Mr. Simon is a partner at Encino law firm Alperstein, Simon, Farkas, Gillin & Scott, LLP, served as President of the Encino Chamber of Commerce in 2006, and has served on the board since. Mr. Simon has an extensive record of volunteering his time and resources to the benefit of many valley area nonprofits. In addition to the Encino Chamber, Mr. Simon has been involved with the Encino Neighborhood Council, New Horizons, West Valley Boosters, Mid-Valley YMCA and Los Angeles and Orange County Crime Stoppers.
The Fernando Award is awarded annually to an individual who has an outstanding citizen in their respective communities who, through a life of volunteerism encompassing personal commitment and involvement, has worked to improve the quality of life in the San Fernando Valley. The Fernando Award is recognized as the leading award to civic accomplishment in the San Fernando Valley.
The Encino Chamber of Commerce congratulates Mr. Joel Simon on being selected as the 2012 Fernando Award winner.
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About the Encino Chamber:
The Encino Chamber of Commerce, the Valley’s Premier Business Community and the most influential chamber of commerce in the San Fernando Valley, recently was honored by the City of Los Angeles for its 75 years of success. The mission of the Encino Chamber of Commerce is to perpetuate the appropriate growth, prosperity and integrity of the business community.
The Encino Chamber of Commerce forges strong ties between the businesses and the community to make the area a better place to live, work and play.
Additionally, with programs like the Valley Discount Card and Member to Member discounts, the Encino Chamber promotes local businesses through shopping local.
The Encino Chamber has the longest running street fair, the Taste of Encino, in the San Fernando Valley. The Encino Chamber is also well regarded for its Senior Directory, Disaster Preparedness efforts, business advocacy, networking, and notable elected officials as guest speakers at the monthly lunch and other various events.