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Celebrate Tualatin nominees chosen


Award winners will be announced at April 24 luncheon

As a way to recognize outstanding service by volunteers, businesses and organizations, the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce submitted names of nominees for seven different award categories. The names were deliberated over and whittled down into a more concise group by the six Celebrate Tualatin Committee members.

Chamber members then voted from that list for the nominee they felt was the most deserving from each category. When voting commences this week, the committee will tally up the votes and announce the winners at the Celebrate Tualatin Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, at the Tualatin Country Club.

Below is the list of nominees:

Business Leader of the Year Award goes to someone within the Tualatin Chamber who has made significant and lasting contributions to the Tualatin community.

Ryan Miller, Rick Pendleton, Steve White, Janet Dalton

Rookie of the Year Award is presented to someone who has been a chamber business member for less than a year, but actively tries to bring together business and community, often through volunteering.

Joan Riley, Dave Boring, Ashley Cone, Dr. Larry Burks

Spirit of Tualatin Award goes to a person, group, club or business who has been devoted to community volunteering, but often without notice. The nominees lead by example and their contributions make Tualatin a better place to live.

Yvonne Addington, Ed Casey, Carol Palmer, Dale Potts

Best Networking Event of the Year Award goes to the chamber business that held the event with the best location, attendance, food, prizes, referrals and entertainment.

Blakeslee Estate and Vineyard, Lakeside Bistro, Lee Farms, Grange, Berkshire Hathaway

Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to the person who continuously gives substantial volunteer hours to the chamber and encourages the idea of business and community unity.

Jim Ruiz, Tamara J. Hufford-Wong, Carolyn Horne, Lindy Hughes, Joan Riley

Outstanding Community Small/Medium Business Service Award is presented to a small or medium business that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and involvement in Tualatin.

Miller Insurance, Daltons Catering, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Jersey Mike’s

Outstanding Community Large Business Service Award is presented to a large business that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and involvement in Tualatin.

LAM Research, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, PGE, Fred Meyer.

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