2019 Salute to Business Luncheon Press Release and Media Advisory

We are proud to share our Press Release and Media Advisory about our 2019 Salute to Business Luncheon.

PRESS RELEASE

Press Contact: Greg Newman, Executive Director
Telephone: (559) 299-7363

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.clovischamber.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2019

Begin the New Year by Celebrating Local Leaders at the 2019 Salute to Business Luncheon

For Immediate Release

January 8, 2019 – Clovis, CA.

The Clovis Chamber of Commerce is starting off the New Year by honoring community leaders at their 2019 Salute to Business Luncheon on Tuesday, January 29. You are cordially invited to attend this prestigious recognition of the 2018 team and welcome the new 2019 group of distinguished award winners. Join us for a delicious lunch followed by a special program from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm at the Clovis Veteran Memorial District, on 808 4th Street in Clovis.

The outgoing Clovis Chamber Board Chair, Jimmy Dunn of California Health Sciences University, will reflect on the many achievements of 2018 before passing along the gavel to the incoming Chair, Matthew Grundy of Habitat for Humanity. Expect a lively update for the New Year of Chamber networking and educational opportunities. Discover our roster of exciting events and programs for 2019. Learn about the enhanced online membership directory, The Chamber Review digital magazine, and the Community Lifestyle Guide, all designed to help our members experience business success.

Meet the 2019 honorees:

Dwight Kroll, Director of Planning for the City of Clovis, will receive the Einar Cook Leadership Award. This honor is bestowed upon the individual that effectively transforms their vision for the Clovis community into reality. Just look around Clovis and witness how Dwight’s urban planning genius has helped Clovis grow by leaps and bounds. His influence can be seen in the expansion Centennial Plaza and SoFi, and the pathways that connect buildings in Old Town Clovis.

Pat Ricchiuti, of P-R Farms, will be honored as the Businessperson of the Year. P-R Farms, Inc., established in 1956, is a Ricchiuti Family Farms operation. Pat expanded the farm operations by adding a retail store, Enzo’s Table, an almond hulling and processing facility in Madera, and a recently-completed olive oil milling operation that produces extra virgin organic olive oil sold under the label of Enzo.

Republic Services will be honored as Business of the Year. High quality solid waste, green waste, recycling, transfer and disposal services are the star features of Republic Services for 40 years and counting. Their curbside pickup for residential and commercial customers extends throughout the Central Valley, from Clovis, Fresno, and beyond. Republic Services stands out for keeping safety paramount. General Manager, Keith Hester, is proud of his 95 exemplary employees for their emphasis on quality of service.

Ellie Huston will receive the Chamber Ambassador of the Year with a special Lifetime Achievement Award. Known as the “Duchess of Clovis”, Ellie’s involvement as a Clovis Chamber Ambassador began some 30 years ago, when she first owned Fashion Crossroads in Old Town Clovis. She held a seat on the Clovis Chamber Board of Directors for over 25 years, as well. Her extensive involvement in the Clovis community includes her volunteer work for Clovis Tourism, Hind’s Hospice, and B.O.O.T. Ellie’s personal leadership makes a profound impact on many Clovis locals.

The Director of the Year will be announced during this luncheon. Don’t miss the opportunity to applaud all this year’s honorees.

The Clovis Chamber of Commerce gives special thanks to the Presenting Sponsor, the Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Chamber also wishes to thank Gold Sponsors for this event: Republic Services, Wawona Frozen Foods, Donaghy Sales, Moore Than SEO, and MSI Media Solutions, Inc. along with Silver Sponsors, the City of Clovis, Clovis Community College, Cook Land Company, California Health Sciences University, and House of JuJu.

Gain special recognition as a Presenting, Gold, or Silver Sponsor for the 2019 Clovis Chamber Salute to Business Luncheon. With sponsorship, you’ll receive a table for eight at the luncheon and your ad placed in The Chamber Review. Find out about sponsorship levels and sign up to attend this special yearly luncheon at the Clovis Chamber website.  Contact Diana Hunnicutt at (559) 299-7363 by January 11th to take advantage of sponsorships.

The Ticket and table reservation deadline is January 15th, or register on the 2019 Salute to Business events page here. For reservation information, contact [email protected] or call (559) 299-7363.

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PHOTOS & ARTWORK INCLUDED WITH THIS RELEASE

Dwight Kroll, Director of Planning, City of Clovis

2019 Einar Cook Award Recipient

Pat Ricchiuti, P-R Farms

2019 Businessperson of the Year

Republic Services

2019 Business of the Year

Ellie Huston, Chamber Ambassador of the Year

Special Lifetime Achievement Award

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MEDIA ADVISORY

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR
January 29, 2019

For more information contact:
Greg Newman
Executive Director
[email protected]

(559) 299-7363

Clovis, California
Begin the New Year by Celebrating Local Leaders at the Clovis Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Salute to Business Luncheon

The Clovis Chamber of Commerce is starting off the New Year by honoring community leaders at their 2019 Salute to Business Luncheon on Tuesday, January 29. You are cordially invited to attend this prestigious recognition of the 2018 team and welcome the new 2019 group of distinguished award winners. Join us for a delicious lunch followed by a special program from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm at the Clovis Veteran Memorial District, on 808 4th Street in Clovis.

Among business leaders receiving awards are Dwight Kroll, Director of Planning, for the City of Clovis who will be honored at the Einar Cook Award Recipient for 2019. The Clovis Chamber will also honor Republic Services as the 2019 Business of the Year and Pat Ricchiuti, of P-R Farms, as the 2019 Business Person of the Year. The 2019 Chamber Ambassador of the Year, Ellie Huston, will also receive a special Lifetime Achievement Award and the Director of the Year will be announced during this luncheon.

WHO: Clovis Chamber of Commerce awards Dwight Kroll, Pat Ricchiuti, Republic Services, and Ellie Huston.
WHAT: 2019 Salute to Business Luncheon
WHEN: January 29, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Clovis Veteran Memorial District on 808 4th Street in Clovis, CA

The Ticket and table reservation deadline is January 15th, or register for the 2019 Salute to Business Luncheon here. For reservation information, contact [email protected] or call (559) 299-7363.

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The Clovis Chamber of Commerce helps businesses and members grow through networking, marketing, and community involvement. The mission of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce is to advocate and support a healthy business environment which improves the quality of life in Clovis.

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