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Mesa Chamber Announces 99th Annual Leadership Awards

MESA, Ariz.April 5, 2011 - The Mesa Chamber of Commerce today announced the business nominees and award recipients for the 99th Annual Leadership Awards honoring excellence in Business, Education, Tourism and Community Service.  They will be honored at a dinner on April 19, 2011 at the Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa. “These nominees and award recipients represent the very best of Mesa,” said Jim Winterton, Vice President of Johnson Bank and Chairman of the Board of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce.  “The wide range of businesses, those representing education and tourism are what makes this city a great place to do business.” The business nominees (3 per category of small, medium and large businesses) were chosen from suggestions from Mesa Chamber members. The following are the Nominees and Award Winners: Business Awards Nominees – Winners will be Announced at the Dinner


Small Business      
Gateway Bank  
Impact Auto Body   
 Ocean Air


Medium Business     
 East Valley Disaster Services  
LeBaron & Carroll, LLC    
Westcor (Fiesta Mall and Superstition Springs Center)


Large Business     
Mountain Vista Medical Center   
 Southwest Ambulance  


Education Awards Recipients


Teacher of the Year sponsored by TruWest Credit Union – Dee Brown, Skyline High School

Student of the Year sponsored by Express Employment Services – Stephanie Kha, Senior, Red Mountain High School

Professor of the Year – Mary Corki Stewart, Mesa Community College  


Tourism Awards Recipients
Sponsored by the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tourism Lifetime Achievement – Landmark Restaurant Tourism Lifetime Achievement – T.C. Eggingtons Brunchery Tourism Spirit of Service – Longbow Golf Club  


Other Award Recipients

SCF Arizona Safety Award – Invision Auto Body

Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year – To Be Announced at the Dinner


Event Details: The Leadership Awards Dinner will be held on April 19, 2011, 5:30 pm Reception, 6:30 pm Dinner and Awards. The location is the Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa, 1011 West Holmes Ave. in Mesa. All Mesa businesses and residents are encouraged to attend.  The cost is $50 per person, $450 for a table of ten.  Registration is requested at www.mesachamber.org or by calling the Chamber at 480-969-1307 ext. 26.


About the Mesa Chamber of Commerce -- Since 1912, the Mesa Chamber has been the leading voice and strong advocate of the over 15,000 businesses in the city of Mesa, Arizona.  Its mission is to maintain and strengthen a prosperous business climate in Mesa and to enhance the quality of life in the community.  A member-supported civic organization, the Mesa Chamber is an influential leader in the development of Mesa -- currently the 39th largest city in the United States.

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