Annual Awards

Each year the Visalia Chamber of Commerce honors those businesses and individuals who consistently go above and beyond to support our community.  The following winners were selected at the 2016 Annual Awards on June 16:

Emerging Leader
JR Shannon

Non-Profit of the Year
Bethlehem Center

Small Business of the Year
El Rosal

Medium Business of the Year
Giant Chevrolet Cadillac

Large Business of the Year
KRC Safety

Woman of the Year
Rita Crandall

Man of the Year
Tom Johnson

Congratulations to all of the winners, finalists and nominees!

 

 
 
 

2016 Annual Awards - Medium Business of the Year Nominees

Congratulations to the winner - Giant Chevrolet Cadillac!

2016 Annual Awards - Large Business of the Year Nominees

Congratulations to the winner - KRC Safety!

 

2016 Annual Awards - Small Business of the Year Nominees

Congratulations to the winner - El Rosal!

 

2016 Annual Awards - Man of the Year

Congratulations to the winner - Tom Johnson!

 

2016 Annual Awards - Woman of the Year

Congratulations to the winner - Rita Crandall!

 

2016 Annual Awards - Non Profit of the Year Nominees

Congratulations to the winner - Bethlehem Center!


Man of the Year Recipients

 

2015 – Donn Ritter
2014 – Bob Line
2013 – Steve Salomon
2012 – Tom Link
2011 – Phillip Hornburg
2010 – Alan George
2009 – Allan Fisher
2008 – William Nash
2007 – Randy Zeeb
2006 – Dr. Don Goodyear
2005 – Frank Serpa
2004 – Andy Mangano
2003 – Bob Felts
2002 – David Hyde
2001 – Bruce McDermott
2000 – Tony Salierno
1999 – Cal Bennett
1998 – Pete Giotta
1997 – Harry Wood
1996 – Eugene V. Ross
1995 – Stan Simpson

1994 – George Tiss, M.D.
1993 – Bob Marshall
1992 – Berkley Johnson
1991 – John Castiglione, M.D.
1990 – Andrew Balerud
1989 – Reinold Peterson
1988 – Bill Wittman
1987 – Manuel Hernandez
1986 – J.H. Brady, M.D.
1985 – J. Pierce Gannon
1984 – Dick Shannon
1983 – James Mathews
1982 – John Gates, M.D.
1981 – Bob McLain
1980 – Albert Pearson
1979 – Bob Harrell
1978 – Harry Tow
1977 – Dudley R. Hadley
1976 – John Brackett
1975 – Bennett D. O’Dell
1974 – Ben E. Russell

1973 - G. R. Ruddell
1972 – Edmund L. Vollmer
1971 – Dana L. Clancy
1970 – Maynard Faught
1969 – Edmund Hurlbutt
1968 – N. Elson Gaebe
1967 – Wayne G. Shelley
1966 – Lawrence J. Williams
1965 – John Copley
1964 – Allen Grant
1963 – H. WM. Shenck
1962 – Edward Mollan
1961 – George Tschumy
1960 – Wes Kottmeir, Sr.
1959 – L.R. Quinby
1958 – Ira J. Chrisman
1957 – Jack L. Davis
1956 – J. Thomas Crowe
1955 – Stary Gange
1954 – Roy McLain
1953 – C.T. Buckman


Woman of the Year Recipients 

 

2015 – Barbara Mayeda
2014 – Marie Morrison
2013 – Nina Clancy
2012 – Lynn Myrviss
2011 – Barbra Hood
2010 – Marilynn Mitchell
2009 – Sherry Tietjens
2008 – Karen Cooper
2007 – Carolyn Rose
2006 – Marilyn Barr
2005 – Vicki Stasch
2004 – Dru Quesnoy
2003 – Jo Ann Ross
2002 – Mary Salierno

2001 – G. A. Gindick
2000 – Mary T. Hill
1999 – Kay Truesdale
1998 – Rita Hill
1997 – Marsh Peltzer
1996 – Senaida Garcia
1995 – Laurie Isham
1994 – Pat Felts
1993 – Sister Kenneth Quinn
1992 – Betty Anthony
1991 – Emily Johns
1990 – Janet Sanford-Amandes
1989 – Betty McLain
1988 – Jane Bryant

1987 – Katharine Nelson
1986 – Mary Louise Vivier
1985 – Mickie Robertson
1984 – Sister Ursula Petemell
1983 – Eunice E. Riso
1982 – Nita Matthews
1981 – Louise Wyeth
1980 – Margaret Foley
1979 – Juanita A. Hurlbutt
1978 – Joyce Pearson
1977 – Lillian Lewis
1976 – Cleo B. Kertels
1975 – Sylvia K. Johns
1974 – Annie R. Mitchell


Emerging Leader Recipients

2015 - Matt Seals

2014 - Matt Graham, Jennifer Pendergraft, July Hong


Business of the Year Recipients

 

2015
Large – Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores West Coast         Distribution
Medium – Seals/Biehle, Inc.
Small – Companion Animal Medical Ctr.
Non-Profit – Family Services of Tulare County

2014
Large – Visalia Medical Clinic
Medium – ServiceMaster by Benevento
Small – Zylstra Automotive
Non-Profit – CASA of Tulare County

2013
Large – Valley Business Bank
Medium – Visalia Rawhide Baseball Club
Small – Gerald Schneider, DDS
Agri – Koetsier Dairies
Non-Profit – Visalia Rescue Mission

2012
Large – Walmart
Medium – Delta Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Small – Accelerated Receivables Group
Agri – J.C. Landsdowne

2011
Large – Visalia Community Bank
Medium – Central Valley Business Forms
Small – Franks’ Appliances
Agri – Lagomarsino Group

2010
Large – Costco Wholesale
Medium – American Ambulance of Visalia
Small – Ashoori & Co. Jewelers
Agri – CRS Farming

2009
Large – CIGNA Healthcare
Medium – A& W Restaurants
Small – K-Tip AM 1450
Agri – World Wide Sires

2008
Large – Family HealthCare Network
Medium – Peninsula Messenger Service
Small – Pacific Employers

2007
Large – Jostens Printing
Medium – Pine, Pedroncelli & Aguilar, Inc. 
Small – TPG Consulting

2006
Large – Kawneer
Small – Armstrong Property Management

2005
Large – Groppetti Automotive
Small – Star S. Publishing

2004
Large – Kaweah Delta Health Care District
Small – Total Office Products

2003
Large – Visalia Times Delta
Small – Williams, Jordan & Brodersen

2002
Large – Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center
Small – Sue Sa’s Creative Catering

2001
Large – Access Capital Services, Inc.
Small – Details Party Rental & Sales

2000
Large – The Allen Group
Small – Troy Korsgaden Insurance Agency

1999
Large – Kraft Foods
Small – ServiceMaster by Benevento

1998
Large – Serpa Automotive Group, Inc
Small – Premier Color Graphics Inc.

1997
Large – All Estate Realtors
Small – Sharp Insurance & Bonding

1996
Large – San Joaquin Valley College
Small – Mangini & Associates

1995
Large – Taycal Press
Small – KSEQ

1994
Artis, Pine Berg & Scott, Inc.

1993
Sequoia Beverage

1992
Lewis & Associates

1991
Provident Mortgage Company

1990
The Vintage Press Restaurante

1989
Medallion Supply, Inc.

1988
Cal Bennett’s Office Supplies

1987
Buckman-Mitchell Insurance Inc.

1986
Real Fresh Inc.