Chamber to name Valley's best businesses


Winners of the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Business Awards Showcase will be crowned Wednesday in a ceremony at Baker Boyer Bank.

Nearly 30 businesses, organizations and individuals have been nominated for six awards. Those who attend will have an opportunity to not only recognize the winners but also network with the business community. The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of the bank’s downtown branch on Second Avenue and Main Street. Hors d’oeuvres by Graze and wine from L’Ecole No 41 will be served. Other beverages will also be available. Tickets are $25 for Chamber members — $30 for nonmembers — and are available at the Chamber office, 29 E. Sumach St.

Nominees and their categories are:

Business of the Year:

Wine Valley Golf Club

Abajian Toyota-Scion

Hepler’s Big Cheese Pizza

Walla Walla’s Harvest Foods

Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year:

Blue Mountain Humane Society

United Way of Walla Walla

Blue Mountain Community Foundation

Sweet Service Walla Walla Award:

Walla Walla Sew & Vac & Spas

Tallman’s Drug

Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman

Cruise Planners

Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center

Oil Can Henry’s

Health & Wellness Award:

Coffey Communications

Key Technology

Providence St. Mary Medical Center

Nelson Irrigation

Catalyst Award:

Power House Theatre

Walla Walla Sweets

Walla Walla Symphony

Port of Walla Walla

Blue Mountain Community Foundation

Dennis Ledford

$mart Business Award:

Providence St. Mary Medical Center

Children’s Home Society

Washington State Penitentiary

Copier Service, Inc.

Jacobi’s Italian Cafe & Catering

In addition to those awards, the Chamber will also recognize a Youth Entrepreneur of the Year. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Chamber, 525-0850, or email Betsy Hadden at .


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