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Date:      November 9, 2012

Contact: Emily Pulley

  Communications Director

  Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce

  (951) 676-5090

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TEMECULA, CA – Each year the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce honors exceptional businesses, service/charitable organizations, and individuals with the title of Business or Citizen of the Year, during the annual Awards Gala. Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce members nominated businesses, and individuals they felt to be outstanding in their service to the community, business values, and leadership. Business, Service/Charitable Organization, Citizen and Valley Young Professional of the Year winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Congratulations to the following businesses and individuals for being nominated:



Sterling Business of the Year Nominees

A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure

AAMCO of Temecula

Amante & Associates Insurance Solutions, Inc.

The Beauty Studio

Brighton Collectibles

Clear Blue Promotions

Cornerstone E&S Insurance Services

David Neault Associates

Dogtopia of Temecula

Europa Village

Gentry Studio

Hopes Chest Co.

Julie Ngo Agency State Farm Insurance

*Modal Logic Inc

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Temecula Insurance Services

The Valley Business Journal

Virtual Outsourcing Solutions

Wine Country Notary 



Bronze Business of the Year Nominees

AppleOne Employment Services

Baron's Marketplace

California Bank & Trust

CLB Media

*Financial Accounting Services, Inc.

Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle

Juice It Up

Kid's World

Killarney's Restaurant & Irish Pub

Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball

Murrieta Day Spa

Pacific Western Bank

Promenade Temecula

*Sunset One Escrow 


Gold Business of the Year Nominees

CR&R Recycling & Refuse Service

John Hine Mazda

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Temecula Valley Drywall, Inc.

Tilted Kilt

*Wilson Creek Winery 


Platinum Business of the Year Nominees

Embassy Suites Hotel - Temecula Valley Wine Country

FFF Enterprises

*Kaiser Permanente


Pala Mesa Resort

Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac

Rancho Ford Lincoln

Temecula Creek Inn



Service/Charitable Organization of the Year Nominees

All From the Heart

Assistance League of Temecula

Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County

Charity for Charity

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

EDC of Southwest California

Habitat For Humanity Inland Valley

Inland Empire Small Business Development Center

Michelle's Place

*Rotary Club of Old Town Temecula  

Rotary Club of Temecula

Special Olympics Southern California Temecula Valley Area


Citizen of the Year Nominees

Steve Amante

*Maryann Edwards

Soledad Escobedo

*LouEllen Ficke

Terry Gilmore

Chad Harris

John Kelliher

Michael Klein

Rachel Mason

Christine McCusker

Jami McNees

Craig Puma

Adam Ruiz

Yvonne Ruiz

Trish Shea

Anne Unmacht 


Valley Young Professional of the Year Nominees

Christine Chappell

Jason DeArmond

Jason Hope

Mark Merritt

Jennifer Rasmussen

Dane Wunderlich


* As per nomination criteria, elected officials, businesses with a member join date less than one year from time of nomination and past award winners for three consecutive years following their win  are not eligible to win.


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