UXL Awards

The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce proudly introduced a new annual program in 2009 to honor and celebrate the exceptional businesses and individuals of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce that have made a difference in our community. Nominations are open to everyone. You may nominate yourself or another who you think is deserving of consideration. Categories include Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Educator of the Year, Innovator of the Year, and Small Business Person of the Year.

If you would like to nominate a Business of the Year or Citizen of the Year for 2017, please click here.

 For the past seven years, recipients have included the following:

2016

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Citizen of the Year, Kathleen Odne

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Vistors Bureau Chair of the Board, Linda Rimac Colberg

Business of the Year recipient, De La Housaye & Associates represented by Angela De La Housaye

 

 

 2015

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Citizen of the Year:  Eric Rudney, Rudney Associates (left)

Business of the Year: Diablo Publications, Barney Fonzi accepting (right)



 

 

 

 2014

                               

Business of the Year: Quickmount PV                              Citizen of the Year: Dan Ashley

 

2013

Citizen of the Year:  Primo Facchini

Business of the Year: Ingrid James, James Consolidated, Inc.

 

2012

Educator of the Year: Peggy Shelby

Citizen of the Year:  Janet Abrams

Business of the Year: Ron Brown

 

2011

Educator of the Year:  Rita Ziga – Brown, Walnut Creek Intermediate

Citizen of the Year:  Bryan Welden, Bryan Welden Painting

Business of the Year: Bonnie Water, Changes Salon & Day Spa

 

2010

Educator of the Year:  Deborah Walker, Buena Vista Elementary

Citizen of the Year:  Richard D. DuBey Jr.

Business of the Year:  Diablo Auto Specialists, Tim Stussi

Small Business Person of the Year:  Rocco Biale 

Innovator of the Year:  U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute