Greater Irvine Chamber Announces 2019 Business Award Nominees
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The Greater Irvine Chamber has announced the 2019 nominees for its annual Business Awards. Through this award program, the Chamber recognizes businesses and individuals in Irvine that have demonstrated the principles of community service, volunteerism, and the best traditions of good corporate citizenship in five categories: Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, Business Philanthropist of the Year, Emerging Business Leader of the Year, and Entrepreneur of the Year.
Award recipients will be formally recognized at the Chamber’s Celebrate Irvine event on Friday, June 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd.
- Ahmad Afzal, Common Sense Eating
- Antis Roofing & Waterproofing
- Balloonzilla LLC
- Brandman University
- Easterseals Southern California
- Families Forward
- Hoag Orthopedic Institute
- Greg Krueger, Uplift Transport
- Lion’s Heart
- Courtney Nakagawa, Morton’s The Steakhouse
- Orange County United Way
- Sullivan Solar Power
- Uplift Transport
- Wells Fargo
- Your Wealth Effect
For the first time, the Spirit of Hospitality Award will be presented during the program. The award will recognize a back-of-house or front-of-house hospitality professional in Irvine who exhibits exemplary behavior in workplace knowledge, customer service, problem-solving, relationship building, and creating a warm welcome for visitors.
- Iris Rios, Hilton
- Ana Galeana, Hyatt House
- Erin Wilson, Wyndham
- Abraham Vera, Hilton
- Maria Sanchez, Embassy Suites
- Patricia Bingham, Marriott Irvine Spectrum
- Alexis Martinez, Hyatt House
- Ramiro Carranza, Irvine Marriott
- James McGuine, Homewood Inn & Suites
- Saul Lopez, Wyndham
- Leticia Johnson, Hilton
In addition to the award presentation, guests will receive a special message from Irvine Mayor Christina Shea, as well as a city update from Mayor Pro Tem Anthony Kuo during the program.
Tickets for Celebrate Irvine are $55 for Greater Irvine Chamber members, and $75 for guests. Lunch and complimentary parking are included. Sponsorships and tables are available for purchase.
City of Hope Orange County is the Presenting Sponsor for Celebrate Irvine 2019.
For award and event sponsorship information, contact Kaitlynn Irvine.
Category: Chamber News, Business Achievement Awards