The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce announces the finalists, as voted by Valley Chamber members, for the 2016 Awards of Excellence, a program recognizing business and community achievements.
The finalists for the following categories are:
Nonprofit of the Year
Free Handyman Services for Disabled Veterans
Union Gospel Mission
Heart of the Community Award
Chief Brian Asmus
HUB Sports Center
Numerica Credit Union
Small Business of the Year
ActionCOACH Business Coaching
Brewz on Barker
Brickhouse Massage & Coffee Bar
Medium Business of the Year
Dave’s Bar & Grill
Large Business of the Year
Providence Health & Services
Entrepreneur of the Year
Chef Adam Hegsted, Eat Good Group
Monica Reed, Barre Belle Fitness
Deanna Tiemann, Squishy Peanut Marketing
Three additional categories to be announced are Educator of the Year from the school districts served by the Chamber, Chamber Volunteer of the Year, and Chamber Ambassador of the Year.
The award winners, selected by vote of Valley Chamber members, will be announced at the Annual Gem of the Valley Awards Gala on Friday, Jan. 20 at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley. The gala will feature live entertainment by Spokane Brass Quintet, a gourmet dinner and special “Gem of the Valley” auction.
A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the 2016 Harry E. Nelson Citizen of the Year Award to Frank Tombari, senior vice president, Banner Bank. From nominations received, the Citizen of the Year is chosen by past recipients of the award and current Valley Chamber executive board members.
For more information and ticket reservations, go to spokanevalleychamber.org, check the Valley Chamber Facebook page, or call the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce at 924-4994.