Honorees this year include:
Man of the Year - Life Time Achievement: J. Everett Jones
Woman of the Year- Life Time Achievement: Lucia Spikes
Large Business of the Year: Wal-Mart Juan Hernandez, Manager
Small Business of the Year: Mi Ranchito Meat Market Tommy and Margie Zamora, Owners
New Business of the Year: Caffenio Maria Fernanda Elias Manager
Special Recognitions this Year: Mexican Consulate and The City of Douglas
The Chamber Dinner Committee and the Staff of the Douglas Country Club have come up with a dinner menu with two choices this year as we are in the Lenten season: Grilled Tilapia with a Mango Chile Salsa served along with an oregano lentil salad topped with crisp red and yellow peppers, and steamed asparagus, or Grilled Chicken breast with a Cranberry-Pomegranate Glaze along with rice pilaf and steamed asparagus. Both entrĂ©e choices feature a lovely Starter Salad of crisp greens, red, yellow, and green peppers, shredded cheddar and crunchy croutons, desert will be caramel apple cheesecake with Caramel sauce.
The Recognition Dinner will be held at the Douglas Country Club, 1372 E. Fairway Drive beginning with a no host cocktail from 6-7 pm. Dinner and Award presentations will begin at 7 pm. Nightlife will be the entertainment, a well known band in Cochise County, and will play until midnight.
A limited number of tickets are still available for the banquet. Tickets to the event are available from any Chamber member: Josue Lopez, Kathleen Gomez, Vicky Merritt, Holly Berryhill, Sheila Rogers, Juan Hernandez, Bob Burk or from committee members Irene Garcia, Kristine Gomez and Beth Phagan. Price of the ticket is $30 per person. Tickets may be purchased with a credit card from the website: www.douglasazchamber.org or by calling Vicky Merritt at 249-5924 or Kathleen Gomez at 456-6818.
There is still time to become a sponsor of the Dinner with benefits such as tickets to the dinner and advertising on the Chamber website which receives 15,000 hits per month. If you are interested please call Kathleen or Vicky for more information.