Pictured above: Members of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce’s Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance, which was named the Chamber’s Committee of the Year for 2014.
The final First Friday Breakfast of 2014 gave the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce the opportunity to pay tribute to those who contributed to the Chamber’s continued success: its volunteers.
Held at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa’s Poinsettia Room, the First Friday Breakfast had a holiday-tinged feel to it. Each Chamber committee presented a Committee Member of the Year Award. The Chamber also presented a Committee of the Year Award, a Chairperson of the Year Awards and awards for meritorious service and other special awards.
“The Chamber is where it is today because of the hard work and dedication of those who give of themselves — not for self interest — but selflessly, because they want to help the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce forge the future, and maintain Carlsbad’s business community the thriving engine that it has been for decades to come,” said Ted Owen, president and CEO of the Chamber.
The following awards were presented:
COMMITTEE MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Ambassador Committee — Carolyn Reinmiller, Carolyn B. Reinmiller Public Relations
Business Resource Committee — Michael Glenn, Printsmith Solutions, Inc.
Education Committee — Lisa Rodman, Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
Government Affairs Committee — Warren Ruis, SDG&E
Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance — David Harrison, City of Carlsbad
Sustainability Committee — Warren Ruis, SDG&E
Technology Advisory Committee — Daniel Tweddell, Higher Power SEO
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON OF THE YEAR
Paula Anderson, First Citizens Bank
COMMITEE OF THE YEAR
Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance
Tom Bwarie, Signature Hand Engraving
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Warren Ruis, SDG&E
MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARDS
- Deb Beddoe, YourOpsManager
- Carmen Rene, Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Don Sando, Strategic Results Group
For photos of the winners, see the gallery below