Chamber President & CEO David L. Nydegger introduced former Chamber Presidents in attendance: Randy Mitchell, Colleen O’Harra, Marva Bledsoe, Ollie Speraw, Jerry Salyer, Jerry Kern, Chip Dykes, Debbie and Bruce Tait.
The purpose of the event was to install the new 2012-2013 Board of Directors, led by Chairman Jerry Salyer, present Business Awards and recognize those members celebrating their 5 year incremental anniversaries with the Oceanside Chamber. In attendance for 5, 10 and 15 year members were: BORRIT Financial, Don Edson Architect & Assoc. AIA, Mayor Jim Wood, Moonlight Cultural Foundation, Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego/Oceanside, Oceanside Rotary Club, Prince of Peace Abbey, Sea Star Charters & Ocean Classroom, Boat Rentals of America, Creata Computer Network.
Members celebrating their 20, 25 and 30 Year anniversaries were presented beautiful wall plaques. They were as follows: American Legion #146, Canine Companions for Independence, LNW Insurance Admin, Inc., Esther Newman, Office Depot, The Salvation Army, Tait Consulting, Inc., AT&T, Inc., Barksdale Properties, Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside, Cotton Patch Embroidery, Oceanside Community TV-KOCT, Oceanside Police Officer’s Association, Pacific Marine Credit Union, TOWizard, Inc., Doctors of Physical Therapy, APC and Oceanside RV Park.
California Business Solutions, Eckerts Van & Storage were recognized for 35 years, while Mission Linen Supply celebrated 45 years with the Chamber.
Randall Mitchell and his wife Carol were in attendance to receive a plaque for 50 years with the Oceanside Chamber. Mitchell also service as President of the Executive Board of the Chamber in 1967.
Orco Block Co., Inc. was a table sponsor of the Awards Luncheon and they were hand to be honored for 60 years with the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. North County Times, also a table sponsor, received a plaque for 85 years as an Oceanside Chamber member. All members from 5 years to 85 also received certificates or plaques from the Oceanside Chamber, County Supervisor Bill Horn, State Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, State Assemblyman Martin Garrick, State Senator Mark Wyland and US Congressman Darrell Issa.
For a complete list of member anniversaries, visit the Chamber’s Awards and Recognition event website. http://www.oceansidechamber.com/
Business Awards were then presented to Oceanside Chamber members for the following:
Environmental Partner of the Year: Action Research
Patriotic Partner of the Year: Classic Chariots
Educational Partner of the Year: California State University San Marcos
Philanthropic Business of the Year: Federal Heath Signs
Innovator of the Year (with 2 awardees): Oceanside Photo and Telescope and Video by Owen
Business of the Year was awarded to Drs. Kari and Jeff Knowles of Doctors Express of Oceanside.
David Nydegger presented Sandra Fichter of Veterans Association of North County (VANC) was presented a check in the amount of $4,250.00, monies raised from the Chamber’s 12th Annual Golf With a Hero Tournament.
Father Charles Wright, from the Prince of Peace Abbey swore in the 2012-2013 Board of Directors: Jerry Salyer(Chairman)
A special thank you to the Event Sponsors: Genentech, Tri-City Medical Center, San Diego Gas & Electric and Table Sponsors: North County Times, Orco Block, Scripps and Waste Management who made this event possible.