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Yakima Chamber of Commerce Honors Community Members for Community Service

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YAKIMA, WA - The City of Yakima has grown and developed over the years making it what it is today, and community service played a big roll in that. Thursday evening 17 nominees were honored at the Yakima Convention Center for their work in the community.  

The Chamber of Commerce recognized nominees in several different categories. We spoke with the Chamber of Commerce, they told recognizing the communities accomplishments is part of what makes this community great and encourages people to keep up the hard work.  

Doors for the black tie event opened up at 6:00, they had  live music and dinner. In addition to the 17 nominees they also honored the Ted Robertson Community Service Award recipients YVCC president Dr. Linda kozminsky and and local business owner Ron King.  

The 2015 Chamber Award Nominees for:

CHAMBER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
This award is given to a person from the Chamber Board, Chamber Ambassadors, or Chamber Committees who has gone above and beyond in their commitment to serving our community and the mission of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce.

Patricia Byers - Youngevity Yakima
Carmen Mendez - Safe Yakima Valley - WINNER
Robbie Bustos - Toyota of Yakima
Jay Kelly - Thrivent Financial

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
This award is given to an organization that has been outstanding in their service to the Yakima Valley, and has shown exemplary success in achieving their mission.

Yakima Schools Foundation - http://www.yakimaschoolsfoundation.org
YWCA of Yakima - WINNER - http://www.ywcayakima.org 

Community Resource Group - http://www.fostercrg.org
Habitat for Humanity, Yakima Valley Partners - http://www.yakimahabitat.org

EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
This award is presented to a newer business that demonstrates a high level of customer service, innovation, focus on quality, and involvement in the community. This award will recognize an organization that has achieved a presence in the business community and has demonstrated consistent and significant growth within the last two years.

The Yoga Practice - http://www.theyogapractice.life
Cowiche Canyon Kitchen & Icehouse Bar - WINNER - http://www.cowichecanyon.com

Tieton Cider Works - http://tietonciderworks.com

MEMBER OF THE YEAR
This award is designed to celebrate an individual or business in the community who demonstrates a commitment to community involvement and promotes the positive spirit of the Yakima Valley. A person or business that excels in community involvement!

Bud Clary Toyota of Yakima - http://www.budclarytoyotaofyakima.com
Joe Mann of Ron's Coin & Collectibles
Rich Austin of Yakima Valley Sports Commission/Yakima Valley Tourism - WINNER

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
This Award recognizes the superior performance of a Yakima Valley business, the strength of the candidate's leadership team, workforce, and the company's history of recognizing and seizing market opportunities and leading the business community.

John I. Haas, Inc. - WINNER - http://www.johnihaas.com
Tri-Ply Construction - http://www.triply.com
Solarity Credit Union - https://www.solaritycu.org

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