Photo caption: Steve Morales receives Volunteer of the Year Award and shared some thoughts and laughter with attendees.
Members, family and friends of the San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce gathered - after two years apart - to kick off their 50th-year celebrations and their annual Business Awards and Installation Luncheon at the Wine & Roses hotel in Lodi on March 25.
This year the chamber honored:
- Excelente Auto Body & Frame Inc. as Business of the Year
- JP Morgan Chase as the Corporate Member of the Year
- California Human Development as the Community Based Organization of the Year
- Barney Kramer posthumous recipient of the Entrepreneur Business Advocate of the Year
- Steve Morales, Volunteer of the Year
- Dr. John Gutierrez, posthumous recipient of the John Aguilar Spirit Award
The program also included the installation and presentation of the new SJCHCC Board of Directors.