday, April 20, 2018


Fountain Hills Community Center


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