East County Chamber of Commerce honors East County businesses and individuals
Gourmet food, a silent auction, opportunity drawings and a lot of East County businesses networking were the preamble to the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual East County Honors. Held at the Barona Resort & Casino Golf Events Center on Feb. 6, the best of East County businesses got together for an evening of awards and celebrations.
With Master of Ceremonies, San Diego Padres television broadcasts color analyst Mark Grant, and El Cajon’s Man of the Year Steve Hamann (incoming chair for the Board of Directors) and Chairwoman for the Board for the SDECCOC, after food and networking, they set out to recognize businesses and individuals for their direct impact on promoting and impacting the local communities in East County.
After swearing in the 2015 Board of Directors, Arabo, Immediate Past Chair and Grant began recognizing some of the best that East County has to offer.
In honoring the 2104 Community Service Honorees, community involvement, ethics, integrity and contribution in working on behalf of the SDECCOC were all factors in those whom were chosen by a voting committee of the SDECCOC 2014.
2014 Community Service Honorees
Public Service Person of the Year Award
Gloria Chadwick, Grossmont Hospital District
Community Partner of the Year
Sophie’s Gallery and Gift Shop
Volunteer of the Year
Dana Rivers Sass, Boys & Girls Club chair president
Business & Education Person of the Year
Teri Sprecco, director, Career Technical Education at Grossmont Union High School District
Leadership East County Award
Mike Stowers, Run East County St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon, 5k, & Green Mile
Ambassador of the Year
Cameron Stewart, SDECCOC ambassador
There were no easy choices in choosing the 2014 Business of the Year with so many recognizable businesses in all shapes and fashions. With a overwhelming number of nominees that displayed outstanding community involvement, from micro to large businesses, the following were honored.
2014 Businesses of the Year
Micro Business of the Year Award
Pure Light & Cleaning Specialist
Small Business of the Year Award
Medium Business of the Year Award
Team XL Staffing & Security
Large Business of the Year Award
Sharp Grossmont Hospital