Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce members were the stars of the evening during the annual Award event as they were recognized for achievements in six categories including the announcement of the recipient of the Ambassador of the Year Award.  At an evening reception hosted at the iconic 62 year-old Vine Cinema, LVCC chairman Steve Larrañga presented the annual State of the Chamber report and Livermore Mayor John Marchand emceed the award presentations.

2018 #LivValBiz Economic Development Award

Nominee is a business start-up/entrepreneurship.  It is recruiting or creating jobs.  It is at the forefront of developing and delivering projects that drive innovation and change.

Award Sponsor:  Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union

Trophy goes to – The Switch powered by iGATE

Finalist – Five Rivers Aviation

2018 #LivValBiz Emerging New Business of the Year Award

A nominee for this award has demonstrated its ability to disrupt an industry and have an immediate positive impact; a capacity for creativity and innovation and has experienced growth and established itself as a leader in its industry within the past 3 years.

Award Sponsor:  Omni Fight Club

Trophy goes to – STAT MED Urgent Care

Finalist – Altamont Limo

2018 #LivValBiz Best in Hospitality Award

Nominee showcases the Livermore Valley in a positive light.  It goes the extra mile in providing service to visitors, enhancing the visitor experience and desire to return to the area.  It demonstrates pride in and commitment to the Livermore Valley hospitality industry.

Award Sponsor:  Amos Productions

Trophy goes to – Wente Vineyards

Finalist – Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

2018 #LivValBiz Dream Big Small Business Award

A nominee for this award demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit that reflects a commitment to the Livermore Valley’s future.  It stands out for its exceptional business practices and community involvement.  It has 50 or fewer employees and demonstrates sales growth or new product/innovative initiatives.

Award Sponsor:  Fremont Bank

Trophy goes to – Omni Fight Club

Finalist – Pinot’s Palette

2018 #LivValBiz Manufacturer of the Year Award

Nominee demonstrates an innovative manufacturing concept.  It exhibits strength in the area of employee training.  It demonstrates a commitment to the Livermore Valley through community engagement and support.

Award Sponsor:  Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union

Trophy goes to – Wiley X, Inc.

Finalist – Topcon Positioning Systems

2018 #LivValBiz LVCC Achievement “Awesomeness Award”

Nominee has shown remarkable profitability and stability.  It exemplifies excellent corporate citizenship by giving back to the community.  And it possesses a corporate culture than enhances the lives of its employees.

Award Sponsor:  Topcon Positioning Systems

Trophy goes to – Fremont Bank

Finalist – Livermore Sanitation, Inc.

2018 Ambassador of the Year Award

Sonya Gividen – SEG Insurance Services