The 2023 Carlsbad Business Achievement & Distinction (CBAD) Awards Winners Announced

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce honored 6 businesses, 2 nonprofits, 3 teachers, 2 administrators, 1 Carlsbad Police Officer, and a dozen long-term chamber members at the 2023 Carlsbad Business Achievement & Distinction Awards. 

Carlsbad Business Achievement & Distinction Awards Winners: 
Business of the Year (Small Business): Calsense
Business of the Year (Large Business): John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air
Best Place to Work: BrightStar Care of Carlsbad
Community Impact: Senior Care Options, LLC
Innovator of the Year: Investing by Design
Nonprofit of the Year: Community Resource Center
People’s Choice Award: Solutions for Change
Kindness Inspiration Award: Bitchin’​ Sauce
High School Teacher of the Year: Aimee Nava, Carlsbad High School
Middle School Teacher of the Year: Dave Pier, Aviara Oaks Middle School
Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Candace Wright, Mission Estancia
Principal of the Year: Michael Ecker, Calavera Hills Middle School
Educational Excellence Award: Rosemary Eshelman, Carlsbad Unified School District
Police Officer of the Year: Jackie Pacheco, Carlsbad Police Department

Long-Term Carlsbad Chamber Member Honorees: 
EMD Electronics – 35 Years
Tri-City Hospital Foundation – 35 Years
Bandemer Accountancy Corp. Corp. – 30 Years
Spangler Realty, Inc. – 30 Years
Days Inn Carlsbad – 25 Years
Days Inn Oceanside – 25 Years
John Stevenson, Plumbing, Heating & Air – 25 Years
La Costa Glen Carlsbad – 25 Years
Modern Postcard – 25 Years
Museum of Making Music Music – 25 Years
MyPoint Credit Union – 20 Years

Sponsors for the #2023CBADAwards include Grand Pacific ResortsTri-City Medical Center, and Wells Fargo.