The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce continued the 17-year tradition of honoring outstanding local businesses and business leaders with its awards ceremony on December 12.
Chamber leadership, award nominees, friends and family gathered at the Anthem Golf & Country Club to celebrate nominees and other members who stepped up to meet community needs during this challenging year.
Award nominations were accepted from the community, and the award selection committee considered all nominations to arrive at the top three nominees in each category. The winners were revealed at the red carpet event.
Festivities began at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour featuring champagne and butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by a three-course dinner and the business awards ceremony.
In-person attendance for the event was 30% of years past to follow current public health guidelines and maintain a safe environment for everyone. New this year, the awards ceremony was livestreamed to viewers at home by local media production company First Story Films to allow everyone to join in the celebration.
The event was sponsored by Anthem Golf & Country Club, Merrill Gardens at Anthem, Amped Coffee Company, Andrew Z Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, Rain Man Roofing & Waterproofing, ProSkill Services, MVP Shooters Den and the Tetsell Team.
For candid outtakes and quotes from presenters and award winners, view the recorded award ceremony on the chamber’s Facebook page @anthemareachamber.
The winners are listed below.
Businesspersons of the Year
Scott Zychowski presented the award to Tyler Ringe and Travis Ringe of ProSkill Services.
Nonprofit of the Year
Rotary Club of Anthem
Jeanine and Keith Walashek, Amped Coffee Company
Palmcroft Church Anthem
Public Servant of the Year
Paul Schickel, Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical
Bonnie Smith, First American Tile
Back to Health, Amped Coffee Company, ProSkill Services, Musical Theater of Anthem, ProMusica Arizona, Merrill Gardens Senior Living, The Enclave at Anthem, Rotary Club of Anthem, Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical, The Market on 41st, Andrew Z Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, Palmcroft Church Anthem, Caurus Academy, North Valley Christian Academy, Anthem Preparatory Academy, Giselle Norberg - the Office of Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, and Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff.
Leadership in Action
Barbara Chatzel, New River Group
Ambassador of the Year
Matt Word, Country Financial
Chris Gonzalez, All Western Mortgage