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Chamber reveals award recipients

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 28th, 2012

KING CITY — The King City Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture announced the winners of its Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Friend of the Community awards this past week.

On Nov. 20, the King City Chamber surprised John Ramirez and Alex Romans with the announcement that Big Valley Labor and Mission Ranches had won the Business of the Year award. Earlier that same day, the Chamber surprised Floyd Owens at his place of business, Chevron, with the announcement that he had won the Citizen of the Year award.

On Nov. 21, the Chamber arranged to have Kathy Merritt in town, where she was surprised at Denny’s with the announcement that she had won the Friend of the Community award.

The King City Chamber will hold a dinner in the winners’ honor on Feb. 2, 2013, at the Orradre Building at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds. Tickets will be available soon.

Each year, the King City Chamber awards these titles. People and organizations can nominate other business, organizations, and people to win these awards if they meet the criteria. The Business of the Year award requires that the business’ principal place of business be in the King City area, that the business contributes to the community in more than one aspect, and that the business has been in the area for three years or more. The Citizen of the Year award requires that the person lives in King City, Lockwood, Jolon, Pine Canyon, Bitterwater, San Lucas, or San Ardo. It also requires that the person contributes to the community in more than one aspect and that they have lived in the area for three years or more. The Friend of the Community award requires that a person/persons, organization, or business have been actively involved in the community. The Chamber reviews nominations each year and picks the winners.

For the complete article see the 11-28-2012 issue.

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