Livermore, CALivermore Valley Chamber of Commerce members nominated as stand outs in six categories, along with the recipient of the Ambassador of the Year Award were recognized at the #LivValBiz Awards luncheon on September 26.

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“Our popular luncheon series has something for everyone – educating, informing and engaging the audience on many topics of importance to the local, regional, state and federal economy,” said Dawn Argula, Chamber CEO.  “The #LivValBiz awards, brings the focus back to our member businesses and organizations that are the very best in their industries.”

Held outdoors on a perfect Fall day at Wente Vineyard, after welcome comments by Karl Wente, keynote speaker Catharine Baker, former Assembly Member representing the Livermore Valley, extolled the benefits of successful partnerships with business and Chambers of Commerce that strengthen communities and the local economy. This was followed by award announcements for the following categories:

2019 Ambassador of the Year Award

Sheila Fagliano, Livermore Sanitation, Inc.

The category and criteria, sponsor, winner and finalist for each award:

2019 #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.

Trophy goes to – Comcast Business

Finalist – Aero Precision Industries LLC

2019 #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.

Trophy goes to – Bratpak Kamp & Kafe

Finalist – Ron Essex Photography

2019 #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.

Trophy goes to – Concannon Vineyard

Finalist – Altamont Beer Works

2019 #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.

Trophy goes to – Pinot’s Palette

Finalist – Rusty’s Chop House

2019 #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.

Trophy goes to – Topcon Positioning Systems

Finalist – Aero Precision Industries LLC

2019 #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.

Trophy goes to – Safeway

Finalist – San Francisco Premium Outlets